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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.

Meet the instructors

Fabrizio
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Highlights

  • Welcome aperitif
  • Vineyard visit with tasting tour
  • Cooking classes at Villa Restaurant Point
  • Meals with drinks (1 bottle for each meal)
  • Excursion to the historical site
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Spanish
Group size: 2-6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Outdoor shower

From today, you will have the opportunity to choose two locations for your magical experience, in Tuscan food and traditions ... at different prices as follows:

Villa Le 3 Rose Farmhouse

Villa Le 3 Rose Farmhouse is nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo. Just 7 kilometres away from the historical city of Arezzo, the villa is accessible by car or by public bus.

The farm provides three 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.

The villa is equipped with a cosy 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….

Moon Light Homestay

Moon Light Homestay is located in one of the most beautiful residential areas, surrounded by prestigious cellars and woods of the Lignano National Park. Three km from the centre of the historic city of Arezzo On a hill surrounded by nature.

The facilities at guests' disposal include a fenced park of 6 hectares, heated Jacuzzi pool, and relaxation area with loungers and sofa and solar outdoor shower. It offers three bedrooms with bathroom on suite, with all the comforts of a hotel.

The villa is equipped with a restaurant and professional kitchen where you can indulge yourself with the help of the chef, on new techniques and flavours of Tuscan and Italian cuisine.

Program

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.
  • Meal plan: dinner.

Day 2: Cooking lesson, 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.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3: Excursion, free time

  • Following breakfast, take a cultural tour in the historical city of Arezzo.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local trattoria with drinks included.
  • 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.
  • Dinner will be served in the villa restaurant court.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4: Free time, cooking lesson

  • After breakfast
  • you will prepare a delicious lunch during your second cooking lesson.
  • In the afternoon, , you will have some free time to relax by the pool or take a stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa.
  • Return to the villa for 4 course meal prepared for you by the chef
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5: Cooking lesson, excursion

  • After breakfast, 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 lunch at a local trattoria. One drink is included.
  • In the afternoon you'll enjoy your final cooking lesson and dinner together

Day 6: 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.

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.

Included excursions

  • 1 city escape guided tour
  • 1 guided tour to hamlet of UNESCO world historical importance
  • 1 private visit to vineyards and wine tasting tour

Instructors

Fabrizio Merli

Location

Your cooking holiday will take place on the outskirts of the historic city of 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, Michelangelo, Piero della Francesa, Andrea della Robbia, and Giorgio Vasari ETC... Arezzo was the birthplace of the great poet Petrarch, the inventor of the Italian language; 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..

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 Josue Carducci exclaimed that the territory of Arezzo alone is sufficient to give glory to Italy!

Distances

  • Perugia airport 80 kilometers – 1,5 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
  • San Francesco d'Assisi Airport (PEG), 80 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Siena downtown, 60 kilometers
  • Florence downtown , 60 kilometers
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers

Food

When possible MangiarDivino will provide seasonal organic vegetable from is 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: good food need top ingredients.

Food options

  • Your culinary holidays can be customized according to your needs. Please inform us before your arrival: preferences, skill level, and food intolerance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
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
  • Truffle tour
  • Horse riding
  • Medieval hamlets tour
  • Medieval olive oil mil and olive oil tasting tours
  • Medieval Saracen tournament (ticket to be booked 3 months in advance)
  • Trekking and hiking tour
  • Val d’Orcia (Siena province) tour

Spa treatments

It is possible to organize physiotherapy massages directly in the villa to be booked in advance.

What's included

  • Welcome appetizer and drinks
  • Meals with drinks (1 bottle of wine for each meal included)
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 wine tour
  • 2 guided tours with lunch
  • 3 cooking classes at villa restaurant point (no commuting)
  • 5 nights accommodation on private apartment (two-bedroom)
  • Arezzo train station transfers (to and from the villa)
  • 4-hour cooking classes with executive chefs
  • All tax

What's not included

  • Airfare ticket
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Train fare
  • Airport shuttle transfers (available at extra price upon request)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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

 
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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