cooking vacation

8 days Cooking Vacation & Tours in the magical Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy   (Holiday ref: AH130083)
8 nights, from 1600 Euros

Fabrizio is a wonderful teacher...patient, fun, funny and an excellent chef! Our cooking class for four women who made pasta and tiramisu from scratch was amazing! We liked the class so much we are already planning a return next year. Thank you Fabrizio!!!

Cooking Vacation. . . immerse yourself in the passion of Italian and Tuscan cooking

 

This cooking vacation offers you a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience  the real life in Tuscany and to provide the best possible culinary vacation for our clients. MangiarDivino combines taking you to stay in amazing private villas in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, Chianti Arezzo.

 

Our cooking lessons are relaxed, fun and hands-on. They take place in the kitchen of the villa, with everyone working in a group with the chef. As we only take small groups, up to 8 participants, everyone can really get involved. Chef Fabrizio with his skills and experience, will bring you all the passion for cooking and Tuscan tradition , while creating recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Italian food is simple but tasty and the recipes you’ll learn are ones you can bring home and create in your own kitchen with ingredients that can be found mostly everywhere.

 

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 full apartment.

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

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

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 VACATION 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  8 days 7 night cooking vacation     

 

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 chef Fabrizio and the villa host ..Marina…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.

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.

Return to the villa for dinner, prepared for you by the chef.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 3: City Break Tour ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, head out with your guide to tour the most picturesque locations in Arezzo. There, your guide will give you background history to every location and give you ample time to take photos. Have lunch in a historic Tuscan trattoria (drinks included).

Dinner will be in the villa restaurant point.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 4: Wine Tour And Cooking Lesson ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, engage in your second cooking lesson where delving into the art of Tuscan and Italian cuisine with the aid of an expert Tuscan chef, then enjoy what you prepared.

In the afternoon, take a Wine tour in a prestigious winery famous for its chianti superior and chardonnay white wine. Afterwards,

return to the villa for a delightful chef-prepared crispy calzone – pizza dish.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 5: Free Day With Cooking Lesson ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, enjoy your third cooking lesson and lunch with the chef.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure before

returning for dinner prepared by the chef.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 6: Market Tour And Cooking Lesson  ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

Enjoy breakfast, then take a tour one of the most famous Tuscan markets for its organic products. Lunch will take place during the tour to the market, tasting local and typical products Tuscan street food accompanied by a good glass of wine.

In the late afternoon, you'll prepare a typical dinner in your fourth cooking lesson again with the help of a professional Italian chef.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 7: Historical Tour With Cooking Class ( Breakfast - lunch - dinner)

After breakfast, participate in your final cooking lesson. With your new-found confidence, you and the experts will prepare a typical Sunday lunch, using more advanced cooking techniques.

In the afternoon, take a guided tour and pay a short visit to the Etruscan hamlet, Cortona. Enjoy dinner in the evening at a typical local restaurant.

Overnight: Private Apartment

Day 8: Departure ( Breakfast)

After breakfast and some time to relax, your guide will accompany you back to the Arezzo central train station.

 

 

 

 

Dates and Prices

Prices & Dates for 2017

 

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

 

  • Single travelers  1600 euro per person
  • 3000 Euros, based on two people traveling together.
  • 4300 Euros, based on three people traveling together.
  • 5500 Euros, based on four people traveling together

 

To Finalize your confirmation you should pay a 30% deposit  , invoice will follow

This can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. 

The rest of the balance can be paid comfortably at your arrival in Villa

CANCELLATION POLICY  

  1. A) Any cancellations must be received in writing (by e-mail, fax or mail).
  2. B) Cancelled bookings will be subject to penalties as follows:

From the moment of reservation until the day of arrival will be charged a penalty equal to 30% of the entire stay.

cooking vacation

 

 

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..

 

cooking vacation

Our Wine Tours & Excursion

With 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 

This holiday consisted of a fun, relaxing and laid back 3 days of informal cooking lessons with Fabrizio. The kitchen and accommodation was fairly basic but the hosts, location and swimming pool were 5 star! We learnt lots of new skills and enjoyed authentic Tuscan food and (plenty) of wine. It was particularly useful for our Uni aged son, who can now add a few more adventurous meals to his repertoire. Our trip into Arezzo to the food market was enjoyable and a visit to see the Piero della Francesco frescoes unmissable.
The only negatives were the caged barking dogs and the early morning cockerel wake up call; but I guess that’s the country side for you!

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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