Agriculture and tourism are only part of what we do at Spannocchia. Our primary mission is for the estate to serve as an international model for sustainability and an educational center for responsible farming and tourism practices. Through membership donations, we are able to create a place for people to experience the authentic history of rural Tuscany as well as modern sustainable farming practices at work.

Donations through memberships help us preserve the estate, run educational programs and underwrite the costs of our internship program. We wouldn’t be Spannocchia without a little help from our friends.

In return, we promise that once you stay at Spannocchia, you’ll always have family in Italy!

Become a Member!

Benefits for Members

Membership at any level allows you to reserve accommodations at Spannochia for a visit with friends or family. While you are here you’ll also enjoy:

  • Access to Spannocchia products and merchandise.
  • Special discounts and pricing for education programs and cooking classes.
  • A FREE historical tour of the Castello.

Members continue to enjoy a variety of benefits after (or before!) their visit:

  • Ongoing updates about the organization including occasional gardening tips, classic Italian recipes, information on upcoming programs and sustainability news.
  • Advance access to imported Spannocchia products.
  • Special member-only travel offers for discounted farmhouse rentals or B&B stays.
  • Invitations to member-only events in the United States.

 

Individual

$45

One Time
  • All standard benefits, plus:
  • Access for member and guest in the B&B
  • Participation in educational activities and programs.
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Friend

$100

One Time
  • All Family benefits, plus:
  • Free “Friend” Gift
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Benefactor

$250

One Time
  • All Family benefits, plus:
  • Free “Benefactor” gift
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Benefits for Recurring Members

Friend

$10

Monthly
  • All Family benefits, plus:
  • Free “Friend” Gift

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Benefactor

$25

Monthly
  • All Family benefits, plus:
  • Free “Benefactor” Gift
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Frequently Asked Questions

Spannocchia is made up of a family of organizations including an American based 501c3 non-profit, Friends of Spannocchia. The non-profit financially supports the educational activities and programs at Spannocchia as well as the preservation of the historic estate and investment in new sustainable agricultural practices. Guests at Spanocchia become members of the non-profit and are encouraged to maintain their membership as ongoing supporters of the Spannocchia community. The generous support of our members is what allows Spannocchia to thrive as an international model for sustainability and educational center!
Spannocchia has been a blended community of Americans and Italians since the estate was purchased in 1925 by Delfino Cinelli. The estate had fallen into disrepair and in 1992, Delfino’s grandaughter and husband moved from America to Spannocchia in hopes of preserving the estate and its historic character. To support their efforts, the Friends of Spannocchia non-profit organization was created.
Yes! For Americans. The amount that you can deduct depends on the level of your membership and the cash value of the benefits you receive.
Many contributors choose to give at a higher level of membership for additional benefits and their interest in supporting Spannocchia’s mission to serve as an international model for conservation and sustainability.
Yes! If you realize you would like the additional benefits of a higher level of membership, our staff can easily help you upgrade.
Friends of Spannocchia provides occasional programming opportunities in the United States. Interns from across the country continue to share Spannocchia’s mission in their jobs, volunteer positions and and as members of their communities.