We had a lesson with Lucia and Sandro this fall, and we learned how to cook fantastic dishes, while enjoying our lunch on a beautiful terrace overlooking the hills of Tuscany. If you like to cook, this is an amazing day not to be missed in Italy! We were constantly comparing the dishes we made to any restaurant we went to afterwards, and it was hard to beat!
Kim F., Canada
Cooking class in a private Italian home with delightful English-speaking hosts
Experience Tuscan home-cooking with charming English-speaking cooks
Beautiful, peaceful, rural countryside setting near Siena
Creation of authentic Tuscan recipes to recreate in your own home
Your day of authentic Italian cooking in a private home begins when Lucia and Sandro welcome you to their characteristic Tuscan country home near Monteriggioni (15 Km from Siena, 22 km from San Gimignano, or 45 Km from Florence).
The recipes Lucia and Sandro prepare are based on simple, genuine ingredients to produce authentic traditional Tuscan home-cooked dishes. Together with your English-speaking hosts, you'll participate in the preparation of an entire meal during the morning, creating unforgettable dishes during your private culinary adventure.
When the cooking lesson portion of your experience is done, relax with the couple and chat about the the marvels of Tuscany as you enjoy the wonderful meal you have prepared, and enjoy a wonderful wine pairing with your regional dishes.
The cooking class take place in a typical Tuscan farmhouse overlooking a magnificent vista of the hills of the Siena countryside. The house is surrounded by a large garden and olive grove which supplies Lucia, Sandro, and their friends with great organic olive oil. In nice weather, Lucia and Sandro will set the table in their beautiful covered patio so you can enjoy your meal in the Tuscan sunshine. In winter, you can dine in front of a cozy open fireplace.
Sandro and Lucia both share lifelong passions for good food, and even better company. They pour all their love and care into cooking traditional dishes, both for themselves and their friends. Now retired, they are fully dedicated to sharing their knowledge with others interested in the Tuscan culinary culture during fun, interactive cooking classes.
Lucia loves the theater and participates in an amateur theatrical company in Siena. Sandro has always been keen on art and has been painting since youth. Over the last few years he has dedicated himself to marble sculptures which now decorate his garden.
Preparation of a 4-course authentic Tuscan menu (approx. 3 -4 hours).
Full, seated meal of prepared Tuscan dishes accompanied by delicious local white and red wines.
Excellent company and knowledgeable home chefs to guide you through new Italian recipes.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
Transportation is not included. You must arrange your own arrangements to Lucia and Sandro's home. An address will be sent to you with your voucher upon completion of your booking. The location is near Monteriggioni (15 Km from Siena, 22 km from San Gimignano, 45 Km from Florence).
SPECIAL NOTE: Upon booking, please email us with any food allergies or preferences you have for your cooking class with Lucia and Sandro. We are happy to accommodate you!