ART INCONTRO offers cultural programs in Italy for people with an interest in visual art and craft and a desire to find time and inspiration for their own creative projects. Set in locations of natural and historic beauty, ART INCONTRO programs provide opportunities to develop ideas and skills while living in ancient Italian centres.

ART INCONTRO itineraries are flexible, offering a mix of cultural excursions and art workshops in areas such as drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, painting, weaving and other creative activities.

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Napoli

3 - 21 May 2017
It is impossible to be indifferent to Naples, a city of startling physical and social contrasts and one of Europe’s great contemporary cultural centres...

Umbria

29 May - 16 June 2017
For lovers of handmade books, prints, letterpress, textiles and other finely crafted goods, ART INCONTRO UMBRIA offers an opportunity to learn from...

Sicilia

18 days in April 2018
“To have seen Italy without Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the key to everything” Goethe wrote famously in the late 1700s...

Veneto

18 days in May 2018
“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to your question”, wrote Italo Calvino in his seminal masterpiece...

EXPLORE

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Follow the path less travelled as you experience the natural, visual and written culture of Italy.

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CREATE

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Pursue your own creative interests and projects while learning from Italian artists and artisans with unique skills.

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CONNECT

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Live like a local and enjoy the rare opportunity to connect with a place and its people.

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