Summer course students on the Bay of Naples

Trying not to be in touch

“Dad, what’s that music you played me; old music, something demonic and James Bond. I want to play it to Marie (one of AHA’s tutors)”. My heart leapt. It is Bosch Butt Music and the score appears on the bare bottom of a figure...


Summer – We Miss You Already!

Wherever you were this summer, you might have guessed that we were gallivanting around galleries in Italy with our wonderful summer courses. We started with the essentials and ensured our energy levels were up. We take our gelato seriously here:          ...


Food glorious food! Fruit in the works of Caravaggio

Whilst we at AHA are particularly wedded to delicious Italian food, as a little change of pace from usual, we’re going to be having a look at depictions of food (well, just fruit really) in the work of everybody’s favourite Baroque painter, Michelangelo Merisi...



24 hours in…Sumptuous Siena with AHA Tutor Frankie Dytor

Perhaps less well-known and certainly less visited than its neighbouring city Florence, Siena was founded in antiquity by the two sons of Remus (whose brother, Romulus, founded Rome). I recently spent two glorious weeks there to brush up on my rather non-existent Italian skills. The...