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4 Days Bakery & Dessert Cooking Vacation in Tuscany

Gluten Free Cooking Holidays in Italy

Experience the delights of the traditional Tuscan lifestyle, while attending fun-filled cooking classes and enjoying relaxing excursions. You will learn to prepare all the essential components of an Italian meal, passion for revive Tuscany recipes and giving them a contemporary twist, using local products of our production. You can dive (hands-on) in the regional culinary traditions and discover places where history and nature has taken its course, through guided tours and excursions.

Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of pizza
  • Learn how to make Italian desserts
  • Prepare the typical Tuscan crispy bread
  • 3 hands-on dessert-making and baking classes
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinks together with meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Villa Le 3 Rose Farmhouse

A quiet and cozy atmosphere on a typical green Tuscany, Chianti area, nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo. The holiday villa, Le 3 Rose Farmhouse, offers four comfortable private apartments, with full furniture. A lovely peaceful location with panoramic views over the city of Arezzo, where "on your leisure" you can relax at the scenic swimming pool with an excellent glass of Chianti wine they produce, or enjoy excursions in beautiful surroundings of the villa, with its rolling hills worked meticulously with olive trees and vineyards, produce an excellent Chianti wine.

MangiarDivino Celiac Cooking Vacation in Italy Itinerary

Baking and dessert cooking holiday, is the perfect and testy combination for everyone who wants to learn all the secrets of Italian leavening (natural yeast) and baking techniques, prepare the typical crispy Tuscan bread, baked pasta, stuffed ciabatta, pizzas, calzones, and schiacciate of various flavors, and finally preparation of a traditional Italian dessert. Try MangiarDivino's special dough: Kamut, soy, integral, spelled and without yeast.

Day 1 - Arrival, cooking class

  • Meeting at the Arezzo train station or at the villa
  • Enjoy typical welcome garden aperitif buffet with Prosecco wine tasting
  • In the late afternoon, around 16:00 - 17:00, your first cookery introductions on the basics of Italian cuisine, in which you will prepare the evening meal

Day 2 - Cultural tour

  • Following breakfast, cultural tour in the most picturesque locations in Arezzo area lunch included at typical local restaurant
  • In the afternoon, you will have free to relax by the pool or take a stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa
  • Return to the villa for an excellent pizza - calzone dinner prepared by the chef

Day 3 - Cooking class, wine tour

  • After breakfast, your final hands-on cookery lesson starts, followed by lunch
  • In the afternoon, wine tour and excursion in the Etruscan village of Cortona (World Heritage site)
  • Dinner included in a local restaurant

Day 4 - Departure

  • Breakfast
  • Spend some time to relax
  • You will be taken back to the Arezzo central train station

Instructors

Fabrizio Merli
Alberhiera School (Italian)
Chef Fabrizio grew up in a family with strong Italian culinary traditions, foundations of the traditional Tuscan cuisine, and the Mediterranean diet. After a long experience in the UK as a chef, then he moved to various countries and worked with important chefs, who have taught him new techniques and exotic touches. While favoring the traditional cuisine, using methods of the past and highest quality ingredients, Fabrizio can delight with aromas giving them a contemporary twist.

Location

The holiday will take place in Arezzo Tuscany, Italy. A quiet and cozy atmosphere on a typical green Tuscany countryside, only 8 kilometers away from city center of Arezzo, rich city in history and local food products, quintessence of culinary traditions.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court nearby
  • Wine tasting / tour

General

  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Cafe nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market

Food

Maximum guarantee on the organic products that will be used during your vacation, most of MangiarDivino's production. You will learn to prepare all the essential of an Italian meal with the passion for reviving Tuscany historic recipes while giving them a contemporary twist appetizers, bread, pizza, soups, homemade pasta accompanied by sauces, meats, vegetables, and finish with delicious desserts. You will be using vegetables in season from MangiarDivino's own farm or from local markets. All the others ingredients used will be purchased in the morning before the course, from trusted suppliers, to guarantee top quality and freshness.

During your stay, you will have the chance to taste wines Chianti IGT, Vin Santo dessert wine, and extra virgin olive oil from MangiarDivino's production farm, totally organic, with the quality of the past. All of MangiarDivino's products can be purchased with suitable packaging for transportation. Also available, are confitures and organic products such as truffles, porcini mushroom sauce, and other culinary delights from a local producer, strictly sealed for oversea transport.

Their cooking lessons are relaxed, fun, and hands-on. They take place in the fully-equipped restaurant kitchen of the villa, with everyone working in a group with the chef. As MangiarDivino takes small groups, up to 8 participants, everyone can really get involved. Chef Fabrizio with his skills and experience, will bring you all the passion for cooking and Tuscan tradition while creating recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Italian food is simple but tasty, with ingredients that can be found mostly everywhere. Your chef, Fabrizio, will go into some depth regarding the history and science nutrition of each dishes, so even expert guests will come away having learned quite a lot.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Biking tour
  • Cheese tour
  • City escape tours
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Medieval hamlets tour
  • Medieval tournaments tour
  • Relaxing in garden or swimming
  • Trekking and hiking tour
  • Vespa tour

What's included

  • 2 half-day excursions
  • 2-3 cookery lessons
  • 3 nights accommodation private apartment
  • All meals
  • All taxes
  • Drinks
  • Transfer to from train station
  • Welcome Prosecco wine tasting with Tuscan appetizer

What's not included

  • Additional tours
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Train fare
  • Transfer to from airport (extra price available on request)

How to get there

Driving directions to Le 3 Rose Farmhouse

  • Take A1 motorway until the exit to Arezzo
  • Follow the signs to Casentino (Bibbiena) until the new roundabout, Ceciliano
  • Go on to Antria
  • At the first intersection, take the direction towards Tregozzano
  • You will see the signs for Le 3 Rose Agriturismo after 1 kilometer

Arrival by airplane

The closest airports to the location are Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR) and San Franceso d'Assisi Airport (PEG). MangiarDivino can pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is not included in the price.

Arrival by train

Arrive at Arezzo railway station. MangiarDivino will pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is included in the price.

GPS

N 4330'36.6 - E 1154'08.7

Distances

  • Arezzo, 8 kilometers
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), 150 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), 80 kilometers - 1 hour
  • Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO), 250 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Pisa International Airport (PSA), 150 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Railway station, 10 kilometers
  • Rome, 200 kilometers
  • San Franceso d'Assisi Airport (PEG), 80 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Siena, 60 kilometers
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