Luxury Tuscany Villa Cooking Class: 4-course
Average Rating:   4.9
out of 5 stars
   Based on 75 Ratings.

On 2015/10/06
Raoul said:

Perfect way to get to know Florence

Do this running tour shortly after arrival in Florence. The running guide shows and tells you about the Highlights.

On 2015/10/02
Erica Diane said:


By far one of my favorite things we did. They bike ride was fantastic, the views were breathtaking (or maybe the other way around, lol), and the tour guide, Ella, was my favorite. I highly recommend this tour for people who want to see more, move around a bit, and try some very yummy wine and olive oil.

On 2015/10/02
Erica Diane said:

Florence is beautful

The tours were great! It was a long day tho, so if you are someone who needs time and breaks I would do it in two days. Everyone was very knowledgable and friendly! I very much so recommend this package

On 2015/09/22
Maria Jimenez said:

Great way to explore Florence

I couldn't recommend this more! If you are looking for a fantastic way to see the city without the crowds, I highly recommend this tour. Marco, the guide, is incredibly knowledgable on the history of Florence and will give you just general tips along the way (best gelato, wine, etc). If you enjoy running and a good tour of a beautiful city, this tour is for you!

On 2015/09/14
Susan Dwyer said:

Not your average tour company! I dealt with a very professional, friendly, and efficient office in Florence to arrange a tour of the Uffizi and a walking tour in Rome. Both were fantastic. Klaus (sp?) led the former and Francesco led the latter. Each was intelligent, articulate, and had deep knowledge of all we were seeing. Groups are kept small, you do not follow a flag. As an experienced traveler I am generally really leery of organized tours, but these guys were amazing. I really felt like I had a personal friend showing me around. If your time in either Florence or Rome is limited, Art Viva tours are essential -- skipping the lines is hugely important. But the genuine interaction with someone who knows the city/sight and who is passionate about sharing their knowledge with you is what matters most.

On 2015/08/13
Gail said:

We did a private Florence walk and Accademia tour with Hilda (from Belgium). She was wonderful! We were travelling with family that lives in Germany and who had been to Florence many times and they felt this tour made their return visit so worthwhile! We also had three kids (10 to 14) with us and they loved it and didn't want it to end. We learned so many interesting facts and our guide didn't miss a beat! Highly recommend.

On 2015/07/02
Julie Wilkinson said:

Uffizzi tour no other

We went on the tour in June 1015, from the beginning the guide and her passion for the gallery and its artists, paintings and masterpieces shone through and had you drawn in wonder. The other couple we were with were won over as they were not lovers of the arts. I say in all sincerety that I am pleased we did the tour and learned some of the unknown specifics behind each works, cannot get that in a book to readily (pun not intended). We highly recommend this tour rather than go individually, in fact look at the feedback from the travel blogs, this is the one tour to do. I will return.

On 2015/06/24
Mike M said:


Thank you Tatiana & Brenda for bringing Firenze to life!! Forever grateful for the new appreciation of art! M

On 2015/06/24
Mike M said:


Tatiana & Brenda were terrific guides who brought Firenze to life!!! Thanks for an informative tour that taught us the beauty of art in Florence, Italy. Forever grateful. Michael

On 2015/06/19
Tonia said:

Skip this tour- Guide was horrible

This is a tour you would want to skip. Tour guide was very overwhelmed by her group. As the tour continued she became increasingly more rude to the guests. After requesting to sit down in an adjoining room- the tour guide said no and yelled at me for wanting to sit. When I returned my headset to her- she responded in her microphone: IT IS BETTER TO LOSE YOU THAN TO HAVE YOU IN MY GROUP. This was sadly not her first outburst. At the start of the tour- the group requested a bathroom break, ( the meeting office wouldn't permit use of their bathroom and the wait to gain entry was approx. 30 min.) the guide made snide comments to the group about guests using the facilities. The guide, Tatiana, was not equipped to handle a 20-25 member tour. I have taken several tours in Italy during my many visits and have NEVER encountered an issue. Not only was the guide rude, but she completed omitted several rooms of art during the beginning of the tour. Skip this tour as the guide will ruin your experience.

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Prepare a delicious 4-course meal comprised of traditional Tuscan recipes, in the kitchen of an historic 13th century Tuscan villa estate. 

Discover the secrets behind making a traditional meal of mouth-watering recipes passed down through the chef’s family and comprising only the freshest of in-season Tuscan ingredients.  
Suitable for all skill levels, your English-speaking Tuscan chef will guide you through the techniques to prepare a traditional Tuscan menu, including a fabulous starter such as ‘bruschetta’ or onions stuffed with Pecorino cheese, and a traditional Tuscan first course dish like hand-made pasta or gnocchi with a perfectly matched sauce. The second course may be a Chianti Beef Stew or perhaps the traditional Tuscan Orange Duck recipe taken to France by Catherine de’ Medici upon her marriage to the French royal Henry II. And no great Tuscan meal is complete with a traditional Tuscan dessert such as Tuscan Apple Cake or the best Tiramisù you’ve ever had!To conclude your great culinary activity in Tuscany, you’ll dine on the amazing results - a sumptuous meal served with the estate’s very own traditional Chianti wine and extra-virgin olive oil. With the estate grapevines and olive groves in the surrounds, you’ll be immersed in Tuscan culinary history on this great one-day cookery course.Also receive a 150-page cook book to take home, ensuring your day out in Tuscany will stay with you forever.
Includes: hands-on cookery lesson, 4-course meal, 150-page Tuscan cookbook, return transportation from Florence to the Tuscan Villa estate cooking class.
Tuscany Cooking Class meeting times and dates: 9.15 am in our office* Monday to Saturday year-round upon request. Sundays and evening classes also available.
Activity cength: approximately 4 hours in the kitchen, plus travel time to/from the Villa cooking class.
Minimum participants: 4 persons
Maximum participants: 13 persons
Weather: This Tuscany cooking class runs rain, hail or shine.
Cookery course location: The Tuscany Villa estate is equipped with two professional kitchens and features a stunning historic Villa including a frescoed ballroom, chapel, wine cellar and ‘limonaia’ (lemon tree house), on-ground farmhouses and a medieval tower surrounded by grapevines and olive groves, as well as historic hunting grounds in the hillside beyond.
Please note: If you have any food intolerances or requests, please let us know as soon as possible. Whilst we do our best to accommodate all, we must take into account the wishes of the entire group. This activity in Tuscany may conclude later than expected. It is best not to make museum bookings or other timed plans too soon after the cookery course in Tuscany. Dinner courses and Private Tuscany Cooking Classes are available upon request. Email for more details.

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