Impero Project – Field School at Monteverdi

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Location: 58045 Paganico GR, Italia

Season: June 24, 2022 to June 18, 2022

Application Deadline: March 30, 2022

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University at Buffalo - SUNY

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.

No prior experience is required.

Period(s) of Occupation: From the Etruscan period to the late Middle Ages

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: The entire period

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
The properties you will be staying in are in traditional Tuscan stone houses and are comfortable and recently renovated, and enjoy spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside and all on the estate. The bedrooms are large and light and each property have Wifi 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 transports from Paganico can provide you with a day trip to Rome, Siena, Grosseto, or Florence quite easily. You will be catered for by the estate staff – breakfast will be in your individual houses; lunch and dinner all together in one of the houses. Generally, breakfasts will be continental, lunch a cold pasta salad/rice salad etc, while dinner will be more substantial, and the cuisine will be Tuscan.

Academic Credit:
Not offered for credits

Contact Information:

Alessandro Sebastiani

Department of Classics - University at Buffalo (SUNY)


New York


United States of America

Phone: (716) 416-8514

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