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NRCSA Center: Scuola Italiana
Siena, Italy  


About the NRCSA Center

The NRCSA Center in Siena is located near the Piazza del Campo, and is an excellent location for students looking for an escape to Italy.

Many different students from around come to Siena to study the Italian language, and to get immersed in the Italian culture. Approximately sixty percent of the students are between the age of 17 and 30. The majority of the students who attend the Center are employed, and take courses to further their careers. The next largest group is University students who attend programs to further their studies. The rest of the students are primarily retired and are in Siena to expand their knowledge, and participate in the Italian culture.

All of the teachers are highly qualified, and most of them have studied the Italian language and literature as part of their higher education. All of the teachers have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners.


About Siena

Siena has an abundance of artistic and historical points of interest. There is the wonderful Piazza del Campo, in the form of a shell, dominated by the Gothic Public Palace, containing masterpieces by Simone Marini and Lorenzetti and the slender Torre del Mangia. No less important is the group by Duomo and Baptistery: the Cathedral proudly presents great works of art such as the Pulpit by Nicla Pisano. The adjoining museum preserves the "Maesta," a famous painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna.

Churches, palaces and museums abound in Siena. The Gothic Basilica of San Domenico; the Salimbeni Palace; the church of Saint Francis with frescoes by Lorenzetti; the superb Palazzo Tolomei; Santa Maria dei Servi, in a romantically isolated position with many precious paintings; the rich Art Gallery in Palazzo Bonsignori and the Archaeological and Etruscan Museum. Siena is a charming medieval city filled with interesting architecture and friendly people and the school is located in the historical centre.

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