MUSICAL APERITIVO: Sat, April 14 near Athens

Enjoy a night of la dolce vita! Come to this fun event celebrating art, optimism, and our shared passion for a special corner of Tuscany. Come with Cortona friends and help restore San Filippino, a beautiful little 17th century baroque chapel located in in Cortona’s neighboring hill town Castiglion Fiorentino. This Friends of San Filippino […]

Grazie Aurelia

The UGA Cortona family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Aurelia Ghezzi, who was integral to the founding of the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Working at Jack Kehoe’s side from nearly the beginning, she acted as interpreter and Program Coordinator until the year 2000, and contributed immensely […]

New Video featuring Cortona & Alex French

View Video – Click Here & Enjoy! Cortona: the experience of alum Alex French Writer: David Andriate Video Produced by David Andriate Before a speaker visited his art history class, Alex French had never heard of the small mountaintop town of Cortona, Italy. Alex also wasn’t aware of UGA’s Cortona Program that enables students of […]

Buone Feste!

                              Design by Mark Taggart

The Fall 2016 Mostra in Cortona

UGA Cortona students and faculty welcomed Cortonesi friends and guests to our opening reception on Friday night in Palazzo Vagnotti. Our fall students studied Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Book Arts, and their final artworks demonstrate how fully they rose to the challenges set them by our exceptional faculty this semester. Congratulations to all on the […]

The Sad Loss of Our Gino

On August 23 we lost one of our oldest and dearest friends in Cortona, the beloved Gino. Countless generations of UGA Cortona students knew him, and played bocce, danced, learned some Italian, stomped grapes, and attended Sagre with him. He loved UGA and the students he met over the years; he took care of our […]

The Jewel of Tuscany’s Hidden Gem

The Jewel of Tuscany’s Hidden Gem An article written by spring ’15 Cortona student, Ansley Walker, pertaining to her time in Cortona and the opportunity to work with a local jewelry and design shop. It was not only the charismatic smile of CEO, Sebastian Ghezzi DelBrenna, that welcomed me when I entered the astounding DelBrenna […]

Christmas in Cortona!

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Mostra Closing Ceremony in Athens 1/17/15

La Mostra (The Show) – The Cortona Program proudly continues the 45-year-old tradition of a student and faculty exhibition, La Mostra. In Cortona works are from each concluding semester from areas such as Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Metals/Jewelry, Books/Paper, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography. La Mostra also includes contextual displays for lecture […]

2014 Summer Mostra

A great turnout for the Mostra, despite the thunderstorm raging outside.