An ideal setting
In the historic centre of Pisa, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, a few steps from the Campo dei Miracoli and from the oldest university botanical garden in the world (1543), the headquarters of the Scuola Normale Superiore are a unique and evocative place. The lecture rooms, offices, laboratories, the various locations of the library, the canteen and the colleges are located in different parts of the centre, but very close to one another, within a maximum radius of 1 kilometre: a sort of atypical campus, perfectly integrated into the urban area and an integral part of the city life. Pisa, a lively university city, but with the relaxed rhythms typical of the province, is very close to the sea, just 20 minutes by train from Lucca, 50 minutes from Florence (and from there, with fast connections, to the main Italian cities), and has an international airport, not far from the centre.
The Florentine headquarters are located in the prestigious setting of Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, very close to the cathedral of Florence, the Bargello Museum, the National library and the Laurentian Medicean library.