Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) Institute

Three Cities Program

This special semester-long study abroad experience allows students to retrace the steps of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance cultures by living and studying in three cities which embody these civilizations in all their richness and splendor: 

  • FALL SEMESTER:  Tuscania, Rome and Florence
  • SPRING SEMESTER:  Tuscania, Rome and Venice

Students spend a month at each location, moving from Tuscania, to Rome, to Venice (spring) or Florence (fall). They follow a structured and integrated program of five 3-credit courses: two courses at the first two sites and one at the last site. Classes meet every day Monday through Thursday for a total of 45 contact hours per course.


Three Cities course schedules include an entry entitled "Marist Code" wherein the Marist equivalent for each LdM course is indicated.

The program has no special prerequisites, and is designed for students interested in studying the roots of western culture, Italian language, and exploring three diverse areas of Italy in one semester.