Terms and Conditions

The Art Experience - Rome and Tuscany 

There is a minimum stay of 4 nights lodging, 3 full days of painting on location and instruction. We are limited to 2-6 guests at any time, which allows freedom to make suggestions about where and what they wish to paint. It also maximizes one-one instruction and critiques.


Cost for lodging and instruction is $325/day in the high season (June 1-Sept. 5), $275/day for mid-season (Sept. 16-Nov. 30 and Mar. 1 - May31) and $225/day winter season (Dec. 1-Feb. 28). There is a 25% discount for a non-painter accompanying a painter. A 50% deposit is expected at the time space is reserved. Cancellations are allowed up to 30 days prior to scheduled stay, less a $50 administration fee. If the space is filled within the 30 days the entire deposit is returnable. Payment can be made with check, money order, or PayPal.


Rates are per person for double occupancy. Contact us for single occupancy rates. Fees are subject to change at any time, depending on exchange rates, but previously made reservations will be honored.


The fee includes pick-up/return at the nearest rail station if necessary (Cortona or Terontola), as well as all daily transportation to painting locatikons (excluding ferry to Isola Grande on Lake Trasimeno, if applicable).


Guests provide their own drawing and painting materials (watercolor, oils, pastels, easels, etc.)


Breakfast is included. Most days daily painting excscursions will be likely away from la Pietra. Box lunches can be provided for an extra fee. Also, traditional Tuscan dinners can be served at la Pietra, cost not included in the fee.

The Cells of St. Francis, where St. Francis of Assisi retreated with his "brothers and sisters" to what was originally a small stone mill hut in the hills outside Cortona. Over the centuries a hermitage has built up around it. A favorite painting location!