The villa

During the cooking course you will stay in a charming, lovingly restored villa which is surrounded by hills covered in woods, vineyards and olive groves. The view from the pool and garden is of the beautiful castle of Santa Maria Novella, nestling just across the gently sloping valley.

All the rooms in the carefully restored villa are charming and are decorated in clean, simple lines and soft colours. They are high-ceilinged and all have private bathrooms. This villa was one of those that until the mid 20th century belonged to a local noble family and was where farming families would live to work the surrounding fields.

The cooking courses will take place on site, in a well-equipped ground floor kitchen. We generally eat just outside on the terrace, with gorgeous views of the garden and across the neighboring valleys.

There is a cosy indoor sitting room for you to relax in, as well as lovely spaces outdoors. Find a shady corner to read in the pretty garden, or enjoy the pool with its suggestive views.

You are free to use the kitchen any time you might possibly want to prepare a light snack or meal or to make yourself tea or coffee. Please note that this is self-catering accommodation (similar to a holiday rental) so there is no daily maid service for your rooms, although there will always be people on hand should you need something.

A cooking course for everyone

The weekly cooking course price includes accommodation based on two people sharing a double room with a private bathroom. Some beds can be made up as twins, while the others are queen-size beds. We have space for two solo travelers. These carry a 300 Euro supplement.

The villa is very quiet, comfortable and airy. It has a cosy living room with comfy sofas and a private pool and garden for you to relax in. There is free WIFI internet access.

There are beautiful walks to be taken near the villa, where you can observe and photograph some unique Tuscan flora and fauna. Twenty minutes’ drive will take you to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled medieval villages in the area. Walking through the shady streets of Certaldo or Barberino Val d’Elsa, you can imagine what life must have been like in rural Tuscany hundreds of years ago.

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