The Instituto Superbo is an institute of higher education located in Rome and where Father Crostaciano holds the title of Rector Tranquillis (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 81).


A play on the the Italian phrase instituto superiore (higher education institution; "superior institute")[1]; superbo supposes the institution is even more haughty or magnificent[2].


  1. Wiktionary: superiore
  2. Wiktionary: superbo

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