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The 3 weeks I spent with the CIAO program were unforgettable. It was everything I could have possibly wanted from a program like this; an amazing group of motivated peers, incredible support and guidance, a beautiful location, and delicious food. This program was perfectly planned and executed, the bonds formed are unbreakable, and the memories will always be cherished and remembered. Such an amazing experience!”
Thank you!      –Marina, San Francisco 2019


Students are safely housed in the heart of Rome just a five minute walk to the Colosseum. Accommodations include Double or Triple with en suite bathroom and air conditioning and breakfast provided. The students will be dining in nearby restaurants or enjoying dinner al fresco on the rooftop terrace with a view of the Colosseum.


Housing and Studio both overlook the stunning countryside. Students live here and work here in an atelier environment. We are located in the province of Le Marche, Italy’s most eco-friendly province – about an hour’s drive to the Sibillini mountains and an hour to the Adriatic Sea. It is just a short five minute walk into town along a country road with an allee of trees.


Rome includes:

  • Local and regional transportation (it does not include airfare to Rome)
  • Museum tours and fees
  • Room: Doubles, Triples, Quads with bathroom en suite
  • Board: Continental Breakfast, picnic lunch on site or Pizza, Panini, or Pasta Dinner at a Pizzeria, Osteria, or Ristorante or on the rooftop terrace of the B&B

Sant’Angelo in Pontano includes:

  • Transportation from Rome and return to Rome
  • Tuition
  • Modelmaking supplies
  • Presentation supplies
  • Field trips
  • Room: Doubles, Triples with Bathrooms en suite and shared
  • Board: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all fresh and healthful. CFSU garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables daily.

What is not inlcuded:

  • Transportation to Rome
  • Sketchbooks and pencils/pens for free-hand sketching
  • Laptops necessary for studio work
  • Photographic Equipment recommended for site visits
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Food beyond that which is provided by the Program
  • Spending Money for Personal purchases  of  any kind
  • University accreditation (CFSU collaborates with Italian universities but no accreditation given for this program; the Center will issue its own certificates)
Program fee is $5575.00. There is a $100.00 discount if you apply by April 15th.
Payment options:
By check: Make the check out to Center for Sustainable Urbanism with a memo note “CIAO!”
On the Application Process page with the PayNow button
Email [email protected] for bank wire instructions
Full payment due no later than May 15th. Partial fee refundable until June 1st. $175 Application Fee is non-refundable.