1st – 8th September 2023

Ancora de Chianti Art Academy in Tuscany

 the Retreat is based in the stunning tuscan hills

Tutors Peter Davies and Janet Brady have hosted painting holidays in many beautiful locations worldwide since 2003.


Our hosts Laura and Phillipe

Welcome you to stay at a beautiful family homstead in the picturesque tuscan hills, near the town of Greive.

A cluster of Italian buildings, beautiful rooms, dining on the verandah, and a fabulous air conditioned studio.

There is so much to paint while staying in a beautiful homestead and we are so lucky to have Lauras home cooked food and tons of her Italian hospitality.


Art Academy in Action

A fully planned itinerary, daily demos with plenty of one to one tution and reviews. Expert tuition from your two tutors will focus your experience and make the most of learning in this lovely setting.

A great studio space

Perfect for all our painters, an air condition studio, plenty of space and great light. As well as painting plein air anywhere on the homestead, we have a great studio teaching space.


We like our painters to experience some of the the culture of the places we take them.

This area of  Tuscany is very famous for their wines , partuicularly the Chianti classico from Castello Verrazano.  We organizeand include a fabulous tour and wine tasting lunch at this historic Vineyard.

We also visit villages nearby – Greive is beautiful and also Montefioralle, both great places to paint.



One of the best things about going on a painting holiday is meeting new friends and sharing the experience with like minded people.

Its always great to see everyones work and celebrate together at the end of the trip, showing all the work that has been completed in the week.

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