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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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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.…

Fountain with the Greek god Triton at it's center, flanked by monumental staircases and several potted green plants.

Sustainability at Villa Le Balze: Explained.

October 24th, 2023

Villa Le Balze reflects on this year’s Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo theme: Sustainability. To celebrate, this article serves as a deep dive into the Villa’s own sustainability, what we already do, and what we are planning to do in the future.…

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