Promising to be not only a cooking experience but also a cultural one, this family-run 7 night Italian cooking and wine holiday near Lucca has hands-on lessons to learn delicious rustic Italian meals and recipes while visiting culinary highlights such as local markets and vineyards!
Join this 7 night / 8 day Italian cooking and wine holiday in this amazing, lush part of Northern Tuscany where you will be welcomed by your hosts, Rita and Alex, for a truly authentic and memorable holiday experience.
During 3 hands-on Italian cooking lessons, you will learn how to make delicious rustic classics from ragu, salsa di pomodoro and ravioli to traditional soups, pies and desserts. As well as fish based dinner, pizza, focaccia and tiramisu!
Combining cooking and wine makes for the perfect marriage as we learn all the basic Italian cooking techniques and traditions that ‘la bella’ Garfagnana and Serchio Valley has to offer.
Through the additional cultural element of the holiday, you will visit the fresh local markets, wander the streets of Barga, known as one of the prettiest villages in Italy, and visit Lucca, known for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. You’ll also hit a local vineyard where you’ll be given a tour & learn everything you need to know about local Tuscan wine.
This week long Italian cookery holiday also gives you the chance to brush up on your Italian language skills if you wish. Language teacher, Alessia, will be there to guide you through a relaxed and informal Italian conversation lesson. Or you can simply take the afternoon off to relax if you prefer.