Urbino, Italy

At the Urbino location, students and faculty study in the walled city in the Marche region in Italy, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture.  The city developed and thrived in the 15th and 16th century, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482, and former resident of the Pallazzo Ducale. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, yet only 45 kilometers from the Adriatic, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspects. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, with which UTSA has a MOU for teaching, learning and research activities. Typically, students are housed and provided studio space just outside the city walls, in a campus facility designed by renowned architect Giancarlo Di Carlo. This location is a perfect springboard location for many other European destinations for independent study and travel. The CACP currently utilizes an Italian third-party provider, Global Education Ventures (see photo link below), to manage logistics for educational programs.