At the Tuscan Renaissance Center (TRC) we organize, facilitate and host workshops or seminars in art, culture, spirituality, and personal or professional development.
We are a workshop facility fully equipped for classes, meetings, Tuscan meals, and first class accommodations. We are a venue for creativity. You can design a proprietary program for your own group, we can assist you in customizing a painting or photography workshop, or you can register for one of our scheduled courses.
The TRC is a place where you can come to focus on an activity you love in the company of like-minded people.
Our name is derived from the fusion of three ingredients:
Tuscan - rolling hills, historic hilltowns, masterpieces by Botticelli and Michelangelo, harmonious vineyards outside your window - there is a reason why Tuscany is such an enduring destination. But in addition to the stunning setting, we emphasize the traditional Tuscan values of respect for nature, a passion for food and wine, appreciation of aesthetics and the value of friendship and community.
Renaissance - this was a period when rediscovering the classics brought about a reawakening of art, literature, philosophy and life in general. The monastery of San Fedele, built in the 12th century, witnessed this historic transformation. But it also went through its own rebirth when, after being abandoned in 1982, its current owners brought it back to life by meticulously restoring it. And we hope that this will be fertile ground for our guests to plant the
seeds of their own personal renaissance.
Center - today this is a place, a facility, that is well-equipped to host a variety of programs from painting and photography to music and meditation. In addition to the 17 guest rooms, the original church, refectory, piazza and terrace overlooking the olive groves can be adapted as large gathering spaces, while the stone cantinas where the monks stored their food and wine are now studios and classrooms.