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.

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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:

End of Year Aperitivi

 It's time for our new La Romita tradition, the End of Year Aperitivos! When the pandemic hit, we scrambled for a way to establish something positive, something aligned to our mission, and the Aperitivos quickly became our primary tool. Last year, we hosted a...

2021 Memory Book Fundraiser

15 December UPDATE: Our Memory Books campaign has ended for 2021, but it was a great success! We were so thrilled with the response and the show of love that we will definitely do something like it again! In the meantime, check out our Memory Books 2021 online...

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