Excursions for the Passionate Sightseer*

The weekly excursions are an integral component of the JSS in Civita experience. Participants of all three programs join together on Thursdays to explore Italy’s vast art treasuries as part of an integrated comprehensive experience of art and life that exists nowhere else. The sheer quality and quantity of it dwarfs all that comprises the Western world’s museums combined. These excursions for the passionate sightseer nourish a lifetime *.

For summer 2018, the excursion schedule will be set as below. Unlike previous years, excursions can be added to your painting experience individually and coach transportation will be arranged in close collaboration with our local travel agent, Rosy of Tuscialand, who will offer tickets for individual excursions in advance to keep costs as low as possible.

IMG_6384.JPGMosaic portrait from Villa Julia Felix, Pompeii. Museo Archeologico, Napoli

p1000791Giovanni Pisano, Museo dell’Opera dell Duomo, Siena

800px-saint-antony-beaten-by-the-devils-_sassetta-siena_pinacotecaSassetta, San Antonio Beaten by the Devils, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

*Note: JSS in Civita does not offer “guided” tours out of conviction. We feel that looking and experiencing art should be immediate rather than mediated – it should be explored in the language of its creation. To maximize one’s experience we urge participants to draw and transcribe from the great masterworks as a way of exploring their manifold qualities, and if not on your own then with a likeminded companion. Orientations on the evening before scheduled excursions are provided as are maps and suggested destinations.

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Excursion Schedule 2018

June 14: Roma

June 21:  Piero Trail – Monterchi | San Seplochro | Arezzo

June 28: Assisi

July 6:  Firenze

July 12: Bologna (Museo Morandi)

July 20: Napoli

July 27:  Piero Trail –  Arezzo | San Seplochro | Urbino 

August 3: Siena

August 10: Roma

Please email us at officejssincivita@gmail.com with any questions and inquiries.

*Excursion destinations and dates may change due to scheduling conflicts, holiday closures or sudden changes in museum hours.