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Tuscany & Cinque Terre

October 2021



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Imagine yourself painting on a rolling hillside in Tuscany.  It’s closer than you think. Join Liz Bonham, award-winning artist, to paint in the beautiful landscapes of the Chianti region of Tuscany and in Cinque Terre, five villages high on the Italian Riviera.  Liz welcomes all painting abilities, from beginning to advanced, and will help bring life, excitement and color into your plein-air paintings! 

Liz is a regular traveler on the plein-air circuit and is a Signature Member of NOAPS-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and WAOW-Women Artist of the West and has membership in a variety of other painting organizations.  She has won numerous awards (most recently the Majors Award at the Carmel Art Festival, the NOAPS Small Works National and WAOW 49th National shows) showing work in prestigious venues around the United States.  She holds a BFA degree in Painting from Abilene Christian University, has done post graduate work in Art Education, and continued her art education through workshops over the years.

Oggi Travel owner Jennifer Williams, an expert in all things Italian, will be personally escorting our group around Tuscany.  Though now living in Fort Worth, Texas as an educator, Jennifer was born in Padova and grew up in Vicenza, Italy and has lived numerous years in Tuscany.  She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French.  One of the great joys of her life is bringing private groups to Europe for custom travel experiences, inspiring others to fall in love with a beloved part of the world.

Trip Description: 

The workshop includes 5 days of instruction and two painting sessions a day.  All level of students are welcome.  Though the workshop is limited to 10 painters, there is availability for travel companions to join in the tour and special side trips are available.

Our trip will begin and end in Florence   Over a delicious regional Italian meal, our workshop will begin with a welcome and get acquainted meeting and our first Italian meal.

We recommend you fly into Florence if possible.  If you come a day or two earlier to see some of the famous sights of Florence, we will be glad to make recommendations for hotels, eateries and sites to see.  Our first painting spot will be in Florence at sunset overlooking one of the most magnificent views of the city.

We will be painting in two regions of Italy.  The first part of the trip we will head into the Chianti region of Tuscany by way of private van, and at the end the week we will be in Cinque Terre, charming fishing villages along the Mediterranean coast. We will be staying in picturesque villages where there is lots to see, lots to paint, and something to photograph everywhere you look.  Get your cameras and easels ready!

Workshop participants will receive information packets with an introduction to the principles of painting en plein-air before  departure.  Liz will be demonstrating in oils, but you are welcome to paint in oils or acrylics, as she has years of experience in both media.  There will be both group lessons and plenty of one-on-one instruction.  A suggested supply list will be sent upon registration

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Dates and Rates:

October 11 – 18, 2020

$3,450 for painters ($100 discount if deposit is made before March 15th)

$2,950 non-painting participants (share painter's room)


Price Includes:

  • Pick up at Florence hotel and welcome reception

  • Accommodations for seven nights with private room and bath for painters   

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages with the meal   

  • Transportation to Chianti region and Cinque Terre  

  • Transportation to painting sites 

  • All demos, paint outs, instruction and excursions for the group

  • Italian and English speaking tour leader for the entire trip  

  • Solvent, Linseed oil, and Damar varnish 


What is not included:

  • Airfare to and from Florence

  • Transportation to and from airport

  • Two meals (TBD)

  • Personal Expenses

  • Trip insurance (Strongly recommended – must be purchased 10-14 days of purchasing airfare)

  • Optional museum or entry fees not part of the group activities

  • Paints, portable easel, canvas boards, wet box, other supplies (see supply list)


How to Register:

  1. Check Availability:  Send an email to to check availability and request registration form.  Include the name of the workshop you are interested in and the number of people you are reserving a spot for.

  2. Submit Registration Form 

  3. Process Deposit of $950 through OggiTravel

  4. Receive Confirmation: We will send you an email of your reservation along with an information packet.  Do not make travel personal arrangements before our trip has been confirmed.

  5. Submit Remaining Balance: Your remaining balance is due 90 days prior to departure.


Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 90 days before departure your $950 deposit is forfeit

  • 61-90 days before departure 50% of total is forfeit

  • 31-60 days before departure 75% of total is forfeit

  • 0-30 days before departure 100% of total is forfeit


Method of Payment:

  • Check, major credit card, or PayPal through OggiTravel


Contact Info:

Jennifer Williams at

Liz Bonham at



Liz Bonham and Jennifer Williams

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