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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.

The accommodation

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.

What our guest say

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Organic Tuscany is the perfect Tuscan experience! Not only do you get to eat and make some amazing food, but you also get to truly experience Tuscany. Visit local towns, learn about the amazing history of the area, and meet some truly remarkable and fascinating people along the way! This is absolutely the "organic" way to explore Tuscany.

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Jessica
7/01/2019

5 star ratingAmazing Experience with Organic Tuscany This was the third time that my sister and I have travelled to Europe together and we decided to try the Organic Tuscany week-long experience for something new and different. Two months later I am still thinking daily about the things we learned and the variety of memorable moments we enjoyed which included cooking, sightseeing, interacting with and learning from local artisans, and just slowing down long enough to get to know some really lovely people. It's difficult to describe... read more

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NWBeachgirl195
7/01/2019

5 star ratingSuperb Experience with Organic Tuscany My sister and I signed up for the week long stay with Organic Tuscany, and we cannot say enough wonderful things about the week! The Villa, rooms and service were extraordinary! We truly felt pampered and very comfortable at once. We enjoyed all the lessons, the food is amazing, and we met the most interesting people along the way, especially the other people signed up for our class. Every single detail is well thought out,... read more

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CMP26
6/19/2019

5 star ratingSuberb week at Organic Tuscany My husband and I just returned from a week of cooking classes at Organic Tuscany. Ten people from the US and the UK came to enjoy the art of learning to cook Italian food together. Shilpa and her husband, Riccardo, head up this wonderful organization. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to tell you what a fantastic time we all had. Wonderful tours of Florence and Sienna were included during the time we were not... read more

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6/12/2019
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