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Duration: 4 Days
Location: Maremma, the wild Tuscany
Price: £ 690

Cooking holidays in Tuscany

Do you love Italian food and Italian cooking? Have you ever considered taking cooking classes in Italy, the country infamous for its sensational, delicious Mediterranean cuisine?

Our 4-day cooking holidays in Tuscany  are specifically designed for those travellers not just seeking to experience the infamous natural beauty of Tuscany and hospitable culture of the Italians, but who are eager to learn the secrets of Italian cooking from the masters themselves – the Italians.

Italian cuisine varies greatly from region to region – even between places located just a few kilometres apart. Our cooking holidays in Tuscany offer you the chance to experience the unique tastes and smells of the local Italian cuisine and products of Tuscany.

Cooking classes in Tuscany

Our cooking holidays in Tuscany are located in Pitigliano, a picturesque city in the Tuff Area of the Maremma region of Tuscany. The Tuff Area was named after tufo, a volcanic, porous rock commonly used as a building material. The Maremma region itself features a breathtaking and diverse natural landscape including a deep blue sea, long beaches, black rockfaces, green hills dotted with woods, marshes and flat lands, and natural thermal baths.

While you are cooking in Tuscany here you can discover the medieval architecture of the Etruscan and Roman ruins. Houses, tombs, roads and cellars have been carved out of the tuff as well as “tufi”, large square bricks used to build the villages and towns in the hilly Maremma area. On your cooking holiday in Tuscany you can also explore the carefully preserved necropolises, the hot springs and spas of Saturna and the hills surrounding the river Fiora.

Thus, there are a mix of both natural and ancient historical architectural treasures to discover in the Tuff Area between your cooking classes in Tuscany.

The city of Pitigliano itself has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is stunning and unique, boasting tower houses built on high cliff-faces which overlook the valley and mysterious caves and tunnels.

In Pitigliano you can find the Jewish Ghetto, also known as “Piccola Gerusalemme”, that is, “Little Jerusalem”, where a large Jewish population settled in the 15th century and where you can visit the Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery.

As if that wasn’t enough to see on your cooking holiday in Tuscany, you can also explore the Tomb of the Queen in the necropolis of Poggio Buco, or you can head out on a trek into the woods, following old trails and ancient roads carved in tuff.

Of course, Tuscany is not only famous for its delicious cuisine but also for its wine and olive oil. While you are cooking in Tuscany you must try the sensational white wine typical of Pitigliano, the Morellino typical of the neighbouring city Scansano, or the DOC of the city Sovana, which you can find in the ancient cellars carved in the tuff. These cellars were often previously Etruscan tombs or natural caves. Meanwhile your cooking holiday in Tuscany would not be complete if you did not sample the exceptional local olive oil, which has been stone pressured according to local tradition. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also try the typical biscuits and desserts of Pitigliano.

Accommodation in Tuscany

At the end of each day of cooking classes in Tuscany, you will rest and rejuvenate in our luxury double room accommodation in Pitigliano or in an exclusive Farmhouse. This accommodation includes access to free WiFi, daily housekeeping. Luggage transfer to and from parking areas, and language support.

What is included

For an excellent price, our cooking holidays in Tuscany include 3 cooking classes in Tuscany, 3 nights stay in double room accommodation, car rental convention, all meals and wine included, train ticket from Rome or Pisa to Grosseto, wine tasting, local excursions and all transfers necessary to reach the programmed activities. Transfer to and from the airport is not included.

Book now your cooking classes in Tuscany!

So if you are passionate about cooking and eager to learn the secrets of Italian cooking from the Italians themselves, sign up for one of our cooking holidays in Tuscany in the unique area of the Maremma. We guarantee you an experience that stimulates all of your senses – taste, smell, and sight – rejuvenates and relaxes you, provides you with an experience to remember, and enables you to discover the ancient history, beauty and culture of Tuscany along the way. Meanwhile, at the end of each day of cooking lessons in Tuscany, you can relax in luxurious comfort, ready for the next day of learning and discovery.

dishes and wine you can taste in your cooking classes in Tuscany

A REGION WITH PICTURESQUE VILLAGES AND A BEAUTIFUL CONTRYSIDE.  PERFECT FOR  YOUR COOKING CLASSES IN TUSCANY

DEPARTURE DATES 2016 Cooking classes in Tuscany

13th MARCH10th APRIL8th MAY13th JUNE11th JULY14th AUGUST11th SEPTEMBER9th OCTOBERCHOOSE ONE WEEK

IF YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP AT LEAST 120 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE DATE
YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR 50£ DISCOUNT OFF THE FINAL PRICE!

