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                2003 TOUR:                   
     Sept. 14 - 19 ROME: $1595* (6 days)
     Sept. 20 - 24 NAPLES: $1195* (4 days)
     Sept. 14 - 24 THE GRAND TOUR: $2595* (save $200)

C A L L   F O R   P A R T I C I P A N T S
Announcing the Legacy of Letters 2003 Tour:

The Legacy of Letters Tour Program resumes in the fall of 2003 with a return to our foundation Rome tour for 6 days and an optional 4-day supplement to the Bay of Naples to see the archeological treasures of Pompeii & Herculaneum, the unique beauty of the Amalfi coast, and colorful & diverse Naples. Led by Professor Michael Twyman and lettering historian Garrett Boge the tour will introduce participants to the marvelously rich heritage of Roman inscriptions along with Italian art, architecture and culture that has defined Western civilization.

A combination vacation/study tour, Legacy of Letters continues its program of bringing together creative professionals for inspiration and immersion into the art, history and culture that has given rise to roman lettering in its rich and varied forms. The itinerary is structured to educate as well as to provide recreation and free time for a refreshing and stimulating break from career pressures in the company of fellow professionals and design enthusiasts. Quoting from past participant, Stephen Garrett, former director of the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California:

Tour highlights include:
* 2 full-time, experienced guides sharing research experience & contacts
* orientation tours of the cities and their signature monuments and landmarks
* guided walking tours of diverse districts and sites
* access to museums, libraries, churches & venues (many outside of the usual tourist itinerary)
* pre-tour materials, including: maps, background material, guidebook & commemorative T-shirt
* 4-star hotel accommodations in the historic centers of both Rome and Naples
* daily breakfasts and two picnic lunches
* all admission fees & city transportation; luxury pullman coach transport Rome > Naples > Amalfi
* small group of participants from various countries with experience and knowledge to share
* reduced crowds and comfortable, temperate weather of the fall season

Who should attend?
* calligraphers * lettering artists * book artists * stone cutters * type designers * graphic designers * architects * fine artists * anyone interested in the evolution of art and aesthetics of Western Civilization [note: our itinerary involves walking as much as 2-3 miles on some days including some stairs and hill climbing; participants should be prepared and fit for this degree of physical activity.]

Dates & Pricing:
     Rome: September 14-19
          shared double accommodations: $1595*
          single room supplement: $230 (total: $1825*)
     Naples: September 20-24
          shared double accommodations: $1195*
          single room supplement: $130 (total: $1325*)
     Both Rome & Naples: September 14-24
          shared double accommodations: $2595*
          single room supplement: $360 (total: $2955*)
*includes 3% cash discount; if paying by credit card:
$1642.85, $1230.85, $2672.85, shared double;
     $1879.75, $1364.75, $3043.65, single room.

Note: a 10% discount off of the base price (excluding single-room supplements) is offered to early-bird registrants through March 31, 2003. REGISTER NOW to secure your space and to save money!

Our previous tours have booked up within the first few months of announcing them. We limit the number of participants to 20 in order to maintain an intimate tour experience. To secure your space, complete and return the reservation form today and begin planning for a special lettering study tour in Italy!

*price quoted is for land package only; our affiliate travel agency -- Travel House: (US/Can) 800-423-5454, (international) 001-206-526-8800, email:, attention: Erika -- can assist you with flight arrangements; info/planning packet sent upon receipt of registration/deposit.

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