Retreats Programme

Are you in search of a creative adventure in authentic Italy?

 

We offer an ever-changing number of creative retreats – each with a different tutor where you’ll have the opportunity to explore your creativity with daily workshops as well as getting a taste of local life in an authentic Italian village.

 

Creative Retreat Italy

 

Imagine yourself staying in an Italian palazzo nestled on the edge of a picture postcard medieval hill-top town perched above the rolling countryside and with views to the Adriatic coast in the distance….

 

                           

 

Our creative retreats for adults combine the perfect balance of creativity, relaxation, sightseeing, a little bit of culture and luxury accommodation and all crafted to each individual group.

 

The Le Marche landscapes have inspired artists for centuries, and it provides the most breath-taking backdrops for any painting holiday, photography course or quilting and knitting retreat.

 

Have you ever dreamed about taking part in a writing retreat, yoga retreat, knitting retreat or painting  in Italy?   Now’s your chance.  Stress free, relaxing, fresh air and stunning views – what more could you want?

                         

 

All our retreats are for small groups only.  Group size is typically between 12-15.  We have 12 luxury, en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms so you can share with a friend or bring a non-participating partner whilst you enjoy your creative retreat.

 

If you do want to bring along a friend or partner who doesn’t want to participate in the course or retreats they can still come along.

They’ll enjoy the same delicious meals and can join you on any of the excursions included in your retreat or course and many other activities – find out more about what non-participating partners can do here.

 

 

Why not join our mailing list for updates of new and exciting retreats taking place exclusively at Boutique Hotel Leone.  Click Newsletter Sign up at the top of the page to be added to our mailing list.

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2024

BridgeS 14th - 21st June 2024

PLEIN AIR PAINTING HOLIDAY with ANTHONY BARROW

Acrylics, Gouache & Watercolour Painting Holiday in Italy

21st - 28th June 2024

PRIVATE RETREAT

MarketT 28th June - 5th July 2024

THE WONDERS OF WATERCOLOUR with TERRY JARVIS

Watercolour

OpenbookT 5th - 12th July 2024

WRITING RETREAT with RUTH BRANDT

TSmerillo 12th - 19th July 2024

MAKING ART IN LE MARCHE with CHRISTOPHER COLE

Sketching and painting using pencil, pen, watercolours and/or acrylics

THot Summer - Soraya French- 20 x 20 in - MM 19th - 26th July 2024

DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES with SORAYA FRENCH

Teaching in acrylics.  Watercolours and oils can also be used

SOLD OUT

Tstone 9th - 16th August 2024

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST IN ITALY with TRACY VERDUGO

acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

Tstone 16th - 23rd August 2024

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST IN ITALY with TRACY VERDUGO

acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

 

LoriT 23rd - 30th August 2024

ADVENTURES IN MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE with LORI SIEBERT

SOLD OUT

RetreatH 30th August - 6th September 2024

LIFE IN THE LANDSCAPE with JENNIFER BONNEATEAU

forestT 13th - 20th September 2024

PLEIN AIR PAINTING HOLIDAY with GAYE ADAMS

All levels of plein air painters

JAitkenT 20th - 27th September 2024

PAINTING LIGHT with JENNY AITKEN

All abilities: Acrylics and Oils

SOLD OUT

TSky 27th September - 4th October 2024

CAPTURING ITALY IN TEXTURED ACRYLICS with SAMANTHA WILLIAMS-CHAPELSKY

Suitable for the painter with some acrylic experience but beginners are certainly welcome!

