The Spannocchia Foundation was formed in February 2002, with the intent of supporting conservation, research, and education at the Tenuta di Spannocchia, an 1100-acre organic agricultural estate in central Tuscany. Our vision is to become an internationally recognized example for sustainable development in rural areas and an educational center for students, scholars, researchers, artists, and others committed to preserving cultural history and the environment for future generations. The Spannocchia Foundation has its administrative base in Portland, ME, but Foundation-sponsored activities take place at the Tenuta di Spannocchia, near Siena, Italy.