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4 Days Truffles Forest Tour and Cooking Holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Le 3 Rose, Localita Libbia 22G Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Amazing Tuscany Cooking Holidays

This culinary vacation offers you an amazing opportunity to cook with excellent products such as truffles, mushrooms, chestnuts, or honey. During your gastronomic adventure, you will have the chance to try out products of excellence, cook gourmet dishes, and discover glamourous places of historical importance. This is surely a type of vacation that will surely be one of the most memorable and unique experiences of your life at an affordable price!

Meet the instructors

Fabrizio
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Highlights

  • Cooking classes
  • A truffle hunting expedition
  • Experienced chefs and guides
  • A visit to a Unesco world heritage site
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Train station transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport)
Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Patio

The holiday farmhouse is nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo. Just six 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 and 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 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 personal production. You can 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.

Program

Day 1: Introduction and first cooking lesson

  • Meet at the Arezzo train station, where you will be picked up and taken to the villa.
  • Enjoy a welcome aperitif buffet with Prosecco wine tasting.
  • In the late afternoon, around 4 p.m or 5 p.m., have your first cooking lesson with chef Fabrizio.
  • Prepare a fantastic three to four course evening meal.
  • Meal plan: dinner

Day 2: City break tour and free time

  • After breakfast, take a cultural excursion (places of great historical importance) of the Tiberina Valley.
  • Lunch and drinks included at a local restaurant.
  • Free time to relax in the afternoon by the pool or stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa.
  • Savor the typical calzone-pizza prepared for you.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Second cooking lesson and truffle tour

  • After breakfast, take your last cooking class.
  • Learn more elaborate techniques using the products of the forest to prepare a delicious lunch.
  • In the afternoon, hiking tour in the woods searching for precious truffles with the help of experienced guides and dogs.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: A warm arrivederci

  • After breakfast and some time to relax, you'll be taken back to Arezzo central station.

All holiday packages can be customized according to your requirement and experience. The program may change slightly based on seasonality and availability of the cellars.

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will go on a truffle-hunting trip and on a historical guided tour.

Instructors

Fabrizio Merli

Location

This culinary vacation will take place in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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 handicrafts 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 is a gem set amidst the gentle Tuscan hills, the 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!

Nearby places

  • Arezzo downtown, 6 kilometers
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), 150 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), 80 kilometers - 1.5 hour
  • Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO), 250 kilometers - 2-3 hours
  • Pisa International Airport (PSA), 150 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Railway station, 10 kilometers
  • Rome, 200 kilometers
  • San Francesco d'Assisi Airport (PEG), 80 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Siena, 60 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

Daily meals and drinks as per itinerary are included in the price of the package.

Products warranty

When possible, MangiarDivino will provide seasonal organic vegetable from their gardens, organic Chianti wine, and extra virgin olive oil from personal 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 needs top ingredients.

Food options

Food intolerance are welcome. Please let MangiarDivino know one week before your arrival. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Skill level

MangiarDivino accommodates beginners, advanced, and master chef. Please let them know what level you prefer.

Menu

The menu can be customized according to your needs and desire. This will be agreed upon in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • 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)

There are activities that are available on request. Your holiday package can be customized with other trips and excursions or cookery lessons at an additional cost.

  • Biking tour
  • Cheese tour
  • Chocolate tour
  • City escape tours
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Medieval hamlets tour
  • Medieval olive oil mil and olive oil tasting tours
  • Medieval Saracen tournament (ticket to be booked three months in advance)
  • Relaxing in garden or swimming
  • Trekking and hiking tour
  • Val d’Orcia (Siena province) tour
  • Vespa tour

What's included

  • Welcome appetizer and drinks
  • All meals with drinks
  • 1 truffle hunting excursion
  • 1 guided tour and lunch
  • 2 cooking classes at the villa (no commuting)
  • 3 nights accommodation in a private apartment (two bedrooms)
  • Arezzo train station transfers
  • 4-hour Italian cooking classes with the chefs

What's not included

  • Airfare ticket
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Train fare
  • Transfer to from airport (extra price available on request)
  • Extra tour or excursion to add during your vacation (extra price available on request)
  • Extension or shorten your holiday (extra price available on request)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 airport. The pick-up is not included in the price.

Arrival by train

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.

GPS

N 43°30'36.6 - E 11°54'08.7

Distances

  • Arezzo downtown, 6 kilometers
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), 150 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes by car, 2 hours by train
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers
  • Florence, 60 kilometers
  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), 80 kilometers - 30 minutes by car, 1 hour by train
  • Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO), 250 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes by car, 2 hours by train
  • Pisa International Airport (PSA), 150 kilometers - 2 hours by car, 2 hours by train
  • Railway station, 10 kilometers
  • Rome, 200 kilometers
  • San Franceso d'Assisi Airport (PEG), 80 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 1 hour by train
  • Siena, 60 kilometers
Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer available: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 120 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Courses are available year round on demand and may be talior-made to suit your requirements (longer/shorter/child-friendly/special diet etc)

Solo travellers

This retreat can accommodate solo travellers.

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