6 Days Cooking Vacation in the Magical Tuscany

6 Days Cooking Vacation in the Magical Tuscany

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

All Inclusive Tuscan Cooking Holiday

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.

Highlights

  • Wine tour in Chianti
  • Hands-on cooking lessons with professional Italian chef
  • Seasonal organic ingredients from MangiarDivino's production
  • Excursions to the historical sites
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals with drinks
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The holiday farmhouse is nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo, which saw the development of the skills of many famous artist in history and Italian literature. Just 6 kilometers away from the historical city center of Arezzo, the villa is accessible by car or by public bus, which is 700 meters away.

The farm provides four comfortable apartments equipped with a private garden entrance. A lovely peaceful location with panoramic views over the city of Arezzo, the farm is where you can relax at the panoramic swimming pool with an excellent glass of Chianti produced by your host, or enjoy excursions in beautiful surroundings of the villa, with its woodlands and rolling hills surrounded with olive trees and vineyards.

The villa is equipped with a cozy food court, where you will carry out your cooking lessons in a well-equipped kitchen and enjoy delicious seasonal dishes prepared by master chef. Enjoy your meals in the shadow of the gazebo in front of the pool with breathtaking views while sipping an excellent glass of wine. You'll have the best cocktail for a wonderful stay in the magical Tuscany.

Day 1 - Arrival

  • 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 an exclusive dinner prepared for you by the chef
  • Overnight at private apartment.
  • Meal plan: dinner.

Day 2 - First cooking lesson and wine tour

  • Following breakfast, take your first cookery lesson where you can engage yourself in the art of Tuscan and Italian cuisine with the aid of an expert Tuscan chef. *Enjoying the results for lunch.
  • 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 dinner with a delicious crispy pizza and calzone menu prepared for you by the chef.
  • Overnight at private apartment.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3 - City break tour and free time

  • Following breakfast, take a cultural tour in the historical city, Arezzo.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local trattoria Toscana with drinks included.
  • Free afternoon to relax by the pool with a good glass of wine or walk in the magnificent scenery around the villa, through vineyards, olive groves and woodland.
  • Dinner will be in the villa restaurant.
  • Overnight at private apartment.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4 - Second cooking class

  • After breakfast, you will have some free time to relax by the pool or take a stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa.
  • Light lunch will be served in the gazebo by the pool.
  • In the afternoon, the host will prepare a delicious dinner during your second cooking lesson.
  • Overnight at private apartment.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5 - Cooking lesson and historical tour

  • After breakfast, you'll enjoy your final cooking lesson and lunch together.
  • In the afternoon you will leave the villa for the second excursion. You will visit one of the oldest cities of the European continent, worldwide heritage, Cortona the Etruscan city, also famous for being the protagonist of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (1 drink included).
  • Overnight at private apartment.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 6 - A warm arrivederci

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

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.

City break tour

Historical hamlet tour

Wine tasting tour

  • Fabrizio Merli

    Chef Fabrizio decided to create MangiarDivino to be able to pass on this traditions and give his guests the opportunity to discover his land with a cooking school and wine tours in the best regions and cellars of Tuscany, in collaboration with professionals, sommeliers, and magnificent hosts. Chef Fabrizio has a cooks certificate in Food and Wine. He is also equipped with medical fitness HCCP, issued after the courses provided by the legislature on the matter and after submitting a copy of his book "Engaged in Handling Food Substance".

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 centre 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 jewellery-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!”

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
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market

Sample menu

Appetizer

  • Bruschette
  • Cecina flat bread made with chickpea flour, served with Tuscany ham and stracchino cheese
  • Eggplants parmigiana
  • Marinated mussels
  • Panzanella salad
  • Panzerotti stuffed with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella
  • Seasonal vegetable flan
  • Spelt salad
  • Tomato bruschetta
  • Tuscany antipasto
  • Zucchini flowers

