The University of Gastronomic Sciences, founded in 2004 by the international non-profit association Slow Food in cooperation with the Italian regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, is a ministerially recognized, private non-profit institution.

Gastronomes are a new type of food professional with an in-depth understanding of the entire web of food production, from agriculture to processing to distribution. Paying particular environmental and sustainability issues, these leaders understand how to connect food processes to both economic and communication systems, as well as the relationships within food and wine tourism, high-quality product marketing, and the promotion of regional food traditions.



The Albergo dell’Agenzia hotel is situated in the beautiful restructured neo-Gothic country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. Located few kilometres from Alba, between two unique beautiful regions such as Langhe and Roero –UNESCO world heritage site – this 4-star hotel has 44 rooms and 3 suites with all comforts and facilities. Restaurant, bar, fitness outdoor swimming pool, private parking, meeting room able to accommodate up to 200 people.