“The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City” is a three-week college and university teachers institute for twenty-four participants to study Etruscan and early Roman culture. The institute, supported by the Community College Humanities Association and co-directed by Gregory Warden (Southern Methodist University) and Carole Lester (Richland College), begins in Orvieto, Italy, with trips to Tarquinia, Cortona, Siena, Chiusi, Florence, Bologna, Volterra, and Rome. The institute focuses on four themes: archaeology and urban identity in early Italy; Etruscan and Roman urbanization; economy, trade, and cultural formation in the early Mediterranean; and the conquest of the Etruscans by the Romans. Participants visit excavated Etruscan sites, museum holdings, and archives, and investigate issues of cultural identity, belief systems, spatial hierarchy, and political and economic dominance and decline. The co-directors are joined by curators, archaeologists, and historians who also guide the site visits: Claudio Bizzarri (archaeology, University of Arizona), Luca Fedeli (Archaeological Superintendence of Tuscany), Andrea Gáldy (art history, Florence University of the Arts), Mario Lozzo (art history, National Archaeological Museum of Florence), Stephan Steingraeber (Etruscology, University of Rome), Michael Thomas (art history, University of Texas, Austin), and Anthony Tuck (classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Site visits have been planned for the Faina Museum, the National Archeological Museum of Orvieto, the Belvedere Temple, Campo della Fiera, Crocifisso del Tufo, and the Tarquinia Museum and Necropolis.