cooking & wine holiday

6 Day Cooking & Wine Holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy   (Holiday ref: AH130004)
6 days, from 800 Euros

Thanks to Fabrizzio for these beautiful holidays, in the villa’s kitchen and also in tours (visit of a winery and the Arezzo old city with the chef). I will never forget these holidays and really hope to have other stays in Tuscany and cooking lessons with Fabrizzio.

Cooking & Wine Holiday

Simplicity are the fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine. We will use: legumes, bread baked in a wood, cheeses, vegetables and fruits in season and EVO oil of our production. country recipes handed down for generations: a great heritage of the Mediterranean diet to be preserved .
During the cooking classes you will learn "with the support of the chef Fabrizio" a wide range of traditional Tuscan recipes, from soups, handmade pasta such as pappardelle, ravioli … and  meat or fish dishes to finish with delicious dessert.  The right key, is to use local ingredients of the season, simply and cooked just right, to bring out every flavour apotheosis of Tuscany cuisine: a feast of colours, a dance of tastes! Roll up your sleeves and learn hands-on.

 

Travelling Solo: This cooking holiday makes a great singles holiday as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and there are no single supplements for a private on suit single bedroom or apartment.

Suitable for all :Suitable for all levels from beginner cooks to intermediate chefs

Minimum age 18 (under 18s accepted accompanied by an adult )

 

Non participating guests welcome :

For people and partners who are not interested in our cooking classes,  can spend the day enjoying the surroundings and relax or have fun in one of the many activities: playing golf, tennis, mountain biking, take a hike, book a massage or just enjoy the absolute peace and quiet; and then join the group at dinner time as well as joining in the excursion.

Languages spoken: English – Spanish – Italian

 

WHAT WE OFFER ON YOUR COOKING HOLIDAY IN ITALY:

You will be cooking, dining, wining, relaxing and exploring the treasure of the 4 valley of AREZZO having fun and sleeping at a stunning villa with pool. During your cooking holiday you will not only learn some great new techniques or exploring unspoiled place , you will also have the chance to make friends for life. It’s the perfect way of learning to cook great food while discovering the regional culture and cuisine.

 

  • Fun and relaxing atmosphere
  • Professional hands on cooking classes in small groups
  • Organic ingredients used during your cooking classes in Italy
  • We happily accommodate guests with dietary restrictions
  • Environmentally friendly Tuscan villas
  • Plenty of time to explore Tuscany
  • English speaking Native Italian chefs
  • No commuting between cooking school and accommodation
  • Half day excursions - wine tour – city escape - truffle tour etc..

 

Sample Itinerary  6 days 5 night cooking holidays    

 

Day One: arrival ( lunch - dinner)

Meet at the Arezzo train station at your scheduled time (for free transfers included in your holiday), or if you driving  at  the villa, where you will enjoy a welcome aperitif snack buffet with Prosecco wine testing, prepared for you , after . An introduction with the staff of the villa …a chance to get to know each other and talking about the itinerary.

Tonight  an exclusive dinner, prepared for you, by chef

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day Two: first cooking lesson and wine tour ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

Following breakfast, your first cookery lesson where you can engage yourself in the art of Tuscan and Italian cuisine with the aid  of an expert Tuscan chef……enjoying the results for lunch.

In the afternoon  Wine tour in a prestigious winery ..Famous for its chianti superior and chardonnay white wine.

Return to the villa for dinner with a delicious crispy pizza and calzone Menu, prepared for you by the chef.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day Three: City break Tour and free time ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

Following breakfast, a cultural tour in the historical city Arezzo. Lunch included at a local trattoria Toscana , (drinks included)

Free Afternoon  to relax by the pool with good glass of wine or walking in the magnificent scenery around the villa, through vineyards, olive groves and woodland.

Dinner will be in the villa restaurant point, served for you

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day Four: Second Cooking Lesson ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, you will have some free time to relax by the pool or take a stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa.

Light lunch will be served in the gazebo by the pool

In the afternoon, we will prepare a delicious dinner during your second cooking lesson.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day Five: Cooking Lesson And Historical Tour  ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, you'll enjoy your final cooking lesson and lunch together.

in the afternoon we will leave the villa for the second excursion, we will visit one of the oldest cities of the European continent, worldwide heritage  Cortona  the Etruscan city, also famous for being the protagonist of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun  Dinner included at a local restaurant (1 drink included).

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day Six: A Warm Arrivederci ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, and same time for relax you'll be taken back to the Arezzo central train station for a warm ARRIVEDERCI!!!!

 

Included in the programs

  • 5 nights private apartment
  • 2 hand-on cooking lessons
  • Daily Meals with drinks and breakfast
  • Enjoy wonderful excursions to the historical sites of international importance, with lunch or dinner included at typical Restaurants
  • wine tour in a prestigious winery in the chianti area
  • complementary Transfer to from train station
  • All tax

 

 

 

 

 

Dates and Prices

Holiday Prices and dates 2017

 

This incredible holiday is available throughout the year, please use the enquiry button for your preferred dates

 

  • Single travelers  800 euro per person
  • 1600 Euros, based on two people traveling together.
  • 2200 Euros, based on three people traveling together.
  • 2800 Euros, based on four people traveling together

Villa Le Rose the holiday farmhouse in Tuscany  
A quiet and cosy atmosphere on a typical green Tuscany chianti Area nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo.

The holiday villa Le 3 Rose Farmhouse offers 4 comfortable apartments , fully furniture. A lovely peaceful location with panoramic views over the city of Arezzo, where “on your leisure ” you can relax at the scenic swimming pool with an excellent glass of  local Chianti wine, or enjoy excursions in beautiful surroundings of the villa, with its rolling hills worked meticulously with olive trees and vineyards  which produce an excellent Chianti wine..

 

 

Our Wine Tours & Excursion

Whit a small surcharge you can customize your vacation with extra tours

A full immersion in the Tuscan wine tradition!

With the aid of our cooperation partners, expert sommeliers and prestigious wine cellars, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself  in the culture and traditions of Tuscan wineries; fantastic experience for all lovers of nature, history, food and Tuscan wines; have the chance to visit some breath-taking landscape and historical places.
Chianti shire wine tour –  Montalcino wine tour – Montepulciano wine tour

Extra virgin olive oil tour
discover the properties , history and ways that surrounds this ancient juice, essential ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine!  Visiting a  medieval villages of great historical interest, places that have given rise to the Florentine renaissance and admire the work of piero della francesca and andrea della robbia;   visiting a preserved 15th century olive oil mill in a charming Tuscany country side, enjoy tasting and discovering the different characteristics of various olive oils and derivatives……..

Etruscan hamlet tour

Visit one of the oldest cities of the European continent, worldwide heritage  cortona  the Etruscan city, also famous for being the protagonist of the movie under the Tuscan sun ( lunch – dinner at local restaurant ,drinks included)

Medieval saracen tournament

Unique and magnificent, historical re-enactment of the saracino of Arezzo (half day)

Dates: june-september

Note: the ticket will have to be confirmed at least 1 month in advance

Chocolate tour

For all lovers of sweet……..  tour  in a world famous prestigious local firm for producing chocolate and derivatives

Holly monastery tours

Our  monastery tour was created to raise awareness of famous sites, sacred to the christian religion, places of worship and stays of st. Francis of assisi. Step back into the middle age, meeting and conversing with the franciscan monks who still live in isolation and peace of the monasteries in tuscany

City break escape

Arezzo city – Siena city – Florence city 

What a great week. Cooking classes in the beautiful farming area of Tuscany – Fabrizio is an excellent teacher showing how easy it is to make your own pastas, cantucci and other authentic Tuscan staples and walking through some more complex and delicate dishes like gnudi. I’ve already made a few dishes at home. As well as that, he hosts some tours of Arezzo, and surrounding medieval villages giving a flavour of the history. The villa host and family are also very welcoming and you are encouraged to be comfortable and make yourself at home. Definitely recommend this to others.

 

spent 6 days in a beautiful villa overlooking the city of Arezzo, with Fabrizio as my chef. I was the only one at the cooking school while I was there, but don’t worry if you’re solo or in a group, you will love this place. Fabrizio is an excellent chef, speaks English very well, and is a great tour guide.
When I return to Canada I’ll make many more memorable meals, inspired by Fabrizio!!
Don’t miss out, on this incredible cooking school.

 

I had the opportunity to spend 4 days in a villa in Arezzo, about ½ hour from Florence, to enjoy daily Tuscany cooking classes. I am used to cooking lessons for several years since I am fond of gastronomy but that one is really the best I have ever tested. Everything was perfect :
– the place (a quiet villa with a swimming-pool in a wonderful Tuscany landscape),
– the food (Italian food is so tasty ! I ate truffles for the first time and it was just marvellous),
– the lessons (I learnt to prepare fresh pasta. It was really easy and I succeeded to make it again back home, with no pasta machine, only a rolling pin. Thanks to the chef for sharing his cooking secrets.),
– and above all the chef, Fabrizzio who is very professional and so kind. We had the impression to cook with a friend and had good times sharing a glass (or more !) of wine after the lessons. Thanks to Fabrizzio for these beautiful holidays, in the villa’s kitchen and also in tours (visit of a winery and the Arezzo old city with the chef). I will never forget these holidays and really hope to have other stays in Tuscany and cooking lessons with Fabrizzio.

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