SOLD OUT

 

IMG_5398T 4th - 11th October 2024

AN ESSENCE OF PLACE PAINTING WEEK with JULIA MORGAN

Watercolours

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality 11th - 18th October 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with DEBBIE MACKINNON and MIKE STANIFORD

Acrylics & Gouache

SOLD OUT

TTREES 18th - 25th October 2024
TPigeon MAn 25th October - 1st November 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with KAREN BISHOP

Watercolour & Yupo paper

2025

RoxanneT 4th - 11th April 2025

MIXED MEDIA ART & CULTURAL RETREAT with ROXANNE EVANS STOUT

 

TSweethearts 4 11th - 18th April 2025

A KNITTING ESCAPE IN ITALY with ANNIKEN ALLIS

TTable 18th - 25th April 2025

CREATIVE PORTRAIT PAINTING with JUSTIN OGILVIE

TBallDeena 25th April - 2nd May 2025

CATCHING THE ITALIAN LIGHT PAINTING WEEK with DEENA S. BALL

 

South-Coast-With-White-LightT-1 2nd - 9th May 2025

COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE Painting Workshop with RICHARD CLAREMONT

 

 

South-Coast-With-White-LightT-1 9th - 16th May 2025

COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE Painting Workshop with RICHARD CLAREMONT

SOLD OUT

TSmerillo 16th - 23rd May 2025

MAKE ARE IN LE MARCHE with CHRISTOPHER COLE

Pencil, pen, watercolours and/or acrylics

TTake 5 At Nr. 10 23rd - 30th May 2025

PAINTING WEEK with MANON SANDER

TWool 30th May - 6th June 2025

KN-ITALY KNITTING RETREAT with PEACETREE FIBER ADVENTURES

SOLD OUT

Tstone 6th - 13th June 2025

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST with TRACY VERDUGO

Acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

MasseyT 13th - 20th June 2025

PAINTING HOLIDAY with CAROLE MASSEY 

All abilities: Drawing, Pen & Wash, Watercolours or a medium of your choice

20th - 27th June 2025

ART RETREAT with BRIDGET BENTON

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TOpenbook-300x200 27th June - 4th July 2025

CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT with RUTH BRANDT

4th - 11th July 2025

PRIVATE RETREAT

THutchinsChives 11th - 18th July 2025

ART RETREAT with JENIFFER HUTCHINS

Acrylics and Watercolours

THallet Peak Rocky Mountain National Park 8x10 18th - 25th July 2025

ITALY IN WATERCOLOUR with EMILY OLSEN

Watercolour

SOLD OUT

TC_H_EndOfTheRoad_317 25th July - 1st August 2025

PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOUR RETREAT with WYATT WATERS

TDay 37 copy 22nd - 29th August 2025

ART WEEK with CATHERINE RAINS

SOLD OUT

TPink Garden Fireworks 38x40cm watercolour 29th August - 5th September 2025

MIXING IT UP – BEING BOLD WITH WATERCOLOUR with TESSA PEARSON

TMM 5th - 12th September 2025

PEN, PAINT and PAPER with JULIE HAMILTON

Tflowers 12th - 19th September 2025

ART RETREAT with MARY GARRISH

THudsonRiverFromPlumPoint_72 19th - 26th September 2025

FRESH EXPRESSION OF LIGHT AND LANDSCAPE with TONY CONNER

 

Festive-Windows_watercolor_JulieDrewT 26th September - 3rd October 2025

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND SKETCHING with JULIE DREW 

All skill levels and mediums

TTurtle 3rd - 10th October 2025

CREATIVITY & CONNECTION with REINA COTTIER

Mixed media, acrylic ink & acrylic paint

SOLD OUT

TMinro Adjustments 10th - 17th October 2025

ART, THE APPENNINES AND THE ADRIATIC with CATHERINE HILLIS

Watercolour

Timage2 17th - 24th October 2025

ART RETREAT with JILL WINCH

SOLD OUT

24th - 31st October 2025

ART RETREAT with CHARLOTTE HAMILTON

SOLD OUT

 

2026

THerFirstTimeattheBeach8x10sm 5th - 12th June 2026

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OILS  with ANNA ROSE BAIN

Thouse 19th - 26th June 2026

ART RETREAT with CHARLOTTE HAMILTON

 

Treneewalden2 18th - 26th September 2026

SKETCHING YOUR MEMORIES with RENEE WALDON

Watercolour

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