During the cooking course, you will stay in a charming villa, lovingly restored to retain some unique original features, including the floors and beams. It is perched on top of a hill and has breathtaking panoramic views of gently rolling hills, covered in vineyards and olive groves. The view from the pool and garden is towards the captivating medieval city of San Gimignano.

The accommodation

All the rooms in the villa have views and retain interesting original features. They have high ceilings and are full of light. All have private bathrooms with showers. The villa has belonged to the same family for several generations and was the manor house for a farming estate. 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.

Sit and relax in the pretty garden under the shady pergola. Or lie by the pool with its stunning 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 to join us each week. These carry a 450 Euro supplement.

The villa is quiet, comfortable and airy and is in a perfect location to explore the area. There is free Wi-Fi internet access so you can keep in touch with family and friends.

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.

2023 Calendar

Our weeks include 7 nights accommodation - Saturday through Saturday. Check-in is on Saturday afternoon, departure is on the following Saturday morning. The dates show Saturday through Friday for clarity.

April 29th - May 5th
May 6th - 12th
2 places available
May 13th - 19th
4 places available
May 20th - 26th
Places available
May 27th - June 2nd
Places available
June 3rd - 9th
September 2nd - 8th
4 places available
September 9th - 15th
September 16th - 22nd
4 places available
September 23rd - 29th
Places available
Sept 30th - Oct 7th


* Prices are in Euros and are converted into each guest's currency according to the exchange rate the day they book. To give you an idea, we show the current USD prices.
Type of guest Euros USD*
 Cooking guest1 €2,000 $1,932
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,500 $1,449
 Double room for single use2 +€700 +$676

1) Based on two people sharing a double room with an ensuite bathroom.
2) We only have space to accept 2 solo travellers per course. They pay a €700 supplement and are offered their own double room with ensuite bathroom.

What our guests say

Reviews from TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp and Facebook

Lorraine Edick
21 Jul 2022 - Google

Spent a wonderful week at OT in June. The entire staff was amazing and helpful. The classes were fun and the food was delicious! All set in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. We enjoyed excursions to a local winery, a local olive oil producer, and the nearby towns of Certaldo, San Gimignano, and Sienna. Thank... read more

5 star rating
26 Jun 2022 - TripAdvisor

The perfect week in Tuscany Such an awesome week spent at Organic Tuscany! They definitely had a perfectly planned week for us with just the right amount of classes and excursions. It was fun getting to know new people, new cooking techniques, olive oil tasting and wine tasting! We still had time to relax and enjoy the amazing view! The week... read more

Lori L
21 Jun 2022 - Google

A perfect week. The classes were fun, informative & the food was exceptional. The week was a good balance between cooking, sight seeing and down time.

Richard Haase
21 Jun 2022 - Google

Well organized. Nice blend of seeing Tuscany sites and learning foods and recipes of the region. Great hosts, pleasant company, great setting, knowledgeable assistants. Food, wine, olive oil, culture - a nice blend. Highly recommend! Barb & Rich Haase

5 star rating
20 Jun 2022 - TripAdvisor

Beautiful Tuscany with food, wine and tours. Our month long Italy experience was designed around Organic Tuscany. We weren't disappointed. It was the perfect blend of cooking, exploring nearby towns complete with tours and wine tasting. Our week-long stay was never boring, a perfect balance and our group from England, Australia, US and Canada embraced our common love of food and wine. This is what Italy is... read more

5 star rating
12 Jun 2022 - TripAdvisor

An Exquisite Tuscan Culinary Experience I loved the whole package deal: the gorgeous location, the amazing cooking experience, the excursions to the picturesque Tuscan towns, the wine and olive oil tasting, the comradery among the participants and the kind and caring leadership of our hosts. I have traveled extensively, been on some wonderful river cruises all over Europe and this experience rates on top of... read more

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From the US: 347 410 9690