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A short break cooking holiday with an executive chef at your disposal! You will be cooking, dining, drinking, relaxing and exploring the treasures of Arezzo City, one of the oldest cities in Italy, full of artwork of an ancient past, also famous for its culinary history. Have fun at a stunning villa with panoramic pool overlooking the historical city center. What a great way to treat yourself!
The holiday farmhouse is nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo. Just 6 kilometers away from the historical city of Arezzo, the villa is accessible by car or by public bus.
The farm provides comfortable apartments with a small kitchen a private garden entrance. It's a lovely peaceful location with panoramic views over the city of Arezzo, where "on your leisure" you can relax at the swimming pool with an excellent glass of Chianti of own produce, or enjoy excursions in beautiful surroundings of the villa, with its woodlands and rolling hills worked meticulously with olive trees and vineyards that produce an excellent Chianti wine.
The villa is equipped with a cozy food court and restaurant point, where you will carry out your cooking lessons in a well-equipped kitchen and enjoy delicious cuisine, prepared by you and your private executive chef using organic products and extra virgin oil of own production.
Enjoy your meals in the shadow of the gazebo in front of the pool with breathtaking views while sipping an excellent glass of wine. It's the best cocktail for a wonderful stay in the magical Tuscany.
Your accommodation comes with kettle, fridge, TV, microwave, and air dryer. Swimming pool towel is supplied and you are entitled to the use of washing machine. No pets are allowed inside the apartments. No smoking inside the apartments.
The program may change slightly based on seasonality and availability of the cellars. This can be customized and extended according to your requirement and experience. This is not suitable for wheelchairs.
City escape guided tour
Private visit to vineyards and wine tasting tour
Arezzo city origins are lost in the very ancient past. As the settlement grew, it eventually became an important Etruscan city, and was later part of Rome. Already in the 4th century Arezzo had become a Bishopric. It was occupied by the Lombards at the end of the 6th century and was strongly conditioned by their influence. In the Middle Ages, Arezzo was a free and powerful commune, often ruled by its Bishops who were Counts of the Holy Roman Empire.
The city was frequently at war, with Siena certainly, but above all with Florence and, in 1384, it was finally subjugated to Florentine rule. From then onwards, with the exception of two widespread rebellions in 1502 and 1529-30, Arezzo ‘s history runs parallel to the history of Florence and, later on, to the fortunes of Tuscany.
Today, the ancient center of the city retains all the fascination of its illustrious past. The principal buildings and monuments possess a wealth of Medieval and Renaissance art created by artists such as Cimabue, Piero della Francesa, Andrea della Robbia and Giorgio Vasari. Arezzo was the birthplace of the great poet Petrarch, and it became internationally famous as the backdrop to a widely acclaimed movie when some of the most beautiful corners of the city’s monumental center formed the setting for scenes in Roberto Benigni’s film “Life is Beautiful”, three-time Oscar winner in 1999.
This is Arezzo, the modern, hard-working, artistic city rooted in the past but renewing itself in the architecture of the present and in exhibitions of contemporary art, whose citizens, with their ingenuity and creativity, still find expression in the aromas and tastes of an ancient culinary tradition, in handcrafts of renowned quality, in a genuine sense of hospitality to tourists, and in such jewelry-making expertise that Arezzo is known worldwide as the “city of gold”.
Arezzo, city of the jousting tournament Giostra del Saracino, of the Antiques Fair and of the international polyphonic competition “Guido d’Arezzo”. Arezzo, a gem set amidst the gentle Tuscan hills, birthplace of so many illustrious personages that the distinguished poet Giosuè Carducci exclaimed that the territory of Arezzo alone is “sufficient to give glory to Italy!”
When possible MangiarDivino will provide seasonal organic vegetable from their own gardens, organic Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil of own production. The rest of the ingredients you will use during your holiday will be purchased from trusted suppliers to guarantee top quality and freshness. The key point of MangiarDivino's philosophy is good food need top ingredients.
Food intolerance and vegetarian and vegan options are welcome. Please let MangiarDivino know 1 week before your arrival.
MangiarDivino accommodates beginners, advanced and master chef. Please let them know what level you prefer.
The menus can be customized according to your needs and preferences. This is to be agreed upon in advance.
These activities are available upon request, All holiday packages can be customized with other trips and excursions and cookery lesson at an additional cost.
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 airport. The pick-up is not included in the price.
Please book your train to arrive at Arezzo train station. Complimentary transfer from and to Arezzo train station is provided at your scheduled time. The meeting point is in front of the train station by the taxi stand. Please go to the exit Piazza Della Repubblica. Do not take the direction Campo Di Marte. which lead you to different entrance.
N 43°30'36.6 - E 11°54'08.7
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