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Join Do It in Tuscany for fantastic cooking holidays in the beautiful and historical city of Cortona, Italy. Learn the secrets of typical Tuscan meals and enjoy picking your vegetables directly from the garden. Become a fresh pasta maker and let yourself be delighted by the flavors, fragrances, and incredible food and wine offered by this authentic city. Discover your cooking ability and hone your cooking skills in this perfect culinary destination!
Your accommodation for this holiday will be in a private apartment, La Terrazza Cortonese, located in Cortona's city center. It owes its name to the beautiful terrace and incomparable views of the surrounding landscape. This beautiful terrace is a little corner of paradise in the town center which is also equipped with outdoor table and sun beds.
The apartment is large and spacious, furnished with quality materials and details. It has a large and cozy living room with fireplace, sofa, satellite TV, and one dining table. From the lounge, you will have the access to the terrace and kitchen to prepare meals or to welcome a chef who will cook exclusively for you. The kitchen is complete with a dining table and a fireplace which can be used for barbecue.
The living room, kitchen, and the bedrooms have windows which overlook the valley giving you breathtaking views. The sleeping area consists of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with en-suite bath and showers. The apartment is also completed by a small studio overlooking the sleeping area. La Terrazza Cortonese has a washing machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, and payable air conditioning and heating upon consumption.
The program will include two cooking classes. The first one will be dedicated to handmade pasta that can be held directly at guest's accommodation. The second will be held in the chef's kitchen and will entail the hands-on preparation of a complete Tuscan meal. After the classes, lunch will follow.
Be inspired and learn Tuscan cooking secrets and savor your creations in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You will learn, cook, and eat. The cooking lesson includes:
You will learn to cook the authentic Tuscan cuisine with targeted classes in a professional kitchen. Following your cooking class, you will enjoy a seated served lunch in a charming dining room. The cooking lesson includes:
A private driven and guided wine tour in Cortona area to taste our extraordinary Sirah and in Montepulciano to taste the worldwide famous Nobile red wine are included in the package as part of the program. You will visit cellars guided by the wine makers to satisfy all your curiosity about wine production. Taste the wine combined with typical finger foods followed by Tuscan lunch.
Also, enjoy the private truffle hunting with the guide and his dog. Visit the truffle grounds and a traditional Tuscan farm. After the exciting hunting, a hearty lunch with local and fresh products and wines onsite will be served.
All the excursions will be guided by the English speaking tour driver in a private minivan.
Your cooking holiday will take place in Cortona, one of the major tourist towns in Tuscany, Italy. The location has centuries of history offering all visitors a variety of artistic and cultural wine tours and culinary holidays. Moreover, Cortona overlooks the entire Valdichiana valley, which is also situated in a strategic geographical position. This city is a perfect starting point to reach and discover Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome, the Tuscan beaches, the Abetone with its ski slopes, and the historic center of Cortona with all services, in a few hours.
Cortona has a beautiful medieval village that owes its origins to the ancient Etruscan civilization, of which today you will find evidence throughout the town. Cortona is situated at the top of a hill from which it proudly dominates the whole Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno. You will be in the heart of the old town of Cortona, the center of social and cultural life, steps away from all services, but at the same time immersed in a peaceful and calm atmosphere.
During the holiday, you will be served daily Italian lunches, including one truffle hunting, and special dining in Montepulciano. You will also enjoy one wine tasting tour in the city center. Have your freedom to arrange your breakfast and dinner in the provided kitchen or in a various selection of restaurants in Cortona.
Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.