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.

2025 Calendar

2025 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 26th - May 2nd
Full
May 3rd - 9th
Places available
May 10th - 16th
Places available
May 17th - 23rd
Full
May 24th - 30th
2 places available
May 31st - June 6th
Places available
Aug 30th - Sept 5th
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September 6th - 12th
Places available
September 13th - 19th
Places available
September 20th - 26th
Places available
Sept 27th - Oct 3rd
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Prices 2024!

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 €2,200 $2,372
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,700 $1,833
 Double room for single use2 +€700 +$755

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

Don Kilgras
29 Jun 2024
It was everything as wonderful as we expected it to be. The people were great, the accommodations were excellent, and the classes were fun. The nightly dinners were not to be missed. Side trips were excellent. We'd go again!
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Marion Campbell-Brown
20 Jun 2024
We had a wonderful week with Organic Tuscany. Shilpa and Riccardo made us feel very much at home . The villa was beautiful with exceptional views of the surrounding countryside. Really enjoyed the cookery classes and eating the results of our labours! A very well-planned week. Thanks to the whole team for making it so enjoyable.
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Lucia Sciore
13 Jun 2024
Always a warm welcome at the villa. Classes were informative & fun. The food was exceptional. Side tours were fun as well as relaxing by the pool.
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maureen conner
16 Jun 2023
Organic Tuscany is not to be missed. Shilpa, Ricardo, and their entire team are consummate professionals, seasoned hosts, and they provide a schedule that blends local sights and artisans with exquisite cooking experiences. My advice--register for Organic Tuscany immediately. You will never regret it.
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Pamela Collen
12 Jun 2023
We had a great week the perfect mix between cooking culture and Chianti - a big thanks to all the team
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Beth Wigden
06 Jun 2023
one of the best vacations I will ever have taken. The 2 hosts were wonderful people and made everyone at home. We had a group of 10, learned a lot of cooking and about wine. They also gave us advice on where to have lunch, what to see in Florence, and Siena. Totally wonderful
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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.

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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.

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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