Art Holidays 

With locations in Tuscany and Sicily, our Retreat-style
programme offers a time for art, inspiration, and travel.

The local history, nature, and culture will awaken your creativity
in a shared experience as you explore your surroundings and expand your skills.

To observe and absorb what is around you through an artist’s eye will definitely make your travel much more rewarding. Whether you are drawing, painting, or sketching in a variety of style and media, the way you experience your surroundings will sink into yourself.  Your time will be enhanced by encounters with new cultures steeped in an abundance of history, art, the beauty of nature, and the tastes of local foods – time that will be magnified by travelling with artists to share that experience.

La Meridiana-Art acts as a facilitator and organizer in helping Instructors to plan active art retreats by selecting the best painting locations in places of legendary sights and culture in Tuscany and Sicily.  The programmed Retreats listed on our website are open to all, though skill levels may vary – please be sure to check the information for each Retreat to find the one that’s right for you!  As well, we have set out some useful general information on our FAQs page.  To join a Retreat, you can do so through our online registration; you may also wish to contact the Instructor.

Or, if you feel confident and commited to do so, you can be the spark to ignite enough enthusiasm within your circle of art friends to build a customised programme with our collaboration. If this option is of interest to you, please contact our Programme Coordinator at  General equiries may also be submitted by using the form below.

Regarding booking, accommodations, etc., participants are asked to contact our English-speaking staff in Italy by email to

For up-to-date international travel requirements to Italy (Covid, etc.), please visit Italy Ministry of Health.