Luxury Gastronomy at L’Andana: Tuscan Culinary Vacation

When people dream of Tuscany, they often conjure images of villas situated among miles of cypress trees and olive groves. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Maremma, the southwestern area of Tuscany, but along with those picturesque green rolling hills, you’ll also discover a piece of Italy unlike any other: natural thermal baths, black rocks, beaches that stretch for miles along the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas, Etruscan ruins, marshes, flat lands, and groves of thick trees.

Among this wild beauty, discover the charming town of Castiglione della Pescaia, once an old fishing port. Today, boats still dock in the quaint port canal. Located just a few miles from the sea and town, your accommodations are the luxury hotel L’Andana, which is situated on 500 hectares of land about two hours from Pisa. Co-owned by ‘King of the French chefs’ Alain Ducasse, L’Andana is countryside resort. Previously a hunting lodge, the sprawling estate today consists of a villa with elegant rooms, consecrated church, and an ancient farm. When not cooking or exploring the area, relax in their ESPA spa. The property also boasts three pools, two restaurants — including the Michelin-starred Trattoria Toscana, golf practice area, winery, and, of course, miles of cypress trees and olive groves.


Trip Details

Chef Marco Ortolani will lead your 2 hands-on cooking classes, where he strives to make gourmet Tuscan cuisine accessible to all of their students. You’ll be inspired by the chef’s passion for cooking, and learn how the entire staff merges traditional and modern flavors. Along the way you’ll discover some wonderful tricks of the trade.


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Itinerary

Day One

Order of activities may change depending on the season (Cooking classes may be organized in the afternoon instead).

  • Arrival on your own. Take some time to get settled in, walk around the grounds, or visit the wellness center.
  • A welcome dinner featuring three courses as well as a selection of Tenuta la Badiola wines. (This dinner can be scheduled for a different night, if you prefer).
  • Overnight.

Hotel L'Andana Prestige Suite


Day Two

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning, take part in a hands-on cooking class where you’ll prepare either pasta, finger foods, or vegetables. Afterwards, enjoy what you’ve made with a bottle of local wine. If you’re still hungry, additional a la carte menu items are available (price not included).
  • In the afternoon, time on your own. Perhaps enjoy some time in their ESPA wellness spa.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Dessert at l'Andana luxury hotel


Day Three

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning, participate in your second cooking class. You’ll once again enjoy the dishes you’ve created, along with a bottle of local wine. Additional a la carte items will be available for purchase — if you’re still hungry!
  • In the afternoon, relax with a 50-minute body massage in L’Andana’s ESPA spa.
  • The rest of the afternoon is on your own.
  • Dinner on own.
  • Overnight.

Indoor pool at spa L'Andana


Day Four

  • Breakfast followed by check out and departure.

Trip Details

Included in the 3-Night Trip

Accommodations

3 nights in a deluxe double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • Two lunches (or dinners) following cooking classes
  • One 3-course dinner with a selection of local wines

Classes & Instructors

Chef Marco Ortolani will lead your 2 hands-on cooking classes, where he strives to make gourmet Tuscan cuisine accessible to all of their students. You’ll be inspired by the chef’s passion for cooking, and learn how the entire staff merges traditional and modern flavors. Along the way you’ll discover some wonderful tricks of the trade.

Excursions

  • Excursions are not included, but your hosts can make suggestions about where to explore in the area

Transfer Details

  • Transfers not included (we recommend you have your own vehicle for this itinerary – we’d be happy to assist you with a rental)

Miscellaneous

  •  One 50-minute body massage (per person)
  • Daily access to the ESPA wellness center, which features a swimming pool with sea salt, water massage, and waterfalls; indoor heated swimming pool; sauna; steam room with aromatherapy and chromotherapy; and gym

Accommodation Information

Situated among 55 hectares of vineyards, Alain Ducasse’s L’Andana is a relaxing countryside retreat. The beautiful property features three restaurants, two swimming pools (one indoors and one outside), tennis court, vineyard, wine cellar, and ESPA spa. All 33 rooms, and 16 suites, are decorated in a rustic spirit with antique furniture. Room amenities includes Wi-Fi, air conditioning, telephone, and satellite TV.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Pricing:

3-night Program
US$2250 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$700 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Please note that a rental car is required for this itinerary. We would be happy to assist. Or, if you prefer we can organize transfers and excursions for an additional cost.


Tour Dates

Available the following dates mid-April to early November for 2 to 10 people. Other start dates also possible, please inquire.

2019
April 14-17
April 17-20
April 21-24
April 24-27
April 28-May 1
May 1-4
May 5-8
May 8-11
May 12-15
May 15-18
May 19-22
May 22-25
May 26-29
May 29-June 1
June 2-5
June 5-8
June 9-12
June 12-15
June 16-19
June 19-22
June 23-26
June 26-29
June 30-July 3
July 3-6
July 7-10
July 10-13
July 14-17
July 17-20
July 21-24
July 24-27
July 28-31
July 31-August 3
August 4-7
August 7-10
August 11-14
August 14-17
August 18-21
August 21-24
August 25-28
August 28-31
September 1-4
September 4-7
September 8-11
September 11-14
September 15-18
September 18-21
September 22-25
September 25-28
September 29-October 2
October 2-5
October 6-9
October 9-12
October 13-16
October 16-19
October 20-23
October 23-26
October 27-30
October 30-November 2

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