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UNH Tuscany Campus Photo Galleries

Get an idea of what it's like to live in Italy.

Explore the countryside through the eyes of current students, alumni and faculty, and witness the most beautiful, spectacular and historical sights Italy has to offer. View the expansive photo galleries below from each excursion.

HTM Trip to Parma - Parmesan, Parma Ham & Balsamico Tour

HTM Trip to Parma - Parmesan, Parma Ham & Balsamico Tour

2014 marked the first time UNH Tuscany hosted summer sessions here in Prato!  One of these two wonderful courses was Professor Jeff Trombetta’s Food Culture and Wine Appreciation course. During their month-long stay in Italy, the group divided their time between site visits and classroom time. Some of the places visited include: Florence’s famous Mercato Centrale, truffle hunting in San Giovanni d’Asso, an agriturismo, biscotti, gelato, and pasta factories, Parma (for the delicious ham and cheese!), and various wineries around Tuscany.

 

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Showroom & Design Museum in Milan with ID Students 2014

Showroom & Design Museum in Milan with ID Students 2014

2014 marked the first time UNH Tuscany hosted summer sessions here in Prato!  One of these two wonderful courses was Professor Jamie Slenker’s Architectural History & Design Studio course. The thirteen juniors and seniors pulled double duty during their two-week visit, taking in sites such as Milan, Rome, Florence, and local design studios around Prato, while planning and presenting a project proposal for the reception and roof-top terrace of UNH Tuscany’s new campus building in Piazza San Francesco.

 

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UNH Alumni Trip 2014

UNH Alumni Trip 2014

We had the privilege to host UNH alumni in Prato. The week-long tour included visits to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Poggio a Caiano. Some activities included: the Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a Medici Villa, a winery, Prato’s Emperor’s Castle, and a cooking class in Florence.

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Designing at San Francesco

Designing at San Francesco

2014 marked the first time UNH Tuscany hosted summer sessions here in Prato! One of these two wonderful courses was Professor Jamie Slenker’s Architectural History & Design Studio course. The thirteen juniors and seniors pulled double duty during their two-week visit, taking in sites such as Milan, Rome, Florence, and local design studios around Prato, while planning and presenting a project proposal for the reception and roof-top terrace of UNH Tuscany’s new campus building in Piazza San Francesco.

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Fall 12 UNH Presentation

Fall 12 UNH Presentation

On September 18th, the University of New Haven held its official presentation to the city of Prato in the beautiful garden of "Giardino Buonamici". Dr. Murphy, program director, spoke about how living and studying abroad is a way to enforce your language skills, your understanding of other cultures and a way of developing responsibility and maturity. Next, Dr. David Schroeder, professor of Criminology at UNH, spoke on UNH ranked as one of the world best schools for Criminal Justice, Engineering and Sports Business. Afterward, two students, Michael Lanzetta and Alyssa Mackinnon spoke about their experience here in Prato.

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Treasure Hunt - Caccia al tesoro

Treasure Hunt - Caccia al tesoro

In order to encourage students to use their language skills while studying in Prato, Italian professor Piero Ianniello sends them off on a scavenger hunt around PIN, the Prato branch of the University of Florence. After the scavenger hunt, they visit the local radio station, Radio Spin, where volunteers can further practice their Italian by going on air!

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Engineering project: bridges... made of spaghetti

Engineering project: bridges... made of spaghetti

Every Fall, incoming Freshman Engineering majors have the option to study abroad on the UNH Tuscany campus under the guidance of Professor William Adams. During their semester here, they learn about the basic principles of engineering, including bridge building. Being in Italy, it’s only appropriate that the students use spaghetti to understand the techniques building a bridge! These are some of the final products by Fall 2013 students.

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Trip to Poggio a Caiano, Capezzana and Artimino

Trip to Poggio a Caiano, Capezzana and Artimino

Every semester one our Friday excursions takes place in the the countryside around Prato. During the day-long visit, we first visit Poggio a Caiano, home to a Medici villa. The next stop is Capezzana, an estate that produces its own wine and olive oil. There we go on a fascinating tour of the wine cellars and have a tasting of both wine and freshly-pressed olive oil. We end the day with a coffee break at the historic and picturesque town of Artimino.

