Here it is all tiny and compact. It's a Winsor & Newton travel set which makes middle of the road water colors, not too pricey but still pretty decent.
The top of the box comes off and can be used for a water dish. Then the box can be opened. To start, there is a small water bottle/palette, a small sponge, some additional small fold-out palettes, and a small paintbrush (which isn't that great, but will do in a pinch).
And here's what it should really look like after some use.
I played around with the colors since I accidentally threw away the box that told me what colors are inside.
I pulled up some pictures of my previous trip to Italy and did some sketches and color washes to get used to the paints. I am getting more and more excited about this trip. Since we are traveling around by car I am hoping to have time to just sit with a coffee or a glass of wine and just sketch the incredibleness around me.
The island of Burano in Venice. I think this is my most favorite place in Italy. I can't wait to return.