We'll arrange for your pick up at Naples Airport or Train Station or Salerno Train Station  
enjoy painting this historic landmarkVilla Rufulo

Painting by

Sam D'Ambruoso

Villa Rufolo - Ravello

  Paint breath-taking land- and seascapes!
Amalfi East view
No Car Needed!  We'll travel by Ferry Boat or Private Van to fabulous Positano, splendid Ravello, and the beautiful Isle of Capri






























Non-Painting Guests



What will you do?



 Each day accompany artists to the planned location where you will be able to take advantage of the fabulous sights.   


Amalfi is our base, from there we'll travel as a group to Ravello, Positano & Capri.  


Enjoy walking or hiking through each village, relax by the sea, go for a swim, there are many other water sports to experience.


Also, arrangements for tours to historic landmarks can be made through the hotel's front desk.




Cooking Lessons  


Amalfi 2011 Cooking in Ravello
Whatever you do,
You'll love it! 

See our cooking class page on our website!

Traveling Palette Art Workshops

June 24 - July 1, 2017 The Splendid Amalfi Coast 
 Our 17th Annual Amalfi Coast Painting
Dear (Contact First Name),
Amalfi Coast                                                             

Plein air painting on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, a World Heritage Site. Amalfi consistently offers a unique artistic challenge & historic perspective on this magnificent region of Italy offering the most spectacular vistas to be found anywhere. It is the perfect venue for a painter.  We already have artist reservations for 2017!


One-on-one art instruction is designed for all levels, and concentrates on:

  • composition
  • drawing skills
  • use of color /controlling its temperature
  • achieving light & dark values
  • demonstrations throughout the week
  • critiques daily and a final group critique


·  7 nights, 8 days at our seaside hotel, all rooms with sea view, private bath

·  Breakfast each day; most meals included (3 lunches, 4 dinners)

·  6 1/2 days of Art Instruction, Demonstration & Critiques

·  One-on-one painting & drawing instruction

·  Work in oils, watercolors or pastels; all levels welcome.

·  Paint in Ravello, Amalfi, Positano

·  Free time to visit the famous Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo on your own - Ravello

·  Private car land transfers to Ravello, ferry boats to Positano & Capri as well as round trip transfers from the Naples airport or train station to our hotel in Amalfi (a 250 Euro value, all included) 

· Artist's fee: $3,275.  Artist's Guest: $2,875; Single room supplement: $475; air not included. 


*cooking classes available for the artists and artist's guests at an internationally renowned workshop in Ravello. Want to paint AND attend a cooking class? - We can arrange that.

When you register, you will receive a list of recommended paints and supplies along with some suggestions for reading on composition and drawing


Register Today contact Sam D'Ambruoso at 203-758-9660 or email - samdambruoso@comcast.net and request our registration form and itinerary for the Amalfi Coast.


A World Heritage Site


The Amalfi Coast is considered one of the most spectacular vistas to be found in Italy.

The last time we were in Amalfi, we were on hand to see the preparations for the filming
of this video on the Amalfi Coast's famous LEMONS - it makes you want to jump
into a lemon grove!  We were at the lemoncello making facility sipping this very
batch of liquid gold.
Click on the Link below. Ravello Lemons
Amalfi's Legacy of Lemons 
Send to someone who would love to see this video 

A Special Day in Amalfi
St. Andrew's Cathedral, Amalfi   
June 27 is the traditional celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew, Patron of Amalfi. 
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a truly Italian Festa - with ceremony, parade, wonderful music in the piazza and fireworks viewed in comfort from the Hotel terrace!
  What else to do in Amalfi?

Painting of Capri

Sam D'Ambruoso,

Included is a painting day in Ravello. Artists' guests all join in and explore Ravello, visiting places like Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone with its splendid gardens and "terrace to infinity."


We also go to Positano and paint/sketch the excellent locations near the beach.  Positano is also known for its own unique fashions, handmade shoes and shopping - just so you know! 
And then there's the Isle of CAPRI - Exciting, beautiful and engaging!  it is the most incredible place.  We arrange a private boat to Capri .  As we journey out to this wonderful island, we go along the shoreline exploring inlets, small islands, and we stop for swimming and then as we approach Capri we circle around the island, then dock, spend the day, and then back on the boat to Amalfi.   
Artists wishing to paint on Capri, bring your painting gear or sketchbooks and Sam will paint along with you.  We can't say enough about the painting opportunities you'll find in this Paradise.  Bring your camera and capture enough subject matter to keep you painting all winter!


Call Sam at 203-758-9660
Mary Ann's Italy
Fresh Pasta Cooking Lesson  

Our cooking lessons in Amalfi are the ideal way to get to the heart & soul of Italy - to revel in the art of cooking with creative Joy - how can you resist!

Artists can now paint and take cooking classes during the same week.  Its a great combination...painting and enjoying the culinary delights that Italy has to offer.
Arugula topped Pizza  
This is the place for true Neapolitan PIZZA 
I like the pizza at da Maria's in the center
of Amalfi - this one is topped with fresh
arugula and shaved pecorino romano
TO REGISTER for this unforgettable painting workshop:             


Painting Fishing Boats Contact us 203-758-9660 or via e-mail

Looking forward to seeing you in Amalfi

Sam & Mary Ann D'Ambruoso
Traveling Palette


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