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About University of Tuscia


Our campus is located in the town of Viterbo. Its historical centre, full of medieval memories and clubs populated by young students, will make you feel at home no matter where you come from. Furthermore, the University offers accommodations, a sports centre, a library and students associations.

Viterbo events and traditions

Viterbo is the northernmost province of Lazio, in the heart of Italy, located less than 100 km from Rome and just over 200 km from Florence. Viterbo lies at the foot of the Cimini Mountains, close to lakes Bolsena and Vico, and just a short distance from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Viterbo’s typical medieval character stands proudly alongside modern facilities and services. The University of Tuscia was founded in 1979 and quickly developed into what it is today: the hub of culture and learning in the province, offering courses suited to the requirements of local, national and international students.


In Viterbo there is the huge festivity of Santa Rosa. The “Macchina of Santa Rosa” is a 30-metre-high tower, which is renovated every 5 years, build in honor of Saint Rose (Santa Rosa) of Viterbo, the patron saint of the city. Every 3 September, during the evening, 100 men called “Facchini di Santa Rosa” (porters of Saint Rose) hoist this monument called Macchina which weight 11,000 pounds and carry it through the very narrow streets and squares of the medieval town centre for one km. Thousands of people come to visit the Saint and see the procession every year, also because it is so amazing that it was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Our Philosophy

Training and hospitality are the mottos of the University of Tuscia, which always tries to find solutions for its students, even those coming from abroad.

Tuscia's Principle

Viterbo wants to become an international training centre and the University of Tuscia wants to be the beating heart of this project.

Key Of Success

Innovation, development, research, more and more up-to-date courses. The MAIBS is just the summit of a mountain of projects and ideas being implemented at Tuscia.


Three campuses are located in the historical city centre. They are the result of remarkable restoration projects on the Church of San Carlo, the Church of Santa Maria del Paradiso, and the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria in Gradi, housing the University administrative offices.


The university is structured in the following departments:

  • Economics, Engineering, Society and Enterprise
  • Innovation in biological, agri-food and forestry systems
  • Agricultural and forestry sciences
  • Ecological and biological sciences
  • Humanities, Communication and Tourism
  • Linguistic-literary, historical-philosophical and legal studies

After the MAIBS

During the master students will have the opportunity to get to know and be known by the partner companies, which may choose to propose to one or more students an apprenticeship for the months following the theoretical lessons of the master.