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CGEE partners with Castello Sonnino International, a historical farm and winery that produces quality wines, olive oils and antique grains. Castello Sonnino sits on 150 hectares, in the heart of Montespertoli, the smallest Chianti sub-region just 20 kilometers southwest of Florence, Italy. Montespertoli is a small village within walking distance from the Castle with approximately 14,000 inhabitants, offering a farmer’s market, shops and restaurants and surrounded by rich grapevines, olive groves, and forests. Castello Sonnino dates back to the 17th century with a medieval tower from the 13th century and has been inhabited by noble Florentine families throughout its history. Today a portion of it has been transformed into an example of sustainable development for researchers, educators and students committed to preserving the environment and cultural heritage. 

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Popular themes in Italy include (but are not limited to):

* Agriculture and Sustainable Development
* Architecture and landscape architecture
* Arts and Culture
* Art history
* Biodiversity
* Business
* Craftsmanship
* Cuisine 
* Edible plants
* Enology: the science of winemaking
* Environment and Ecotourism
* Fashion
* Food security
* Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
* History
* Marketing
* Olive Oil Production
* Politics
* Religion and Faith
* Slow Food Movement
Details coming soon! 

Pienza

Florence

Pisa

Volterra

Certaldo

Lucca

Siena

San Gimignano

Cinque Terre

Perugia

Rome

Naples

Bologna

Venice
 
Need some ideas of what you can do? View our sample programs that show possibilities in different themes! Use a sample program as a building block and then customize from there to fit your organization's needs.

Sample Programs:
An Exploration of the Arts and Culture in Tuscany
Climate Change and Biodiversity
The Art of Sustainable Living: A Culinary Journey

Costs will be unique to the programming activities you choose for your program, the number of participants, the length of the program, etc.


The prices below represent the typical per person cost for an 10-day/9-night program in the Tuscany region of Italy. Prices can decrease when costs can be shared among a larger group of participants. These prices include two free leaders, some meals, and do not include the cost of airfare.

 
Destination 15 Participants 20 Participants 25 Participants
Italy / Tuscany Region $2400 $2160 $1970
This estimate is only an approximation based on other programming we have done in Tuscany, Italy.  After you have submitted your application and we have worked out an itinerary specific to you, the program cost and payment instructions will be sent. Group scholarships are also available on a limited basis.
Questions about Italy custom programming? Contact Peggy Johnson at: 

Email: johnsop2@augsburg.edu

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