8:30 am - Breakfast in the villa
9:30 – Visit to Volterra and lunch at the enoteca Vena di Vino. It is possible to sign for a Wine Tasting. The cost is 15 euros and you’ll taste 4 great Tuscan Wines.
Lunch at your expense - not included (approximately 15 euro for budgeting purposes)
5 pm– Cooking Class Focus: A Southern Vegetarian Supper with a menu to include: Lasagna with eggplant, Sweet and sour peppers, Stuffed and baked zucchini, Brutti e Buoni cookies
8.30 - Breakfast in the villa
9:30 - Visit to the medieval walled town of Certaldo. Several art workshops and the best cappuccino ever!
1:30 - Lunch back at the villa:assorted local cheeses with honey and fruit,mixed salad, fruit
After lunch, free time to relax on your own in the afternoon - take a relaxing nap or sit unter the Tuscan sun and read a book while you gaze off into the distance and breathe the fresh Tuscan air!
5:00 pm – Cooking Class Focus: A Tuscan dinner, risotto with pumpkin and mushrooms, chicken “alla Toscana”, salad with pears and pecorino cheese, crostata with figs and rosemary
8:30 am- Breakfast at the villa
9:30 am - Visit to the Baroque monastery of Calci 1:30 pm – Lunch at the villa: salad with savoy cabbage and beans, bruschetta with scamorza cheese, fresh fruit
Relaxation time on your own. Basque in the glow of the Tuscan sun or relax in the shade of a Cypress tree!
5:00 pm - Cooking Class Focus: A Northern Italian Dinner: Brasato al Chianti (beef stew with vegetables and wine), Potato ring ( three flavors baked mash potato), Cipolline with amaretti, Bunet (chocolate pudding)
8:30 am - Breakfast at the villa
9:30 am -Transfer to Pontedera train station where you will take a train on your own (unescorted) to either Florence or Lucca.
6 pm - Your hosts will pick you up later in the evening (approximately 6 pm - confirmed time set on the day of the excursion) at the Pontedera train station and you’ll have dinner back at the villa with the group.
Prior to your journey, you'll be provided with all the information, suggestions, tips and the train schedule. Please note that lunch today is by your own, at your own expense so you'll want to bring cash/credit cards along with you on your excursion (For budgeting purposes, lunch is typically around 15 – 20 euro per person)
8:00 pm - Dinner at the villa: spaghetti “pommarola”, chicken breast in balsamic vinegar, mixed salad, dessert