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The villa

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.

What our guests say

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5 star ratingAAA+ Holiday Experience! It will be hard to do the experience we had at Organic Tuscany justice with words.....it was that amazing! Every part of the holiday from early on correspondence with Shilpa to having Ricardo greet us while making fresh focaccia for our first dinner and onwards to the full week of cooking and adventures, it was over the top excellence. I could go on and on but the best way is to simply book a trip for yourself and ENJOY!!

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passthegravy
From TripAdvisor
11/04/2018

What a fabulous week ! Just the right amount of classes by great teachers, loads of fun, lovely people to meet , beautiful surroundings and comfy and clean accomodations! Learned loads. We are so happy to have experienced this week at Organic Tuscany :) Thanks Shilpa and Ricardo and team.

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Erica
From Google
10/22/2018

A fantastic week! Just the right balance of scheduled events (the cooking classes are NOT to be missed!) and free time to explore Tuscany (ask to visit the estate where they make olive oil--just amazing!). The accommodations are lovely and clean, the hosts are friendly and knowledgeable, and their enthusiasm for the region's foods and flavours is infectious. Thank you, Shilpa and Ricardo, for truly making this a dream trip!

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Gail
From Google
10/21/2018

5 star ratingRight Out of a Foodie Magazine If you are looking for a different way to experience Italy, I recommend Organic Tuscany! What could be more fantastic than a 7-day stay in the hills of Tuscany, complete with cooking courses, lessons in wine and olive oil tasting, tours of neighbouring towns, and "field trips" to an organic vineyard and an estate that bottles its own olive oil? You will think you've stepped into an article from "Gourmet" magazine! Shilpa and Ricardo have assembled a marvelous team of... read more

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10/21/2018
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