Included Services:
  • Car rental convention
  • Ticket train from/to ROME or PISA to GROSSETO included
  • Small group: 2 – 8 people
  • 3 Nights stay
  • 3 Cooking Classes
  • All Meals & Wine included
  • Double Room accomodation
  • Wine tasting
  • Local Excursions
  • Italian People

Included transfers necessary for carrying out the activities.
NOT included transfer services to and from the Airport

690£  (912$) in Double Room
790£  (1,044$) in Double Room single use 

MOBILITY IN MAREMMA

The poor accessibility of this territory has preserved its authenticity. In order to visit the area autonomously, a car is the best solution. You can get to Pitigliano with your own car, in which case it is good for you to have a GPS navigator for recording the itineraries that we will recommend you to help you find the hidden treasures of this land, or else we have an agreement to rent a Panda with four-wheel drive which is useful for those who want to explore dirt roads. Following the preset GPS itineraries you discover enchanted places, not always known and often far from traditional tourist routes. The recommended reading will help you to better understand this area suspended between history and legend.

SHOOT YOUR VACATION VIDEO!

camera to shoot your cooking holidays in Tuscany Equipped with SAT NAV and DUAL CAMERA CAR to create inside and outside videos will help you with theme paths preset to discover places not easily accessible, shoot with our cameras the landscape’s scenarios and vehicle’s occupants while engaged in driving and talk. At the end of your journey, you can bring home the video of your holiday, a wonderful memory!!

the fiat 4x4 you can use in your cooking holidays in Tuscany

The car is delivered to Grosseto. The train ticket from Rome or from Pisa to Grosseto is included in the cost of the package. Pisa airport is 1 km from the railway station and is connected by a free shuttle.
CAR RENTAL WITHOUT DRIVER Fiat  Panda    4×4 1,3  multijet  diesel equipped with navigation system and dual camera car

4 DAYS RENT  with no excess Tot  £ 350 (463$)

For help all +44 20 3529 8140 (UK)  or  +1 (845) 535 2223 (USA & Canada)

 

PROGRAM cooking classes in Tuscany

Day  1  FRIDAY

Welcome cocktail at the property with local products (wine, cold cuts, cheese, local bread)

 • Dinner at a restaurant in the old town of Pitigliano with full menu: appetizer, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, coffee, water and a bottle of local wine included

 

Day  2  SATURDAY Breakfast with typical local products at the property

Cooking class at the farm house. The traditional Tuscan cuisine. Introduction of the group to the chef, an explanation of the Mediterranean cuisine basics, demonstration in the preparation of home-made pasta, tomato sauce with basil, roast suckling pig, potatoes or vegetable flan. Following lunch with dishes accompanied by a bottle of local DOC wine. 

• In the afternoon, 2-hour guided tour in the hamlet of Pitigliano with illustration of the monuments, the Orsini Fortress, the Cathedral, the Church of St. Rocco and guided tour of the Jewish Quarter or Etruscan Civic Museum.

• Dinner at a restaurant in the old town of Pitigliano with full menu: appetizer, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, coffee, water and a bottle of local wine included

 

Day  3  SUNDAY • Breakfast with typical local products at the property

• Departure from Pitigliano for a visit to the wine company, stopping for a visit to the EtruscanVieCave (in Eng. excavated roads). 

• Arrival at the company and meeting with the owner, presentation of the company, the vineyards, the mode of operation of the installation, visit to the cellar, lunch tasting of 3 labels of the company accompanied by local products (cold cuts, cheeses, breads, fruit, dessert). 

• Return to Pitigliano or Free tour in the archaeological area of Sovana 

Aperitif at the wine bar in the old town of Pitigliano

• Dinner at a restaurant in the old town of Pitigliano with full menu: appetizer, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, coffee, water and a bottle of local wine included

 

Day  4  MONDAY Breakfast with typical local products at the property

Cooking class at the farm house. Explanation of the traditional Tuscan cuisine. From the garden to the dining table. Collection of vegetables from the garden and explanation on the use of vegetables in the kitchen for preparing a full menu that changes with the seasons. Following lunch with dishes accompanied by a bottle of local DOC wine. 

DEPARTURE DATES 2016 Cooking classes in Tuscany

13th MARCH10th APRIL8th MAY13th JUNE11th JULY14th AUGUST11th SEPTEMBER9th OCTOBERCHOOSE ONE WEEK

IF YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP AT LEAST 120 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE DATE
YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR 50£ DISCOUNT OFF THE FINAL PRICE!

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