A LONG STORY THAT STARTED IN 1950

1950: The “San Benedetto da Norcia” agricultural school with the respective boarding school are opened Gradually exchanging the Technical Agricultural schools, the first two professional agricultural schools, in Italy, are opened in Padua and Castelfranco. The name was chosen to pay homage to the great Saint that founded the San Benedetto  monastic or
der that in the Middle Ages was the first to drain and clear up lands and to farm them.

After the opening the school started to experiment different possible ways of professional agricultural education: long daytime and evening courses are started. These courses were done even during the winter. Even biennial professional courses are started, which means boarding schools and external students are allowed in.


2000: Unification To I.S.I “Duca degli Abruzzi”

In compliance with the D.P.R 233/98 about the sizing of the schools the San Benedetto and the boarding school are merged  with the “Duca degli Abruzzi” school which is a Technical Agricultural school. The boarding school and the Professional School to this day continue to be called “San Benedetto Da Norcia”.