Tuscany Cooking Vacations
Experience Italy in ways you’ve always dreamed. The International Kitchen’s Tuscan cooking tours 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.
Tuscany Cooking Tour 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 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 Tuscany cooking holiday with The International Kitchen, the premier provider of Italian cooking vacations since 1994.
Discover your dream vacation by browsing our full list of Tuscany cooking vacations and tours from this beautiful region of Italy.
Cooking 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...
Spend six nights exploring everything Tuscany has to offer. From Pisa to Siena, and Lucca to San Gimignano, from first course to dessert, from wine to vin santo, experience the authentic and unforgettable region of Tuscany while staying in a beautifully renovated Tuscan “borgo,” or hamlet.
6 nights — Available any week on request March 14-December 22.
Go To All About Tuscany...
Enter into the prestigious wine world of the Antinori family, one of the most famous wine-making families in Tuscany. Stay at their beautiful Fonte de’ Medici Tuscan estate, enjoy tastings of their premium wines, and finish it all with a dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant. This is a food and wine lover’s dream!
4 or 6 nights – Available on request from January 4 through December 27.
Go To Antinoris Noble Tuscany...
Spend six magical nights in a family-owned villa perched in the Tuscan hills while exploring western Tuscany, from the markets of seaside Viareggio to the towns of Pisa and Lucca, as well as the famed Cinque Terre. Cook with “Nonna Simona” and Chef Francesco, who will teach you the secrets of Tuscan cuisine.
6 nights — Available select weeks and on request.
Go To At Home In A Tuscan Villa...
Chianti wine is a staple at Italian restaurants the whole world over, and this beautiful area’s rustic cuisine is considered some of the country’s best. This getaway to Tuscany includes vineyard visits, a cooking class, and excursions to Tuscany’s finest medieval hill towns.
4 nights – Available any dates on request year round.
Go To Chianti Cooking...
Featured on NBC Extra’s Mansions & Millionaires, September 2014.
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 Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun...
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...
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.
4 or 6 nights – Available on request year-round.
Go To Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany...
Experience five nights in magical Florence, one of the most famous and beloved cities in the world, exploring it like a local and enjoying its artistic and culinary offerings.
5 nights – Available year round on request.
Go To Florence For The Food Lover...
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...
Experience southwestern Tuscany and its wild beauty while staying at Alain Ducasses’s L’Andana, a luxury countryside resort with an ESPA wellness center. When not relaxing by the pool or exploring their wine cellar, you’ll discover traditional Tuscan cuisine with Chef Agostini, who enjoys making gourmet Tuscan cuisine accessible to all.
3 nights – Available any dates on request April 15 – June 30 and September 16 – October 31, 2016 for a minimum of 2 people, maximum 10.
Go To Luxury Gastronomy At Landana...
Discover why Tuscany is considered a land of abundance with this 7-night itinerary. During this special Italy culinary vacation you’ll stay in a luxurious family-run villa just outside Lucca’s city walls. The trip includes five hands-on cooking classes, and a sommelier will also be on site to pair wines with all of your included meals and to teach you about food and wine pairings.
7 nights – Available any week on request year-round for a minimum of 8 people. Certain weeks available for a minimum of 2 people.
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.
6 nights – Available on request for a maximum of 16 people.
Go To Toscana Saporita...
Take a trip with travel expert and founder of The International Kitchen Karen Herbst on a one-time-only journey to fabulous Florence and the surrounding countryside of Tuscany. Experience six nights in one of the world’s most beloved cities.
6 nights – 2016 trip SOLD OUT; 2017 trip TBA. Please inquire.
Go To Travels With Karen Florence And Tuscany...
Experience authentic Tuscany and stay in a luxury private villa in the heart of the Chianti region. In addition to three hands-on cooking classes led by a Cordon-Bleu trained chef, you’ll tour the area with stops in beautiful hill towns, such as Montepulciano; visit local food artisans and an organic farm; and take part in wine tastings. During this luxury getaway, you’ll also have an assistant at your disposal every step of the way.
7 nights – Available any week on request for a minimum of 8 people.
Go To Tuscan Dream Cook In A Luxury Chianti Villa...
Discover the western part of Tuscany, complete with its stunning Tyrrhenian Sea coastline, during this special wine and cooking tour. In addition to two hands-on cooking classes, excursions will take you to a variety of wine estates, including Tenuta Argentiera, where renowned Super Tuscan wines are produced. Accommodations are nestled among the vineyards in a lovely boutique hotel.
4 nights – Available any dates on request for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To Tuscanys Left Bank...
Savor the flavors of local gourmet products on this getaway to the medieval hilltop village of Montefollonico. During this cooking vacation learn how to make traditional Italian dishes from local women with a focus on making everything by hand. When not in the kitchen, explore the area, visit some of the best Tuscan wineries, tour historic sites, and experience the cuisine that makes this area so popular.
6 nights – Available certain weeks for a minimum of 1 person.
Go To Tuscanys Treasures...
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...
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