The Secret Italy at Casa Olivi, Italy.
What’s known in English as The Marches is one of Italy’s little-known treasures, often skipped in the tight itineraries and overlooked in the “must see” lists. Meanwhile, this region of historical treasures, meandering mountain roads and charming hilltop towns is becoming “the new Tuscany”—and Casa Olivi answers the growing demand for a beautiful luxury accommodation.

Latest availability for Painting Holidays in Italy

Plan your Autumn break this SEPTEMBER on a Painting Holiday at the stunning
“Chiesa del Carmine” in Umbria, Italy.

Six of the guests from our holiday in 2014 joined us again this May and all nine of the guests have already booked for May 2016.

There is plenty to do for non painting guests who are also very welcome. We can organise wine tasting, cookery classes, walking, golf and more.


19th - 26th September 2015 (En-Suite Double rooms available / No Single rooms left)

21st - 28th May 2016 (1 Double room only)

4th - 11th June 2016 (Double and Single rooms available)

Contact us should you be interested in finding out more or to have a chat.

To see more take a look at Alan Reed’s Painting Blog
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I am sorry to tell you that I will be posting less and less for the next 2 weeks and this is because I will be on holiday and mostly far away from my computer, but I will try my best to post a little. Don’t expect much. Also if you would like to see photos from my holiday trip to Italy like this post and I will surely put some for you. 

Thank you very much for understanding and also thanks for all the support.