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7 Days Cooking and Wine Holidays in Italy

Relais Rossi Mattei Via di Castelsecco, nᵒ 11, 52100, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Culinary and Wine Vacation in Tuscany

A culinary delight at Tuscany, Italy with wine and oil mill tours. It is a week dedicated to taste, traditions, history and culture while learning to cook with professional chef with genuine fresh food over meals in a fabulous setting. An ancient villa surrounded by a historical park offers a magnificent view of the city of Arezzo.

Highlights

  • 1 olive oil mill tour
  • 2 excursions to medieval village
  • 2 cooking classes with a professional chef using fresh ingredients
  • Visit to Arezzo and a museum with cappuccino time in a typical bar
  • 6 nights accommodation at the beautiful villa at Tuscany
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, coffee and tea
  • Gazebo and are to relax in the quiet setting
  • Swimming pool in the exquisite set-up

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6 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

The exquisite villa is situated on a hill overlooking the city of Arezzo. It is surrounded by a private park and forest of 10 acres, ideal for a perfect relaxation getaway. The villa has facilities like a private kitchen with dish washer, private bathroom with washing machine, parking, gardens, swimming pool, gazebo and relaxation area.

Apartments

Doppio Arco

Located on the ground floor of the villa, it takes its name from the arches within the large living room, which date back to the seventeenth-century monastery. The living room has a long table perfect for large groups, sofas, sofa bed, and satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, kitchen equipped tools, regular oven and microwave, kettle, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher. Going up some stairs to get to the night with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with shower, the other with bath. The apartment is equipped with Wi-Fi and a washing machine. This spacious apartment serves as a common area if the whole villa is rented to groups for easy accessibility and the large living room.

La Limonaia

La Limonaia is an apartment with two private entrance adjacent to the old greenhouse used one time to put the citrus groves during the winters. It has an outside area with sofas and sofa, and consists of a large double bedroom with possibility of adding an extra bed, a bathroom with shower, washing machine, equipped kitchen with dishes , kettle, coffee maker, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and a large living room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player. This apartament is suitable for wheelchair users.

Il Gelsomino

The apartament Il Gelsomino is located on the second floor of the villa, very large and bright, composed of two large double bedrooms with garden view, ability to insert extra beds, 3 bathrooms with a bath, two with shower, a living room with satellite TV, DVD player, large kitchen equipped with utensils, dishes, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle, dishwasher, refrigerator. a bathroom with shower. The apartment is equipped with Wi-Fi and a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

La Terrazza

La Terrazza apartament its located in the main building on the first floor. It is very bright with wonderful views and access to the liberty-style garden across the terrace and wrought iron staircase surrounded by jasmine. Inside the apartment there are two large double bedrooms with typical Tuscan terracotta floors and exposed beams, where you can request to insert extra beds, a living room with satellite TV, wifi intenet, two bathrooms, one with shower the other with shower and bathtub, a kitchen with an oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, fireplace and a small laundry.

Il Blu

Located on the 1st floor with private entrance, it consists of a spacious living room featuring floor in typical brick raw, exposed beams antique furniture that belonged to the noble family sat tv, kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, cooking utensils, a large double bedroom where you can request to add an extra bed, a bathroom with shower and bathtub. The apartment is very cool in summer and the predominant color is blue in decor that gives peace and relaxation.

Il Boschetto

This is located on the 1st floor with private entrance. It consists of a spacious living room featuring floor in typical brick raw, exposed beams antique furniture that belonged to the noble family sat tv, kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, cooking utensils, a large double bedroom where you can request to add an extra bed, a bathroom with shower and bathtub. The apartment is very cool in summer and the predominant color is blue in decor that gives peace and relaxation.

Program

Day 1:

  • Arrival at villa
  • Check- in to the apartment
  • Welcome aperitif and dinner

Day 2:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Free morning and free lunch
  • Cooking class in the afternoon
  • Enjoy the dinner prepared

Day 3:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Full day excursion with private transfer
  • Wine tasting in Chianti Arezzo area
  • Visit to a cellar for wine tasting
  • Lunch in a typical Trattoria
  • Visit to the ancient Borgo village
  • Return to villa in the evening
  • Free dinner

Day 4:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Visit to Arezzo and Museum "Ivan Bruschi"
  • Free lunch
  • Cooking class in the afternoon
  • Enjoy the dinner prepared

Day 5:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Visit to Anghiari with private transfer and ancient olive oil mill
  • Lunch in typical place
  • Return to villa in the evening
  • Free dinner

Day 6:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Free morning and free lunch
  • Relaxing in garden or pool
  • Noon visit to cellar near the villa with private transfer, wine and snack tasting
  • Return to villa in the evening
  • Dinner

Day 7:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Check-out

Included excursions

  • Full day excursion with private transfer at Tuscany
  • Noon visit to a cellar near the villa with private transfer, wine and snack tasting
  • Visit to a cellar for wine tasting
  • Visit to Anghiari with private transfer and ancient olive oil mill
  • Visit to Arezzo and Museum "Ivan Bruschi"
  • Visit to the ancient Borgo village
  • Wine tasting in Chianti Arezzo area

Location

The vacation takes place in the beautiful set up of Tuscany.

Distances

  • Arezzo city center, 1 km
  • Cortona, 20 km (25 minutes)
  • Gaiole in Chianti, 40 km (40 minutes)
  • Montepulciano, 45 km (45 minutes)
  • Montalcino 55 km
  • Siena, 60 km (45 minutes)
  • Florence, 68 km (45 minutes)
  • San Gimignano, 100 km (1 to 2 hours)
  • Pisa, 150 km (2 hours)
  • Lucca, 170 km (2 hours)
  • Bologna, 180 km (2 hours)
  • Rome, 220 km (2 hours)
  • Cinque Terre, 240 km (3 hours)
  • Venice, 320 km (3 to 4 hours)

Spa treatments

Massages and hairdressers are available on request.

What's included

  • 1 olive oil mill tour
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, coffee and tea
  • Parking and Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom with washing machine
  • Private kitchen with dish washer
  • Visit to Arezzo and museum with cappuccino time in a typical bar
  • Visit to a wine cellar for wine tasting
  • Visit to the ancient Borgo village

What's not included

  • Extra cleaning service (35 EUR for apartments)
  • Heating

How to get there

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Driving directions

Motorway A1 exit Arezzo : follow directions for Arezzo center, Viale Raffaello Sanzio (where it's a Croce Rossa Italiana) at the traffic lights, turn into Via Divisione Garibaldi and continue to Street Castelsecco number 11, following signs for Villa Rossi Mattei.

Arrival by airplane

You have the options to fly to Florence, 70 km (1 hour), Pisa, 150 km (2 hours), Rome, 250 km (2-3 hours) or Perugia, 80km (1 hour).

Arrival by train

Book your ticket to the central station of Arezzo. You can take Trenitalia. In front of the station you will find a taxi and car rental service. The villa is located about 1.5 km from the central station of Arezzo.

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 30 days before arrival.
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