Music Adventure is in residence at Tenuta di Spannocchia in Italy, a center for education and organic agriculture 22 km from Siena, in the heart of Tuscany.
The mission of the Spannocchia Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to encourage global dialogue about sustaining cultural landscapes for future generations. Spannocchia has been featured in Bon Appetit, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and Travel and Leisure. It is a popular ecotourism destination and a protected ecological preserve. When not hosting groups, it hosts bed and breakfast guests.
Music Adventure participants will share spacious and comfortable rooms in the Fattoria (many decorated with frescoes) and share gourmet meals prepared using traditional Tuscan recipes. The food is all local, fresh and organic. Lunches are served to the Music Adventure group in the Fattoria kitchen.
Informal concerts take place before dinner on the Villa Terrace. Formal concerts are staged after dinner in the dramatic Villa Garden Patio for an appreciative multinational audience.
(These videos give you a glimpse into life at Spannocchia and some of the activities at the Spannocchia Foundation. The first few minutes of both videos are the same. Please note that Young Artists participants are not allowed to drink the wine.)