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Rome Villa Caproni

This spring ’09 semester Temple University Rome students and faculty occupied striking new classroom and studio spaces on the third floor of the Villa Caproni, its long-time site in Rome, Italy. Significant year-long renovations have included classrooms, study areas, a new architecture studio and a high-tech staircase, which links the first and second floors to the third-floor expansion. The renovation enables the program to more comfortably accommodate existing enrollments, with space for some increase in students and classes.

“The light filled spaces with views of Rome, and the latest technology have added space, and even greater beauty to the facilities while maintaining the Villa Caproni’s historic character,” said Kim Strommen, dean, Temple University Rome.

“Now, more than ever, Temple Rome students can explore the richness of Italian culture. Since the program’s inception, the Villa Caproni has inspired interest and exploration in a wide variety of subjects,” he added.

The top floor of the Villa Caproni remains the private residence of Contessa Maria Fede Caproni and her sister, Princess Letizia Caproni Giovanelli. Their father, Gianni Caproni, an aviation pioneer and manufacturer, designed Caproni airplanes on the premises.