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You will cook the traditional dishes of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio together; vegetarians or vegans can be accommodated. The courses will be rich in flavor and taste and are very genuine, mostly using produce and herbs harvested from the garden. Lessons will be based on authentic cuisine taught to by moms and grandmothers. The recipes will be seasonal, because this area offers excellent culinary products. To start, Chef Francesco will present the raw ingredients that you will use then show you different techniques for hand-making noodles, pies, dumplings, stuffed pasta, and pizza. You'll learn techniques for sauces, roasting, and different types of cooking. Then, you'll all sit together at a table and celebrate your preparations with a wonderful five-course dinner immersed in nature.
Villa Vetrichina today welcomes an intercontinental clientele, mainly American, but also Asian and Indian. The presence of thermal waters attracts Italian customers, especially in autumn and spring, who love this wonderful corner of Tuscany. The villa is open all year round and can also be rented in its entirety. The services offered by a qualified staff complete and enrich the comfort. It is possible to stay in the "Le Papere" room or, if reserved, in five other beautiful rooms.
Located on the first floor of the villa, the room is the most elegant with luxury finishes. It is accessed from the Salone del Gran Camino. Possibility of additional single bed for a child of up to 10 years (supplement of 15 EUR). The bathroom has a Devon & Devon copper tub with a hand shower.
Particular mention should be made for the Salone del Grande Camino, equipped with large sofas and armchairs, for its view of the Borgo di San Casciano, the swimming pool of the villa set in the greenery, and the garden. You can request, together with the Il Baronerosso room, the use of the exclusive lounge (with supplement), perfect for two couples of friends or families with older children. Pets are allowed.
Located on the first floor of the villa, the room is decorated in red tones. It is accessed from the Salone del Gran Camino. The bathroom has a large shower covered in dark travertine marble and a particular sink. The window on the ceiling adds an even more particular note to the bathroom. Air-conditioning is available for consumption if required. The room is adjacent to the covered terrace.
You can request, together with the La Damabianca room, the use of the exclusive lounge (with supplement) perfect for two couples of friends or families with older children. Pets are allowed.
The room is on the ground floor and overlooks the large garden bordering the woods. Possibility of an additional single bed for a child of up to 10 years (supplement of 15 EUR). It has a bathroom with a large shower covered with travertine marble. Together with the Sognid'oro room, it is an excellent accommodation for two families with children with a sitting area for exclusive use (with supplement). Pets are allowed.
The room is on the ground floor and is accessed from the garden through a sitting area. In the room, an old oak counter houses two black stone sinks. It is equipped with a bathroom with shower covered in blue chrome travertine marble and dark sanitaryware. Air conditioning is available for consumption if required. It is possible to add a cot. You can have the exclusive use of the sitting room, with supplement, together with the Turquesa room, ideal for two couples or friends or for families with children. Pets are allowed.
The room is on the ground floor and is accessed from the garden through a sitting area. It has a bathroom with a large double waterfall shower and shower head. Air conditioning is available for consumption if required. You can have the exclusive use of the sitting room, with supplement, together with the Il Pizzo room, ideal for two couples or friends or for families with children. Pets are allowed.
The room is on the ground floor with exit to the garden. It is accessed from inside the house via a sitting area in use with a monitor. The adjoining children's room is 11 square meters. The bathroom, shared with the master bedroom, has a shower covered in travertine marble. Air conditioning is available for consumption if required.
Games and children's books are available. It is possible to add a cot. The room can also be rented individually. Together with the room Le Papere, this is an excellent accommodation for two families with children, with a sitting area for exclusive use (with supplement). Pets are allowed.
Chef Francesco, together with Villa Vetrichina, organizes informal, fun cooking lessons, but with respect to the most authentic culinary traditions. They use local quality raw materials. The manor house opens and turns into a laboratory where a pan of water and flour becomes tagliatelle, ravioli, fettuccine, and the scent of seasoning sauces are a promise. With the preparation, the meal will be carried out. Wine, water, and coffee are all already included in the price
Lesson 1: Welcome snack
Lessons 2 and 3: Choice of two types of pasta
Lesson 4: One main course of your choice
Lesson 5: Seasonal dessert or tiramisu, the most popular
Born in Rome, capital rich in sour colors and delicate perfumes, Francesco's great passion for cooking led him to search for new horizons in the culinary field. In Siena, he has specialized over the years in the Tuscan and Umbrian regional cuisine, collaborating in various restaurants and taverns. He got training in abroad working for a year in Austria and Switzerland. Back in Italy, he perfects himself by joining the F.I.C. In collaboration with an agriturismo in Umbria, he teaches the emerging chefs of Russia the traditional Tuscan dishes and promotes typical Sienese products.
You will be in the kitchen at the province of Siena in San Casciano dei Bagni, it is located in the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Villa Vetrichina complex, surrounded by nature and woods near Monte Amiata, between Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. The place is enchanting and magical where you can find a moment of pleasure.
Villa Vetrichina was born as a country farm at the end of the 1700s. Over the years, it has undergone several adjustments but it is in 2012 that it became the subject of careful renovation according to the most modern comforts and designers. The use of natural materials, of Tuscan origin, guarantee the housing quality. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, it is a short distance from the village of San Casciano dei Bagni, considered the most enchanting village in the Val D'Orcia.
With the preparation of the cooking class, meals will be carried out in complete calmness, and once relaxation is finished in the lounge.
After a day at the spa or around the beauty of these places in the evening, the restaurant becomes the right place to relax. Chef Francesco agrees on the menu with the guests, guiding them in tastings of local specialties in a welcoming and informal atmosphere by the warmth of the fireplace.
The restaurant's typical menu includes various appetizers ranging from cutting boards to assorted croutons or to the chef's imagination. The first courses are fresh handmade pasta with typical local condiments: ragù of Chianina or game or fresh vegetables.
Local meats, game, Chianina fillet, parmesan, burrata, etc. enrich the main course menu with sautéed or fresh vegetables; the desserts are obviously homemade. Vegan, allergy, gluten-free, and vegetarian menus are also available on reservation. Always present is the trio of homemade first courses with typical local condiments
The cost of the spa and spa treatments are not included as it is a different structure from the villa, if available, Villa Vetrichina and Chef Francesco can provide discounts of up to 15%.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Transfer available for additional US$451 per person
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$282 per person
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Transfer available for additional US$226 per person
Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport)
Transfer available for additional US$338 per person
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$147 per person
Please arraneg your flight to arrive at Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (PEG), Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA), Pisa International Airport (PSA), or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). Transfers from any of these airports are not yet included but are available at different additional costs. For more information, please send Francesco Private Cook an inquiry.
If you have difficulties, Francesco Private Cook can meet you at the parking area of San Casciano dei Bagni Viale Manciati
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