Unpack the Slow Food movement’s motto of “good, clean, and fair.”
Explore how the business of food affects the health and wealth of farmers, workers, families, and communities.
Students live and work at the Castello Sonnino, a historic estate roughly 12 miles outside the major city of Florence. The Sonnino estate include beautifully preserved historic buildings and 300+ acres of woods, olive groves, vineyards, and working farm land.
Students live in apartments on the Sonnino grounds, studying the political and economic context of the farming and food movements particular to Italy. They gain firsthand experience of sustainable local food systems and the role they play in maintaining rural culture in Tuscany through an internship placement on the farm, in the village, or in nearby Florence.
- Intensive, food-systems-focused internships
- Accommodations in a historic estate, now a working farm and vineyard
- Italian language instruction, class in English
- Opportunity to live and work in a small community near Florence.