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Luxury Tuscany Villa Cooking Class: 5-course

from € 199.00

Be immersed in culinary history on this great one-day cookery course in Tuscany. 

In the kitchen of a historic 13th century Tuscan Villa estate, learn the culinary secrets behind the world-famous Tuscan cuisine as you prepare an unforgettable traditional 5-course meal. 

With an English-speaking Tuscan chef on hand to guide you step-by-step, you’ll discover cooking techniques passed down through the generations.

From beginners to experts, this hands-on cookery course offers a great thing to do in Tuscany.

Using only the freshest of in-season ingredients, you'll learn to prepare dishes such as a mouth-watering starter like Focaccia or stuffed zucchini flowers, two traditional first course dishes such as hand-made pasta with a perfectly matched sauce and a delicious risotto. The second course may be a Chianti Beef Stew or perhaps a Tuscan classic like Etruscan Chicken. And no great Tuscan meal is complete with a traditional dessert - for example, Panna Cotta with chocolate sauce or the best Tiramisù you’ve ever had!

You’ll then dine on the delicious meal you’ve prepared throughout the Tuscan cooking class. Lunch is served with the estate’s very own traditional Chianti wine and extra-virgin olive oil.

Also receive a signature apron, as well as a 150-page cook book to take home, ensuring your day out in Tuscany will stay with you forever!

The finer details of the 5-course Luxury Tuscany Villa Cooking Class:

Price: 199 euro per person

Included in Price: hands-on cookery lesson, 5-course meal, 150-page Tuscan cookbook, signature apron, return transportation from Florence city centre to the Tuscan Villa estate cooking class.

Tuscany Cooking Class Meeting Times and Dates: 9.00 am in our office* Monday to Saturday from 1st March-30 October. Other dates available upon request.

Activity Length: approximately 5 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!

The 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 staff@artviva.com for more details. 

Our suggestions:

We have a full range of great Cooking Classes in Florence and Cookery Courses in Tuscany to choose from!


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Luxury Tuscany Villa Cooking Class: 5-course
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
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On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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