Cooking in Tuscany

Come on a trip to our home town in Tuscany, Italy with the Fat Tuscan.

Couples spend an amazing week immersed in Italian Culture & Cooking Classes. This European trip consists of a wonderful week-long stay in the heart of Tuscany, Italy staying in the middle of the olive groves & countryside. Each couple has their own private apartment accommodations at a small 500 year old fully restored former Grain Mill now turned B&B. Cooking Classes take place each night at the home of a traditional Italian family. The Cooking Class Vacation includes 7 night stay in a B&B, Transportation, Continental Breakfasts, Lunches at local Cafes & Dinner Cooking Classes each evening. Each evening will include 6 full nights of cooking class instruction plus 6 days of daily excursions to small little medieval towns amongst the hills of Tuscany and a full time chef and interpreter during your week stay. The classes and your accommodations will take place in the small village town of Monterchi, which is about one hour from Florence Italy and near the town of Arezzo.

PLANNING FOR 3 TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2022 YEAR.

  • ONE SPRING TOUR, AND
  • TWO FALL TOURS
  • DATES AND PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

All Inclusive Cooking Tour Includes:

7 Night Stay in Tuscany

  • Canto Degli Alberti

Canto degli Alberti is an old stone built farmhouse, which in the past included the stables, and is part of a small complex comprising a sixteenth century house, and a group of buildings which collectively were a granary, a forge, a mill all involved in farming in the Tiber Valley in the past. The Country Inn has been completely restored with 4 Apartments in the old Grain Mill portion. Each Room includes a kitchenette, sitting room, full bathroom and separate bedroom with queen size beds. (two units on the bottom floor and two units upstairs)

Visit Canto degli Alberti website

6 Nights of Cooking Classes

  • Monday to Saturday
    • Conducted in the Private Homes of Locals from the small town of Monterchi.
    • The Group will be cooking and eating dinner together every evening.
      • *The first Sunday may or may not include a class depending on the time of arrival of all the guests from air flights and/or train arrivals.

Afternoon excursions to small outlying medieval towns and wineries

(Most days will include Lunches at small quaint cafes along the way and at the Winery):

  • Monterchi
  • Sansepolcro
  • Cortona
  • Citerna
  • Arezzo
  • Anghiari
  • Citta di Castello
  • Palazzo del Pero
  • Castiglion Fiorentino

Our Chef and Owner, will be your personal tour guide, accompanying you to the different towns each afternoon which may include small walking tours. Students are also free to explore the small towns on their own and then reconvene for a meal with the tour group at a later time. There are many lunch places tucked into each medieval town for us to dine at along the way. Students and the tour guide will eat lunch as a group enjoying and discussing the cuisine of the area together. Each afternoon will be a lesson in celebrating the cuisine of the area and its unique local foods.

Transportation

  • Pick up from Arezzo Train Station (Arezzo is a small town outside of Florence on direct Train Route for ease of travel to our group. *may require a quick change in Florence train station to a regional train. Trains run from Rome & Milan)
    • Sunday (Arrival times can vary, but must be before 4PM at latest)
  • Drop off at Arezzo Train Station
    • Sunday (Drop off time will be the latest of 2PM)
      • *Pick up and drop off spots will be the Arezzo Train Station.
  • Travel to and from all the visiting small towns throughout the week.

And More:

  • Truffle Hunting Excursion
  • Agricultural, Nature & Woodland Walks around the Tuscan Countryside
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunches with Local Wine
  • Wine Tasting Excursion
  • Group Lunches
  • Historic Walks

Small Tour Group

This is a tour group and class size consisting of 4 couples, 8 student’s total. This allows for us to offer personal experiences to each one of our students and to continue our consistent service for small intimate Classes. Our Pricing is based on per couple. 

*At this time we do not offer a single person pricing.

Tour is All Inclusive: cooking classes, one week stay at B&B, breakfast, lunches and dinner, transportation and tour guide, as well as pick up to and from train station for arrival and departure. (*Does not include airfare.)

Tour dates and pricing will be announced January of each year and posted on our website. For more information please email us. – fattuscancafe @ gmail.com

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space. First come, first serve sign up.

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