Destination: Tuscany

Tuscany. A place of rich history. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Tuscany is one of the most visited places in the world.

Rightly so – it has SO much to offer. Fine art, an ancient history, culture, culinary richness, ancient buildings, romantic atmosphere and unquestionable beauty. Birthplace to some of the worlds notable people like Dante, Davinci, Puccini, Petrarch, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Amerigo Vespucci. Where food is concerned notably fresh and uncomplicated are the hallmarks of their cuisine. Of course, there is wine and Chianti is the most notable wine from this region.

Tuscany’s Cooking Schools with Luxury Accommodation

In Tuscany of course an endless array of things to do and see in this stunning part of the world visiting; wineries, museums, shopping, the country side maybe even taking cooking classes…and of course eating. Italy is well known for its food and for foodies, this is a must-visit-before-you-die kind of place; so why not combine the two and take a Cooking School Vacation! Imagine being surrounded by the beauty and splendor of Italy, living in a villa and learning to cook a popular cuisine that has its place at gourmet tables and home kitchens alike. Not only learning a life skill but learning to cook food that satisfies and are great staples to stir up the heart and warm your home.

There are so many Tuscan cooking opportunities offered. Here are a few that have caught my eye.

Italian Cookery Course

At the Casa Ombuto and Torre del Tarfutto, traditional Tuscan cuisine and the villas are waiting for you. It reads on their website” luxurious villas with large large heated pools and are both set on extensive estates in the Tuscan hills with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys.” Rated by the Observer Newspaper, as one of the Top 10 Best cooking Schools in Europe.

http://www.italiancookerycourse.com/

Villa Ortaglia

“Villa Ortaglia offers an exciting Tuscan culinary experience set on the hillside of Montepulciano. Throughout time, Tuscany has been known for its diverse cuisine and now you can learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking in an intimate and authentic setting.” Among the many programs they offer to those interested in a culinary vacation are kids programs and women only to name a few.

Villa Ortaglia 8 Day Tuscany Cooking Adventure

Hotel Villa Delia

This hotel and cooking school is positively breathtaking! As their website states: “Located in the heart of rural Tuscany, the Hotel is a picturesque, authentically restored 17th century country estate set among 75 acres of fragrant olive groves, gardens, vineyards and pine forests.” This school and hotel is owned by famed restaurateur and fellow British Colombian, Umberto Menghi. Check out this video about the school!

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