The Aegean Center offers 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 and a chance to enjoy the ambiance of the villa garden. There will be several evening lectures on art and informal discussions after dinner. This is organized for alumni but you may bring a partner.
Occupancy will be two to a room, with a supplement if you want a single. 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. And then there is the food.
The Residencies | August 2016The specifics of these residencies will be posted as soon as John confirms the dates with the Villa Rospigliosi.
Week 1 (August 13-20)
Week 2 (August 22-28)
Week 3 (August 30-September 5)