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Autumn at Villa San Michele

Autumn Cooking at the World Famous Villa San Michele in Florence, Italy

Located in the Heart of Tuscany!

A program for genuine epicureans, a blend of the pleasures of gastronomy and the sweetness of life in all its forms.  

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Arrival in the morning. In the afternoon, a meeting with the Chef of Villa San Michele, Attilio Di Fabrizio, and Chef Luca Orini: the first lesson in the kitchen is devoted to Tuscan specialities, and then - all together – a dinner based on the dishes prepared during the lesson.

Day Two

Second lesson on traditional Tuscan cuisine in the Villa San Michele School of Cookery, again with Chefs Attilio and Luca: lunch - all together – based on the dishes prepared in the morning. An afternoon in Florence and a tour accompanied by a private guide in search of the city’s best kept secrets. 

Day Three

Excursion to the Capannelle winery, in Gaiole in Chianti, with a guided tour of the refined cellars and a tasting of the superlative wines. Lunch at the luxurious farmhouse in Capannelle, with a country-style menu served by our butler. In the afternoon, the third and final lesson on traditional Tuscan cuisine with Chefs Attilio and Luca, and another convivial dinner based on the dishes prepared together.

Day Four

Farewell to the Villa and departure after breakfast.

For your entire stay you will have at your disposal the boutiques of Florence (a mere 12 minutes away thanks to the hotel’s free private shuttle service that runs every 20 minutes), the pool and the gardens of Villa San Michele, and the exquisite cuisine of our top-flight restaurant, served in the Loggia or in the Cloister according to the weather and seasons.


The price is inclusive of 3 nights accommodations and all activities and meals listed in the above itinerary. Additional reservations, nights at the hotel and tours may be booked, upon request, but are not included in the price of this cooking package .Note: 10% VAT must  be added to all prices above, as required by law.

  • The Courses are reserved for Guests staying at Villa San Michele.
  • The lessons are held in English and Italian; other languages are available upon request.
  • The Courses are for a maximum of 10 participants and the approach is highly personalised.
  • The lessons are held in the morning (from 10 am to 12:30 pm) and/or in the afternoon (from 3:30 to 6:30). 
  • Hours not taken up by lessons and all the evenings are free.
  • At the end of every lesson, the dishes prepared will be served for a meal (lunch or dinner) to be enjoyed in the company of the Chef.
  • The complete list of the dishes taught during the lessons with recipes will be handed over upon arrival. 

Booking and Cancellation Policy

After availability is confirmed, a deposit of 30% and submitted
registration form will secure your reservation.

Final payment is due in full 45 days before your arrival date.
*Note: 10% VAT must be added to all prices above.

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