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On November 10, UGA Cortona Fall 2017 students and faculty opened the Mostra, a public exhibition of new artwork which is a central component of the Italy Studies Abroad semester. This Mostra took place in a new location: Palazzo Ferretti, located on Via Nazionale, Cortona’s main shopping street.

UGA Cortona Fall 2017 Firenze Excursion

In October, UGA Cortona Fall 2017 students and faculty traveled by train to Firenze for a four-day excursion. The trip began with a walking tour of the city, with stops at Piazza San Marco, Piazza SS. Annunziata, and the Piazza del Duomo di Firenze, location of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Battistero di San Giovanni

2017 UGA Olive Harvest

This past weekend UGA Cortona held its annualVendemmia delle olive, or olive harvest. Tuscany is one of Italy’s main agricultural producers of olives, which are both a staple of Italian cuisine and an important economic export. Many olive tree groves cover the hills surrounding Cortona and the Chiana valley below the city.