8 Days All Inclusive Culinary Holiday in Tuscany

8 Days All Inclusive Culinary Holiday in Tuscany

  • MangiarDivino, Localita Libbia 22G Arezzo Tuscany Italy

Cookery Holidays in Italy

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. You can dive, hands-on, in the regional culinary traditions technique and discover places where history and nature has taken its course, through guided tours and excursions; the perfect stress free cocktail, all inclusive.

Highlights

  • 4 cooking classes
  • Visit to the Etruscan hamlet
  • Classes suitable for all levels of expertise
  • Excursion of the most picturesque locations in Arezzo
  • Wine tour and excursions of the historical village
  • Daily meals with drinks included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Italian, 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 of Arezzo, the villa is accessible by car or by public bus.

The farm provides four comfortable apartments equipped with 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 produced by MangiarDivino, 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, where you will carry out your cooking lessons in a well-equipped kitchen and enjoy delicious seasonal dishes prepared by master chef with organic products of their 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.

Day 1 - Arrival

  • You will meet at the Arezzo train station or at the villa where you will enjoy a typical welcome aperitif buffet with Prosecco wine tasting.
  • There will be an introduction given by the chef, Fabrizio, and the villa host, Marina, and you will get the chance to meet them and the other members of the group.
  • Exclusive dinner prepared by chef Fabrizio.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: dinner

Day 2 - Cooking lesson

  • After breakfast, you will participate in 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.
  • Enjoy the results for lunch.
  • The afternoon will be free to relax by the pool with good glass of wine or walk in the magnificent scenery around the villa, through vineyards, olive groves and woodland.
  • You will have a dinner prepared for you by the chef at the villa.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 - Cultural tour

  • After breakfast, head out with your guide to tour the most picturesque locations in Arezzo. There, your guide will give you background history to every location and give you ample time to take photos.
  • You will have lunch in a historic Tuscan trattoria (drinks included).
  • Return to the villa for dinner.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 - Cooking lesson, wine tour

  • After breakfast, engage in your second cooking lesson, delving into the art of Tuscan and Italian cuisine with the aid of an expert Tuscan chef.
  • Enjoy what you prepared for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, take a wine tour in a prestigious winery famous for its chianti superior and chardonnay white wine.
  • Return to the villa for a delightful chef-prepared crispy calzone pizza dish.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 - Cooking lesson, free afternoon

  • After breakfast, you will have your third cooking lesson and lunch.
  • The afternoon will be free.
  • You will have a delicious dinner, prepared by chef Fabrizio, back at the villa.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - Market tour, cooking lesson

  • Enjoy breakfast, then take a tour to one of the most famous Tuscan markets for its organic products.
  • Lunch will take place during the tour to the market, tasting local and typical products of Tuscan street food accompanied by a good glass of wine.
  • In the late afternoon, you'll prepare a typical dinner in your fourth cooking lesson, again with the help of a professional Italian chef.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 - Cooking class, cultural tour

  • After breakfast, you will have your last cooking class. With your newly-found confidence, you and the experts will prepare a typical Sunday lunch, using more advanced cooking techniques.
  • In the afternoon, take a guided tour and pay a short visit to the Etruscan hamlet, Cortona.
  • Enjoy dinner in the evening at a typical local restaurant.
  • Overnight: private apartment
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 - Departure

  • Breakfast.
  • Spend some time to relax.
  • You will be taken back to the Arezzo central train station.
  • Meal plan: breakfast.

The program may change slightly based on seasonality and availability of the cellars.

City break tour

Historical hamlet tour

Local market tour (Saturday market)

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 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!”

Distances

  • Arezzo city center, 1 kilometer
  • Cinque Terre, 240 kilometers (3 hours)
  • Cortona, 20 kilometers (25 minutes)
  • Florence, 68 kilometers (45 minutes)
  • Gaiole in Chianti, 40 kilometers (40 minutes)
  • Lucca, 170 kilometers (2 hours)
  • Montalcino, 55 kilometers
  • Montepulciano, 45 kilometers (45 minutes)
  • Pisa, 150 kilometers (2 hours)
  • Rome, 220 kilometers (2 hours)
  • San Gimignano, 100 kilometers (1 to 2 hours)
  • Siena, 60 kilometer (45 minutes)
  • Venice, 320 kilometers (3 to 4 hours)
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 e spinaci 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 chickpeas 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 Tuscany style with tomato sauce
  • Chicken stuffed with peppery sausage served with wine gravy
  • Eggplant parmesan
  • Escalope of veal with lemon
  • Escalope with porcini mushrooms
  • Fagioli all’uccelletta with peppery sausages
  • Guinea fowl in hunting style sauce
  • Involtino alla pizzaiola
  • 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
  • Roll of turkey stuffed
  • Rosticciana stufata (stewed pork ribs with black olives and pine nuts)
  • Salmon in crust
  • Shoulder of lamb Tuscany 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)

MangiarDivino can cater to your special dietary requirements. Please let your host know in advance.

Chocolate tour (at extra price)

Medieval olive oil mil and olive oil tasting tours (at extra price)

Special event guided tours (medieval touraments and others) available on request

Val d’Orcia (Siena province) tour (at extra price)

  • 1 market tour
  • 1 wine tour in a prestigious winery in the Chianti area
  • 2 city break excursions with meals
  • 5 hands-on cooking classes
  • 7 nights accommodation in private apartment
  • All meals with drinks
  • All taxes
  • Complimentary transfers to and from train station
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Seasonal organic ingredients from MangiarDivino's production
  • Additional tours
  • 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

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 4330'36.6 - E 1154'08.7

Distances

  • Arezzo downtown, 6 kilometers
  • Cortona, 30 kilometers
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), 180 kilometers - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), 80 kilometers - 1 hour
  • 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.

  • Availability: The Culinary Vacations of this organizer are available 77% of the time.
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