Monday, October 11 – Monday, October 18 – Spannocchia, Siena, Italy

Explore the wonderful food and wine culture of Siena, Italy with Slow Food Boston for a whole week this fall. October 11th through the 18th, they’ve planned a schedule chock full – think Tuscan cooking class with the farm’s chef, visiting a goat cheese farm and organic winery, enjoying a special dinner, nostra cena, with friends from the Slow Food chapter in Siena, and also, a few Italian language classes for good measure.

Your base for the week will be the glorious working organic farm of Spannocchia (below). Many in the food world are familiar with Spannocchia already, as it is a center for education and enrichment, operating a three-month Internship Program where volunteers learn the ins and outs of organic farming, Italian culture and heritage, and their relationship to food and wine.

Despite a full schedule, we promise that there will be ample time to explore and become familiar with Spannocchia’s 1100 acres. There will be chances to hear about the historic villa and fattoria, to visit the vegetable garden, vineyard, pig pens, and bee hives, and to enjoy the beauty of the grounds for a hike, a glass of wine on the terrace or reading in the ‘Secret Garden’.

Cost for all of this is $1,650 per person. Please note that there are only a few remaining spots! You can reserve yours with a 250 Euro deposit. Please contact Nicole Nacamuli at in order to complete the process.