Join a group of like-minded art, astronomy and history enthusiasts for a unique, once in a lifetime trip to Castel Gandolfo and the Vatican Observatory.
The trip centres around a rare private tour and Q&A at the Observatory with Chief Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, renowned planetary scientist and author of "the book all astronomers wish they had written" - Turn Left at Orion - one of the greatest selling, most popular astronomy books of all time. Learn about his research to date and his perspectives on the relationship between science, religion and art, all whilst enjoying the majestic location.
In addition to this experience we will also take in the beautiful town of Castel Ganolfo, brimming with 17th century architecture, followed by exploration of the magnificent natural and historic sites of Lake Albano, which sits within two joined volcanic craters.
Dates: 1-3 August 2017
Trip cost: £250
- Unique private Observatory tour and Q&A with world renowned astronomer with Brother Guy Consolmagno
- Walking exploration tour of Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a lovely central Hotel with pool and roof terrace
- Welcome meal at traditional local restaurant
There are a plethora of low cost travel options to all of Rome's airports from across Europe. Castel Gandolfo is within easy reach of Rome Fiumicino, Rome Termini and less than 20 minutes train ride from Rome Ciampino. Journey cost from Rome Termini is less than 3 euro.
How to book
The trip is available to artists selected for our Atina residency and also to public who are interested in the themes and opportunity to meet a world renowned astronomer.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Castel Gandolfo & Vatican Observatory 2017' in the subject line before Thursday 25th May 2017 to ensure you have a place on this experience trip.