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Italy

Cooking in Tuscany

Program No. 19672RJ
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
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
3,449
Flights start at
900

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Mar 19 - Mar 28, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Apr 30 - May 9, 2023
Starting at
4,099
May 8 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
4,099
May 21 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
4,099
May 29 - Jun 7, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Oct 9 - Oct 18, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Nov 13 - Nov 22, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Feb 18 - Feb 27, 2024
Starting at
3,449
Mar 3 - Mar 12, 2024
Starting at
3,449
Mar 11 - Mar 20, 2024
Starting at
3,449
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Apr 22 - May 1, 2024
Starting at
4,149
May 5 - May 14, 2024
Starting at
4,149
May 21 - May 30, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Oct 8 - Oct 17, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Oct 20 - Oct 29, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Nov 3 - Nov 12, 2024
Starting at
4,149
Nov 11 - Nov 20, 2024
Starting at
3,449
Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2024
Starting at
3,449
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Mar 19 - Mar 28, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Apr 30 - May 9, 2023
Starting at
4,899
May 8 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
4,899
May 21 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
4,899
May 29 - Jun 7, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Oct 9 - Oct 18, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2023
Starting at
4,899
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Nov 13 - Nov 22, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2023
Starting at
3,989
Feb 18 - Feb 27, 2024
Starting at
3,999
Mar 3 - Mar 12, 2024
Starting at
3,999
Mar 11 - Mar 20, 2024
Starting at
3,999
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Apr 22 - May 1, 2024
Starting at
4,959
May 5 - May 14, 2024
Starting at
4,959
May 21 - May 30, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Oct 8 - Oct 17, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Oct 20 - Oct 29, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Nov 3 - Nov 12, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Nov 11 - Nov 20, 2024
Starting at
3,999
Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2024
Starting at
3,999

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…

  • Participate in four hands-on cooking lessons featuring seasonal ingredients.
  • Visit local markets with your chef-instructor to shop for the freshest produce, meat and fish.
  • Travel the region to visit 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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Belinda Marcucci View biography
Belinda Marcucci got a diploma as “Tourist Operator and Tour Leader” and she’s been working in the travel industry all her life. Since she worked as travel agent and group organizer for a long time. She has had opportunities to travel both for business and leisure, getting in touch with different cultures and improving her problem-solving skills. Belinda is a licensed tour leader and guide of Lucca, her hometown, and its province. She provides customized expert-led explorations in Italian, English, and Spanish.
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Cristina Viti View biography
Cristina Viti earned a degree in Modern Literature and Foreign Languages from the University of Pisa. She has been a group leader for Road Scholar programs since 2010. Previously, she served as an event organizer, a travel agent, a professional conference organizer, a press agent, an enograstronomic program manager, and a teacher of marketing. Cristina’s passions include art and history, reading and theater, traveling, meeting people, and cooking.
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.
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages Series)
by James Bentley and Alex Ramsay
In Tuscany
by Frances Mayes
Cinque Terre
by George Henke
Blue Guide Tuscany (5th edition)
by Alta Macadam
Tuscany: The beautiful cookbook
by Lorenza De'Medici





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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.