La Romita’s Cookbook

Palates & Palettes

We are pleased to announce that our new cookbook, Palates & Palettes - La Romita's Cookbook, is available for sale! 33 recipes representative of the Umbrian food served at our table each season, chosen for their popularity, authenticity, flavor, and variety. Proceeds from the sale of each book will go to our general fund, to assist with day to day expenses and upkeep.


A Video Introduction

La Romita’s Art Workshops in Italy

Nov 5th update: Earthquake

Central Italy was hit by more earthquakes on October 27 and 30. Although these earthquakes were even stronger than the August earthquake, La Romita is still OK.

Along the Valnerina – the river valley to the east that includes the waterfall and our tour staples such as Scheggino and San Pietro in Valle – there are are reports of minor damage, but fortunately nothing extensive. If any of you have concerns about any specific places, we are happy to get you an “eyes on the ground” report.

While La Romita has remained unscathed, the affect on some of the towns along these faults is of course profound. Norcia, a place we sometimes visit with La Romita groups, suffered damage in the latest quake. Inhabitants of smaller towns such as Amatrice, Visso, and Preci (and numerous tiny villages and hamlets in between) have lost a great deal. There has been relatively little loss of life since August but some real treasures of Italy have suffered, not to mention the homes and businesses of thousands.

If you would like to help, The Sons of Italy Foundation is collecting donations and is working with the Italian Embassy to direct funds to emergency relief, recovery, and/or rebuilding. 100% of the funds they collect for Disaster Relief go to charity.



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.