Cal Poly Pomona

Italy Program

Landscape Architecture

Castiglion Fiorentino

The Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture Italy Program will conduct its twenty-second session in the Fall 2014 academic quarter.

Participants, which are limited to Landscape Architecture students, will again live and study at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino about fifty miles southeast of Florence in the Tuscany region. The session is a great opportunity to visit one of the oldest and culturally accomplished cultures.

The art, architecture, and landscapes of Italy are a remarkable blend of Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and contemporary expressions. In addition, the Italians continue to engage time-honored landscape applications that exemplify sustainable practices and alternatives.

The academic focus of the session will again be the region surrounding Castiglion Fiorentino. We will spend part of the semester learning about the environmental and social systems related to the community. With this comprehension, we will develop perceptual and environmental strategies for the design of the landscape surrounding the city.

For more information, contact Prof. Phil Pregill at (909) 869-4431 or by e-mail at