Tuscany Cooking Vacations
Experience Italy in ways you’ve always dreamed. The International Kitchen’s Tuscan cooking experiences let you explore the region while taking culinary classes in Tuscany. Each fun, hands-on Tuscan cooking class is taught by charming local chefs who introduce you to new wines at Chianti vineyards, quaint medieval and Renaissance towns, and of course that ineffable quality that has made Tuscany the most popular destination in Italy for centuries.
Tuscan Cooking Class Experience
Explore such renowned towns as Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano; form new friendships in the kitchen and around the table, and feast on luscious pastas and soups, meats and cheeses, wonderful produce and mouth-watering desserts. And to top it all off, this exquisite Tuscan cooking class experience is accompanied by an abundance of excellent local Tuscan wines. The wooded hills, olive groves, vineyards and hill towns have long been the destination of travelers; now make them your home during your authentic Tuscan cooking vacation with The International Kitchen, the premier provider of Italian cooking vacations since 1994.
Discover your ideal cooking course in Tuscany by browsing our full list of cooking vacations and culinary tours from this beautiful region of Italy.
Vacations in Tuscany
Featured on “CBS Sunday Morning News with Charles Osgood,” November 2004. (DVD of program available on request.) Awarded 5 of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.com.
If you are looking for one of the most sought-after Tuscan cooking vacations, look no further!
Spend a week with Chef Claudio, whose talent has brought him international acclaim, but who still remains one of the kindest and most generous people we know. Your authentic cooking vacation in Tuscany takes place at Chef Claudio’s charming B&B property, set amidst the vineyards, olive groves, swimming pool and two huge vegetable and fruit gardens with wonderful views of the valley. The teaching kitchen and restaurant are both on site, and you will also have the opportunity to meet Claudio’s family and enjoy excursions to local sites of interest.
4 or 6 nights — Available March through October and all other months on request.
Go To A Classic Tuscan Table With Chef Claudio...
An intensive Italian cooking school and culinary experience for serious cooks, this vacation takes your skill to new levels! Cook with Chef Claudio Piantini, one of Italy’s noted Tuscan chefs and teachers and owner of the Relais Torre Guelfa, while staying near the charming Tuscan town of Figline Valdarno.
6 nights — Available year-round on request.
Go To An Intensive Tuscan Cooking Stage With Chef Claudio...
Pamper yourself with this deluxe Italian cooking vacation and stay in the luxurious 5-star Grand Hotel Villa Cora in the Tuscan hills just outside Florence. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine in three hands-on cooking classes, tour historic neighborhoods, and experience Tuscany like you never have before!
5 nights – Available year round on request for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To Beyond Deluxe...
Enjoy a relaxing getaway in the quaint town of Tavarnelle, which used to sit on the royal road that led from Florence to Rome. Today, enjoy local food and produce in a resort hotel that will welcome you like family.
4 or 6 nights – Available year-round on request.
Go To Cook In The Heart Of Chianti...
Restaurant previously rewarded a Michelin Star and voted among the 10 best hotels in Europe by Travel + Leisure.
Stay at one of the best hotels in Tuscany, a Relais & Chateaux property, famous for its lovely rooms and award-winning restaurant. This is a unique chance to stay at a deluxe hotel, and enter your own private world and secluded escape. The relais feels like a home, as that is what is was originally built to be, and you’ll be welcomed by a wonderful Tuscan family. This haven features vineyards, landscaped gardens, swimming pools, olive groves, and a health spa.
3 or 6 nights — Available year round on request.
Go To Cook Under The Tuscan Sun...
Discover where your favorite Italian wines originate while staying at a gorgeous 4-star hotel in a small town just outside of Cortona, Italy. When not learning about the regional cuisine under the Tuscan sun, visit Montepulciano vineyards and explore mysterious Etruscan ruins in the beautiful countryside on the Tuscany and Umbrian border.
3 or 6 nights – Available on request year-round.
Go To Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany...
Stay in a centrally located, boutique, four star hotel in the middle of Tuscany’s famously romantic and cultured city, while learning the secrets of the region’s ancient culinary traditions from a professional Tuscan chef. You will have the opportunity to indulge in the rich artistic atmosphere of Florence as you wander the bustling streets of the city, and taste the classic flavors of local specialties like pici (a thick, doughy pasta), cantucci (almond biscotti), and ribollita (twice-cooked, white bean soup).
3 Nights — Available year round on request for a minimum of two people.
Go To Fantasy in Florence...
Experience authentic Tuscan cooking classes with Claudio at his country B&B, which is surrounded by vineyards and gardens filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Dine Tuscan-style with this authentic cooking vacation that allows you to learn from one of the region’s culinary experts.
2 or 4 nights — Available on request.
Go To In Terre Di Toscana...
Stay at an exquisite villa in a beautiful setting near Arezzo, while learning to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine. You have the option during the week to relax in the lovely setting or visit some of the charming hill towns.
7 or 3 nights — Available April, May, June, July, August, September and October.
Go To Italian Cooking At Torre Del Tartufo And Casa Ombuto...
Stay in a private villa in the beautiful Tuscan countryside near Lucca, take cooking classes focusing on Tuscan specialties, and live like the Italian nobles once did!
6 nights – Available any week on request year-round for a minimum of 5 people, maximum of 12.
Go To Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking...
Master essential Tuscan techniques at a Versilian cooking school that occupies the ground floor of a 15th century villa and welcomes students from all over the world. Classes are completely hands on, small in size and completely conducted in English, and the chefs make use of all-natural, seasonally-fresh ingredients.
Go To Toscana Saporita...
Experience the beautiful rural Tuscan countryside, take a helicopter ride, and hunt for truffles on this 4-night cooking vacation in a stunning country resort. Chef Rosati will also lead you in three hands-on cooking classes that focus on Tuscan specialties using local ingredients.
4 nights – Available any dates on request April to October for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To Tuscany By Air & Land...
Featured in The Italian Magazine as “One of the finest Tuscan cookery courses in the world,” August 2007, Pathfinders Travel Magazine July/August 2007, United Airlines Hemispheres magazine, “World on a Plate,” July 2006 and Condé Nast Traveler April 2006.
The Tuscan Chef is Valter Roman, a charming and talented chef with a great passion for his art; with perfect English, he will lead you through dozens of Tuscan recipes for a truly unique Tuscan cooking class experience. His lovely wife Julia will take care of all your needs for this week-long adventure at a beautiful private villa near the enchanting town of Lucca.
6 nights — Available March, April, May, September, October, and November for pre-formed groups of 8 to 10 people.
Go To A Week With The Tuscan Chef At The Villas Of Vorno...
Cook with the popular Chef Laura in her palazzo apartment in Florence, and bike through the Tuscan countryside at dusk in this special getaway to the World Heritage UNESCO city of Florence.
3 nights – Available year-round on request for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To Wheels Wine And Gastronomy...
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Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...
A Chateau Culinary Adventure at Le Calabash - What an incredible cultural and culinary experience: the hosts were great: fun and friendly, accommodating, and customized the itinerary based on the group. Food was amazing, classes were engaging and informative...Read more
A Culinary Adventure in Umbria - It’s taken me quite a while to write about our experience at Palazzo Seneca. Not because it wasn’t everything I dreamed of and more, but because it so exceeded all of my expectations...Read more
Cooking in the Heart of Andalusian Olive Country - Very rural Spanish, which was lovely insight into the true Spanish way of life. Peter & Maureen, Australia...Read more