If you are thinking of a vacation in Italy, you just have to start feeling it: hills rising and designing landscapes, vineyards going up and down the countryside, your glass of wine and the flavoUr of an Italian dish you have just cooked with your friends, old town and medieval cities where you can smell history, a Renaissance Villa. But, above all, Italian people with their hospitality and their culinary heritage full of secrets eager to be shared.
The “Introduction to Tuscan Cuisine” is a cooking tour designed by Good Tastes of Tuscany to let you enjoy Tuscany as a land of authentic and traditional food. Here, you will discover the secrets of our traditional dishes taught by Italian Chefs and you will experience gems such local markets, Chianti region and its wine, small towns and much more: discussions on the history of Tuscan diet, typical dishes and bread, peasant foods and, above all, how gastronomy has changed throughout the medieval and renaissance ages up until modern times.
All of this, with a hands on approach that will guide you into the preparation of our traditional recipes, perfecting the skills of Tuscan cookery in the original kitchen of the 14th Century Villa Pandolfini and the 13rd century Tower Pandolfini.
If you love Tuscany, then this is the cooking tour you have been looking for: charming medieval town, people and their culture, centuries old traditions, art and culture and, of course, the great food and wine of the Good Tastes of Tuscany.
• 7 nights accommodation in on Pandolfini Estate.
• A welcome basket with breakfast items, cold cuts, cheeses, breads, yoghurt etc.
• Historic Tour.
• Visit to central market in Florence with a guide.
• Southern Tuscany Day Tour including lunch, wine tasting and pizza dinner
• Local area tour with breakfast and lunch in Artimino
• Four day intensive cooking class and instructions from the chefs
• All food ingredients
• Five courses lunch on the four vacation cooking days
• Final farewell dinner
• Good Tastes of Tuscany apron
• Tuscan Recipe Book
This price is based on double occupancy.
Any single participants will be charged an extra $475.00 (€315.00) per week.
Non Cooking Participants are offered a $600.00 (€400.00) discount.
International Flights are not included. Check out our great airfares to Europe here
One Day & Multi Day Classes are also available so we can tailor your culinary experience to you.
We can fly you into one city and our of another for the same price, so why not extend your trip before or after your tour!
Check out our great airfares to Europe here
We also have other independent tours in Tuscany - you can download the flyer here.