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Courses & Activities: information, calendar, prices
Language courses
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Italian Language & Cooking
Italian Language & Hiking
Italian & Sculpting
Italian Variations
German Language Courses
French lessons
English learning
Discover Tuscany

Classic Tour
Culture & Nature
Charme of Geology
The Gardens of Tuscany
Traces of Etruria

Nature walks
Trekking & Culture
Cooking & Trekking
Italian Language & Trekking
Art and handicraft
Alabaster Sculpting Course
Painting Studio
Creative Iron Arts
Digital photo course

Textile design New!
Photographic stories New!
Creative writing New!
Singing course
Cooking courses
Tuscan Cuisine
Tuscan Cuisine & Hiking
Italian Language & Cooking
Tuscan Variations
New Years Eve 2019-20
Courses at Villa Palagione organized by external associations/teachers
Painting Courses

Painting starts with conscious observation. The painter perceives shapes, colours, lights and shades and reproduces them on paper or canvas. Let yourself be captivated by the magic of Tuscany - the soft light, the rolling hills, the subtle geometry of the cypress avenues and the constantly changing expressions, so uniquely combined to inspire the wish to take it all in and translate it into painting. During these courses, held by experienced artists, you will be guided towards various techniques of seeing, drawing, and painting, encouraging you to develop your own style.

Course dates




per person, 1 week (7 nights) with 30 lesson hours

per person, 1 week (7 nights) with 35 lesson hours

per person, 2 weeks (14 nights) with 70 lesson hours

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation in double room, arriving on Saturday and leaving on Saturday.
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • Course Programme with 30 or 35 lesson hours per week
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 night

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