Visit us in Assisi

We are  located in the beautiful Umbrian countryside about 25 minutes outside of Assisi, Italy.  Directions are below.  Come by for a visit – say hello and enjoy the art in our gallery. Come for a weekend workshop and experience the ecstasy of flowing creativity – come for a 5 or 7 intensive and dive deeply – or come for an extended period of time – a personal retreat, sabbatical or artist in residency.  Meals and accommodations are a walk away.


By Automobile:
We are located on SS444 midway 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 fly into Perugia, you can arrange to have someone pick you up for approximately 40€.

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 30€.

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.

Fun times to visit~

CHRISTMAS   Assisi is one of the most enchanting places to spend Christmas.  St. Francis was the inventor of the creche- and throughout the entire region you will find enchanting living nativity enactments.  In the ancient churches sublime choirs sing in concerts and liturgical festivities.  Ananda offers a long meditation, an endearing Christmas pageant and other special courses and events.  Christmas and other holidays at Ananda

SPELLO FLOWER FESTIVAL    Every year in the small Umbrian town of Spello, a one mile long path of elaborate floral creations line the streets of this historic town. The entire town works over night to create hundreds of beautiful murals and carpets made of flower petals. Later in the day this becomes a processional path for the Sacrament.  2014 it will be held on the 21 and 22 of June. More pictures here

ASSISI MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL    A spectacular evocation of Medieval and Renaissance life. The ancient town square becomes a stage for theatrical events, concerts, dances, processions, archery, spectacular floral decorations, flags, torches and candlelight processionals. This usually takes place the first weekend in May. We can help you make arrangements for your stay – please contact us directly –