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Cooking in Tuscany

Tuscany: The word conjures images of golden vineyards, nodding sunflowers and artfully prepared meals. Come learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this culinary adventure of a lifetime.
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Program No. 19672RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,899
Flights start at
750
Italy

Cooking in Tuscany

Tuscany: The word conjures images of golden vineyards, nodding sunflowers and artfully prepared meals. Come learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this culinary adventure of a lifetime.
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,899
Flights start at
750
Program No. 19672 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2021
Starting at
3,449
Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2021
Starting at
2,899
Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Mar 1 - Mar 10, 2022
Starting at
3,179
Apr 3 - Apr 12, 2022
Starting at
3,699
May 1 - May 10, 2022
Starting at
3,699
May 9 - May 18, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,179
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2021
Starting at
4,049
Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2021
Starting at
3,299
Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
3,559
Mar 1 - Mar 10, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Apr 3 - Apr 12, 2022
Starting at
4,419
May 1 - May 10, 2022
Starting at
4,419
May 9 - May 18, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,659

At a Glance

Experience the best of Tuscan culinary traditions during intimate cooking classes at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine and visits to local markets where you gather ingredients for your lessons, then enjoy the results. Get a first-hand look at artisanal food production as you meet a farmer who makes both sheep- and cow’s-milk cheeses, learn the centuries-old traditions of Lardo di Colonnata and sample wines with a sommelier.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Some walking and standing on flat city sidewalks and even terrain.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Four comprehensive, hands-on cooking lessons encompass complete meal menus featuring seasonal ingredients.
  • Visit local markets with your chef-instructor to shop for the freshest produce, meat and fish.
  • Excursions around the region introduce you to producers of traditional Tuscan staples; olive oil, pasta, wine and cheese.

General Notes

This is a Micro Group program, with 12 or fewer participants. Please note, the schedule of the cooking classes may vary by date.
Featured Expert
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Gianluca Pardini
Gianluca was born in Italy and began his culinary career at a very young age. By the time he turned 21, he was working in the only Italian restaurant in Orléans, France. Gianluca worked as a gastronomic consultant in Japan before returning to Italy to open his own restaurant in Lucca. Since 1998 Pardini has dedicated himself to teaching the art of Italian cooking at his "International Academy of Italian Cuisine." In 2004, the Italian Cooking Federation awarded Gianluca "Master of Cooking and Executive Chef."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gianluca Pardini View biography
Gianluca was born in Italy and began his culinary career at a very young age. By the time he turned 21, he was working in the only Italian restaurant in Orléans, France. Gianluca worked as a gastronomic consultant in Japan before returning to Italy to open his own restaurant in Lucca. Since 1998 Pardini has dedicated himself to teaching the art of Italian cooking at his "International Academy of Italian Cuisine." In 2004, the Italian Cooking Federation awarded Gianluca "Master of Cooking and Executive Chef."
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Blue Guide Tuscany (5th edition)
by Alta Macadam
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages Series)
by James Bentley and Alex Ramsay
Tuscany: The beautiful cookbook
by Lorenza De'Medici
In Tuscany
by Frances Mayes
Cinque Terre
by George Henke
Meals
19 Meals
8 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Salt, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Sep 05, 2021 - Sep 14, 2021
  • Sep 05, 2021 - Sep 14, 2021
  • Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 20, 2021
  • Nov 07, 2021 - Nov 16, 2021
  • Feb 13, 2022 - Feb 22, 2022
  • Mar 01, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022
  • Apr 03, 2022 - Apr 12, 2022
  • May 01, 2022 - May 10, 2022
  • May 09, 2022 - May 18, 2022
  • Sep 04, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022
  • Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 21, 2022
  • Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
  • Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022
  • Oct 10, 2022 - Oct 19, 2022
  • Nov 06, 2022 - Nov 15, 2022
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30
8 nights
Lucca
The building, which dates from the 12th century, housed a girls boarding school in the 1800's. Closed until 2000, the site was restored to its former splendor and prepared for its present use thanks to refurbishment works that left unaltered the original structure of the building, and have successfully created an elegant, charming residence in the heart of Lucca's historic city center. Known today as the Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of double rooms, connecting rooms for families, suites and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms. In addition, all rooms have been equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, wi-fi and hairdryers. Services: in the public area - high speed internet access free of charge - air conditioning - buffet breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30





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