Italy Culinary Vacation: Cook Under The Tuscan Sun in Photos

February 8, 2019  |  By Liz SanFilippo Hall
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Italy Culinary Vacation: Cook Under The Tuscan Sun in Photos

Once a family home, today a luxury hotel, Il Falconiere is a property just outside Cortona where you’ll be inspired by the cooking classes and gorgeous landscapes, including vineyards and olive groves. While these photos from our Italy culinary vacation “Cook Under the Tuscan Sun,” paired with client comments, by no means replace the experience of visiting the Relais & Chateaux property, they give you a glimpse into this memorable experience.

il Falconiere entrance Tuscan sunset

“Our stay at Il Falconiere and cooking lessons with hostess Silvia Baracchi and head chef Richard Titi were wonderful. We could not have asked for a better experience! Nestled outside of Cortona with a view of the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Il Falconiere is a warm and inviting villa well cared for by Silvia and her attentive staff. Everyone made us feel at home. Our first night in Italy we spent on the terrace at Il Falconiere soaking in the beautiful view and watching an eclipse of the moon while enjoying delicious food and wine!” – Margaret W. of Oregon

Il Falconiere Vineyard
White bedroom In the evening

“My friend and I were overwhelmed by the luxury of the Villa and it’s surroundings. The hospitality of the staff and Silvia were beyond expectations. The cooking lessons given by Silvia were amazing. She explained everything very well, and I feel I have the confidence to repeat everything at home.” – Elizabeth S. from the Armed Forces in Europe

Cooking class with Silvia Rose wine
Tuscan dish Cooking class

“The recipes were delicious and although some of the recipes were a little complicated, Chef Titi was an expert instructor. What was especially nice was that the cooking lessons included others from outside our tour – but note it remained hands on and it was so organized that I never felt as though the kitchen was too crowded. Everyone could participate. One night we cooked with five women from China. Another night we cooked with a couple from Hawaii and another from Vermont. The concept of cooking and then dining together in the restaurant facilitated a camaraderie and great conversation.” Marisa G. of New York

Cheese lesson Terrace with a view

“Cook Under the Tuscan Sun” offers 6-night and 3-night options. Both include daily breakfast, welcome aperitif and dinner, hands-on cooking classes, guided tour of Cortona, visit to the Baracchi Winey, and much more.

By Liz Hall

Other culinary vacations in pictures:
Delectable Portugal
Provencal Adventure
A Culinary Adventure at Le Calabash – Chateau (Loire Valley, France)
A Culinary Adventure in Umbria (Italy)
Tuscany by Air & Land (Italy)
Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country (Spain)
Greek Cooking Odyssey (Poros Island)
A Culinary Adventure at Le Calabash (Loire Valley, France)
Women Only Week (Amalfi Coast, Italy)
Cooking Passport to Provence (France)
Blue Sky and Sea of Amalfi (Italy)
Mediterranean Cooking Experience (Amalfi Coast, Italy)

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