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Puglia to Pompeii Sketching Holiday with Ian Fennelly September 2019

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

3,200 €
Trulli Houses Alborobello Italy in Puglia

Spend 11 days in a small group sketching with renowned artist Ian Fennelly in the BOOT OF ITALY from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian seas.

A fully escorted high end tour with loads of extras and daily workshops and demos from the outstanding U.K. artist Ian Fennelly.

Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, he is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, he has nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram, is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his quirky colorful mixed media and watercolor artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly

Ian Fennelly travel sketch in Puglia Pompeii Tuscany Amalfi Italy


Each day we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop as well as orientation, walking and history tours and free time to do what you like in each wonderful town we visit.

Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day as well.

Starting in the seaside town of Bari we travel to the iconic, historic cone-topped TRULLI houses of Alborobello for a sketch experience and then on to the Unesco World Heritage 2019 City of the Year Matera. Matera has been continuously occupied for over 5,000 years and resembles a medieval film set. We sketch cave houses and explore this ancient city during “blue hour” – sketching in the evening against a backdrop of golden lights.
Then it is on to the other coast of Italy’s Boot to the quiet splendour of Acquafredda and our lovely villa – better by far than the Amalfi Coast up the road.

We spend 4 blissful relaxing nights here before our final destination in Pompeii. This is gives us enough time to really explore and sketch in depth the flavours and history of this wonderful and ancient part of Italy.

Ian gives daily demos and workshops – AND as a real treat – everyone gets to keep one of his drawings as a souvenir of their trip!

Ian Fennelly Puglia to Pompeii Sketching Tour 2019

We cater for people who love history, food, culture and learning a creative skill – or just like to explore new places in a fun group. Each afternoon is free for you to amble, explore, climb, read, shop, paint, cook – whatever you’d like to do as we offer so many suggestions. We design activities for variety and interest and you are free to join us or take off on your own.
Many meals are included in this amazing tour price but even when you do decide to eat with the group at times when it is not included in the tour itinerary we ensure that you only pay for what you eat and there is no bill-splitting.

Non-sketchers are most welcome on this tour too.

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 11 day experience in Italy quite inspirational. Our sketch Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.

You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how.

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

10 nights from September 15 in 2019 starting at 6 pm in BARI and ending on September 25 after breakfast in Pompeii in Italy

3,200 EUROS  Twin Share
2,660 EUROS  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
780 EUROS  Single supp

Tour Inclusions: all travel within Italy, quality ensuite accommodation, entries, tutelage, your Tour Manager, all breakfasts and 4 dinners and 3 lunches.


BARI                    1 night
MATERA              2 nights
POMPEII              3 nights
3 and 4 star hotels on this 11 day tour with your Europe travel expert and tour manager Kate Stedman and guest artist IAN FENNELLY

One night in Bari on the East Coast of The Boot of Italy before we travel across Puglia  to sketch Trulli, then to Basilicata and Campania to sketch Caves, Beaches, Mountains, Coastlines, local wildlife, Roman Ruins and soooo much more with Ian.

Each day breakfast is provided for you. We stay in wonderful special accommodation each night as part of our adventure – all with ensuite bathrooms and two hotels have pools.

After breakfast on September 25 the tour finishes .
Trains depart to Naples and Rome from Pompeii daily.

This is a holiday for all standards – 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.

Our tours teach 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 Bari hotel at 6 pm on September 15 in 2019.

After breakfast on September 25 in 2019 our tour finishes in Pompeii at our hotel and you are free organise your onward travel plans from here or join several members of the group who will take the local train back to Rome to depart from there.
* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.


Sunday, September 15, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3,200 €
Single Supplement:
€780 euros
To convert the EURO cost into your own currency simply go to www.xe.com
Deposit amount: $1,000 AUD which is 50% refundable until 150 days before tour commencement (18/4/2019). 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 your possible illness cancellation costs.
Please note that in the eventuality of the artist being too ill to attend: the tour will go ahead and there will be no reimbursement/compensation made to clients. Every effort will be made to replace the artist with someone of similar standing.
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