Current Programs

Thomas Lehman and Mara Libone are Milan-based designers working on organizing a new version of their program based in Civita di Bagnoregio in early October 2021 (precise dates TBD) titled Vision, a 7-day design workshop in Civita, where participants are steeped in 2,000 years of Italian design thinking and embark on a quest to contribute a physical creation to Civita's ongoing cultural experience. For more information, please contact Thomas Lehman at

Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design in the Etruscan Hill Towns of Central Italythis program includes 36 AIA-approved HSW Learning UnitsStephen Day and Nancy Josephson are leading a new edition of their exciting 10-day program based in Civita, Perugia and Siena for October 15-25, 2021 that will focus on architectural preservation, sustainability, and modern design interventions in several phenomenal Etruscan hill towns, including extraordinary connections with Italian designers, engineers, cultural leaders and other compatriots. This program is not only for architects but also others interested in a deep dive into architectural preservation and local culture in several ancient but vital Etruscan hill towns. Using Civita as the base camp, with overnight trips to key locations, participants will explore important preservation work and the protection of cultural treasures in hill towns such as Assisi, Perugia, Tarquinia, Tuscania, Orvieto, Pienza, Cortona and Siena, in addition to Civita. For more information, please download the Program Summary book here.

The October 15-25, 2021 "Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design in the Etruscan Hill Towns of Central Italy" program is now full but is also being offered May 10-20, 2022. Please contact us at if you are interested either in joining the wait list for the October 2021 program or reserving a spot on the May 2022 program.

More details will follow on these and other programs for 2021-2022, so stay tuned.