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. 

Food and museum entrances not included


Includes three nights at a boutique hotel, and two days filled with guided art tours of Rome.  

Cost  875$,


Fall 2019 Painting Program

Cost for a room with two occupants.  Includes all breakfasts and nightly aperativo.  And a view you will not soon forget.  

Cost  2980.00$


Cortona Extension

Three nights in historic Cortona.  Includes a cooking class with a professional local chef.  

Cost 695$




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.  


Spouses and partners can be accommodated for 2640$, in a double room.  


Please inquire about other options, such as Italian cooking lessons, private transfers to Asissi and Siena, or visits to an olive oil mill.



595 Parra Grande Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93108


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