The sixth Search for the Healthy City study tour was held in Italy, September 1 – 11, 2011, in beautiful Florence and Tuscany.  During this residential seminar participants discussed classics of medical history and public health and visited healing and cultural sites to learn what makes best health systems tick.  The theme for 2011 was Slow Food, Food Policy, and History of Nutrition in Healing.  Participants studied the history, culture, and biology of healthy eating and explored how cities and communities can foster healthy eating and abundant life today.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

After two nights in Florence participants spent a week at our main seminar location, Rosolaccio (, a beautifully restored farm building surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  We enjoyed locally grown food prepared by our own chef onsite and took day trips to the nearby towns of San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, and Greve.

To learn more about the 2011 Search for the Healthy City, download the brochure.

For even more information download our reading list, curriculum, and tentative detailed itinerary.

Author: Jim Bailey