Cortona is a small hillside town and the Convento di Sant'Agostino, the site of the Courses, is in the very center. Accommodation will include modern 3- and 4-star hotels, a few small “boutique” hotels in typical Tuscan style, and student accommodation for graduate students, all within a short walk to the lecture halls. Hotels are assigned on a first come-first served basis and it is recommended that prospective participants enroll early since the most charming locations fill rapidly.
Breakfast will be served at the participants’ hotel or at a café in the immediate vicinity. Main meals will be served at or near the Course site and are the natural continuation of the times spent in the lecture hall for relaxed science talk or for recreation. Typically traditional Tuscan cuisine will be served and the menus will vary daily and with the seasons. Please contact us in advance if you have specific requests or special dietary requirements: we cannot guarantee that all special needs can be met.
Guests are not permitted to attend the Course or discussion groups but they may participate at the meals at their own expenses. Details will be sent to confirmed participants. Guest participation is in any case dependent upon availability of accommodation and there will be extras charges for double or multiple occupancy and meals. If it is necessary for young children to accompany a participant, it is expected that they will not be disruptive to the Course. Please contact the NSAS to ensure that adequate accommodation is available.