Monday, August 22, 2005

Here is a small description (au) of where I will be living this fall.
Corciano (Fall)
In addition to working in the studios, we will see the magnificent cathedrals in Florence, Siena, and Venice; Giotto in nearby Assisi; Raphael and Perugino in our neighboring town of Perugia and the smaller hill towns of Umbria; Medival Carvings, major works by Michelangelo-Donatello- Titian-FraAngelico-Bernini-Botticeli-Martini-Lorenzetti-Bellini-Caravaggio- Leonardo-Mantegna-Lippi-Masaccio-Ghiberti-Signorelli...

Corciano is a quiet, perfectly preserved 1000 year-old medieval hill town in the Umbrian countryside of central Italy. Our studios are surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, fields, and farmland. To the east we see the Appennine Mountains, beyond the nearby Tiber River valley. To the west are the hills of Umbria and Tuscany, as well as Lago Trasimeno, the largest lake on the boot of Italy.

Midway between Florence and Rome, we are even closer to Assisi, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto and many other fascinating cities. The medieval piazza, narrow cobblestone streets and centuries old buildings are the heart of this culturally active hill town founded by the Etruscans (before the Romans) in the heart of Italy. Because of its central location, excellent public transportation and easy access to the railway and bus stations, Corciano is a perfect base from which to see the rest of Italy.

While Corciano is a quiet hill town in the countryside, less than five miles away is the bustling capital of Umbria, the incredibly beautiful city of Perugia, where one will find the National Gallery of Umbria, the National Archaeological museum of Umbria, the museum of the Accademia di Belle Arti, numerous Medieval and Renaissance churches, Etruscan and Roman ruins, and works by Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Duccio, Cimabue, Raphael and many others (frequent public transportation is located only steps away from the studios).
For those interested, you can read more about my program here: