EXEDRA Mediterranean Center wants to encourage scholars, writers and artists by offering a quiet environment, ideal for study and creativity. If you need a place to finish writing a thesis or literary work, or if you need the stimulus of the Mediterranean light for your art or photography, EXEDRA can provide study space and accommodation for periods from two weeks to three months.
EXEDRA Mediterranean Center wants to encourage those with a particular interest in fields of study associated with the Mediterranean, but this is seen in the broadest possible way and is not binding.
Any request will be taken into due consideration.
EXEDRA offers residencies during the quiet months of the year, so there are fewer distractions and disturbances in the town and at the center.
EXEDRA has a small dedicated library with a focus on Mediterranean-associated subject-matter from archaeology to volcanology, classics to modern Sicilian literature. We can also help scholars and researchers get access to the local town library and archives, and to the diocese-run Alagonian Library.
Salvo Canto, writer and actor-performer, is working with EXEDRA to develop the A.R.T.S. Program – Approaching Reality with Theatrical Skills – using theatrical skills to help young people and adults develop their soft-skills.
Heather has chosen Siracusa, Italy as her home-base and works closely with Exedra to promote courses and conferences which focus on Sicily in Magna Grecia, while she devotes her attention to studies in Philosophy and Ancient Athletics.
Former student Elliott returns annually to Siracusa as student-in-residence where he finds the atmosphere of the EXEDRA Center and Siracusa helps him to concentrate on his studies in Philosophy and Ancient Greek.
We are open on Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 6.30pm, but residents will have 24-hr access to the building.
Palazzo Francica Nava
Via S. Landolina 5