Campus Life at LdM Tuscania
The LdM program in Tuscania is based on a full immersion concept that differs in emphasis from the Florence and Rome campuses. Because of the size of the town, its geographic location, and its pace, Tuscania is the perfect setting for friendly and frequent interaction with local Italians. Integration into the community is fundamental to the program and, in particular, to the Italian language courses, encouraging students to create real relationships in a cultural context and language that is different from their own.
All students at LdM Tuscania live under the guidance and direction of experienced Student Advisors available at:
Student Advisor Office
Largo della Rocca 7
01017 Tuscania (VT)
Front Desk Hours:
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LdM Tuscania Housing Services
LdM Tuscania is pleased to facilitate students housing arrangements. Learn more…
Facilities and Services
The LdM Tuscania campus is located in the historical town center. The elegantly modern building structure is an architectural delight, contrasting beautifully with the medieval stone walls into which it is integrated.
The building has recently been remodeled to provide a range of student facilities, including light-filled studios and classrooms as well as reading rooms, an exhibition space, a library, and a computer room.
The facilities also include a courtyard and a fully equipped teaching kitchen for classes in Mediterranean cuisine. The LdM Tuscania program actively uses the sites and monuments of the town, such as the Etruscan Museum and churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Pietro, as an extension of the campus.
LdM will provide students with 4-meal vouchers per week to semester students who choose the apartment option. These can be used for lunch or dinner in various restaurants and cafeterias in Tuscania. The restaurants and Cafeterias offer students Italian specialties and main courses at lunch and dinnertime, including pizza, salads and sandwiches and many drink options.
During the Orientation, LdM Student Advisors will provide students with all the details about meal vouchers and about selected local restaurants, pizzerias and cafeterias, where students can eat at low/discounted prices upon showing their LdM ID card.
Library and the Computer Lab
The library at LdM Tuscania contains an ever-growing collection of books about all the subjects taught at the campus. Most of the resources are in English, while a large amount of Italian-language material is also available. The collection includes both traditional and digital resources. All resources are at the students’ disposal, whether it be in the comfortable LdM reading room, or borrowed for a limited time. The library also subscribes to many international magazines.
The Student Point is located on the first floor, there are also computer terminals with free internet access that students can use. The Student point and the Library are always (Fall, Spring and Summertime) open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Students will be informed at the beginning of the term about special opening hours
WIFI is available in the campus building during normal opening hours.
Password access to the WIFI network will be given to students at the front desk.
LdM offers a Student Mail Service to facilitate students’ mail and packages sent from family and friends back home. It is easier and more reliable to have mail sent to LdM than to an apartment in Italy. It is the students’ responsibility to check with the front desk, especially when expecting a letter or package. Friends and family may address letters and/or packages to the following address:
c/o Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici
Largo della Rocca, 7
For those required to obtain a student visa, the Italian government mandates that all students have comprehensive international health insurance coverage for their time in Italy, and proof of said insurance while in Italy. In addition, LdM strongly recommends students obtain health insurance that includes medical evacuation and repatriation.
At the Orientation Meeting, students will receive information about English speaking general practitioners, Tuscania’s closest public hospital and 24-hour pharmacies.
Outside of class time, students have time to relax, while also exploring and experiencing a new country, a new culture and traditions. Tuscania is the perfect site to enjoy the Italian countryside and nature. There are various horse riding and walking tours in the surrounding areas, as well as an ancient archaeological park, an Etruscan necropolis containing many tombs dating from the 6th to the 1st century BC, and many medieval churches.
LdM Tuscania offers a balanced combination of FREE activities throughout the week such as:
• yoga (Hatha) and other holistic practices
• nature friendly activities
• herb laboratories
• ayurvedic cuisine workshop
• sensorial paths
• delectable food trails (to take advantage of local and traditional dishes
and also sport activities such as:
• swimming in a natural hot spring
• jogging or hiking in the gorgeous woods of the Tuscia region, while looking for the mysterious medieval hermitages and exploring the beauty of lost towns.
On Fridays, LdM Tuscania organizes FREE historical and cultural tours (day trips) to interesting Mediterranean towns such as:
• the charming medieval walled town of Viterbo
• the fascinating Bolsena Lake (the biggest volcanic lake in Europe)
• the enchanted borough of Civita di Bagnoregio, known as “dying village”, where time seems to have stopped
• the untouched historical town of Orvieto, where you can explore the underground caves and see a magnificent cathedral
• the peaceful Villa Lante, with one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance Gardens
• Park of Monsters, a mystical place which is sure to surprises you
• Palazzo Farnese known for its Renaissance architecture
• Mannerist frescoes, magnificent Royal Staircase and Renaissance garden
• During Summer, LdM Tuscania will organize a seaside or beach day in Tarquinia and Montalto (Tyrrhenian sea)
At the Orientation meeting, students will receive all the information about the extracurricular activities offered.
The location of LdM Tuscania is convenient also for visits to Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Assisi and Perugia.
Getting around Tuscania
LdM offers FREE transfers on Thursdays and Fridays to reach the nearest train stations (Tarquinia or Viterbo) and on Sundays from Tarquinia train station to Tuscania.
During the week, there are buses, which run from early morning to late afternoon and licensed shuttle services available. Costs are dependent on the distance traveled, as well as the itineraries.
At the Orientation meeting, students will receive all the information about FREE transfers to and from the nearest train stations, shuttle services, train schedule and bus system.