“That which children learn must fascinate them; we must offer them grandiose things: let’s begin by offering them the world.”

Maria Montessori

The 70-year Anniversary Celebrations – the extraordinary legacy left in Perugia by Maria Montessori

14 September 2019 – 31 December 2020
For the city of Perugia, 2020 will be a year of great significance. Seventy years ago, Maria Montessori, who had already selected Perugia as the ideal city in which to explore the topic of “children as builders of Peace,” was invited to direct the Center for Pedagogical Studies at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, and thus embarked upon the teaching of a historic course, open to national and international students, dedicated to the training of Method teachers.

The Perugia Montessori District



An urban and cultural concept aimed at strengthening and promoting awareness of the Montessori identity of the city of Perugia

The Maria Montessori Experimental Classroom


The classroom conceived and designed by the Dottoressa of Chiaravalle herself for the observation of children at work

The 70th Anniversary Celebrations



Sixteen months of celebrations and events: The city of Perugia will be home to 16 months of cultural and scientific events which will distinguish Perugia as a place of particular significance within the span of Montessori history


The goal of this event is to explore the topic of art and creativity in our postmodern age. This seminar is open to all those who seek to create restful pockets of offline space, who prefer to unplug, to think, and to continue to strive to enrich their own trove of life experiences and that of others.
Yesterday at the final rehearsal of our Montessori District Choir, you treated us to yet another afternoon filled with magic and holiday cheer! A heartfelt thanks to all participants large and small! And... it's showtime! See you all on Saturday 7 December, at 5:30 pm in piazza IV Novembre. Don't miss out, and remember-- bring your shining stars!
“Teaching Rights… Teaching Peace” The second of our meetings to mark the celebrations of “70 years of Maria Montessori in Perugia”: join us Saturday 7 December 2019, at 9:30 am, in the Sala dei Notari
Seeking parents, grandparents and teachers to read Christmas stories to children, in Italian or other languages. Come share your favorite holiday tale!

Santa Croce Preschool – Maria Montessori “Children's House”

Maria Montessori recognized the great educational potential of Nature, and she founded her work upon this potential…