Fresco painting, Italian art history and cooking courses in the Marche Umbria and Tuscany Italy, a full immersion discovering the Italian traditions and history, visiting wonderful locations, fantastic food and good friends


Marche Holidays in Italy
Tango Holidays in Italy

The Fresco Painting Course combines applied Art classes held by experts and Art Tours in Central Italy (Marche, Umbria and Tuscany). The ancient art of fresco painting dates back to Roman times and was brought to perfection during the Italian Renaissance. This luminous, clear, earthy technique challenges the artist with its spontaneity and transparency. There is plenty of time to paint and draw, but Italian food and culture are an integral part of these unforgettable 2 weeks holiday. There will be talks given on art history as a preparation for the excursions to magnificent fresco cycles that you will visit under the guidance of your hosts Ennio Barbieri.

Visiting Urbino in the Marches Italy
For a Detailed Itinerary of the Fresco painting Art tour Course in Italy please click here.

Be Inspired by the Beauty of Italian Art and Architecture, enjoy lovely Italian meals and wines in this one week Cultural Holidays for Lovers of Italian Food, wines and Art.

Art and Cooking Holiday Courses in Italy
Visiting Urbino, Art Tour Italy

Fresco Painting course combines Art classes with wine tastings, Art Tours in Marche, Umbria and Tuscany, with Italian cooking classes and conversations. Enjoy daily Italy activities: tours to Art towns, Italian cooking courses, visit to local markets, wine tastings and lively lectures on Italian culture and a nice relaxing in the swimming pool under the Italian sun with a nice glass of Italian wine!


Marche Italy holiday courses
Guided tours and visits to Art treasures in Italy
wine tastings in Marche Italy
Stunning Italian Renaissance Art in beautiful Italian hilltowns
Fresco Painting course includes Italian cooking courses with Hands-on cooking classes, wine tastings, visit to cellars and excursions to visit the beautiful surrounding.
Excursion to San Nicola da Tolentino

We lead you to Art Cities, monuments, churches, museums and to magnificent frescoes and inspiring convents and abbeys. We open doors to impressive Art collections that usually remain closed to the public.
Art and gastronomy go hand in hand during the Taste of Marche Italy holiday course. It is designed to let people be inspired by all the beauty that Italy has to offer!

visit Recanati Italy Marche
We make wonderful tours to stunning places that we have selected during years of research in the heart of Italy. On one side it gives you the occassion to discover this (for many) unknown area and on the other it deepens your knowlegde about Italian (art) history. In an informal way and most of all to enjoy!

This course is open for beginners and also for the experienced art lovers and cooks.
The cooking classes are held in English, at the Caravanserraglio restaurant, by your Italian chef and host Ennio Barbieri and his collaborators. He is an experienced Chef and a active member of the Italian Slow Food association, researcher of ancient Italian traditions, and a real alchemist. Behind his joking and informal attitude hides an enormous source of knowledge and information that satisfies both the lover of the Italian Kitchen and the professional.

visit Italian traditions Marche

At the end of the course you will be able to cook some simple and delicious Italian dishes and surprise your friends and beloved ones when your are back home. You will have a great overview of Italian Art and learned some new tools to enjoy art even more! And you will know more about the major Marche wines through wine tastings, visits to producers and lively background lectures.

This is a unique experience and will introduce you in a relaxed way to the art, food, wine and life of one of Italy's most beautiful regions.

TheFresco painting, Art Tour, excursions and cooking Courses Price is: 2900,00 € per person per two weeks

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Wine tastings in Italy
Lovely Italian wines
Guided visits to wonderful Italy Art towns
Visits guided to wonderful Italy Art towns

Cooking Classes in Marche Ital
Delicious Italian meals during the Holiday
Art tours in Italy
We open doors to collections that usually remain closed to the public

Highlights of the Italy Tour:

  • Guided visits to Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, the exhibition 'Osvaldo Licini' in Ascoli Piceno, Florence, Assisi, Perugia, Macerata, Tolentino, San Severino and the Abbey of Fiastra. Under the guidance of a number of experts including Italian artists
  • With Lisa (restorer of old paintings), Elisa (teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti at Macerata Italy), and your host Ennio, you will create a fresco mural, from the preparation of the underground to the actual painting 'al fresco'.
  • Art classes
  • Trips to the private studios of a number of local artists and viewings of their work.
  • Excursions to local pottery studio, wine producers, markets and pecorino cheese maker
  • A series of lively and informative background lectures on Italian Art History, the Italian Kitchen and Italian wines.
  • Italian cooking classes and dinners based on regional recipes at the Caravanserraglio restaurant. The cooking classes are held in English, by your Italian chef and host Ennio.
  • Accommodation at the beautiful Caravanserraglio agriturismo with swimming pool, in comfortable self-catering apartments.

Guided excursions to monuments in Marche Italy
fascinating guided day trips with professional guide to impressive locations
Italian Cooking Courses
Italy Cooking Holiday, Marche Italy

Fresco Painting Course Includes:
  • 14 nights' full-board accommodation: 10 nights accommodation with breakfasts at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo in Marche, 2 nights accommodation with breakfasts at Perugia, 2 nights accommodation with breakfasts in Tuscany
  • 26 Meals & Wine at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo or carefully selected Italian restaurants (wine, soft drinks and coffee included).
  • 8 full-day excursions with lunch (art towns, exhibitions, medieval villages, monuments, open markets).
  • 5 half-day excursions with lunch (art towns, exhibitions, medieval villages, monuments, open markets).
  • 5 Italian painting classes.
  • Colours, materials, pure ground pigments and all the ingredients for the fresco applied art course.
  • All tuition and excursions.
  • All land travel in Italy included in the itinerary by private air-conditioned 8 person coach.
  • Use of swimming pool at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo
  • Final cleaning.
  • Weekly change of linen.
  • Water, electricity and gas.

What is not Included?
  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry fees
  • An optional excursion may be offered which is not included in the tour price
  • Personal transport costs, phone calls or tips

The classes are held in English. The maximum number of people for each group is eight, to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service.


For a Detailed Itinerary of the Fresco painting Art tour Course in Italy please click here.

" We participated in the weeklong "Taste of Marche" package which included for us visits to Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Tolentino, Macerta, San Severino, Porto San Georgio, and Assisi. Ennio was our knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide "



visit Urbino Italy Marche
Taste wonderful Italian wines and visit Italian wine cellars in Marche, Italy

Italian dishes made by you in Marche, Italy
Italian cooking lessons and delicious meals at the Caravanserraglio restaurant