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Questions & Answer

Here are the common questions about the Art Retreat

What's included in the price?

7 nights accommodation

6 days of tuition

Transfers to and from the venue on the first and last days of the retreat to the train station near Collevecchio

All meals and drinks (breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks)

Extra activities (, swimming in the neighborhood pool)


Easels, basic materials: paper, watercolors, water-based paints,  plastic palettes, ink, brushes, oil pastels, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, mat knives, scissors, ink pens, and nibs.


What's NOT included in the price?

Flights, transportation costs (except for our complimentary transfers from the Collevecchio trainstation on the first and last day).

Transfers/How do I get to the Retreat in Collevecchio?


If you are attending an all-inclusive art retreat with us in Collevecchio, we will pick you up at the train station near Collevecchio in the morning of June 30th.  We will drop you off at the same station on July 7th in the morning. Please confirm specific times with us beforehand.

If you would like to book a private transfer or taxi at a different time or from a different location let us know. (please note private transfers and taxis are not included in the price of the workshop)

Which airport should I fly to?


We recommend flying to Rome. There is a direct train from the airport which takes you to Collevecchio.

Important notes when travelling by train: 

1) We recommend that you use to see train times and purchase your tickets online in advance if possible.

2) Make sure to stamp (validate) your train ticket before boarding the train, using one of the green and white stamp machines you will see on the walls at every station.

3) Keep in mind that train jouneys vary in length depending on which time you take the train, so make sure to look up the best train time on or google maps.


Rome Leonardo Da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport Take the train from Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport) to Collevecchio. It should take about an hour.

How do I book and pay?

To book our art retreat, go to the home page and click 'Book Now', from there you will be taken to a different page which will allow you fill in your registration details and make your down payment.-.

What happens if the workshop or retreat I booked is cancelled?

If a given workshop has fewer than the minimum number of bookings before the course is due to start, the retreat will be cancelled and any persons who have booked to attend will be notified immediately. If a course is cancelled by us, the full payment (including deposit) will be 100% refunded immediately. We only refund bookings for our Art Retreat, we do not refund the cost of travel. We advise you to book travel insurance.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Please see our Terms and Conditions which you find at the end of this page for full details about our cancellation policy.

If I am attending a retreat, can I bring a non-participating partner/friend?

Yes, we encourage you to bring along a non-participating partner or friend. The non-participant rate of €900 includes all meals, accommodation, extra activities, transfers, and 22% VAT. We will happily assist in scheduling alternative activities for your partner and family members, otherwise they are welcome to relax at the venue.


Do I need to have painting experience to attend a workshop or retreat?

No. Our workshops and retreats are open to all levels from beginner to advanced, our instructors are all sufficiently experienced as teachers to be able to personalize the level of instruction to each student’s level. If in doubt, please email us with any questions.

What should I bring with me?

You may bring any specific art materials of choice not listed in the basic art supplies we include. We provide easels, stools, and a small table for painting outside so you do not need to travel with them. Oil paints are not advised as they will not dry in time to take the works back with you.

A towel for the swimming pool. A hat and cream for the sun, comfortable shoes.

What will the meals be like during the retreat?

Meals will be mostly vegetarian, and made with fresh, local ingredients. We will provide family-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners typical of the Lazio Region. All dinners will be accompanied by wine from the Sabina, which has been produced in the region. You can also purchase additional wine to take home with you.

We cater to dietary needs such as vegetarian and vegan, or for food intolerances such as gluten or lactose-free, please let us know your requirement or intolerance at the time of booking. However, if you have a serious condition, such as celiac disease please email us to discuss before booking. We cater to dietary needs rather than preferences.

How many students are normally on a course?

We welcome 10-15 participants.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us on 

We look forward to seeing you in Italy! 

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