Centre of Italian Studies: Study Holiday


Experience Italian life in a friendly small-town atmosphere

The City

Urbania is a lively medieval town in central Italy where you can experience Italian life in a friendly small-town atmosphere. Although it’s in a scenic position in the hills, the town itself is flat, making it pleasant for walking. Urbania has good restaurants, bars, and cafes, making it a good base for exploring the region. During the early middle ages, prior to being taken over by the Duke of Urbino, the town was called Casteldurante. Urbania’s Ducal Palace was the vacation home of the Duke of Urbino, who brought culture and art to Urbania. Urbania has long been one of Italy’s most important centres for ceramics.



The School

Founded in 1985, Centro Studi Italiani is the first school for foreigners in the Marche region and one of the most
respected institutions of its type in the world. Ever since its foundation, the school has provided Italian language and
culture classes to more than 16,000 students from all over the world.
Centro Studi Italiani offers all levels of Italian courses for students of all ages, from grammar to conversation classes for
the absolute beginner to literature courses for the extremely advanced. The program are therefore flexible, adaptable,
varied, rich and unique. Classes are intentionally small to allow students to best relate to each other while enjoying
personalized and individual attention from faculty.
The school is an official examination center for the CELI, PLIDA and AIL certifications.
Housing is available in comfortable fully furnished apartments or with host families.


Key Features

  • History of art, Italian history and literature
  • Cooking and wine tastings
  • Escorted tours/trips throughout Italy
  • Painting, ceramics, fresco, mosaics, sculpture
  • Italian language & operatic repertoire programs

Interested in studying in Urbania?

Contact our friendly staff for any information