I've searched AirBnB and found some great possibilities for our stay, in addition to the possibility of staying at Hotel Garda. Hubert and I stayed at Hotel Garda last year. It cost 70 Euro per night plus 4 Euro tax per person per night for the first 10 days. After the 10th day they don't charge tax. This special rate is through the Embassy.
Please let me know if you are planning to travel to Rome as soon as possible, so I can add your name to the list of artists who will attend the opening reception. You are allowed only a few guests, and we need to know their names as well and their relationship to you. Don't forget your passports! Send me a copy of your passport bio page with the photo.
This year, we've made reservations here ($28/day for the month): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/509246?checkin=05%2F03%2F2016&checkout=06%2F03%2F2016&guests=2&s=b7SU839G
Find possible listings here for accommodations to start: http://www.artimpactusa.org/airbnb
Hubert and I have booked our flights with Delta from JFK, May 3 - June 3.
Hopefully by this time next year we will have secured grant money and corporate sponsors to help defray the costs of these international exhibitions. That's the plan!