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Cooking in the Heart of Chianti

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The Location

Tavarnelle, in Italian means tavern, and this quaint town of Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa is tucked away in the beautiful Chianti countryside amongst the Tuscan hills. It is perfectly situated between the major cities of Florence and Siena and is known for its monasteries and churches.

Your stay will be at the classy Borgo Di Cortefreda overlooking the picturesque vineyards and olive groves of Chianti. You will find the views from the terrace simply stunning!

Culinary Courses

The Culinary Courses

Your cooking lessons are led by the young but highly experienced Chef Alessio Ceccherini. You will learn a complete seasonal, traditional Tuscan meal from the appetizer to the full entrée using local and organic ingredients. Cooking lessons in the Chianti would be incomplete without its famous wines and Chef Alessio will teach you to pair the foods with the correct wines.

Chef Alessio will ensure that our vegetarian guests are well taken care of !


The Excursions

  • A trip to the charming village of Grieve and the medieval village of Montefioralle with its amazing vistas of the Grieve Valley ending with a wine tasting experience in one of the famous Chianti vineyards
  • Visit Certaldo’s outdoor market to buy fresh ingredients especially the town’s famous red and sweet onions and the medieval village of Certaldo Alto with its magnificent views of the Elsa Valley
  • Enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the pretty villages of San Gimignano with its “original” skyline and Volterra, famous for its alabaster crafts
  • Explore the renowned city of Siena famous for its horse race “Il Palio”  

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