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This wonderful Tuscan food and art trip offers its guests the unique experience of learning how to create authentic gourmet Italian food, tour beautiful art sites and medieval walled towns, relax in the luxurious garden or just simply breathing the fresh Tuscan air on a lounge chair by the pool at the villa.

If you have ever been to Tuscany, you know that this is where the silence speaks to your soul and the sweet scent of Tuscan rosemary & oregano lifts the spirit and flavor the palette.

And it goes without saying, your non-cooking friends and family are also more than welcome to join you on a tour and relaxation program - so grab your companions and book your trip before they sell-out for the year!

Tuscan Scenery with cypress trees and sunshine!

Four Night Cooking Program and Art Tour

For a Seven Day Trip, including a full day in Florence

please click here

ULTIMATE ALL INCLUSIVE!

  • 4 Nights & 5 days in single/double room with private washrooms
  • All meals and wine included
  • Personalized Menus
  • Robust Tuscan Table Wine - Chianti (Red) & Vernaccia (White)
  • 3 Cooking Classes
  • 3 Half Day Excursions including transportation and restaurant meals, (Calci, Certaldo, Volterra, or San Gimignano)
  • Transportation & Transfers from/to Pontedera Train Station or Pisa/Florence Airport
  • Daily Room Cleaning
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • All Meals are Provided with personalized menus
  • Local, organic produce Authentic Tuscan cuisine
  • Extensive vegetarian, heart-healthy options available
  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Personalized course materials provided
  • Traditional family recipes like you've never seen before!
  • Interactive, encouraging instruction, spiced-with-passion and humor

Your Week at a Glance

Sunday

Lunch: Asparagus and fritatta

Bruschetta with artichoke cream mixed salad and fresh fruit

8 PM Dinner: Tuscan Soup, Veal (or other meat, if veal does not suit your palette)

Fresh Breads, Mixed salad, Salame, Cioccolato

Monday

8:30/9:30 Breakfast

9:30 - Half day visit to San Gimignano

Visit to the winery of San Donato and enjoy lunch

4:30 - Cooking class: a Mediterranean dinner - Tagliatelle with sweet tomato sauce, Sweet and sour peppers - Stuffed baked zucchini, Brutti e Buoni

Tuesday

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 - Visit to Certaldo

1:30 PM Lunch: Assorted local cheeses with honey and fruit mixed salad

4:30 - Cooking class: (sample menu) Fall dinner Risotto with pumpkin and mushrooms Chicken alla toscan Tuscan salad Crostata with Figs and Rosemary

Wednesday

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 - Visit to the Baroque monastery in Calci

1PM - Lunch - Salad with Savoy cabbage and beans Bruschetta with scamorza and fennel seeds, fruit

4:30 PM - Cooking class:(sample menu) A dinner from Piedmont Stew with mushrooms Potato rolls with saffron Bunet (chocolate pudding)

Thursday

8:30/9:30 - Breakfast & Departure

About the Villa

The villa is situated on a rolling hilltop flanked by Tuscan cypress trees on a classic Italian farm. his destination is where silence speaks to the soul and the sweet scent of Tuscan rosemary & oregano lifts the spirit.

PRICE PER PERSON

Price 1360 euro for double occupancy

Add 190 euro for single occupancy

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2011 Calendar Dates

Available Sunday - Thursday | April through November

Note: This package is also available in March for a minimum of four people per group.

For a Seven Day Trip, including a full day in Florence, please click here

Also available:

New Years Eve in Tuscany, Olive Harvest or
One Day Cooking Lesson & Dinner

Please inquire at laura@ciaolaura.com for more information.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Booking deposit is 25% of the total balance due per person and is non-refundable in the event of cancellation by the client.

Reservations made 60 days or less prior to the arrival date requires payment in full to reserve and confirm your placement in the program.

The remaining balance is due in full 60 prior to the beginning of the program. For payments made with credit cards the client grants us permission to process the balance 60 days prior to the date of the visit.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Deposits are non-refundable; 60 days prior to arrival date - a 50% refund of monies paid (less the non-refundable deposit) is available if the client cancels the program. No refund is available in the client cancels the program within 30 days of the booking.

We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering.

No refunds will be provided for any non-refundable amounts paid unless the class or course is canceled by the school due to unforeseeable reasons and in this instance, we are not held responsible for anything other than refunding the monies paid, less wiring and credit card fees. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible for any additional refunds of purchases made by the students for travel related expenses, or otherwise.

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