Study Painting in Italy

May 16 - 24, 2020, Rome to Milan through Tuscany
A 9 day luxury guided trip with art lessons by Fei Lu
Trip Overview

The warm Italian sun bathes you in its fuzzy orange glow. You're painting in Tuscany, gazing out at the lush scenery and considering which view you want to paint. Artist Fei Lu chats about plein air painting and her techniques, providing guidance to help you create a beautiful painting as a memory of this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

If this sounds like a dream — it’s not! In partnership with Odyssean Travel, this incredible guided art tour of Italy becomes a reality in May 2020. The trip starts in bustling Rome, takes you north along the gorgeous Tuscan coast and ends in stylish Milan.



$4699 Including taxes 

Prices per person in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy. 


Flights to and from Italy are not included in this rate.

Italy Trip Highlights

  • Learn classical painting techniques every afternoon; 6 out of 9 days in our journey

  • Our tour begins in Rome, where we’ll visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel

  • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of the rugged seaside cliffs of Cinque Terre 

  • Marvel at the magnificent Palazzi dei Rolli (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Genoa

  • The tour ends in Milan, where we’ll explore the city and enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner

Painting Lessons with Fei Lu 

Enjoy 6 painting classes in acrylic and watercolour led by professional travel artist and Winged Canvas founder Fei Lu.
We explore Italy in the morning with a private local guide and enjoy art sessions in the afternoon (3 hours a day). Lessons are guided, techniques are shown step by step so this experience is suitable for all levels, including beginners. 

Plein air: the art of outdoor painting!

Watercolour landscape of Cinque Terre

Fei visiting the Colosseum in 2014.

March 5, 2019

A warm breeze ruffles your hair as you unpack your easel. The Italian sun bathes you in its fuzzy orange glow. You gaze at the spectacular scenery of Cecina and consider what view you want to paint. You’ve recently finished a sumptuous meal of Tagliatelle al Tartufo and you’re feeling inspired and ready to paint. Maybe you give yourself a little shake or pinch to make sure it’s not a dream — but i...

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Schedule Overview

  • Day 1: Arrive in Rome. Guided tour of Vatican City
    Skip the Line entry to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner and meet your group!

  • Day 2: Explore Rome 
    AM - Half day tour of Rome and entry to the Galleria Borghese
    PM - Lesson 1: Chiaroscuro painting techniques in acrylic inspired by Italian Master Caravaggio

  • Day 3: Arrive in Cecina
    AM - Transfer by Private Coach to the seaside town of Cecina
    PM - Lesson 2: Impressionist Painting techniques inspired by the iconic Tuscan countryside.

  • Day 4: Explore the Tuscan Coast in Cecina
    AM - Half day tour of Cecina and entry to the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation and the Cecina Archaeological Museum
    PM - Lesson 3: Seascapes in watercolour & how to paint water

  • Day 5: Colourful Cinque Terre 
    AM - Transfer by private coach to Genoa with sightseeing stop in Cinque Terre en-route. Meet in La Spezia for a half-day guided tour of Cinque Terre Trail with a Rail Pass
    PM - Continue our journey along the Tuscan coast to Genoa. 

  • Day 6: Adventures in Genoa
    AM - Enjoy a half-day tour of Genoa, an old regal city overlooking the sea. Entry to Palazzi dei Rolli, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
    PM - Lesson 4: Learn the Art of Plein Air: composition, sketching, planning, and outdoor painting techniques.

  • Day 7: Arrive in Milan
    AM - Transfer by private coach from Genoa to Milan
    PM - Lesson 5: Begin a painting of your choice! Create your own Italian inspired masterpiece and receive one on one instruction

  • Day 8: Magnificent Milan
    AM - Immerse yourself in stylish Milan with a guided half-day walking tour. Entry to Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper (not guaranteed due to limited availability).
    PM - Lesson 6: Finish your masterpiece with one on one instruction. Enjoy a 3 course "Last Supper" with new friends!

  • Day 9: Goodbye Italy!
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the airport.

Painting by Gerard van Honthorst,

using the Chiaroscuro technique.

Impressionist painting  of

Bordighera, Italy by Claude Monet.


Key Details

Expertise by

local guides

All lessons and

materials included

Daily breakfast

& two dinners

8 nights in 4-star


Porterage of

1 x  baggage per person

Private coach and transportation

All event tickets and

"skip-the-line" entry

Tour Size

14 Travelling Artists
2 Hosts from Winged Canvas
1 Private Local Guide (17 people total

Age Requirement

16+ (all travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Meet Your Hosts

Study painting in Italy with artist Fei Lu, Founder of Winged Canvas.
Specialty itinerary designed by Shylar Bredewold, Owner and Lead Travel Advisor at Odyssean Travel.

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