Perugia unveils statue of Maria Montessori

Wednesday 14th September 2022

The Italian city of Perugia has a special connection to Maria Montessori and her pedagogy. It was here that she delivered one of her last teacher training courses, cherishing many hopes for a study centre in that location. The Montessori presence has remained strong ever since, with intensified gratitude for the legacy over the past years, which has culminated in the city organising a Montessori Day each 14 September, which is seeing its fourth edition this year.

Today there is something extra special to enjoy and celebrate: the unveiling of a statue of Maria Montessori which you will find on Piazza Maria Montessori, which was named for the pedagogue in October 2021 and designed by architect Matteo Ferroni.

The event was attended by many officials, and on behalf of AMI our President Philip D. O’Brien, our Executive Director, Lynne Lawrence and our President-elect Alain Tschudin attended.

Maria Montessori statue