Italy, San Servolo Island - Venice (VE), Italy

Made in Italy/Made by Italics. Italian identity between history and future

when 15 July 2019 - 21 July 2019
language Italian
duration 1 week
fee EUR 900

The training week is divided into topic days, lectures given by university professors, talks given by professionals, face to face interaction and workshops. 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.

There will be, among others, talks and lectures given by exponents of the following companies and institutions: Alessi Spa, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Bulgari, Sergio Tacchini e Cantina Valle dell'Acate.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Course leader

Professor Davide Cadeddu, University of Milan

Target group

The course is open to students, graduates and professional from varying areas of study wishing to enrich their experience and enhance their CVs. The participants will develop their knowledge in the area of Made in Italy/Made by Italics, refine their cultural awareness of the values of Italian identity and question the stereotypes often confronted.

Course aim

What are the characteristics of “Made in Italy”? What are the characteristics of “Made by Italics”? What is the difference between the two?

The Summer School proposes a course of study, in residence, aimed at a deeper understanding (far from the clichés and easy slogans) of the character, complexity and influence of Italic culture in the world.
The course has five thematic areas (art, music, fashion, design and gastronomy) in which the prerogatives affirming Italian excellence globally will be presented, examined and discussed. The evocative context of the Island of San Servolo in Venice, where the participants will both study and live, will contribute to their experience of the essence of Italian culture throughout the entire week

Credits info

The applicants are required to send his/her curriculum vitae and to specify which of the five areas he/she wishes to focus on. The selection of applicants will be made by an internal committee formed by the Director of the course and by two members of the Board of Schola Italica.

Italian (English as an auxiliary language).

Fee info

EUR 900: The participation fee including full room and board for one week as well as didactic and workshop materials.


Some scholarships may be given to candidates on the basis on merit.

In addition, 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.