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6 Day Exciting Cooking Holiday in Tuscany, Cortona

The Relais Il Falconiere and Spa, Località San Martino Bocena 370, 52044 Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Fascinating Cooking Holiday in Italy

Enjoy a very Tuscan culinary experience - Under the Tuscan Sun, funny but professional moments, and meeting with locals and ingredients at a true kilometer 0! The classes celebrate traditional Tuscan recipes and are designed by Silvia Baracchi, a Michelin Star chef and the owner of The Relais Il Falconiere and Spa. You will learn to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine in focused, spirited classes in the residential style kitchen, using local ingredients personally selected by the chef under healthy, ethic, and protection of the land criteria. Following your cooking class, you will enjoy a seated, served dinner in the charming dining room, in which you will enjoy the food you have prepared. When you walk through the front door of the kitchen, you are walking into a house. Il Falconiere carefully designed the cooking kitchen to avoid comparisons with stainless steel dominated restaurant kitchens and cookery schools.

Meet the instructors

Silvia Regi
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Highlights

  • 1 cooking lesson at Locanda
  • 2 cooking lessons at Il Falconiere
  • Wine tour and tasting during the 3-course dinner at the restaurant
  • Two excursions with lunch break or dinner
  • Welcome aperitif and dinner at the arrival
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Newspapers
  • Wedding

Il Falconiere, along with a Michelin star restaurant, a wine resort, and exclusive spa is a small world of charm suspended in time, that has preserved the simplicity of two youths in love with a dream, from which a wonderful story has been created. The Relais Il Falconiere and Spa is an old world charm in Tuscany. Guests are invited to choose their own corner of their heart. The rooms in the old villa, which preserve the intimacy of a stay in the main house, the little chapel to those adjacent or very close to the spa. Whatever type of holidays you are having, all rooms share the style of refined simplicity reminiscing of the most important Tuscan houses with picturesque views of the countryside of Cortona always at your front door. Each room is unique and enriched by the inspiration of local artisans; frescoed walls, antique furniture, glorious beds and graced with woven fabrics, bringing you back to the renaissance in real time.

Classic rooms

Classic rooms are in the Tuscan style of a noble family home. In these five classic rooms, the decor is simple and elegant. Four poster beds, linen curtains, upholstered headboards, you will find yourself with all the intimacy of staying in an old manor house. With views of box hedges, fruit or chestnut trees, or vineyards or perhaps the hillside of Cortona, the architectural jewel is at your fingertips. The room is composed of:

  • Double room (queen size)
  • Bathroom with shower

Room features

  • AC
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Phone
  • LCD TV
  • Tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer

Welcome and amenities

  • Complimentary mini bar’s soft drinks
  • Sweet home-made cookies
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Organic apples of local production
  • Bottle of water
  • Owner’s letter of welcome

Junior suites

The charm of the Relais in four junior suites are arranged in different areas of the property, some located near the church, others in the cottage, or a few steps from the spa. The room is composed of:

  • Double room (queen size)
  • Living room
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi

Room features

  • AC
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Pillows menu (memory, goose feather, and synthetic)
  • Phone
  • LCD TV
  • Tea making facilities
  • Nespresso coffee
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer

Welcome and amenities

  • Complimentary mini bar’s soft drinks
  • Sweet home-made cookies
  • Organic apples by a local producer
  • Newspaper
  • Bottle of water
  • Owner’s letter of welcome
  • 25,00 EUR voucher to use at the spa

Executive suite

The Executive suite’s beauty and harmony are simply exclusive. The room is composed of:

  • Double room (queen size)
  • Living room
  • Two bathrooms with shower and tub

Room features

  • AC
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Phone
  • Pillows menu (memory, goose feather, and synthetic)
  • LCD TV
  • Tea making facilities
  • Nespresso coffee
  • Two bathrooms with shower and tub
  • Hairdryer

Welcome and amenities

  • Complimentary mini bar’s soft drinks
  • Sweet home-made “Cantucci”
  • Seasonal fruit selection
  • Bottle of Metodo Classico
  • Newspaper
  • Profuma Ambiente SMN
  • Owner’s letter of welcome
  • 25,00 EUR voucher to use at the spa

Program

Il Falconiere wants you to feel relaxed and at home and so the courses are designed around the sort of cooking you would do in your own kitchen to entertain family and friends: the aim is to inspire you and send you home with new and exciting recipes while at the same time giving you time to cook with like-minded people. It doesn’t matter what level you are, just come along and enjoy the experience!

itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival, you are shown to your rooms and made comfortable. Enjoy welcome cocktail with Silvia Baracchi, your host for the week. The aperitif will be followed by a delicious gourmet dinner in Il Falconiere’s Michelin star restaurant.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be welcomed in Il Falconiere’s kitchen for your first cooking lesson. Examples are as follows:

  • Frances Mayes menu
  • Eggplant roll with prosciutto and buffala mozzarella
  • Pici with cherry tomatoes and aromatic herbs
  • Beef loin with shallot and balsamic vinegar
  • Pear cooked in red wine with cheese and sabayon

Your lunch for the day is based on your creations paired with the wines. In the afternoon, depart for a guided sightseeing tour of Cortona for a visit of this charming city, setting of the book and movie “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Your dinner will be served at Bottega Baracchi, Il Falconiere’s Tuscan Bistrò.

Day 3

Today, you will visit a local farm: you can see sheep, chickens, rabbits, geese and many other animals. You will buy the milk you will use for the third lesson focusing on making cheese. Enjoy light lunch and be ready to become an expert cheese maker5! Pici Pasta and recipes with ricotta cheese just made will be the ingredients of the recipes. Enjoy dinner with your creations at the restaurant.

Day 4

In the morning, depart to Montalcino and Montepulciano: you will be captured from the enchanting landscape of Val d’Orcia. You will visit outstanding wineries and will taste the famous Rosso di Montepulciano and his majesty the Brunello. Later, enjoy lunch. In the evening, join a tour of the vineyards and winery of the Baracchi estate including a guided walking through the vineyards and an in-depth explanation of winemaking from the vineyards to the bottles, followed by the sabrage of the Metodo Classico and wine tasting during the dinner at the restaurant.

Day 5

After breakfast, you will go to visit a local vegetable producer, close to the relais: you will buy some seasonal vegetables that will be the genuine ingredients just cut of your last cooking lesson at the Locanda del Molino. Farwell candlelight dinner will be at the Locanda: you will receive your cooking certificates.

Day 6

After breakfast, do for the checking out procedure depending on your departure schedule.

Please note, the program could be modified for unpredictable reasons at the time of writing or under specific guest request.

Included excursions

You will enjoy two excursions as indicated in the program.

Instructors

Silvia Regi Baracchi

Location

This holiday will take place at The Relais Il Falconiere and Spa in Cortona, Italy. The Relais Il Falconiere and Spa is a charming house kept in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, where the hills give way to the enchanting Etruscan hill-town of Cortona. Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi’s love for this land, rich in history and ancient traditions, is the foundation of the best expression of food and wine of Tuscany which inspired and guided this great dream of them, transforming the ancient villa of the 17th century, once home to the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli, into a jewel of hospitality.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Newspapers
  • Wedding

Food

You will be served daily buffet breakfast and welcome aperitif and dinner (with beverage) at the arrival. Also, lunch or dinner with matched wine selection will be served after your cooking lessons. During your excursions, you will get with lunch break or dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Wellness and spa
  • Wine therapy

What's included

  • 3 cooking lessons with the chef (2 at Il Falconiere and 1 at Locanda) followed by and lunch or dinner with matched wine selection
  • Wine tour and tasting during the 3-course dinner at the restaurant
  • 2 excursions as indicated in the program with lunch break or dinner
  • Access to Thesan Spa for the route acqua and steam (hydro massage pool, sauna, Turkish bath)
  • 10% VAT
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Welcome aperitif and dinner (with beverage) at the arrival

What's not included

  • City taxes
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at any of the following airports. Transfers are available by car or van. A car can accommodate up to 4 people while van up to 7 people. Obviously if the 7 persons have two luggage each, they would need another car.

  • Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) - 341 EUR by car, 385 EUR by van.
  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 220 EUR by car, 275 EUR by van.
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) - 341 EUR by car, 385 EUR by van.
  • Pisa International Airport (PSA) - 341 EUR by car, 385 EUR by van.
  • Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi-Umbria International Airport (PEG) - 110 EUR by car, 143 EUR by van.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

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If you wish to stay in another room, other options are also available.

  • Shared occupancy in a deluxe room: 2300 EUR
  • Shared occupancy in a suite: 2875 EUR

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