We want to offer alumni a chance to return to the Villa Rospigliosi and renew their acquaintance with Pistoia and the wonderful art of Tuscany. Dinner will be ready for you each evening in the beautiful dining room, there will be several organized tours but mostly it will be a time for you to explore on our own, revisiting places you remember or perhaps the first time if you did not attend the Italy Session. It can also be an occasion for you to have time and an experience of your own making, if only to enjoy the ambiance of the villa and its garden. There will be several evening lectures on art and informal discussions after dinner. This is organized specifically for alumni but you may bring a partner.
Occupancy will be two to a room, or single occupancy with a supplement. Continental breakfast and full dinner with local wine will be included. Two organized tours will be offered, one to Pistoia and one to Florence.
If you rent a car you might want to see the quarries of Carrera, drive to Siena, or see the medieval villages in the mountains above Pistoia. If you want to travel by bus and train we will help you to negotiate time tables. Prato, Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia are all readily available to see on one day outings, not to mention other more distant but utterly accessible important cities and towns such as Venice, Milano or Ravenna just to mention a few. And then there is the food.
Another possibility is to organize a residency reunion...the ideas are endless.
The Italy Residencies | August 2018 (Aprox.)
Week 1 (August 13-20)
Week 2 (August 22-28)
Week 3 (August 30-September 5)