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Puglia to Pompeii Sketch Holiday in Southern Italy 14 Sept 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019:Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Join us for an unforgettable 11 day adventure in The Boot of Italy with renowned artist Erin Hill creating your own sketch journal!

Learn all sorts of great tips and tricks and how to see shape and form 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 continuing and joining our 12 day  "Erin Hill Greek Sketching Odyssey" which will begin on the island of Corfu on September 26 in 2019. More details soon.

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 to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time –  you will find this 12 day sketch 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 sketches. 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 14 September in 2019 in BARI in the province of Puglia and ending in POMPEII 24 September

You may like to consider continuing and joining our 12 day  "Erin Hill Greek Sketching Odyssey" which will begin on the island of Corfu on September 26 in 2019. More details soon.

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. We treat you to a very special lunch, to Unesco world heritage visit to sketch the remarkable Trulli of Alborobello, stay in our favourite villa in the whole of Italy (yes!) laze by swimming pools, relax in bars and sketch/explore the amazing ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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 14 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 - perhaps joining Erin on her 12 day  "Erin Hill Greek Sketching Odyssey" which will begin on the island of Corfu on September 26 in 2019. More details soon.

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



Saturday, September 14, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Single Supplement:
To convert the EURO cost into your own currency simply go to www.xe.com
Deposit amount: $1,500 AUD which is 60% refundable until 180 days before tour commencement. After this date the deposit is non-refundable.
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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