Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Antonella Piemontese, CIA Associate Professor—Foreign Language

Faculty Bio: Antonella Piemontese

Liberal Arts
Associate Professor—Foreign Language
Education and Credentials: CHE

MFA, School of Visual Arts, NYC. BFA, State University of New York, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY.

Professional Background:
Italian Language Adjunct Professor; Italian Language Instructor, Language Immersion Institute; State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Lecturer of Italian Language, Western Connecticut State University Center for Adult Education, Danbury, CT. Italian Language Adjunct Professor, Dutchess Community College Continuing Education Program, Poughkeepsie, NY. Italian Language Instructor, Administrative and Personal Assistant to Michel Thomas, Michel Thomas Language Centers, NYC. Italian Language Teacher, South Orangetown Central School District, Blauvelt, NY. Italian Language Instructor, Interpreter, Translator, Language Enterprise, NYC. Simultaneous Interpreter, The Metropolitan Opera, NYC; School of Visual Arts, NYC; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY; New York University Summer Art Program, Venice, Italy. Italian Telephone Interviewer, FIND/SVP, NYC. Written Translator, Tacticts, NYC; SAAB Conference, CA; Istituto Artigianelli, Venice, Italy.

Under-Recognized Artist Award, Arts Mid-Hudson, 2017.

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