2024 Monteverdi Field School

Location: W8P7+V2 Civitella Paganico, Province of Grosseto, Italy

Season: May 26, 2024 to June 22, 2024

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University at Buffalo

Project Director:
Alessandro Sebastiani

Project Description:

The field school excavations focus on the remains of the Etruscan sanctuary and Republican village of Podere Cannicci, and on the deserted Medieval village of Castellaraccio di Monteverdi, along with the middle valley of the Ombrone river. These sites represent a unique occasion to investigate economies in transition and settlement patterns in the territory of Paganico.

Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology and cultural heritage management.

Period(s) of Occupation: Etruscan, Roman, Medieval

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: All period - 4 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will share fully equipped apartments (3 people per apartment) at the Monteverdi estate. The properties you will be staying in are in traditional Tuscan stone houses and are comfortable and recently renovated, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside and all on the estate. The bedrooms are large and light, and each property has Wi-Fi and a TV. The nearest village is Paganico (5 mins drive), which has ATMs, supermarkets, cafes, laundry and other facilities. The nearest two cities are Grosseto and Siena, while the nearest beaches are about half an hour away. Public transport from Paganico can provide you with a day trip to Rome, Siena, Grosseto, or Florence quite easily. Food is provided as part of the field school, and it is prepared by the staff of the estate of Monteverdi. We try our best to accommodate dietary requirements, and we can offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals. However, meals are based on Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine, and all participants must be aware of this. Occasionally, dinner events may take place at the estate, including barbecues or pizza or at restaurants. Events outside the program are not included in the fees.

Contact Information:

Alessandro Sebastiani

338 Academic Center, Department of Classics, University at Buffalo


New York


United States

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