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  • Make a Gift

    Give to Villa Le Balze For major gifts and recognition please contact Erin DeLoach, Senior Director of Development, Georgetown College or Vanessa Meyers, Director of Global Services. Why giv

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  • Visiting the Villa

    Planning a visit to Florence? Villa Le Balze welcomes visits to its gardens and exterior spaces by appointment only. The Villa is a private residence where we host academic programs, events an

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  • The Villa Le Balze Family

    Program participants often say their semester, summer or academic year at Villa Le Balze was a highlight of their Georgetown career.  Students and faculty alike form life-long friendships and continu

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  • Research, Scholarship, Teaching

    As part of its mission to expand Georgetown’s global reach and internationalize the university community, Villa Le Balze understands that international opportunities are as valuable for its faculty a

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  • Academics at Villa Le Balze

    In 1979, the Marquesa Margaret Rockefeller donated Villa Le Balze to Georgetown University with the desire that it should remain a place of learning and scholarship in memory of her father, the Ameri

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  • Gifting the Villa to Georgetown

    In 1979, the Marquesa Rockefeller, daughter of Dr. Charles Augustus Strong and Elizabeth Rockefeller, and granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her father's estate, Villa Le Balze, to Geo

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  • Villa Gardens

    Design InfluencesDevelopment of the HillsideThe Gardens in Strong's Time The Villa Le Balze compound consists of two main buildings, seven formal gardens, numerous individual garden decoration

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  • History of the Villa

    The SiteThe PhilosopherThe VisionariesThe Enduring Spirit At first glance, Georgetown's Villa Le Balze is merely another attractive house in the Tuscan vernacular style, adorned with well-prop

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  • About Villa Le Balze

    History of VLB The Gardens History of its Donation News and Events On-Site Staff Contact Us

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  • Home Page

    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 i

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