Current Programs

The Civita Institute will host several new educational programs in 2019 in addition to the return of our popular programs. Additional details will be forthcoming in separate announcements as we finalize precise dates—sign up for our Newsletter to be the first to know. In the meantime here is a summary of what’s coming up at The Civita Institute. 

Thomas Lehman and Mara Libone are Milan-based designers working with the Civita Institute in organizing a new program based both in Milan and Civita di Bagnoregio in October 2019. Titled Italian Design Mashup 2019, the program begins in Milan with a focus on an insider’s view and tours of design showrooms, museums, galleries, and the city itself, followed by an immersive workshop on vernacular Italian design and craft based at the Civita Institute facilities.

Stephanie Bower  returns to Civita to teach architectural sketching and watercolors for Draw Civita 2019, projected for May 31-June 6, 2019. Using this amazing hill town as subject matter and muse, Stephanie takes participants of varying experience levels through the process of capturing elements of the rich visual array of Civita di Bagnoregio and its surrounding landscape. For more information, contact Stephanie Bower.

Anita Lehmann is organizing two sessions of her drawing and watercolors workshops titled The Depictive and the Evocative. These sessions will be held the week of September 24-30 and October 2-8, 2019 and will focus on observing the contextual environment of Civita, and experiencing the “power of place” through drawing, sketching and painting in this extraordinary central Italian setting. For more information, contact Anita Lehmann.


Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design in the Etruscan Hill Towns of Central Italy—this program includes 36 AIA-approved HSW Learning Units. Stephen Day and Nancy Josephson are organizing this 10-day program based in Civita, Perugia and Siena October 21-31, 2019 that will focus on architectural preservation, sustainability, and modern design interventions in several Etruscan hill towns. This program is not only for architects but also others interested in a deep dive into architectural preservation, sustainability, modern design interventions, and local culture in several Etruscan hill towns. Using Civita as the base camp, with several overnight trips to key locations, participants will explore important preservation work and the protection of cultural treasures in the phenomenal towns of Assisi, Perugia, Tarquinia, Orvieto, Pienza, Cortona and Siena, in addition to Civita. For more information, please download the Program Summary book here.

This small group program has limited capacity (only 7 participants, plus your guides) so contact us soon at with any questions and if you are interested in experiencing this exciting and unique program.

More details will follow on all these programs, so stay tuned.