Travel challenge – a cookery holiday in Italy

features in the Indepdent today taking part in their travel challenge to find a great value (and delicious) cookery holiday in Italy for August.  We certainly rose to the challenge with our fantastic Tuscany cookery holiday that comes in under £900 for a gourmet week in a beautiful Tuscan village.

Every week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long holiday learning to cook in Italy in August. Prices are per person.

£872: Cortona, Tuscany

Includes half board at Casa Betania from either 19 or 26 August and five cookery lessons. Local wines and coffee are also included, plus a guided excursion to Florence with the chef and transfers from Perugia airport. Flights are extra. “Cortona is a beautiful town with magnificent views over the plains of Tuscany. Visit the restaurants to enjoy delicious regional food and wine, or soak up the colours, flavours and sunshine at one of the busy street markets,” says Vanessa Lenssen of (0844 502 0445;

To read more and book your place, click here… Tuscan cookery holiday in Cortona

If you don’t have a week to spare and are looking for a quick August getaway then you can also take the course for 3 nights for £514… 3 cooking lessons, accommodation and airport transfers thrown in. Yes Chef!

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