Paint with me in Italy
April 15 to 22 2023
Where you stay
Hotel Leone is a restored pre-1500's palazzo which has been transformed into an award winning luxury boutique hotel. It sits at the foot of the ancient hilltop town of Montelparo and rests elegantly between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic coast. It's a picture-postcard, medieval setting, with winding streets, well-worn stone steps and shaded courtyards, interwoven between historic piazzas and panoramic viewpoints. Guests at Hotel Leone can experience genuine day-to-day life of Le Marche, where the seasons lead the daily rhythms of the people and local industry. The entire property has been completely restored to a high standard and the owners have incorporated as many environmentally friendly features as is possible in an old historic building. They pride themselves on their attention to detail and deliver the ultimate in guest comfort and hospitality.
Hotel Leone is a haven for guests with plenty of comfortable areas such as the sitting room, bar, terrace, lounge area at the poolside as well a vaulted ceiling restaurant and outside courtyard for dining which is perfect for leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals. All rooms are wonderfully spacious, some have balconies and internet radio and all have tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, TVs with hundreds of free in-house movies, plump towels and high thread count linen. There are central honesty mini-bars on each floor if you don't want to join other painters for a cocktail in the Empire bar.
What it costs
All guests occupy a comfortable double room with en-suite facilities. If you do decide to share with a (participating) friend or partner the price is €300 lower and if you share with a non-participating partner there is an additional discount on top of that of €250. Please note the costs are due to go up by €150 November 1st so book soon to avoid the price increase.
All tuition fees
7 nights Luxury accommodation
Group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
All meals including breakfast, lunch and evening meals
Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
5 days painting tuition including 3 days’ excursions to stunning locations
Transportation to painting locations
1 free day (lunch not included)
Unlimited use of lockable studio
Easels, boards and painting chairs and stools supplied
What's not included
All drinks other than wine, water and teas and coffees with meals
Travel insurance, which is highly recommended
Making a Booking
Deposits and Balance: A non-refundable 25% deposit per person is required to secure you place. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival
Payment Methods: You can make payments either by credit card or by bank transfer direct to the Hotel.
Cancellations: A handling fee of €75 per person per course will be levied on all cancellations. In addition, if you cancel from 4 to 8 weeks before the course starts, a charge of 40% of the total cost is payable; 60% from 2 to 4 weeks and 100% up to 2 weeks.
Our culinary team is ready to offer you the most delightful food throughout your stay. They would, however, ask that you let them know in advance of any special dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions. Otherwise sit back, relax and await mouthwatering gourmet cuisine throughout your stay.