Starter

  • Black tagliatelle with truffle served with mushroom sauce
  • Cannelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach
  • Gnocchi di pane con ragù di salsiccia
  • Gnocchi potatoes dumplings with tomato sauce or pesto
  • Gundi served with truffle cream (typical dish of Arezzo with spinach and ricotta cheese ball)
  • Handmade pasta
  • Lasagna with chianina beef ragu
  • Pappardelle with chianina meat sauce ragu (Bolognese style)
  • Pappardelle with duck sauce
  • Ravioli filled with porcini mushroom served with truffle cream
  • Ravioli ricotta spinach flavored with butter and sage
  • Squid ink tagliolini
  • Taglietelle with cream of mushrooms
  • Tagliolini with carbonara sauce
  • Tagliolini with seafood
  • Tortelli with beetroot and asparagus gorgonzola cream
  • Tortelli with pumpkin and ricotta cheese served with truffle butter
  • Vegetable lasagna

Rice dishes

  • Risotto granny Landa
  • Risotto with chianti and season pecorino cheese
  • Risotto with porcini mushrooms
  • Risotto with saffron and melted robiola cheese
  • Seafood risotto

Soups

  • Cacciucco (fish soup)
  • Carbaccia the real onion soup
  • Creamed chic peas and truffle
  • Moscardini al guazzetto (baby octopus stew)
  • Pappa al pomodoro
  • Porcini mushroom soup
  • Ribollita
  • Spelt and legume soup

Main course served with seasonal side dish

  • Baby octopus stew
  • Beef meatballs Tuscan style with tomato sauce
  • Chicken stuffed with pepper sausage served with wine gravy
  • Eggplant parmesan
  • Escalope of veal with lemon
  • Escalope with porcini mushrooms
  • Fagioli all’uccelletta with pepper sausages
  • Guinea fowl in hunting style sauce
  • Involtino alla pizzaiola (roll of Turkey stuffed)
  • Peposo (renaissance dish of Tuscan traditional made with beef cooked in Chianti wine)
  • Pizza calzone stuffed, served with tomatoes and oregano cream
  • Pork fillet rolled
  • Rosticciana stufata (stewed pork ribs with black olives and pine nuts)
  • Salmon in crust
  • Shoulder of lamb Tuscan style
  • Stuffed squid
  • The real crispy pizza
  • Tomatoes stuffed with rice and meat ragu
  • Zucchini flowers stuffed
  • Zucchini stuffed Tuscan style

Desserts

  • Cantucci di prato con vinsanto (typical Tuscan biscuits with almonds served with vin santo sweet wine)
  • Castagnaccio (traditional cake with chestnuts flower served with pistachios ice cream)
  • Chef Fabrizio tiramisù
  • Chocolate fondant
  • Chocolate panna cotta
  • Gato
  • Grandmother cake
  • Limoncello tiramisù
  • Profiterole
  • Ricotta cheese cake and chocolate
  • Strudel
  • Vanilla panna cotta with seasonal fruit and chocolate coulis
  • Zuppa Inglese (delicious spoon dessert of the Tuscan Renaissance tradition)
  • Biking tour
  • Cheese tour
  • Chocolate tour (at extra price)
  • City escape tours
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Medieval hamlets tour
  • Medieval olive oil mil and olive oil tasting tours (at extra price)
  • Medieval tournaments tour
  • Relaxing in garden or swimming
  • Trekking and hiking tour
  • Val d’Orcia (Siena province) tour (at extra price)
  • Vespa tour
  • 2 half-day excursions with transportation and restaurant meals
  • 3 cookery lessons with Italian Chef Fabrizio (4-course meal with drinks)
  • 5 nights accommodation in private apartment at a stunning Tuscan villa with pool
  • All meals with personalized menus and drinks
  • All tax
  • Complimentary transfer to and from Arezzo train station
  • Complimentary welcome buffet aperitif with Prosecco wine tasting
  • Daily breakfast
  • English speaking native Italian chefs
  • Free wifi connection in all area
  • Organic ingredients used during your cooking classes in Italy
  • Private wine tasting tour
  • Professional hands-on cooking classes in small groups
  • Airfare
  • Extra drinks
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Train fare
  • Transfer to from airport (extra price available on request)

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

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 4330'36.6 - E 1154'08.7

Distances

  • Arezzo downtown, 6 kilometers
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers
  • Florence, 60 kilometers
  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), 80 kilometers - 1 hour
  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), 180 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 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
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Arezzo, Italy

MangiarDivino offer cooking holidays and wine tours all inclusive in Tuscany.

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