Chiave di Arco programs allow for the in-depth exploration of the very roots of Western painterly traditions with chartered bus trips to cities such as Florence, Naples, Rome, Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Urbino, Assisi, Perugia and Bologna. The local bus allows for daily excursions to Siena, 8 kilometers away. These essential encounters deepen an artist’s roots in the great traditions of Western art, extending and strengthening visual, technical and pictorial comprehension and helping to define the link with contemporary figurative directions. Trips are preceded by faculty talks and orientation to assist participants in maximizing these opportunities. Though they are optional group trips which vary with each Chiave di Arco program, they are not mandatory nor guided tours, thus giving each participant the flexibility to choose which sites to visit on each day. Scheduled round-trip transportation by chartered bus is therefore provided, while participants are responsible for museum tickets and meals on trip days. Orvieto, Spoleto and other nearby cultural treasures are easily reached for day trips organized by student initiative. The Chiave di Arco and Reception staff at the Certosa are available and committed to helping guests plan additional outings that will further advance exposure to Italian culture in places such as Venice, Ravenna, Padua, Parma, Turin, Genoa and Sicily.
The following city guide will provide you with helpful information about things to see and do, opening hours and prices, and with the dates of the different programs’ excursions.
Master class excursion: Thursday, August 4th, 2011
This is a recommended tour. We have not scheduled an organized tour.
Piero della Francesca Tour – Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Monterchi, Urbino
Master class excursion: Thursday, July 28th, 2011
The Certosa Studio Program excursion: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011. A pretalk will take place in the evening of August 2. (closed event)
Master class excursion: Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Assisi & Perugia
Master class and Catheine Kehoe Program excursion: Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Master class and Catherine Kehoe Program excursion: Thursday, August 11th, 2011
The Certosa Studio Program excursion: Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Master class excursion: Thursday, August 25th, 2011
The Certosa Studio Program excursion: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011. A pretalk will take place in the evening of July 26. (closed event)
Piero della Francesca’s “Legend of the Cross,” Arezzo
Sculptures by Nicola Pisano, Siena
Brancacci Chapel, Florence
Museo Archeologico, Arezzo
The Pantheon in Rome
In Palazzo Massimo, Rome
Villa Livia in Palazzo Massimo, Rome
Palazzo Ducale, Urbino
Painting by Giorgio Morandi
Museo Morandi, Bologna