5 Days Intense Italian Cuisine Culinary Holiday

5 Days Intense Italian Cuisine Culinary Holiday

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

Tuscany Cooking Holidays

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 reviving Tuscany historic 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

  • Wine tour
  • Welcome appetizer and drinks
  • Cooking classes with executive chef
  • Excursion to historical site
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Meals with drinks
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Become a masterchef with the help of an executive chef!

Day 1 - Arrival, cooking lesson

  • Meet at the Arezzo train station at your scheduled time for free transfers.
  • Upon arrival at the villa, enjoy a welcome aperitif snack buffet with Prosecco wine tasting, prepared for you.
  • An introduction from chef Fabrizio and host Marina; a chance to get to know each other and talk about the itinerary.
  • Enjoy your first cooking lesson with executive chef Fabrizio who will introduce the basic techniques of Italian cuisine and enjoy what you have prepared.
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner.

Day 2 - Cooking lesson, free time

  • Following breakfast, take your second cookery lesson where you can engage yourself in the art of Tuscan and Italian cuisine.
  • Enjoy the results for lunch.
  • Free afternoon to relax by the pool with a good glass of wine by the pool or walk in the magnificent scenery around the villa, through vineyards, olive groves and woodland.
  • Return to the villa for dinner masterfully prepared by the chef.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3 - Excursion, cooking class

  • Following breakfast, take a cultural tour in the historical city, Arezzo.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local trattoria with drinks included.
  • In the late afternoon you will prepare dinner in your third cooking lesson.
  • Dinner will be served in the villa restaurant court.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4 - Cooking class, wine tour

  • After breakfast, you'll enjoy your final cooking lesson and lunch together.
  • In the afternoon you'll have a wine tour in a prestigious winery, famous for its Chianti superior and chardonnay white wine.
  • Return to the villa for a farewell dinner prepared for you by the chef.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5 - A warm arrivederci

  • After breakfast and some time to relax you'll be taken back to the Arezzo central train station for your departure.
  • Meal plan: breakfast.

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 visits to vineyards and wine tastings tour

  • 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.

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!”

Products warranty

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 oprions

Food intolerance and vegetarian and vegan options are welcome. Please let MangiarDivino know 1 week before your arrival.

Skill level

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

Menu

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.

  • Chocolate tour
  • Historical hamlet tours
  • Medieval olive oil mil and olive oil tasting tours
  • Special event guided tours (medieval tournaments and others - to be booked 3 months in advance)
  • Val d’Orcia (Siena province) tour
  • Welcome appetizer and drinks
  • All meal with drinks
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 wine tour
  • 1 guided tour with lunch
  • 4 cooking class at villa restaurant point
  • 4 nights accommodation in private apartment (two-bedroom)
  • Return Arezzo train station transfers
  • 4-hour cooking classes with executive chefs
  • All tax
  • Airfare ticket
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Train fare

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. The pick-up is included in the price. The meeting point is in front of the train station by the taxi stand. Please get to the exit Piazza Della Repubblica. Do not take the direction Campo Di Marte, which leads you to different entrance.

GPS

N 43°30'36.6 - E 11°54'08.7

Distances

  • 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 Franceso d'Assisi Airport (PEG), 80 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Siena, 60 kilometers
  • 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.

Arezzo, Italy

MangiarDivino offers culinary vacations, cooking lessons, and exciting tours, providing visitors a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience Tuscany.

  • Availability: The Culinary Vacations of this organizer are available 76% of the time.
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