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Via Vecchia Fiesolana, 26, 50014 Fiesole (FI), Italy
The Villa Le Balze is Georgetown¿s Italian estate, designed to give students the opportunity to study in Italy in a long-term study abroad program or a short-term tour, both of which combine the pleasures of travel with the joys of learning.
In 1979, the Marquesa Rockefeller, daughter of Dr. Charles Augustus Strong and Elizabeth Rockefeller, and granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her father's estate, Villa Le Balze, to Georgetown University. The Marquesa's dream was that Le Balze would forever be a place of learning in honor of her father, himself a philosopher, writer, and educator. Today, Georgetown University continues to realize this dream by offering the opportunity to study in Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
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