Istituto Lorenzo de Medici

Three Cities Program

Students live and study in three cities which embody the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance civilizations in all their richness and splendor: Tuscania, Rome and Florence/Venice. Students spend one month in Tuscania followed by one month in Rome, and then they complete the experience in Florence (fall only) or Venice (spring only). The program is composed of five courses, which together comprise both a unique investigation into the roots of Western civilization and a solid grounding in Italian language and culture.

Students also have the option of taking an Additional Italian Cuisine course in Tuscania (2 hrs/week for one month).

Please consult the Three Cities Brochure for the Academic Calendar and for further course information.



1) Students must be at least 18 years old by the start of the program.

2) There is a prerequisite of 1 year of university to enroll in this program.

3) Each student must provide proof of English proficiency. In order to learn effectively, students are expected to be independent English users with proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate that they have reached the high intermediate level in English language skills, with certification or other evidence equivalent to the following minimum overall TOEFL scores: Paper Based Test 550+, Computer Based Test 213+, or Internet Based Test 80+.


Three Cities Program: Tuscania, Rome and Florence
Fall Only - One semester – Fall 2012: €5.950

Three Cities Program: Tuscania, Rome and Venice
Spring Only - One semester - Spring 2013: €5.950

Additional Italian Cuisine course in Tuscania
2 hrs/week for one month: € 330

*Lab fees, course materials and field trips are not included in the above tuition costs.

2012 - 2013 - Florence (Housing deposit is €250)
Cost (EURO) per Apartment

Double room in a
One Semester: € 2.500,00

NOTE: Utilities (water, light, gas...) are included in housing costs. Any costs above the average will be charged to students sharing the apartment, who will then have to share and pay for these costs. Damages caused by students' neglicence are not included. Space is limited for single bedrooms. If a student’s room request cannot be honored due to space limitations, he/she will be assigned according to availability. Accomodations with families and home stays are available upon request. Meals are not included.