La Sapienza - Università di Roma

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The Winter School provides the opportunity to analyse the features of local entities, in terms of both urban planning and construction, found within the existing historic framework, using the primary tools and methods of cognition, through both documentation and direct observation, under an approach that combines theoretical and operational considerations. The end goal is to provide the student with the tools needed to correctly carry out an all-encompassing analysis, in the interests of a project for the preservation of urban contexts.

Why Ciciliano?

  • To live a learning experience in a medieval village surrounded by a wonderful natural settings in the heart of Italy, not far from Rome
  • To study in the impressive premises of a medieval castle
  • To come into contact with centuries-old materials during workshops in the historical village
  • To join a friendly, international, multicultural and interdisciplinary group
  • To enjoy top-quality teaching and learning
  • To meet a professional and friendly staff
  • To live in the old houses and properties, located in the historic core
  • To discover mediterranean diet


October 23 - November 4

Programme Structure
The Winter School consists of two activities: lectures and workshops, both taught in English, with a final presentation of the work.

Guided visits will be held to artistic and monumental sites, including: Terme di Diocleziano in Rome, Villa d’Este and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli, near Rome.

Certificate of participation for 125 hours of activities corresponding to 5 ECTS.

We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world with a background in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Archeology, History of Art and related disciplines.

Deadline for submission of application and CV is August 26, 2016.

For further information: see material in downloads section (on right).


  • Graduate School in Architectural and Landscape Heritage 
    Via Antonio Gramsci, 53
    00136 Roma