Welcome and Benvenuti! For 50 years, La Romita School of Art has been bringing people to the Umbrian region of Central Italy to participate in its painting, culinary, and art workshops in Italy.

Our art workshops are intimate, unique, and informed by our decades-long experience in the region and in art workshop organization. Whether you are painting or sketching, taking a photograph of a beautiful mountain lake or remote hill-town, drinking espresso in a bar or watching an elderly Italian signora water the geraniums in her window garden, you will leave a La Romita workshop feeling as though you’ve seen the heart and soul of La Bella Italia.

If you are in search of a working art vacation, if you are passionate about Italy, if you want a painting holiday with a difference, then La Romita is waiting for you.

Contribute to our Memory Books!

Find out how to submit a work to our 2021 Memory Book, and be entered to win a trip to La Romita in 2022!

I’ve been on many tours, and I’ve actually managed tours myself, and I’ve never seen anything this well-organized. They have it down to a fine science; their pacing as well as their programming, their humor. The food and the accommodations are fabulous. You feel very safe here, and very welcome. The directors come in every night and have dinner with us, and share, and talk about what our day was like, which I think is fabulous. Our driver tried to anticipate what we wanted. When he heard “oohs and aahs,” he stopped the bus. You just can’t find that every day. And so, we hate to leave. We love this place.[…]it’s been bliss.

Joanne Bennett

Art Workshops

Writing Workshops

Uninstructed Workshops

From our Blog:

2021 Memory Book Fundraiser

So many participants have let us know in so many ways, how much the experience has meant to them, how La Romita has been such a unique event in their lives. One of the most fun and creative ways that our participants have let us know is through our “Memory Books”…the...

Stuart Schwartz and Jeff Zaruba

Stuart Schwartz, photographer and founder of “The Image Flow”, a photography learning center and gallery in Mill Valley California, along with photographer Jeff Zaruba, brought a group of photography students to La Romita in 2017 to spend ten days combining these two...

Painting of La Romita by Carol Maddox, Acrylic

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