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"Excellent tuition from Fiona who targeted my strengths and weakness to leave me feeling I had moved forward with my watercolour painting during the week. The hotel was the best I had ever stayed in, with beautifully tiered and well kept gardens, faultless rooms and helpful and friendly staff". - Sicily 2018



"We had a great week at the Belvedere which was superb !  Everyone of the staff was brilliant so welcoming, smiling and helpful" - Sicily 2018


"Excellent sums it up. This was one of my best ever holidays. The painting tuition was fantastic - Fiona, generous as ever with her help and encouragement. I really felt I had achieved something by the end of the week. The hotel was spectacular and all of the staff, from the moment I arrived, were outstanding. Thank you for organising every detail. Ten days of this would be absolutely splendid..."! - March 2017


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Guests painting by the pool

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Guest painting under a lemon tree

Room with Balcony

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Photo taken by Diana Kaplan

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Sunday 7th April 2019 - 7 days with Charles Mitchell

click here to listen to an interview with Charles Mitchell conducted by Liz Sumner about his role as a tutor

   HOTEL:  Hotel Belvedere - 4 stars


£1,780.00 - no single person supplement, includes airport transfers from Catania Airport, 7 days hotel accommodation, painting tuition,

2 dinner with wine, 4 lunches with wine.  Flights not included.

There will be a meeting time each evening for the group to go for dinner in the town together.   


£300 discount for non-painting partner sharing a double room


Optional Extras:


Upgrade to room with Juliet Balcony and Sea View £45.00 per night

Upgrade to a room with Balcony or terrace with sea view £60 per night 

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Temperatures at the beginning of April in Sicily are a perfect low to mid 20s C.  A welcome change after a long winter.  Guests will be collected from Cantania airport and transported to Hotel Belvedere in Taormina which will take approximately one hour.  

Painting Tuition will take place each morning in and around the hotel.  There are many painting options in the gardens of the hotel and in the Botanical gardens next door as well as in the town.  Beside the pool overlooking the Bay of Naxos is the open-air bar-restaurant where an excellent lunch will be provided each day. 

The afternoons can be spent visiting local sites of interest such as the Greek Theatre, the Duomo, shopping in the interesting town of Taormina or lazing by the hotel pool.  

A buffet lunch is included each day with wine.  Dinner with wine is included only on the first night of the holiday in a nearby restaurant.   On the other nights guests will meet in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time to go to dinner together (if they wish).  The town centre of Taormina, a five minute walk from the hotel, offers a wide choice of places to eat for guests.

Guests will be transported back to Catania Airport at the end of the week.  

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