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Riva San Vitale
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The "Virginia Tech Steger Center for International Scholarship" in Riva San Vitale–formerly known as the "European Center for Study and Architecture"–is the European campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg (US/Virginia).


The centre is located inside the historical Villa Maderni, which was built in or around 1750. In December of 1991, the villa was acquired by the Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger, and in the spring of 1992 the doors were opened to the public.