4 Days Tuscan Food & Wine Weekend at Badia a Coltibuono

  • Badia a Coltibuono B&B, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)

Badia a Coltibuono Traditional Tuscany

One of the first cooking schools of its kind, founded by famous author and cookbook writer Lorenza de Medici over twenty years ago, the Badia a Coltibuono cooking school provides an idyllic setting where guests can learn the secrets of authentic regional Italian cuisine. The cooking courses offer a splendid chance to immerse oneself in the unique lifestyle and hospitality of a thousand-year-old abbey while savoring the fantastic tastes and sights that this beautiful region offers.


  • 1 baking class and recipes
  • 2 cooking classes and recipes
  • 1 wine tour and one wine tasting
  • Nonparticipating cooking guest welcome
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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Sleep among the great wines, breathing atmospheres full of centuries of history, get lost in the wide spaces of the frescoed halls, corridors, and the cloister. Walking in the garden Renaissance or indulge aboard the pool, listen to the silence that surrounds the monumental abbey complex.

This is an intensive residential course where students are introduced to some of the most authentic traditional Tuscan dishes. The course develops over two days of morning and afternoon cooking classes. In each class, students, through a hands-on teaching method, are taught how to prepare a full menu including bread, appetizers, first and second courses, side dishes, and desserts.

The classes are held in the Coltibuonos family kitchen, where you can enjoy enticing aromas and flavors which characterize traditional Tuscan cooking. Special attention is also given to wine appreciation and to how to best combine wine and food.

The chef, with a naturally quiet style, simple approach, friendly and practical, ensures that students learn the recipes and authentic Italian menu, suitable for any type of occasion. On request and for pre-formed groups of at least 6 people, they can organize cooking classes in Italian.

The blessed kitchen Coltibuono

Classes are taught by the Florentine chef Benedetta Vitali, founder of the restaurant Cibrèo with Fabio Picchi in 1979 and Zibibbo in 1999. The author of many cookbooks, in Italy and the United States, Benedetta has always ben busy feeding environmentally and health. For some time it holds seminars on food education and cooking classes.

The Tuscan cuisine is universally recognized for its healthiness and lightness, the simplicity of the dishes that brings out the best raw materials. The vegetarian recipes will take center stage in this menu. The garden, great wealth of Tuscan cuisine, will be the master. Sano but also good.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Badia a Coltibuono an inquiry.


  • Review by Josie from Leicester, UK

    "We had an absolutely wonderful weekend here. The restaurant is fantastic and the hotel is so peaceful and interesting. The grounds are lovely with beautiful views all around. I found the place had a healing feel which stayed with me. We will definately go back - in fact we've already booked!Room Tip: all rooms have superb views."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

Chianti, Italy

Wine and olive oil from organic farming. Wine Coltibuono Abbey dates back to the Middle Ages.

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4 days / 3 nights

Upcoming dates 2014
  • May 22 - 25
  • June 19 - 22
  • September 4 - 7, 25 - 28
  • October 9 - 12
Sunday July 16, 2017
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