We are getting close to the moment when we can solidify our plans for this summer. We are still in the hands of both the Italian and the British authorities, so as yet we cannot say for sure what will be. There will be no London week this summer but we hope to be able to start in Venice from Sunday 13th June to Saturday 17th July. Our optional week in Florence runs from 17th to 24th July and then in Rome from 24th to Friday 30th July.
We are confident that a combination of the vaccine rollout in Europe and the warm weather, which will suppress what remains of the virus, will mean that the course will be able to run smoothly.
Of course, life in Venice will be very different. We are staying in a new hotel this year. The rooms are all air-conditioned and there’s a lovely outside space in which we can sit and socialise. We will be having dinner in a local, family-run restaurant in Campo Santa Margherita, five minutes walk away from the hotel. The Architecture Biennale will be on, which is a fantastic exhibition of Contemporary Architectural projects in Venice’s famous ‘Giardini’, the Contemporary Art galleries of Francois Pinault and Miucia Prada will be open, and when students do not have classes they can go swimming at The Lido.
Our lecturers are confirmed, and we are delighted to include some exciting new additions this year to enhance our already excellent faculty. The hotels and visits are all booked, and now all that we require is for you to confirm that you can make it. We will be sending out invoices in due course, and we will be sending you all the information you’ll need.
For US students and others who need to get home early, these dates should work for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything that you would like to ask.