Casa del Chiodo in Piloni, Southern Tuscany, Italy: the first participatory mapping farmhouse

Pici “Aglione Style” (tomato sauce and garlic) made by Paola

We have renovated the web site (actually, a single page) for Casa del Chiodo, a farmhouse in Piloni, Farma Valley. The place is in Southern Tuscany, about 45 minutes South of Siena.

In addition to standard information about the premises, we have added news about interesting activities which take place at Casa del Chiodo, in collaboration with other subjects in the area and with scientists and experts from various parts of Europe.

The page is currently available only in Italian, but will be translated into various languages over the coming weeks.

You may visit the web site at, and send inquiries in English, French, German or Portugues to

Photo by Andreas Haenel, director of the Osnabrueck Planetarium, Germany, Farma Valley, March 2015.