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 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.
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 course program varies with the season and always covers the whole menu from “antipasti” (starters) to “dolci” (desserts).
If you are vegetarian, you will find a great variety of choices and you will be taught only vegetarian dishes. Our Italian cooking courses can be followed by anyone. No particular requirements nor enrollment in our Italian courses are requested to attend this programm.
- Each session lasts 3 hours
- All students will receive a certificate of participation
- The course will be taught in English and Italian
- The course is organized for small groups of maximum 4 participants
- 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.
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