Megan Hartung: Master Pie Magician

Megan has made phenomenal pies for us several times while we had dinner at the Villa. What a treat! Peach, Berry, Apple Caramel, Lemon Meringue. Unbelievably delicious! A real highlight for TMU Italy 2018!!!

The First Week in Florence

A wonderful and very full first week at TMU in Italy! Fabulous meals, great sunsets. Photo shoot in the sunflower fields below the villa, next to a 12th century convent. A few days wandering the historic city center of Florence. Intensive courses in Renaissance Cultural History, Advanced Latin, Philosophy, Art History, Travel Writing, and more….

First Sunday at the Villa

Students are still getting used to the huge villa, built in the fourteenth century and nestled into the foothills of the Mugello valley just a few miles north of Florence. Where is my bedroom? Which way to the Tower??? I’m hungry—I smell food—how do I get to the kitchen?! After a challenging message from Dr….

First Day in Firenze

Not long after arriving, with a just a few hours of sleep, and still operating on Los Angeles time, we took the train from our Villa to Florence for our first ‘City Walk’… Thirty minutes down the Apennines from Mugello by rail, we arrive in the Arno river valley and begin walking through the glorious…

Sleeping in Italy

Our students arrived on time this afternoon, have been filled with food, and are now sleeping in our 15th century villa. Tomorrow: First Florence City Walk!

Siamo Arrivati ​​in Toscana

We arrived Tuesday at our villa in the beautiful Mugello valley just north of Florence. Our fifteen students will arrive late this afternoon. Food is prepared, the sky is blue, the air is cool and fresh, and Italy awaits their many coming moments of discovery and astonishment…The Master’s University in Italy begins again today.