The beautiful gallery at La Meridiana International School of Ceramic Arts in Tuscany displays work by founder and director Pietro Madalena, as well as many of the renowned ceramic artists who teach there. The gallery adjoins the studios which open out onto an incredibly beautiful Tuscan landscape. East Carolina University Italy Intensive students are happy to take ceramic classes on this beautiful Tuscan hilltop! For more info on ECU Italy Intensives go to: http://www.ecu.edu/cscfac/italy/index.cfm For more info on La Meridaian go to: http://www.lameridiana.fi.it/certaldo_florence_directions.htm
The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.