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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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19672XXF
Length
10 days
Starts at
3,179
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
3,179
Flights start at
750
Program No. 19672 XXF

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
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
May 17 - May 26, 2022
Starting at
3,699
May 29 - Jun 7, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Jun 6 - Jun 15, 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
Oct 18 - Oct 27, 2022
Starting at
3,699
Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,179
Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2022
Starting at
3,179
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
3,349
Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2023
Starting at
3,349
Mar 19 - Mar 28, 2023
Starting at
3,349
Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Apr 30 - May 9, 2023
Starting at
3,999
May 21 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2023
Starting at
3,999
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
3,349
Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2023
Starting at
3,349
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
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
May 17 - May 26, 2022
Starting at
4,419
May 29 - Jun 7, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Jun 6 - Jun 15, 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
Oct 18 - Oct 27, 2022
Starting at
4,419
Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
3,889
Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2023
Starting at
3,889
Mar 19 - Mar 28, 2023
Starting at
3,889
Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Apr 30 - May 9, 2023
Starting at
4,799
May 21 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2023
Starting at
4,799
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
3,889
Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2023
Starting at
3,889

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.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

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."
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Blue Guide Tuscany (5th edition)
by Alta Macadam
Cinque Terre
by George Henke
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





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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.