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UNH Prato Fam Trip June 2013

UNH Prato Fam Trip June 2013

In June 2013, UNH Tuscany was honored to host some of the UNH Home Campus’s faculty and staff during a seven-day visit to Prato. During their time here, they saw sites including: Florence, Siena, Carrara, Poggio a Caiano, and the Capezzana Winery. The also took a walking tour around Prato, participated in an SOS Italian course with professors Piero Ianniello and Laura di Pofi, and enjoyed an evening cooking class.

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Prato Campus Week 2013

Prato Campus Week 2013

In May 2013, Prato celebrated the presence of the three universities in the city: PIN, the Prato branch of the University of Florence, Australia’s Monash University, and of course, the University of New Haven! The UNH Tuscany Campus proudly opened its doors to the general public for an Open Day during Prato Campus Week.

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Prato Campus Week 2014

Prato Campus Week 2014

For the second year in a row, UNH Tuscany took part in Prato Campus Week, a 5-day event that celebrates the three universities in Prato: PIN, the Prato branch of the University of Florence, Australia’s Monash University, and the University of New Haven!

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Fall 12 - The Italian Law System - Meeting With The Experts

Fall 12 - The Italian Law System - Meeting With The Experts

Judge Jaqueline Magi, Lawyer Martina Moscardi and Lawyer Valentina Sanfelice met us in the Aula Magna for a comparative discussion about the Italian legal system and the American legal system. Students were fascinated to hear the personal experiences of Italian experts dealing with the challenges of working in a multicultural setting like Prato. What they learned from this encounter will be very useful in their Criminal Justice classes!

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Fall 12 - Meeting With The President of The Province

Fall 12 - Meeting With The President of The Province

UNH Prato students enjoyed a special tour of the palace of the Province of Prato. Caterina Fanfani, Press Officer and International Communication for the Province of Prato, explained the history of the building and the art collection. Then students had an official welcome and a friendly talk with Lamberto Gestri, the President of the Province of Prato.

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Conversation Exchange

Conversation Exchange

Every semester, UNH Tuscany hosts Conversation Exchange at the school once a week. This gives the students the opportunity to meet Italians around the same age, allowing them to forge friendships with locals and learn their language and culture. Many students choose to stay in contact with their partners outside the official Conversation Exchange nights. In the past students have grabbed coffee with their partners in between classes, gone to the movies, and even played a round of bowling!

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Soccer at Oratorio Sant'Anna!

Soccer at Oratorio Sant'Anna!

Italians vs. Americans! The students and faculty get together on Monday nights to play soccer against other Italians. Soccer, or Calcio in Italian, is a very popular sport among both young and old in Italy. Basketball pictures are soon to come!

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Cooking Class at Datini High School

Cooking Class at Datini High School

The students went to Datini High School, where they learned to cook two different types of pasta with other Italain students. The food was delicious and everything was made from scratch!

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Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano

Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano

As a part of their Friday excursions, UNH Tuscany brings students to visit the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano. The tour, run by Campus Director Kevin Murphy, starts in Siena, with sites such as the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, where the historic Palio takes place twice a year. In the afternoon, the students take a tour of San Gimignano’s city center and have some free time to climb one of the city’s famous tower houses.

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Volunteer Teaching at Cicognini High School

Volunteer Teaching at Cicognini High School

Every semester, some of our students volunteer to teach at a local Italian school, Convitto Cicognini, the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in Prato. The volunteering program started as a way to give back to the community by helping local students work on their English skills. But some students have since taken it a step further and have actually been teaching occasional lessons about science and criminal justice in English. Complimenti!

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Excursion to Pisa

Excursion to Pisa

Pisa is one of the excursions students can participate in while studying at UNH Tuscany. The half-day trip includes a guided tour by Campus Director Kevin Murphy to see the largest baptistery in Italy, the Camposanto Cemetery, Pisa’s cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower!

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Excursion to Lucca

Excursion to Lucca

Lucca makes up one of the many excursions students can opt to participate in during their semester at UNH Tuscany. The tour, run by Campus Director Kevin Murphy, highlights the cathedral, the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, and the amazingly preserved medieval city walls. During their free time, the students can walk around the city center or even rent bicycles to ride around the walls! In the evening, there is also the option to listen to excerpts of famous operas. Lucca is a proud supporter of the Opera, as it is home to Giacomo Puccini, one of the 19th century’s most famous composers.

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