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MangiarDivino provides visitors with a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience the real life in Tuscany. You will learn to prepare all the essential components of an Italian meal, with passion for reviving Tuscany historic recipes, and give them a contemporary twist, using local fresh ingredients of our production. Dive in the regional culinary traditions technique and discover places where history and nature has taken its course.
The maximum participants in the group is 6.
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.
Throughout the holiday you will stay in a private apartment. It has 2 double bedrooms. Swimming pool towel is supplied. You have access to the washing machine. Your apartment comes with kettle, fridge, TV, microwave and air dryer. No pets are allowed inside the apartments. No smoking inside the apartments.
All holiday packages can be customized and extended according to your requirement and experience. Food intolerance and vegetarian options are welcome.
The program may change slightly based on seasonality and availability of the cellars.
1 city escape guided tour
1 guided tour to hamlet of UNESCO world historical importance
1 private visit to vineyards and wine tasting tour
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!”
When possible MangiarDivino will provide seasonal organic vegetable from their 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 needs top ingredients.
Food intolerance are welcome. Please let them know 1 week before your arrival. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
MangiarDivino accommodates beginners, advanced and master chef. Please let them know what level you prefer.
The menu can be customized according to your needs and desire. This will be agreed upon in advance.
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.
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.
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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