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Master the art of Italian cooking with expert local chefs in Tuscany

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If you love Italian cuisine and would like to master the art of making it, our cookery holidays are perfect. Combining hands-on lessons with the chance to experience la dolce vita, this trip is exclusive to readers of GH.

This stunning part of central Italy boasts rolling hills, hilltop villages and a beautiful coastline. On your cooking holiday, you'll stay 30 minutes from Florence on a private estate.

At the private villa you'll make regional favourites, such as bistecca alla Fiorentina or pappa al pomodoro. You will also enjoy a Florence food tour, visit San Lorenzo Market, taste olive oil, meats and cheeses and have lunch at a 'slow food' trattoria, plus a private tasting at a local winery.

What's more, a private chef will prepare delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners for you at the villa and you'll get to try local wines matched with your meals.

Please note, we are also offering cooking experiences in Venice and Sicily.

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Price includes

  • Stay for three nights on a full-board basis at a beautiful private villa with outdoor pool, handpicked for its location and facilities
  • Try local wines matched with your meals at the villa
  • Have two private cooking lessons in the villa's cucina with a local expert tutor
  • Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners cooked for you by your private chef
  • Go on food excursions, as detailed in the full itinerary, including a trip to Florence's food market in Tuscany


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  1. Day
    Welcome drinks and cookery class
    Florence, Italy

    When you arrive in Italy at Pisa Airport, you will be transferred to your villa on Flavours Holidays' private Tuscan estate just 30 minutes away. Once there, you'll enjoy welcome drinks before your first cookery lesson with a local chef, in which you'll prepare and cook a wonderful evening meal.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Cooking class and winery visit
    Florence, Italy

    After breakfast, you will have your second hands-on Italian cookery lesson, followed by lunch. This afternoon you'll visit a local winery for a private tasting session, before returning to your villa for a dinner prepared by the chef.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Florence food market and trattoria lunch
    Florence, Italy

    After breakfast you will spend the morning exploring the beautiful city of Florence and its amazing food market on an exclusive private tour. You'll enjoy a local lunch at a superb trattoria that champions traditional ingredients and the time-honoured local methods of producing them, before returning to the villa.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Pisa airport and home
    Pisa, Italy

    After breakfast you will be collected from your villa and transferred back to Pisa Airport for your return flight, ready to try out your new Italian cookery skills on friends and family at home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Flavours Holidays is a specialist tour operator offering high-quality cooking, painting, Pilates, language and photography holidays in Italy since 1998.

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