All students are based in the recently restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated Campus in the beautiful historical center of Lucca. The Campus includes renewed residential facilities, an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, a state-of-the-art library and outdoor recreational spaces, which foster a unique cultural, professional and social environment for our doctoral program. In addition to free room and board, successful applicants also receive a research scholarship (ca €15,000/year) to cover living costs. Additional funding to support long-term research visits is also provided.