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Georgetown University invites you to discover Villa Le Balze, where carefully preserved history and beauty meet world-class teaching and scholarship in the hills high above Florence, Italy. Through its commitment to academic excellence, holistic student learning and development, and faculty and alumni engagement – the Villa supports Georgetown’s mission and identity as a student-centered research university.

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Five undergraduate students and Prof. Mustafa Aksakal sitting with computers around a table on Villa Le Balze's terrace.

Experiencing Modern Italy

March 25th, 2024

From Morocco to Italy to Syria, the Mediterranean Sea is a hotbed of events for historians, and historians-to-be, to explore. Prof. Mustafa Aksakal discusses the importance of Modern Italian history through the courses he’s teaching at Villa Le Balze.…

Several students seated on folding chairs listening to a man playing violin in the distance.

Take Off Your Headphones and Enjoy the Soundscape

November 14th, 2023

Modern musical notation, lyric opera, the violin, and Måneskin all have one thing in common – they are the product of Italy’s rich culture of music and sound. This semester in Fiesole, our Hoyas are immersing themselves into this cultural touchstone through Villa Sounds, a special concert series.…

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