Nestled in the hills of the Umbrian countryside lies a little slice of paradise. Virtually untouched by time, a tiny medieval hamlet in Icciano, Spoleto maintains all the character and beautiful simplicity that many have come to expect from an Italian village.

This is where you find La Locanda del Tempo.


Atop the winding country roads, our fourteenth century Italian casale hosts artists and art lovers who would like to explore traditional painting and drawing while immersed in nature and silence. (Non-painters, of course, are also warmly welcomed!) The fully-equipped Classical Painting Studio, Guest Rooms finished in simple style, and proposed excursion itineraries to the most beautiful locations in the region create a relaxed and authentic atmosphere in which creativity can blossom. You may book your stay as part of a scheduled course in traditional oil painting, reserve a room between classes in order to use the studio and art supplies at your leisure, or both. Some artists choose to stay an extra week before or after a course to experience all that Italy has to offer. Click here to learn more about our Guest Accommodations and click here to learn more about our Painting Courses & Studio.

Outside of the studio, La Locanda del Tempo also has much to offer. Old-fashioned hospitality, all-natural living, great food, and a profound appreciation for beauty are not just priorities around here, they’re a way of life. Healthy homemade breakfasts are served daily in a cozy stone-walled lounge, and organic farm produce is shared throughout the growing season.  Guests are invited to wander through our 7 hectares of land, among the vineyards, forests, olive groves, and fruit trees. During the warmer months, you can admire the green panorama while cooling off in our swimming pool. You may also participate in harvests, discover the local wildlife, and interact with our small colony of free-range chickens. Click here to learn more about our amenities.

Our goal, in short: to make each and every one of our guests feel relaxed, inspired, and at home.


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