Not only is Spannocchia located in the heart of Tuscany, our on-site activities and tours offer you an insider’s view of life on a Tuscan farm. Guests can enjoy hiking through the estate, touring the gardens, and visiting our rare heritage-breed farm animals. Foodies, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and families will all find plenty to do on the estate and touring the region.
Vegetable Garden TourMarch 11, 2017
Cinta Senese Tour & TastingMarch 11, 2017
Olives and Olive OilMarch 11, 2017
Traditional Cooking ClassMarch 11, 2017
Castello TourFebruary 18, 2017
Bambini in CucinaFebruary 18, 2017
For more than fifty years, Spannocchia has been working with educational institutions, artistic programs and environmental groups to offer unique customized tours to visitors from around the world. We invite you to join a group and explore your passion in Italian culture, cuisine, history, art, music or many other enriching programs offered throughout the year.
Time: April 16, 2020 @ – April 23, 2020 @
Contact us for more information! Program Description: We are excited to offer our popular A Tavola program for the fourth time! In Italian a tavola! means “at the table” or a command “to the table!” – this concept is fundamental in Italian culture because the table is where everyone meets to break bread, share laughter and stories, and deepen connections. It is as ...Learn More
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Located on a nature reserve in the hills of Tuscany, Spannocchia's 1,100-acres is a paradise for foodies, nature-lovers, and those who dream of "la dolce vita." The organic farm, education center, multi-national community of staff and guests, centuries-old architecture, bountiful gardens, secret hiking paths, and beautiful vistas all work in magical harmony to provide the optimal setting to relax and immerse yourself in Italian farm-to-table food culture through tastings, cooking classes, and tours. This is more than a vacation; you’ll…
Come join me for a painting adventure in beautiful Tuscany! We will work on location, learning the fundamentals of watercolor and capturing the many moods of Spannocchia. This is a ‘destination vacation’ where you will soak up the culture, the food, the historic surroundings as you work on your skill development with painting in watercolor! Tours of vineyards, wine making, cooking Tuscan style, heritage gardens, heritage line of pigs and the famous proscuitto….all at your fingertips. Look up on line…
Spannocchia is our artists' retreat. Sketch, watercolor, journaling, photography, Tuscan Cuisine, and Yoga. Join kindred spirits, for inspirational teaching, sitting in the sun, sharing a glass of wine, reading a good book. Together we'll develop an artist's practice and experience life in the arts. Share the week with award-winning artists & teachers, Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham and begin habits that will change your life. Erin Lee Gafill is an artist, writer and teacher living in Big Sur, California.…
Discover the best of Tuscany! This small group tour of Tuscany will explore picturesque Tuscan towns, while enjoying the world-renowned food and wine of the area. Taylored Tours’ Walk, Wine, & Dine through Tuscany includes a 6 night stay at Spannocchia (October 13-19, 2019), a beautiful nature reserve in the hills of Tuscany. Daily breakfast and four-course family style traditional Italian dinners are included while staying at Spannocchia. We will start our mornings hiking the lush Tuscan landscapes. Our tour…
Trail Running in Tuscany invites travelers to actively immerse themselves in the Tuscan countryside. Each day will consist of two segments: a group run and a sightseeing tour. Daily Run. We will run once each day on the paths and gravel roads in the adjacent Alto Merse Forest Reserve. Runs will vary from 4 to 8 miles in length and will be adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the participants. Each run will include stops to tour…
Contact us for more information! Program Description: We are excited to offer our popular A Tavola program for the fourth time! In Italian a tavola! means “at the table” or a command “to the table!” – this concept is fundamental in Italian culture because the table is where everyone meets to break bread, share laughter and stories, and deepen connections. It is as much about feeding your body as about feeding your soul. The Discovering Food and Wine in Tuscany program combines a…
Plan A Customized Travel Program in the Heart of Tuscany
Bring a group and explore Castello di Spannocchia, an organic working farm and education center located in the heart of Tuscany, near Siena! With hundreds of acres of natural preserve, the Spannocchia property is an idyllic setting to soak in the beauty of the Italian landscape, inspire creativity and learn about the protection and conservation of Italian culture, cuisine and nature.
Using Spannocchia as a base for housing and meals, student and adult program groups conduct intensive artistic or instructional workshops in the Castello’s studio space, explore the rich history and culture of the region through day trips to nearby Siena and Florence, or use the land and its organic products to learn about Tuscan cooking and organic farming and sustainability.
We are honored to have been chosen to host accredited academic programs from many institutions of higher learning.