Cooking at the Villa

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DELL’UNIVERSITÀ E DELLA RICERCA

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

Italian cooking courses in Tuscany

Our Italian cooking courses at the Villa in Tuscany invite 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.

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. 

These Italian cooking courses at the villa give 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.

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 program of these Italian cooking courses at the Villa.

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

ANTIPASTI – STARTERS

  • sformatini di ricotta con salsa, crostino al tartufo e crostone al fagiano marinato
  • bruschetta agliata al pomodoro
  • carpaccio di pesce spada
  • crostini misti della casa in terrine
  • crostone al lardo di Colonnata
  • antipasto toscano: prosciutto, sbriciolona, lardo di Colonnata e crostini al paté di fegato
  • gamberoni al forno con erbette, pecorino con salsa di noci, fagioli con caviale e brioche con burro di tartufi

PRIMI PIATTI – FIRST COURSES

  • “gnudi ” al sugo di piccione o al burro e salvia
  • gnocchi rossi alle code di gamberi
  • malfatti ai freschi sapori dell’orto con dadini di pomodoro fresco
  • orecchiette zucchine pinoli e noci orecchiette
  • risotto con verdure, funghi e taleggio
  • tagliatelle speck ed asparagi
  • tortelli del “Mugello” al sugo di anatra
  • spaghetti al pomodoro

SECONDI PIATTI – MAIN COURSES

  • bistecca alla fiorentina
  • tagliata di bistecca su rucola oppure con grana
  • bocconcini di pollo al vino bianco e mandorle
  • bistecchina di maiale alla griglia farcita
  • anatra
  • entrecote al chianti e pepe rosa
  • fagottino vegetariano
  • filetto di manzo alla griglia, al pepe verde o alla voronoff
  • piccione nostrano alla griglia
  • straccetti di vitella
  • baccalà
  • carpaccio di manzo del chianti
  • gran piatto di ricciola affumicata

CONTORNI – GARNITURE

  • bietola all’agro con limone o saltata
  • ceci o fagioli all’olio
  • cipolline e carotine novelle aromatizzate
  • gran fritto di verdure
  • insalata verde
  • insalata mista
  • patate fritte
  • sformatino di spinaci al formaggio fuso

DOLCI – DESSERTS

  • cheese cake
  • tiramisù
  • semifreddo al limone
  • sfogliatina alla mela o pera e cioccolata fusa
  • babà al rum
  • cantuccini di Prato con vinsanto

Italian cooking COURSEs at the villa OUTLINES

  • Each session lasts 3 hours
  • All students will receive a certificate of participation
  • These Italian cooking courses at the Villa will be taught in English and Italian
  • These courses is organized for small groups of maximum 4 participants
  • These cooking courses 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

2020

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

PRICES PER WEEK IN EUROS (including lodging with breakfast)

2019

 
low season
16.03.20 – 28.03.20
25.10.20 – 15.11.20
middle season
29.03.20 – 11.04.20
03.10.20 – 24.10.20
high season
12.04.20 – 02.10.20
Course and lodging for 1 person (single room classic)
1485
1640
1930
Course for 1 person and lodging for 2 persons (double room classic)
1650
1810
2110
Course and lodging for 2 persons (double room classic)
1850
2010
2310

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

  • low and middle season: Euro 355 per week
  • high season: Euro 550 per week

The prices include:

  • Cooking course from Monday to Friday
  • Lodging with breakfast at the Villa from Sunday (check in) to Saturday (check out)
  • Dinners or lunches included in the course
  • Ingredients for cooking
  • Books and notebooks
  • 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.

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