11th-18th June 2016 Il Collaccio, Preci, Umbria

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Il Collacio

Most mornings will be spent in the ground floor studio room or veranda, focusing on the local flora and mediterranean vegetables and fruits. June is their peak flower season.

Afternoons can be spent working independently in the studio, relaxing or exploring the area; you choose it’s your holiday! 

Imagine sitting and drawing on this veranda, listening to the birds and occasionally resting your eyes by looking across the valley to these wonderful views. This is a truly beautiful area with stunning views, excellent local cuisine, fine wine, good company, and colouring in with sunshine!

The on site restaurant is approximately a 100 yards from the hotel and studio and serves local produce cooked by the Italian family who own the hotel.

Il Collacio

Il Collaccio is a family run, holiday farm in the green heart of Umbria and has 11 refurbished rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Some of the rooms come with a balcony overlooking the beautiful countryside. (We draw lots for the balconies) Two rooms are designed to accommodate disabled guests or for those preferring the ground floor. 

We shall be arranging at least one or two half day excursions to local places of interest and scenic beauty including the Piano Grande, a magnificent basin surrounded by mountains and carpeted as far as the eye can see with stunning wild flowers.


Non painting partners are welcome, and there are a wealth of activities that can be arranged.


  • Expert tuition
  • Ensuite room most with stunning views and balconies
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner, teas and coffee
  • Two swimming pools 

Not included 

  • Air fare - fly to Rome Fiumicino to arrive by 12am on the Saturday to meet the minibus
  • Returning from 1pm on the following Saturday
  • Airport transfers transport between the airport and the hotel
  • Excursions.

Because of anticipated demand bookings must be accompanied by the deposit.

Single Room £895

Shared room with ensuite £815

Non-painting partners £525

There are also chalets, log cabins, apartments and fixed tents available - prices on application



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