About Us

Rosa Maria Letts

Rosa Maria Letts

Rosa Maria Letts studied law in Italy and international law in Brandeis University, Boston, USA. Her marriage to Anthony Letts brought her to London where she studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute followed by a MPhil in Combined Historical Studies of the Renaissance at the Warburg Institute.

She then moved on to work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington where she lectured and helped to curate the exhibition Splendours of the Gonzaga in 1981/82. She is also author of the book the Renaissance in the Cambridge University series on History of Art. In the late 1980's she set up the Accademia Italiana delle Arti e Arti Applicate where she organised and partly curated over 60 exhibitions. Now she devotes her time to Artstur and the promotion of Italian art and culture.

To complement the tours Artstur arranges a series of lectures in London, on art history and music, as well as many events, gallery visits and presentations by contemporary artists - offered free to Members and Friends.

Additionally a series of half day and full day tours are organized in London, Paris and Rome.

Our programmes are both educational and entertaining and include:

Escorted tours to Italy

Generally of 4 or 5 days duration to cities or places of cultural interest in Italy.

Short Tours

3 hour tours expertly guided by art historians in London, Paris and Rome.



Lectures by eminent art historians held in Central London every month.

Members and Friends

Members and Friends are offered FREE Lectures, Events, Gallery visits and Presentations by contemporary artists.


Italian Cuisine

Every tour includes especially chosen trattorie and restaurants serving food and wine of the region visited.

Italian Language

An important part of Italian culture is its language. Courses in Spoleto, a lovely medieval town in Umbria can be arranged.

Please contact us for more information:

tel: +44 (0) 207 591 0312      e-mail: artstur@gmail.com


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