Summer School in Classical Archaeology




Students and staff will stay in the new agritourism Gesseta (via Roma 82A, Municipality of Castellina Marittima), housed inside a restored tipical Tuscany farmhouse, located in the countryside east of the town of Rosignano Solvay (municipality of Rosignano Marittimo, Leghorn), close to the railway station (8 miles/12 km away).

The archaeological site of Vada Volaterrana is about 8,5 miles/13 km South-West.

Students and staff will stay in appartments with kitchen-living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms for 2-3 persons.



The food will be provided by the staff of the agrtourism where participants and staff will be housed.

The breakfast, consisting of coffee or cappuccino and pastries, will be consumed at the accomodation, while for lunch students and staff will be provided with lunch-boxes to be taken on site.

Dinner, consisting of typical Italian courses, will be held at the accomodation.

Every effort will be made to accommodate students with severe food allergies (nuts, shellfish, etc.); students with severe food allergies are required to communicate their specific dietary restrictions to the field school’s organizers immediately upon admission. We will try to accomadate individual lifestyles and dietary choices (vegetarianism, veganism, etc.) too.

Meals are provided during weekends, when the field school is not in session.

At request, it will be possible, every three to four days, going shopping; students may communicate to staff members what they would like to buy.


Local Transportation

Staff will have vehicles for transportation of students, materials and supplies to and from the site, as well for any emergency transportation. Staff will be avalaible to students for any request.


Internet Access

Internet access will be available at the accommodation, at no additional cost.



A laundry will be available and open to any time at the accommodation.



The official language of the field school is English and no knowledge of Italian is required. However, it is important to keep in mind that the majority of the local population, particularly in rural areas, will not speak English. Students who intend to spend their weekends traveling throughout Italy are encouraged to have an Italian dictionary with them at all times.