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Castello Sonnino International Educational Center

Castello Sonnino is an historic wine estate 20 kilometers south of Florence, Italy. It is a working farm that produces wine and olive oil on 150 hectares of land surrounded by a rich biodiversity.

Castello Sonnino is conveniently located next to the village of Montespertoli which lends its name to the smallest denomination of the Chianti wine region in Tuscany. Castello Sonnino’s location is well positioned for field excursions and day trips throughout Tuscany and also proves the opportuntity to experience the culture of a typical Tuscan village life.

Castello Sonnino owned for generations by the Sonnino family, dates back to the 13th century.

While recognizing the estate as a valuable witness of the past, the de Renzis Sonnino family has expanded part of their estate into theCastello Sonnino International Education Center for researchers, educators and students committed to preserving the environment and cultural heritage for future generations.

Research Groups

The estate houses a historic archive “Archive of Sidney Sonnino” and a private library that can be made available to scholars and students as well as housing two prestigious research groups. 

A unique experience

Castello Sonnino offers undergraduate and graduate programs, adult and continuing education courses, from a wide range of disciplines on many topics.

On Site Learning

Castello Sonnino is the only operating farm, winery and historic site in Tuscany to offer the accademical community on site experiential learning and research opportunities.

Campus & Services

Castello Sonnino offers you a flexible and the opportunity to customize your course content, accommodation and services.

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