From 1976 in Civita of Bagnoregio a prestigious didactic activity of architecture and town-planning is held by the professor Astra Zarina. Astra Zarina is professor of Architecture and Town-planning at Washington University in Seattle and she lives in Civita of Bagnoregio. Every year students of this university make a ten week didactic research. It concerns the study of the costums, culture, the historic architectural and urban development of the town of Civita and of its surroundings. The didactic activity includes seminars on the history of the town with the collaboration of professors coming from the universities of Rome, Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria and Washington University. The seminars also include the partecipation of students from the universities of Turin, Palermo and Reggio Calabria.

Few notes about professor Astra Zarina: she has been put in charge of both Architecture and Town-plannig Departments in Seattle. Zarina is the founder and the principal of three university programs in Italy: Architecture in Roma 1 e 2 started in 1970 and 1983 and Studies on Towns of Etruscan origin started in 1975 and held in Civita.

Entrance of Palazzo Alemanni where on the first floor, lessons are held for the students of architecture and town-planning of Washington University of Seattle.

A photo of a group of university students with the professor Astra Zarina and some guests during the "welcome party" in Civita of Bagnoregio year 2000.