The U of A Rome Center campus is located in the prestigious Palazzo Taverna, situated within the complex of the only surviving example in Rome of a medieval stronghold that belonged to Giordano Orsini. Owned until the late Renaissance by the important noble Orsini Family, it was eventually purchased by other members of the Roman aristocracy. In the late 18th century, part of the area became Palazzo Taverna, named after the new aristocratic owner. The palace has two wings: Baroque and Empire, which still have the original decoration added in the 16th and 18th centuries, respectively.



The Gabrielli studios, on the ground floor of Palazzo Taverna in the Baroque wing, are used mostly for practical activities. They are set up to allow students to work on their projects with all the space they need, including printers, plotters, cutting areas and stationery materials.

There are meeting rooms, three large studios, toilets and a relaxation area. The facilities are a great area for students to work on their projects, and they can arrange their workstation to suit their needs.

Gabrielli 1 Studio

The spacious studios are located in multiple areas inside Palazzo Taverna and include design and humanities studios, classrooms/AV rooms, a library, faculty and staff offices, a students' area, as well as computer labs. The Empire Wing on the first floor comprises the main offices (including the Student services coordinator's one), the Library, the Students' Area, the Projection Room and the beautiful Main hall. This part of the UARC is dedicated to courses, projections and conferences. In the Students' Area, equipped with vending machines, a fridge and microwaves, students can socialize, buy coffee, have a snack, or eat lunch.

Gabrielli 2 Studio

Fashion Centre facilities

The fashion centre facilities are on the ground floor of Palazzo Taverna. There is a studio, a computer lab and a sewing room. The access through the entrance hall offers a relaxing area. Fashion students can use printers, photocopiers and scanners. The fashion centre has its own wifi connection, as well as toilets. 

University of

Arkansas Rome Center


in Palazzo Taverna

Via di Monte Giordano, 36 - 00186 Rome

phone: (++39) 06.6833.298

fax: (++39) 06.6833.298

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