Our new Roman program, based in a central Rome four-star hotel, will be led by award-winning cultural journalist and art historian Justo Sanchez. Now in its 38th year in Italy, Art Workshop International is a community of creative minds interacting with each other and with Italian art masterpieces where Justo has run an art history tour/seminar in Assisi for the last four years. Come join us this August on this unique Rome adventure.
DAY 1—AUGUST 8
Morning: Arrival and hotel check in.
Afternoon: We start with a visit to the Palazzo Barberini—among its treasures are Raphael’s La Fornarina, Caravaggio’s Judith Slaying Holofernes, Bernini’s Portrait of Urban VIII and the spectacular staircases by Borromini and Bernini.
DAY 2—AUGUST 9
Morning: The Capitoline Museum on top of the Capitoline Hill—highlights include the She-Wolf, the original bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, busts of major figures from republican and imperial Rome, The Dying Gaul, the Spinario (“boy with thorn”), fragments of the colossal statue of Constantine, and the Tabularium which opens out on to an incredible view of the Roman Forum.
Afternoon: The Palazzo Venezia which houses the Museo Nazionale displaying works by Bernini, Reni, Pisanello, Fra Angelico, Giorgione and Giotto as well as a beautiful garden.
DAY 3—AUGUST 10
Morning: A private early morning tour avoiding the lines before the Vatican Museums opens, with a licensed Vatican guide. The Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Map Rooms, highlights of the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Afternoon: The Palazzo Colonna which incorporates different architectural styles and features works by Bernini, Pinturicchio, Carracci, Bronzino, Veronese and Reni.
DAY 4—AUGUST 11
Morning: Sacra di Largo Argentina where the ruins of some of the oldest temples in Rome are found and then explore the Temple of the Nymphs and the Museo Nazionale Romano Crypta Balbi.
Afternoon: The Galleria Doria-Pamphilj with works including Velázquez’s portrait of Pope Innocent X, Caravaggio’s Repentant Magdalene, Bernini’s Portrait of Innocent X, Titian’s Salome with the Head of John the Baptist and Raphael’s Double Portrait.
DAY 5—AUGUST 12
Morning: The Villa Medici designed by Ammanati built by Ferdinando I, Grand Duke of Tuscany has been the French Academy in Rome since the XIX century. The art collection includes works by Claude Lorrain and the legacy of Ferdinando, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Afternoon: The Villa Borghese and with adjoining gardens.
DAY 6—AUGUST 13
Includes: lodging and breakfast in a 4-Star hotel in central Rome, entrance fees for museums and attractions, and transportaion fees around Rome.
Does not include airfare
Justo J. Sánchez, an award-winning cultural journalist, has consulted for Sotheby's and important galleries in the US and abroad. Mr. Sanchez graduated from Harvard and studied art history at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. He taught at the University of Florida's New World School of the Arts. His students have shown at the Whitney Biennial and are represented by serious international galleries. While teaching, he published humanities textbooks. Mr. Sanchez taught graduate courses in curating at Saint Thomas University. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NPR, BBC, CBC, among others, on cultural and sociopolitical matters. Mr. Sanchez is currently a lecturer in museums, art institutions, and, recently, at Art Palm Beach and Miami International Art Fair. He studied trecento art under Colin Eisler at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.