The operational core of Mecadante Foundation is situated in a prestigious aristocratic palace in Piazza Grande, along the historical centre of Montepulciano (Tuscany) whose world-wide reputation as "the pearl of XVI centiry" comes from its artistic and architectural beauties. Students and members are allowed to stay at the Foundation guestrooms, Palazzo Nobile di San Donato Suites, and make the most of the facilities offered by the cultural association. On the occasion of the courses held at the "Accademia della Fondazione Mercadante", the guests may enjoy sightseeing tours and wine and food free samplings to fully appreciate the wealth of beauty spots with which the Tuscany territory is endowed. To enrich the value content of its formative offer (especially for foreign students), the institutional purposes of Mercadante Foundation seek also to enhance the artistic and architectural resources of Montepulciano, of Tuscany, of the smaller towns in Lazio and Umbria regions as well as of the major Italian cities and their culinary tradition. Music, food and culture will make your stay unforgettable.