All the rooms in the carefully restored villa are charming, decorated in clean, simple, bright lines and colours. They are high-ceilinged and all have private bathrooms. All look out onto the vineyards and olive groves. Until a few decades ago, this villa belonged to a local noble family and was where farming families would live to work the surrounding fields.
The cooking classes will take place on site, in a well-equipped ground floor kitchen. We generally eat just outside on the terrace, with spectacular views across the neighbouring valleys.
There is a cosy indoor sitting room for you to relax in, as well as lovely spaces outdoors. Find a shady corner to read in the pretty garden, or enjoy the pool with its 360 degree views.
The kitchen downstairs is used at breakfast time and you are free to use it for any time you might possibly want to prepare a light snack or meal. Please note that this is self-catering accommodation (similar to a holiday rental) so there is no daily maid service for your rooms, although there will always be people on hand should you need something.
Something for everyone
The weekly cooking course price includes accommodation based on two people sharing a double room with a private bathroom. Some beds can be made up as twins, while the others are double beds. We have space for two solo travellers, who are each offered a double room with private bathroom. These carry a 300 Euro supplement.
The villa is very quiet, comfortable and airy. It has a large living room with comfy sofas and a private pool and garden for you to relax in. There is free WIFI internet access.
There are beautiful walks to be taken near the villa, where you can observe and photograph some unique Tuscan flora and fauna. Twenty minutes’ walk away is a hamlet that has a popular trattoria with very friendly owners.
Ten minutes’ drive will take you to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt medieval villages in the area. Walking through the shady streets of these villages, you can imagine what life must have been like hundreds of years ago.