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Weekly Culinary Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2200 Euro (EUR)

We have spent time with our chefs to create a week dedicated to the secrets and traditions of Tuscan cookery and participants will spend many hands on hours perfecting the skills of Tuscan cooking in our original kitchen of the 14th century 'Villa Pandolfini'.

Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival to Villa Pandolfini Estate, orientation and "Benvenuto Dinner" to meet the chefs and your hosts. The entire group will arrive after lunch and settle into their accommodations, having time to explore the estate, relax and freshen up for the 'Benvenuto' dinner which will take place in the villa's historical 14th century kitchen. You will meet your chefs who, by the week's end will become your lifelong friends!

Day 2: Southern Tuscany Tours. This day we have designed to give you an introduction to the Tuscan countryside, it's people, history and the culture. This will be an authentic travel experience visiting medieval villages, admiring impressive castles and witnessing centuries of history whilst driving through the green Chianti valleys, the Sienese Crete which is famous for it's red earth and the magnificent Val d'Orcia. Today we will take you to one of Tuscany's most charming vineyards to taste their wine and salami and then onto a cheese factory to see how the world famous 'Pecorino' is made. Lunch will be enjoyed in one of the quaint medieval towns of Southern Tuscany.

Day 3: Cooking Day. Introduction to Tuscany Cuisine. The day's cooking will finish in lunch prepared by the students. Afternoon - free time. The group can relax or opt to choose additional activities and tours offered in our ' additional activities' program.

Day 4: Cooking Day. Seasonal Cooking and Antipasty Desserts. The day's cooking will finish in lunch prepared by the students. Afternoon - free time. The group can relax or opt to choose additional activities and tours offered in our ' additional activities' program.

Day 5: Visit to Mercato Centrale. Lunch and afternoon in Florence. Travel into Florence to visit the famous 'Mercato Centrale'. You will meet the chefs here and they will guide you through the multi level marketplace where for centuries Florentine's have purchased their fresh produce.

Day 6: Cooking Day. Zuppe e Risotti. The day's cooking will finish in lunch prepared by the students. Afternoon - free time. The group can relax or opt to choose additional activities and tours offered in our ' additional activities' program

Day 7: Cooking Day 4. Ceramic Factory, Medicea Villa. Lunch and a visit to a Medieval Hamlet "Secondi". Preparation for the Farewell Dinner. Partners welcome to join the 'Gran Finale'. Dinner with a surprise!

Day 8: Farewell and Checkout.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price 2200 € Includes:
- Accommodation
- Welcome and farewell dinners at Villa Pandolfini
- Visit to central market in Florence, with lunch, transfers
- “Southern Tuscany Day Tour” with breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, pizza dinner
- Local market trip, transfers, light lunch in Artimino
- 4 days intensive cooking, instruction from chefs on food ingredients, lunch
- Farewell dinner, buffet breakfast on last day, 'Good Tastes of Tuscany' apron, a recipe book and all taxes.

Price € 1,800 Includes:
- Accommodation
- Welcome and farewell dinners at Villa Pandolfini
- Visit to central market in Florence with lunch, transfers
- “Southern Tuscany Day Tour” with breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, pizza dinner
- Local market trip, transfers, light lunch in Artimino
- Farewell dinner, buffet breakfast on last day and all taxes

Note: Prices for both based on double occupancy, single supplements will be charged an extra € 300 per week.

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