Cooking course at the Villa in Tuscany, Florence. Cooking holidays in Italy.

COOKING COURSE OF ITALIAN CUISINE AT THE VILLA

The cooking course at the Villa invites you to explore the Italian cuisine under the guidance of a professional and creative chef, while enjoying a relaxing holiday in the Tuscan hills just outside Florence. The cooking lessons can be taught in English and Italian.

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The Villa is located in the heart of Tuscany, on one of the hills overlooking Florence, giving you a magnificent view of the city. Situated in an oasis of green a 20-minute ride (bus) from downtown Florence and the old historical centre, this is a perfect place to live some very special moments taking a rest from the daily routine, and learning the Italian cuisine.

The Villa's atmosphere created by the antique furniture and beautiful frescoes which have been completely restored to their original colours, will wrap you in the beauty of its warm walls. All interiors are decorated with a soft elegance and an extreme care for details.

This cooking course at the villa gives you a good insight in the Italian and Tuscan cuisine as well as a great opportunity to combine a relaxing holiday in a nice resort area with a park, a panoramic terrace and a swimming pool, and visits to the beautiful city of Florence.

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Come to the Villa in any season; in summer when a soft wind refreshes the air on the hill, when the sun lazily caresses the tips of the pine trees and the crickets celebrate the warm season with their anthem. Come and learn to make refreshing salads, great range of starters and delicious desserts.

Come in autumn/winter when the fog rises mysteriously in the early morning from the valley and comes up the hill, revealing Florence with the Dome's cupola in the distance. These are good days to prepare some of the warm Tuscan soups that keep your heart and stomach cozy and warm.

Come in spring when all nature wakes up and rejoices, when its fragrance emanates from the flowers and flourishing trees in the gardens. Prepare and eat on the terrace, first courses of pasta (lasagne, carbonara, trenette al pesto) and the huge variety of vegetables and legumes, not to mention our local meat (the Florentine steak).

The Villa cooking course program varies with the season and always covers the whole menu from “antipasti” (starters) to “dolci” (desserts). Please have a look at some of the dishes, that compose the cooking course program at the Villa >>>

If you are vegetarian, you will find a great variety of choices and you will be taught only vegetarian dishes.

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Our Italian cooking courses can be followed by anyone. No particular requirements nor enrollment in our Italian courses are requested to attend this programm.

COURSE OUTLINES

  1. Each session lasts 3 hours
  2. All students will receive a certificate of participation
  3. The course will be taught in English and Italian
  4. The course is organized for small groups of maximum 4 participants
  5. The course can be attended from a minimum of one week to a maximum of 4 weeks
We encourage participants to tell us in advance which Italian dishes they would like to learn and prepare, so that we can satisfy some of their personal expectations and tastes.

SCHEDULE OF THE COURSE

 
Morning course
or
Afternoon course
Monday
10.30am - 1.30pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Tuesday
10.30am - 1.30pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday
10.30am - 1.30pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Thursday
10.30am - 1.30pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Friday
10.30am - 1.30pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm

Each lesson ends up with all the participants, having lunch/dinner on the dishes they have prepared.

Please note that during high season (see below) the courses are scheduled in the afternoon only.

BEGINNING DATES

2017

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
09
06
06
03
01
05
03
07
04
02
06
04
16
13
13
10
08
12
10
14
11
09
13
11
23
20
20
17
15
19
17
21
18
16
20
18
30
27
27
24
22
26
24
28
25
23
27
29
31
30

PRICES PER WEEK IN EUROS (including lodging with breakfast )

2017

 
low season
02.01.17 - 25.03.17
05.11.17 - 23.12.17
middle season
26.03.17 - 22.04.17
22.10.17 - 04.11.17
high season
23.04.17 - 21.10.17
24.12.17 - 31.12.17
Course and lodging for 1 person (single room classic)
1335
1510
1690
Course for 1 person and lodging for 2 persons (double room classic)
1470
1660
1830
Course and lodging for 2 persons (double room classic)
1670
1850
2050

Supplement for Deluxe room (single room deluxe / double room deluxe):

  1. low and middle season: Euro 340 per week
  2. high season: Euro 490 per week

The prices include:

  1. Cooking course from Monday to Friday
  2. Lodging with breakfast at the Villa from Sunday (check in) to Saturday (check out)
  3. Dinners or lunches included in the course
  4. Ingredients for cooking
  5. Books and notebooks
  6. Enrollment fee

TRANSFER

If you wish to be received at the airport or at the train station and accompanied to the Villa, please consult the page of the general information.