The house and adjacent barn have been renovated to create stylish and comfortable living accommodation consisting of six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and three living rooms. The barn also houses the artists’ studio and library.

Painting holidays in Italy

The large terrace between the house and the barn is a beautiful spot to paint from. The lawn and garden beyond the swimming pool gives spectacular views of the valley and mountains.

The extensive grounds of Val di Pozza offer lovely walks through chestnut woods and to the river which flows past our property. We have kept the old terracotta pig huts and the alfresco Italian oven, which comes into its own on Pizza Night, as a reminder that Val di Pozza was once a traditional Italian chestnut farm.

Painting course holidays in Italy
Painting vacations in Italy

The studio and arts library provide well-equipped facilities for painting, drawing and sculpture.

The arts library contains a comprehensive range of reference books and DVD’s covering traditional and contemporary art, and apple computers for Photoshop work. Wireless access to the Internet is available.

Summer painting courses in Italy

Fresh Tuscan food is prepared daily at Val di Pozza by Mari. She is used to catering for all special dietary needs. Some of her specialities are funghi porcini risotto, insalate di farro and strawberry tiramisu.

“I can’t think of a thing you haven’t thought of, a terrific week, excellent teaching, varied challenges, marvellous food (even up to forty lengths in the pool), lovely atmosphere and delightful company.” 

Anne and Bruce Paterson