For those wanting to sketch or paint and those who simply wish to enjoy the wonders of Venice

A Week in Venice

13th - 20th May 2019

Join me and experience Venice in the company of an accomplished artist and guide



On this holiday you will feel as though you are part of Venetian life. Most visitors to Venice are day trippers having to enter and leave each day.

You will enter Venice by water taxi along the Grand Canal, an experience in itself, to arrive at a wonderful apartment in the heart of the city. When the day visitors have gone you can enjoy a performance of Vivaldiā€™s Four Seasons in a beautiful Venetian church or strolling along the Grand Canal or eating in a restaurant on the lagoon with views towards the island of San Michele and Murano.

I will offer to take you to popular tourist sites such as the Grand Canal, St Marks Square, Rialto Bridge and Market as well as quiet areas off the tourist track. Amongst a wealth of options you could visit a museum and workshop of musical instruments, a most unusual bookshop, grand squares, peaceful squares, art galleries, beautiful shops and much more. For those wishing to sketch or paint I can provide tuition and take you to some of the favourite spots for artists as well as hidden gems.

The holiday will be self catering as the apartment has a smart, brand new, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances as well as a formal dining room. There are supermarkets nearby and the fabulous Rialto Market is only a short walk away.

Flights (not included) from Bristol, Gatwick or other UK airports to Venice Marco Polo


If you wish to sketch or paint I will advise which art materials are suitable and what you will need to take