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summer school in italy
summer school in italy

The Summer School, coordinated by a director, will provide accommodation for the selected students and a daily schedule over the course of the six ‘topic days’, divided into lectures given by university professors and talks given by professionals or entrepreneurs, face to fact interaction and workshops. Summer School in Venice

The course studies five cultural areas in depth; art, music, fashion, design and gastronomy. Summer School in Venice

In fact, these reflect the specific qualities that permitted the affirmation of Italian excellence worldwide will be presented, examined and discussed.

The values of the Italian people in regard to food, fashion, design, culture and social life are for sure one of the best in the world. Clichés and easy slogans about Italy and Italians are not enough to identify and understand the characteristics of the italian culture and its ability to be a real lifestyle.

Language of the course: Italian
Support language: English

summer school in italy



What are the characteristics of “Made in Italy”? What are the characteristics of “Made by Italics”? What are the differences between them?

The evocative context of the Island of San Servolo in Venice, where the participants will both study and live for an entire week, will allow them to experience the essence of Italian culture. There will be, among others, talks and lectures given by exponents of the following companies and institutions: Summer School in Venice

Alessi Spa; Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago; Fondazione Pistoletto Citta dell’arte; Gambero Rosso; Midali Srl; Piccolo Teatro di Milano; Salvatore Ferragamo; Teatro La Fenice di Venezia.



The course is open to undergraduates, graduates and professionals from different disciplines, who wish to travel, live in contact with people from all over the world and grow as a professional and as an individual.

Living an entire week in the San Servolo island in Venice allows you not only to get a deeper understanding of the values and the essence of the Italian identity. Furthermore, you will obtain a wider awareness of how Italics way of think and do is changing in today’s globalized and connected world.

At the end of the week’s activities, each participant must produce (in relation to the professional area indicated in his/her application) a written document or creative product/project which illustrates his/her own creative capabilities within Italic culture. At the conclusion of the course, the participants will receive a certificate of participation and prizes will be given for the best works produced.



More in detail, we are searching for these profiles:

Chefs, restorauteurs or, simpler and wider, Italian food’s lovers from all over the world, who wish to immerse theirselves in the secrets of Italian know how by following the guide of  the speakers of gastronomy session.

More info at: Gastronomy

The ideal candidate is a motivate graduete student or a young freelance who wants to learn and discuss with the leading masters of Italian design with the purpose of innovate following the principles of the Italian style.

More info at: Design

We are searching for international undergraduates, graduates and professionals keen on fashion who desire to get a deeper knowledge of the essence of the Italian fashion becoming an ambassador of the Italian style in the world.

More at: Fashion

Graduate or graduate students, artists or professionals of this sector keen on the themes of the continuity and change of Italian arts in the international artistic context.

More info at: Art

Graduate or graduate students, artists or professionals of this sector keen on the themes of the continuity and change of Italian arts in the international artistic context.

More info at:  Music


Send your application is simple. Just full fill out the registration form below (5 min).
Schola Italica communicates to each candidate the final outcome of the selections by 31 July.


The participation fee amounts to €1200,00 and is comprehensive of registration, teaching material, full room and board on the same premises as the Summer School (San Servolo Island, Venice).


Some scholarships may be given to candidates on the basis on merit.
The best student of the Summer School may receive the opportunity of a paid internship with a cultural association committed to developing reflections on Italic identity in the world.