Residential painting holidays are an inspired choice for single travellers

Painting by Sue Ford, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

A safe haven with like-minded people

What do you do for holidays when the children have grown up and, perhaps, you are left on your own? You really don’t want to sit around on the beach all day and you don’t look forward to lonely evening meals in the hotel dining room reading a book. And what about your fellow holiday makers? Are you going to get on with them? Will you find anyone with shared interests and enthusiasms?

For thousands of people the answer to this problem is a painting holiday. You join a group of like-minded people and you know from the moment you arrive you’ll have something to talk about.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

And for younger people, too, a painting holiday can provide an inspiring and relaxing break from their busy, demanding lives. You deserve a rest, but don’t fancy hectic sightseeing or that boring beach. And what fun to find a new way to express yourself, a fresh enthusiasm. Learning to paint, or improving your painting skills, is one of the most relaxing pastimes. There’s just enough to do, just enough to concentrate on, that you forget your troubles.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

The Watermill at Posara is the ideal location for such a holiday. For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape and you could find few better places to enjoy your art and improve your skills than this beautiful historic watermill, set beside the curving banks of a river in a gentle, wooded valley.  And the home-cooked Italian food is out of this world. Hand-picked, internationally renowned and sympathetic tutors help both beginners and experienced painters and to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting. The courses run from Saturday to Saturday and guests usually spend the first day or so painting around the mill, followed by excursions to the hills (olive groves and mountain views), medieval towns a castle and a convent. There’s also a visit to the walled city of Lucca or the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre.

Don’t take our word for it!

Among the many comments from single travellers about the painting holidays at the watermill, one of our guests says: “This was my first holiday travelling alone and what a wonderful place to start. Everything was so well organised from the very beginning. My room was so clean and comfortable with everything supplied, I was made to feel at ease which before I arrived was a bit of a concern because of being on my own but in the event I can only describe it as one big house party!”

Another says: “I’ve enjoyed more than a dozen painting holidays at the Watermill and I cannot praise the whole experience too highly. For a single person this is an ideal form of holiday – the groups of like-minded aspiring artists are always very enjoyable company.”

And a third adds: “Coming from Australia I took a huge risk choosing the Watermill…I had no yardstick… and this was to be my trip of a lifetime! (23 hours of flying economy class was a real test). I was not disappointed. From my first moment of being collected at Pisa I was in the best possible hands. The Watermill is in a fairytale setting in Northern Tuscany. Accommodation and meals are superb; there are trips away almost every day to local painting destinations, with meals at local restaurants. Tutors are inspirational and I met other artists of many nationalities in the group.”

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

Find out more and come and join us!

We have had dozens of similar testimonials from solo travellers who know that we will look after them from the moment they arrive at Pisa airport in Italy to the moment we drop them back there a week later. If you’d like to know more about the watermill’s unique painting holidays, please click here. You’ll be amazed how much you’ll enjoy the company.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

Students demonstrate their work on the last day of a painting course last year.

There is a high demand for our residential painting courses and several of them are already fully booked. We update availability regularly on our watermill blog, which you can see by clicking here.

 

 

 

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