Italy Cooking School Tour With Four Chefs And Explore Tuscan Towns
Experience every day life with a wonderful range of warm, local people in the Tuscan countryside and Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra and San Miniato. Cook hands-on with an exuberant chef in her Pisa restaurant, a creative chef in a excellent country restaurant. As you dine, you feel like insiders, the chef’s friends. Cook and dine with great home cooks and their families in their town and country homes so you feel almost part of the family. Experience real Tuscan life!
Your local guide, soon friend, takes you on walking tours in Pisa, San Gimignano where you drink the renowned white wine, Volterra known for its Etruscan art and San Miniato famous for its white truffles.
Relax in an elegantly restored, three star farm inn in scenic hills near Castelfiorentino. Get to know the very hospitable owners. Relax in the gardens or by the swimming pool.
Read about the “Italians you will meet” on this Italy cooking school tour.
- 5 nights room with private bathroom and breakfast
- 4 hands-on cooking classes
- excursions in the Italy cooking school tour itinerary
- transfer from Castelfiorentino train station
- transfer to San Miniato train station
Italy Cooking School Tour Itinerary
Meet at Castelfiorentino train station (on the Florence-Siena line) between 5 to 6 p.m.
Welcome dinner at your country inn with good Tuscan wines, of course.
With outgoing Chef Stefania at her restaurant in Pisa, learn how to make a full menu Tuscan dinner and enjoy a delicious, multi-plate lunch complemented by great Tuscan wines. Your local guide will take you on a guided walk to discover the “leaning tower town” with free time to explore.
Drive back to your country inn to relax. Enjoy another wonderful dinner at home.
Morning cooking class at home. Lunch of your creations.
Afternoon visit to an excellent winery for a tour and guided wine tasting of their best wines.
Dinner at a local trattoria.
With your guide, explore Volterra, a fascinating hill town, famous for its Etruscan art and museum, alabaster as well as its Roman and Medieval history and art. Lunch in a typical restaurant in town.
In the late afternoon your lovely country inn’s excellent restaurant, cook recipes based on Italian Renaissance ones with Susanna. Dinner of your creations.
Morning hands-on cooking class in an old country style Tuscan kitchen by home-cook Emanuela just outside San Gimignano, based on traditional recipes and saffron specialties. Lunch of your creations around her dining table.
Excursion to San Gimignano, famous for its medieval towers and white Vernaccia wine and lovely countryside. The beautifully preserved medieval centre has a variety of piazzas, churches with frescoes by Ghirlandaio (Michelangelo’s teacher) and Gozzoli, palaces and cafes where you sit back with a glass of Vernaccia and watch local life go by.
Dinner at your country inn home.
Visit San Miniato. Lunch “al fresco” on the terrace of renowned antique restaurant.
Transfer to the San Miniato train station around 4 pm.
After a week in this special region, take with you memories of your all too short taste of Tuscan country life with delightful local people and a host of recipes and cooking skills.
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