Visiting The Academy

Come visit us at our Italian Campus!

The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness is located in the beautiful countryside outside of Assisi, Italy, about 2.5 hours North-East of Rome.

By Automobile: By car it takes approximately 25 minutes to get here from the nearby town of Assisi. We are located on SS444 between Assisi and Gualdo Tadino. You can rent cars at the Perugia Airport, or at the Assisi train station (Hertz).

By Plane: The nearest airport is Perugia [PEG], however, this airport is not accessible by train and fares tend to be higher as it is a small terminal. If you do fly into Perugia, you can arrange to have someone pick you up for approximately X€. You can also fly into Rome [FCO or CIA], Florence [FLR] or Pisa [PSA] airports and take a train to Assisi; all airports should be accessible by train. Prices and time varies but it is generally a 2 to 4 hour train ride from any of those airports. is a good site to check for cheap airfare.

By Train: You can find train tickets and schedules on (train schedules are only available two weeks in advance). From the Assisi train station you will either have to take a bus or we can arrange for someone from the Academy to pick you up for 20€.

By Bus: There is a bus from the Assisi train station (actually located in the city of Santa Maria Degli Angeli) that runs to Piazza Matteoti in Assisi (bus #?). Tickets are approx 1.50€ and can be purchased in the cafe inside of the Assisi train station. From Piazza MAtteoti there is a bus to Gualdo Tadino for 3€ that runs twice a day, at 2pm and 4pm.


Come visit us at our Campus near Portland Oregon!

Maps & Directions

By Car

From Portland International Airport: Google Map directions Link

From I5 South: Google Map directions Link

From I5 North: Google Map directions Link

From Oregon Coast (Hiway 26): Google Map directions Link

From Hillsboro, OR:  Google Map directions Link

From McMinnville, OR: Google Map directions Link

From Newberg, OR: Google Map directions Link

By Plane

Fly into Portland International Airport. Ananda Center at Laurelwood is 36 miles from the Portland Airport, approximately an hour by car. Transportation options from the airport:

  • You can hire a personal driver from Laurelwood for $70 each way. Call or email us to make arrangements.
  • Take MAX (light rail) to the Beaverton Transit Center (BTC) and arrange to be picked up there for $35 each way. The MAX Red Line terminates at the BTC and takes about an hour.  Ananda Laurelwood is a half-hour drive from there. MAX costs $2.50. The station is located in the airport. It runs every 15 minutes from 4:44 am to 11:49 pm.
  • Car rentals are available at the airport.

By Train

Amtrak does arrive in downtown Portland and is served by MAX (light rail) as well.