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Puglia to Pompeii Creative Holiday in Southern Italy 15 Sept 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019:Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Join us for an unforgettable 11 day adventure in The Boot of Italy  and discover the ancient sassi (caves) of Matera, the trulli (cone-topped houses) of Alberobello, the scenic coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and ancient Pompeii ruins with renowned travel sketch artist and Creative Director Erin Hill creating your own sketch journal!

Learn all sorts of great tips and tricks easily to produce your own fabulous sketches and your own artistic travel journal. You will be amazed at what you produce.

You may like to consider joining our 13 day  "Greek Odyssey Creative Holiday" which will begin in Athens and travel up to CORFU on September 1-13 in 2019. From there Erin will travel to Bari to begin this next sketching holiday you see below.

Our tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing  conditions.

Renowned travel artist Erin Hill from Sydney is your inspiration and mentor for this tour. Your tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and certified Erin Hill sketch tutor and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems whilst Erin turns you into a passionate sketcher each day!

Even if you have never put a pen on paper  creatively – or if you have been creative for a long time –  you will find this 12 day Create your own Travel Journal experience in glorious suthern italy magic and inspirational

The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their creative efforts. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.

Erin teaches us how to sketch

  • perspective
  • sketch meals, cafes and food
  • people and movement
  • scenes, vistas, landscapes
  • apply colour in vignettes to best effect
  • create fun travel journal pages, incorporating different media

11 days starting 15 September in 2019 in BARI in the province of Puglia and ending in POMPEII 25 September

You may like to consider continuing and joining our 13 day  " Greek Odyssey Creative Holiday" which will begin in Athens on September 1 and end on the island of Corfu on September 13 in 2019.

3,200 EUROS  Twin Share per person
2, 850 EUROS  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
990 EUROS  Single supp

Tour Inclusions: all bus and rail travel within Italy whilst on tour, ensuite accommodation, all entries, tutelage, your bi-lingual Tour Manager and 2 meals per day.


  • Bari       1 night
  • Matera  3 nights
  • Maratea 3 nights
  • Pompeii 3 nights

A wonderful luxurious 11 day tour with Erin Hill and your travel manager expert Kate Stedman starting in BARI and ending in POMPEII.

We have designed this tour to take in our favourite parts of this magical part of Italy.

  • Special lunch in a seaside cave on the Adriatic sea
  • Unesco world heritage visit to sketch the remarkable conical stone houses -Trulli of Alborobello
  • Marvel at Unesco's World Heritage Town of the Year : ...... 5,000 year old Matera full of cave architecture and precipitous views and streets to sketch
  • stay in our favourite villa in the whole of Italy (yes!) laze by swimming pools, relax on beaches, sketch the stupendous view
  • Visit the 2,600  year old Greek city of Paestum and its Doric temples
  • Sketch/explore the amazing ruins of Pompeii

Each day we provide two meals for you and you will have en-suite accommodation (air-con of course in every room) and sometimes a pool....

Erin and Kate will teach you how to sketch, write your experiences and observations up in your journal and create a stunning booklet of your 11 day holiday. This is a holiday for all abilities - everyone is catered for and it makes no difference if you have never held a pen except for work! Everyone gets the same enjoyment and reward out of such a lovely Sketch Holiday and all will love it.
That's a promise.

Erin teaches a huge variety of tips, methods, shortcuts, fun ways of seeing and interpreting your travels and really gets the most out of your new-found love of sketching.

Our tour begins at our lovely coastal hotel in Bari at 6 pm on September 15 in 2019. There are several towns which offer flights into Bari from within and outside Italy. We recommend you fly into Rome, Venice or Milan and then fly down to Bari.

After breakfast on September 24 in 2019 our tour finishes in Pompeii where you are free to train up to Naples to the airport  (approx.1.5 hour journey) or travel elsewhere to continue your holiday - remember: you may want to book this above tour in conjunction with Erin Hill's 13 day  "Erin Hill Greek Sketching Odyssey" which will starts in Athens on September 1 and end on the island of Corfu on September 13 in 2019.

* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.



Sunday, September 15, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Single Supplement:
To convert the EURO cost into your own currency simply go to www.xe.com
Deposit of $1,000 AUD is required at booking. This is 50% refundable only up until 150 days before tour commencement.
We require all our tour participants to have Travel Insurance at time of booking to protect against possible illness cancellation costs.
NB: THIS TOUR IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL MINIMUM NUMBERS have booked. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if this number is not reached and in this case will refund all monies.
Please consult with us first before booking any flights for our tours.
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