Please note: Our standard programming is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual program groups may be consider on a case-by-case basis.
You can still explore our standard offerings below, and check back here or join our mailing list for more information as we are able to resume tours and activities.
Not only is Spannocchia located in the heart of Tuscany, our on-site activities and tours offer 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, both 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.
A TAVOLA! DISCOVERING FOOD & WINE IN TUSCANY
The A TAVOLA! program combines a balanced itinerary of cooking classes and visits to local artisans, small organic farms, Siena and surrounding Tuscan villages, and dining at excellent intimate restaurants. There will be plenty of opportunity to relax on the grounds of your home site, Castello di Spannocchia, an organic agricultural estate nestled in the hills of Tuscany.
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 nature 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 regenerative farming and sustainability.
We are honored to have been chosen to host accredited academic programs from many institutions of higher learning.