Where we are

The cooking school is located between Florence and Siena: one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. As well as seeing the stunning countryside, we explore the medieval cities in the area and investigate the regional culinary traditions of great food and wine through meals and tastings.

How to get to the cooking school

We are conveniently placed for both Florence (Amerigo Vespucci) and Pisa (Galileo Galilei) airports (50 minutes or one hour and 15 minutes drive, respectively). It is also possible to get to Certaldo by train from Rome or Milan (around 3 hours, changing in Florence).

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Certaldo

We run the courses from a lovely villa which is a few miles outside the medieval town of Certaldo. Certaldo is a little off the usual tour routes, so its charming historic centre is refreshingly free of tourists and tourist traps. Its claim to fame is that the author of the Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio, lived and died there. Forty minutes away are the unique art towns of Florence and Siena, and half an hour away is the little medieval gem of San Gimignano (whose towers – which give it the jokey nickname of the Manhattan of the Middle Ages – we can see from the garden).
The hills all around are covered in vines and olive groves, and there are great walks to be taken. The countryside is dotted with charming hamlets to explore, and of course, farms and vineyards to visit where you can buy delicious produce and wines.

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.

2022

May 28th - June 3rd
2 places available

2023

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

2023 Prices

* 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 $2,146
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,500 $1,610
 Double room for single use2 +€700 +$751

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 people say about us

Danette Buckley
03 Nov 2021 - Google

I attended a week long cooking class at Organic Tuscany and couldn’t have had a better time. The classes were amazing as were the side trips to neighboring towns. Shilpa and Ricardo and all the staff were incredible. From the moment I walked in the door they made you feel welcome. I highly recommend this amazing experience.

canadianvisitor34
5 star rating
18 Oct 2021 - TripAdvisor

Better than expected What an amazing trip to Organic Tuscany. Our experience was more than expected. It was a great mix of cooking and side trips. The villa is beautiful and Shilpa and Riccardo took great care of us, as did all the guides, and cooking assistants. Incredible value for a cooking week that included trips to Sienna, San Gimignano and... read more

Jo Ann Mann
15 Sep 2021 - Google

What an absolutely wonderful week! Organic Tuscany's cooking week was a perfect balance of cooking classes and local experiences! Funny how sometimes the most innocuous things can change your life: how did I ever cook without a mezzaluna?! How did I live without real, fresh, easy-to-make-after -OT-taught-me-how gnocchi?! Such a variety of fun and informative opportunities! Every day was a... read more

Gary Anderson
03 Jul 2021 - Google

Organic Tuscany was a wonderful experience in every respect. We are really thinking of doing it again. T’was the nicest combination of classes, touring and meeting a few really enjoyable people. The facility and environs are large and comfortable while being nicely removed from hustle and bustle

Christine Eskilson
11 May 2021 - Google

I enjoyed a lovely week at Organic Tuscany. It was the perfect blend of cooking instruction, relaxation and exploring nearby towns. Riccardo and Shilpa made us feel completely at home. I would go back in a heartbeat.

anntuscany
5 star rating
27 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

You will love Organic Tuscany! I will never forget the fabulous week we had at Organic Tuscany. Shilpa and Ricardo were amazing hosts and everyone on their team, from the cooks to the tour guides, to the local artisans were approachable, knowledgeable and fun. It was a perfect mix of cooking and touring. I highly recommend the Organic Tuscany experience.
Ann

Our team

We are a team of friends and family members who enjoy working together and love welcoming people to our little corner of Tuscany. It’s a privilege to share the amazing places we know and to enjoy with our guests the great food that we prepare together and the wines from the vineyards that we visit.

Learn more about our team

Contact us

If you’d like more information about our cooking courses or you are interested in booking a space, please call us, email us or send us a message using the form below.

Call us

If you’d like to speak to us, you can call our US number (we answer them from here in Italy!)
From the US: 347 410 9690