Castellina in Chianti
Participants will be housed at the local Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi (a so called agriturismo, a converted ancient farm house), where the seminar will also be held. Hotel Salivolpi's roots date back to the 1400's, but the ground itself once belonged to the ancient Etruscans. The premises have been remodeled with respect for the architectural traditions of the area but features every modern comfort.
The hotel is within walking distance from the center of Castellina in Chianti, with its charming restaurants, churches, shops and services.
"Ten days in Castellina in Chianti, at the Hotel Salivolpi, with Eloisa James as resident writer in our own chalet rooms. Yep, it was amazing. Writing in that setting was a dream, all organised by Minerva Education, and it’s on again next year. Sigh. We walked to dinner in an authentic restaurant every night and they began to really spoil us after a few nights – for example the Limoncello came out! Most days one or two of us would take a break from writing and amble the 1km to cobblestoned Catellina, a small village that had real Etruscan ruins, feast day dinners, and one of the most awarded gelato shops in Italy. What more can I say?" - Fiona McArthur, Minerva participant, 2014
Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi ***
via Fiorentina, 89 - 53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI)