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Cooking Holiday in Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy   (Holiday ref: AH140049)
3 or 7 nights, from £899

Enjoy a 3 or 7 night cookery holiday in stunning Tuscany. Expert chefs will teach you many great dishes and superb accommodation ensures that you will have a lovely holiday.

 

4 Day or 7 day Cooking Holiday In Tuscany

 

Tuscany is quintessential Italy: a dreamscape of rolling hills topped with willowy cypress trees, shimmering olive groves and rows of tangled vines, peppered with picture-perfect medieval hilltop towns. This rich, rural landscape provides all the ingredients for our chefs as they show you how to rustle up mouth-watering local dishes.
Tuscan fare is simple but hearty and bursting with flavour: from ribollita, a hearty vegetable stew to chunky Tuscan bread soup and rustic pasta dishes such as pici, a thick spaghetti with wild boar or rabbit sauce.
For a break from the kitchen, you can explore the charming alleys of medieval Siena, one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Built on three hills and surrounded by medieval walls, take in the stunning Duomo, preserved Gothic architecture and of course the famous Piazza del Campo - one of the world’s most unique piazzas. For a change of pace, there is also the charming town of Arezzo, boasting its Piazza Grande, perhaps a good opportunity to tuck into a classic bistecca alla fiorentina, a char grilled T-bone steak washed down with a good Chianti.
VENUES We have a handful of lovely villas to choose from: imagine honey-coloured farmhouses with beamed ceilings shuttered windows opening onto sweeping views, stone-flagged floors, and huge welcoming kitchens. They all have private pools, ensuite rooms and that essential soporific hum of cicadas as you relax with a bottle of wine under the trees.

 

4 Day Cooking Holiday sample Itinerary

Day 1 Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Pisa airport and take you to your accommodation on our private estate. Upon arrival, there will be welcome drinks before your first cookery lesson with our local chef, preparing your evening meal with your fellow cooks.
Day 2 After breakfast, your second hands-on cookery lesson will take place before lunch. In the afternoon, visit a local winery for a private tasting. Return to the villa for dinner prepared by our chef.
Day 3 Following breakfast, spend the morning exploring Florence and enjoy lunch at an excellent local restaurant. Then you will have your final cooking lesson at the villa before dinner.
Day 4 After breakfast and some time to relax, our transfer will pick you up at the villa and take you back to Pisa airport.

 

7 Day Cooking Holiday sample Itinerary

 

Day 1 Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Pisa Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 After breakfast you have your first cookery lesson with the chef, enjoying the results for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is prepared at the villa.
Day 3 Enjoy your second hands-on cookery lesson, lunch and then visit a local winery for a private wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner prepared by the chef.
Day 4 After breakfast, a day to enjoy sight-seeing or shopping in Siena at leisure. Lunch will be at a trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon for dinner.
Day 5 Another cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or walk through the olive groves. Dinner tonight is at the villa.
Day 6 This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. An afternoon visit to Arezzo with a chance to explore before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 After breakfast you have your final cookery lesson and lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening a farewell dinner.
Day 8 After breakfast and some time to relax, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Pisa Airport for your flight home.
Please note the itinerary is an example and is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Dates and Prices

Cooking Holiday in Tuscany – Short Break of 3 nights / 4 days

  • Price £899 per person (no single supplement)

Price includes:

  • £100 towards your flight costs (flights can be arranged, if you prefer to arrange your own flights please deduct £100 per person)
  • Transfers from airport
  • Private, en-suite accommodation at one of our villas
  • 3 cookery lessons with our Italian chefs
  • Experienced host throughout your stay
  • Private wine tasting at local winery
  • Visit to Florence
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • All meals and wine
  • Transport in private minibus

 

Cooking Holiday in Tuscany – Short Break Dates 2017

 

3 Nights / 4 Days Friday 17th March Monday 20th March
3 Nights / 4 Days Friday 24th March Monday 27th March
3 Nights / 4 Days Friday 7th April Monday 10th April
3 Nights / 4 Days Friday 21st April Monday 24th April
3 Nights / 4 Days Saturday 6th May Tuesday 9th May
3 Nights / 4 Days Wednesday 10th May Saturday 13th May
3 Nights / 4 Days Saturday 16th September Tuesday 19th September
3 Nights / 4 Days Wednesday 20th September Saturday 23rd September
3 Nights / 4 Days Saturday 23rd September Tuesday 26th September
3 Nights / 4 Days Wednesday 27th September Saturday 30th September
3 Nights / 4 Days Saturday 7th October Tuesday 10th October
3 Nights / 4 Days Wednesday 11th October Saturday 14th October

 

 

Cooking Holiday in Tuscany – Week Long Break

  • Price £1599 per person (no single supplement)

Price includes:

  • £100 towards your flight costs (flights can be arranged, if you prefer to arrange your own flights please deduct £100 per person)
  • Transfers from airport
  • Private, en-suite accommodation at one of our villas
  • 5 cookery lessons with our Italian chef
  • Experienced host throughout your stay
  • Private wine tasting at local winery
  • Visits to local towns, eg Florence & San Gimignano, or Siena & Arezzo
  • 2 meals at local restaurants
  • All meals and wine
  • Transport in private mini bus

Cooking Holiday in Tuscany – Week Long Break Dates 2017

 

7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 29th April Saturday 6th May
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 6th May Saturday 13th May
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 13th May Saturday 20th May
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 20th May Saturday 27th May
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 3rd June Saturday 10th June
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 10th June Saturday 17th June
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 17th June Saturday 24th June
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 24th June Saturday 1st July
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 19th August Saturday 26th August
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 26th August Saturday 2nd September
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 2nd September Saturday 9th September
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 9th September Saturday 16th September
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 16th September Saturday 23rd September
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 23rd September Saturday 30th September
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 30th September Saturday 7th October
7 Nights / 8 Days Saturday 7th October Saturday 14th October

 

 

Location

Tuscany is quintessential Italy: a dreamscape of rolling hills topped with willowy cypress trees, shimmering olive groves and rows of tangled vines, peppered with picture-perfect medieval hilltop towns. This rich, rural landscape provides all the ingredients for our chefs as they show how to rustle up mouth-watering local dishes. For a break from your classes, you can also explore the charming alleys of medieval Siena, Arezzo and Florence.

Our friendly transfer will meet you at Pisa Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks.

Accommodation

We have a handful of lovely villas to choose from. They all have private pools, ensuite rooms and that essential soporific hum of cicadas as you relax with a bottle of wine under the trees.

“The cookery classes were great fun, and I really enjoyed the company of the rest of our group. It was a relaxing, convivial and truly memorable holiday.”
Fiona

“Livia is a treasure. She is a fabulous cook and cooking teacher and always puts the guests’ comfort and happiness first.”
Gabi

“Everything was very well organised. The lessons were excellent and the excursions were a lot of fun. And we didn’t have to worry about anything. Although no-one in the group knew each other, everyone got on really well and I made some great new friends. I hadn’t eaten so well or laughed so hard in a long time – the holiday was definitely worth the long trip from NZ!”
Donna

“It was a good mixture of cooking, visits and time to relax by the pool. The food was delicious and the Tuscan scenery was wonderful.”
Anne

 

“I had a fantastic holiday – it was a beautiful venue with great company. The cooking lessons were much fun and I learned a lot! Giulia and Luca did a fabulous job making us all feel welcome and relaxed.”
Elizabeth

 

“Luca and Carla were absolutely amazing – great humour and nothing was too much trouble. I learnt loads and at least once a day laughed until I cried.”
Ruth

 

“Brilliant! Our chef Sunshine was very passionate about his cooking and I learnt a lot. I would strongly recommend this to anybody who wants to increase their culinary skills.”
Nigel

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