LdM Tuscania Facilities and Services
LdM Tuscania sits in an elegantly modern structure in the town center that contrasts beautifully with the medieval stone walls surrounding the city. The building hosts light-filled studios and classrooms as well as reading rooms, an exhibition space, a library, and a computer room. The facilities include a courtyard and a fully equipped teaching kitchen for classes in Culinary Arts and Nutrition.
The LdM Tuscania program is unique in that it actively uses the sites and monuments of the town, such as the Etruscan Museum and churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Pietro, as an extension of the campus.
For semester students who choose to live in apartments, LdM provides four meal vouchers per week that can be used for lunch or dinner in various eateries in town. The restaurants and cafés offer students local Italian specialties and main courses, further enriching their experience through traditional cuisine.
During the Orientation, LdM Student Advisors provide students with details about meal vouchers and the locations of restaurants providing discounted prices to students with an LdM ID card.
The library at LdM Tuscania provides the tools that enable students to complete their coursework at LdM successfully. The collection consists of books, periodicals, and other materials in English carefully selected to meet the needs of LdM’s students and the diverse subjects that are offered. Students can consult books in the reading rooms and check out a limited number of titles. The library purchases American and Italian newspapers daily, so students can keep up with current affairs.
Student Point/Computer Lab
The Student Point is located on the first floor. There are computer terminals with free internet access during operating hours. The Student point and the Library are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Students are informed at the beginning of the term about special opening hours.
Wi-Fi is available in the campus building during normal opening hours. Password access to the Wi-Fi network is available at the front desk.
LdM Students Mail Service
Navigating foreign postal services can be daunting when living abroad. In order to simplify this experience, LdM offers the services of the Student Mail Office, where student mail may be sent to directly, rather than a personal address. This allows deliveries to be easier and more reliable. Students are responsible for checking in with the Student Mail Service when expecting a letter or package.
Please provide the following address to those wishing to send letters or packages:
c/o Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici
Largo della Rocca, 7
Health insurance is mandatory for all LdM students.
For those required to obtain a student visa and/or permit of stay (Permesso di Soggiorno), the Italian government mandates that all students have comprehensive international health insurance coverage for their time in Italy, and students must show proof of insurance before entering Italy. LdM strongly encourages that students get a health insurance plan that includes medical evacuation and repatriation.
During orientation, students receive information regarding doctors in Tuscania, public hospitals, and pharmacies. For general medical issues, LdM refers its students to general practitioners who can be reached during office hours without an appointment. The general practitioners’ offices are located at Via Sette Comuni 12 and are open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, only for emergencies, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
There is a doctor on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for house visits. The general practitioners may refer students to specialists or private clinics to run more specific medical tests if needed.
For students who wear contact lenses or have a condition that requires regular medication, LdM strongly recommends bringing a full supply that lasts for the duration of their stay in Italy. Make sure medications come in original packaging with clear labeling along with the prescription from their home doctor. When traveling, it’s advisable to put medications in a carry-on bag in case the checked luggage gets lost or delayed. If the prescription runs out, it is possible to obtain a prescription from a doctor in Italy. Students are responsible for checking with the local embassy to make sure that their medication is acceptable to bring into Italy. Please note that some countries in the EU may consider certain prescribed medications illegal, such as some ADD therapy medications. Students should bring a letter from their doctor, on official letterhead, listing their medications and explaining why they are necessary.
Students should do their research to ensure their well-being and to help prevent any misunderstandings that can hinder their study abroad experience.
LdM discourages students from having medicines or medical supplies shipped from their home country. Italian customs laws are strictly enforced, and packages can be held for long periods or shipped back to the sender. If this happens, students must provide customs officials with a prescription from a doctor in Italy, risking the medication not arriving by the time they need it.