Tuscany is the perfect place for a cookery holiday. The region of Tuscany is world famous for its rustic and hearty food, its rich culture and its stunning landscapes. Get lost in Siena’s tangle of ancient streets, taking in the medieval architecture of its churches and museums. Explore Arezzo’s grande piazza and visit its famous frescos. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside from its hilltop position. There is so much to discover on our Italian cooking holidays in Tuscany.
If you prefer to go for a short cookery break in Tuscany, we also have the 4-day cookery break in Tuscany with limited availability.
Great mixture of cooking, visits and time to relax by the pool. The food was delicious and the Tuscan scenery was wonderful.
Dates and Availability
At a Glance
- Villas surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves.
- Learn how to cook delicious, authentic Tuscan dishes.
- Day trips exploring some of Tuscany's most historic and beautiful towns.
- Explore the famous markets of Florence and try the local wine at a private wine tasting.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No single supplement
- £100 towards your flight costs.
- 5 cookery lessons with our Italian chef.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Tuscan Villa.
- Visits to local towns, eg Arezzo & Siena.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
Villa Arezzo is one of four lovely Tuscan venues located between the Arezzo and Siena provinces. A beautifully restored farmhouse set in fifty hectares of olive groves, vineyards, and woodlands. Excellent craftsmanship went into the renovation of this villa, taking care to maintain its traditional features. The pool area is complete with sun loungers and a gazebo, overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills. Villa Arezzo is the ideal place to come and relax in the Tuscan countryside. View our photo gallery to see more of your cooking venue.
Cooking Holiday in Tuscany - Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday)
Private transport from Pisa to the villa.
Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Pisa Airport. We will then take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 (Sunday)
First cooking class with our Italian chef.
After breakfast you will have your first cookery lesson with our local chef, enjoying your creation for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is prepared at the villa.
Day 3 (Monday)
Visit a local winery and enjoy a private wine tasting.
Enjoy your second hands-on cookery lesson, followed by lunch and then visit a local winery for a private wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner prepared by your chef.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Visit stunning Siena and wander its streets on your day trip
After breakfast, a day to enjoy sight-seeing or shopping in Siena at your leisure. Lunch will be at a trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon for dinner.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Begin the day with a cooking lesson and relax in the afternoon at the villa surrounded by breathtaking Tuscan countryside.
Another cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or take a walk around the grounds of the villa. Dinner tonight is at the villa.
Day 6 (Thursday)
Fourth cooking lesson and afternoon visit to Arezzo.
This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. There is an afternoon visit to Arezzo with a chance to explore before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 (Friday)
Final cooking lesson with farewell dinner in great company.
After breakfast, you have your final cookery lesson and lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening, the chef will prepare a farewell dinner.
Day 8 (Saturday)
Private transfer to Pisa Airport.
After breakfast and some time to relax, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Pisa Airport for your flight home.
Discover authentic Tuscany
April, May, and October in Tuscany are mild and pleasant. There are fewer tourists around and the cities are quieter. June and September are lovely and warm without being too hot. They are the ideal times to travel weather-wise but can be the busiest time to be in Tuscany. July and August are the hottest & sunniest months. If you like the heat, this is the time to go. Would you like to find out more? Make an enquiry here»
How to get there?
There are direct flights to Pisa from many regional airports in the UK. If you are coming from outside the UK we will give you times to meet us in Pisa to begin your Flavours holiday. We will transfer you back to the airport at the end. We are more than happy to tell you about your options and arrange your flights for you – simply contact us»
Still unsure? Look at some pictures our guests have taken on their holiday!
Our guest gallery shows a selection of images that will give you a flavour of your authentic Italian cooking holiday - from the stunning Tuscan countryside to our beautiful, private villa - here is what you can expect from your holiday.