Activities

During each 13-day workshop the group will decide on the destination for a sightseeing day trip—perhaps to the walled city of Lucca, or the five picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Students might explore the marble quarries of Carrara, and visit sculpting and mosaic studios in the internationally reknowned artists' community in the nearby town of Pietrasanta. There will also be an opportunity to shop at one of the region's largest weekly open-air markets, either in Pietrasanta or the popular mediterranean resort town of Forte dei Marmi.

Web Links

Here is an assortment of links to information on Italian travel and places of interest (some are in English and some are only available in Italian):

Map of Tuscany (to find Seravezza, zoom in several times, north of Pisa, about half way between Massa and Viareggio; you'll find Seravezza just north of Pietrasanta):
http://www.yourwaytoflorence.com/maps/map-of-tuscany-italy.htm

Weather in Tuscany:
http://www.lamma.rete.toscana.it/previ/eng/index.html

Parco Alpi Apuane (Park of the Apuane Alps) in English
http://www.parks.it/parco.alpi.apuane/eindex.html

Timetable and online purchase for trains in Italy (English version)

Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane (Regional Park of the Apuane Alps) in Italian
http://www.parcapuane.toscana.it

Alpi Apuane: Apuane Alps regional information (in Italian)
http://www.alpiapuane.com/php/

Book advance tickets to museums and attractions in Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice:
http://www.florenceart.it/booking/

The Wine Roads of Italy
http://www.waytuscany.net/rooten/161_607.htm

Cultural and Tourist Information of the Comune of Fosdinovo (in Italian only)
http://www.fosdinovoinlunigiana.it

Massa Carrara Live: Online guide to the Massa-Carrara-Lunigiana area (link to English version available)
http://www.massacarrara-live.it

Province of Lucca: Cultural and Tourist information (in English)
http://www.provincia.lucca.it/uk/index.asp

Tourism in Tuscany (in English)
http://www.turismo.toscana.it/ttgg/htmle/ttidgge.htm

Comune di Seravezza: events and information (in Italian only)
http://www.comune.seravezza.lucca.it/

MBAC: Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali (in Italian)
http://www.beniculturali.it/

United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy (U.S. Embassy & Consulates)
http://italy.usembassy.gov

Embassy of Italy in Washington:
http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington