Archaeology, Architecture and Astonishing Views
This programs focuses on sites whose history dates back to the Etruscans and continues to the present day. Always a popular retreat from Rome, the region has been the stomping grounds of emperors, nobility and today the creative classes looking for an escape from Italy’s capital.
DATES: 25-31 October 2020 (7 days and 6 nights )
STUDY LEADERS: Tom Rankin and chosen English-speaking experts in art and architecture.
COST: From $5,000/person double-occupancy including 6 nights bed and breakfast; meals and other food (including wine), activities, and transport as described; tips; and airport transfers. Private room supplement US$1000.
Stay 2-nights in the heart of Etruria, then 4-nights in a charming inn east north of Rome in the Alban Hills, and the last luxurious night at an elegant coastal villa.
Explore ancient archaeological sites from the Etruscans to the Roman Emperors.
Learn about architecture and landscape on-site from experts and explore hard-to-access sites such as crypts, cloisters and construction sites.
If so inclined, participants will have time to sketch, with coaching from the study leader, an avid urban sketcher.
Head out on a private excursion to explore the Roman countryside including aqueducts and ancient villas.
Build memories to last a lifetime in a week that begins with a hands-on exploration to an active excavation site and ends with a visit to Rome’s top international design firm.