Optional Pre-trip Rome Extension

The pre trip extension is offered so that we can visit some of the greatest works of art in Western Civilization.  It also allows us to work through our jet lag and gather art supplies for our painting trip.  

Includes hotel room and a guided tours of Rome.  Please see the Pre Trip Extensions page for more information. 


Includes three nights at a intimate boutique hotel, and two days filled with guided art tours of Rome.  All museum entrances are included.  One fabulous dinner included.

Cost  1125$,


Spring 2020 Painting Program

Cost for a room with two occupants.  Includes all breakfasts and nightly aperativo with local charcuterie. Most lunches with wine are included.  All dinners are included.  Seven nights at historic and beautiful Spedalone, a working farm that is also an stunning hotel.  And a view you will not soon forget.  

Cost  3340.00$


Cortona Extension-optional

Three nights in historic Cortona.  Includes a cooking class with a professional local chef.  Also included are all museum visits and entrance fees.  

Cost 875$


Spouses are welcome!  There are many options for your significant other, such as excursions to local towns with a professional driver, visits to Siena, Assisi, or Cortona.  Please inquire about the costs.  The spousal/partner rate is 2850$.  


Singles are available.  Please inquire early about singles in Rome as these are very difficult to reserve.  And they are on a first come first serve basis.  


Please inquire about other options, such as Italian cooking lessons, winery visits or visits to an olive oil mill.



595 Parra Grande Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93108


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