Research, Scholarship, Teaching

Study Center

Research and Scholarship

Following the spirit of art and inquiry of the former owner of the Villa, Charles S. Strong, the Center promotes research and scholarship on the Italian civilization from the Middle Ages to the present and gives a more formal profile to the academic initiatives already organized at the Villa.  

Please see more about the Center for the Study of Italian History and Culture and the Journal of Italian Studies.


Students on programs at Villa Le Balze have access to some of the best and brightest scholars in their respective academic fields.  Instructors at the Villa are part of an international academic community comprised of scholars from the local Florentine community as well as from Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, DC who serve as faculty members in residence