What an amazing experience we had, never to be forgotten – I smile every time I think of it. Pat and Paolo are warm, friendly, funny and knowledgeable hosts. You feel at ease/home from the time Paolo picks you up at the airport. Their home is warm and comfortable situated in a lovely area of Tuscany, quite breathtaking. Our daily excursions with Paolo were very interesting and through him we met and saw some amazing people and places and his knowledge on each area we visited was a bonus, never a dull moment in his company. It was always lovely to return back to the farmhouse and get ready for our cooking courses with Pat and the other guests. Pat is an amazing woman, makes you feel confident in your cooking and has a great sense of humour – there was plenty of laughter in each cooking class and we amazed ourselves with the food we eventually put on the table to eat together each evening. Our day to the market with Pat particularly sticks in my mind, went to buy fresh groceries but ended up buying knickers, shoes and table cloths – had to nip to the local co-op on the way back for the groceries which was funny. I could go on and on but you have to go and find out for yourselves and you will then know what I mean. I will return and urge others to go to taste and feel the experience – It’s truly amazing :0)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Food Immersion: a great opportunity to live for a week in a real Tuscan home, learning about authentic Italian food, touring beautiful art sites, relaxing in the luxuriant garden or at the pool, meeting your hosts Pat and Paolo, their family and friends. At Tasty Tuscany the hands-on experience in the kitchen is enriched by guided art tours, visits to wine and food producers, open markets and art workshops. Small groups of people experience a unique Culinary Adventure that starts from our Traditional Family Recipes. It's our everyday cooking and we'll t each you the tips to make you feel confident in the kitchen. We welome not cooking guests with a tour and relaxation program. On a hilltop flanked by Tuscan cypresses is an Italian farm with a farmhouse, now a Tuscany villa for a great Tuscany holiday destination. This is where the silence speaks to one's very soul and the sweet scent of Tuscan rosemary & oregano lifts the spirit. The scent is present in the morning Tuscan air and the dry breeze of every evening. The sweet smell permeates the Tuscan kitchen used for cookery classes, giving the authentic Italian family food a wonderful Tuscan flavor to make for a memorable holiday in Italy. This beautifully restored farmhouse provides a bed & breakfast accommodations and an Italian cooking school. The villa has five bedrooms, each with its own character and furnished with antique pieces handed down throughout Italian generations, are perfect for Italy holiday slumbers. Everything combines to create perfect atmosphere for your holiday. Whether just passing through or planning to stay, all are welcome at our cooking school, bed and breakfast, and rental villa. Press Articles Tuscany Cooking Classes For some the stay is a short holiday and the farmhouse bed and breakfast provides a brief respite between local art cities. There's always time to have a chat, to try our traditional Tuscan organic food, drink a glass of good Italian Chianti. All of these can be done under the branches of the Italian wisteria on the grounds of the Tuscany holiday villa rental, near the welcoming Tuscany villa rental fireplace in the living room, or upon wakening in the morning to the smell of coffee and freshly baked bread. For others, a visit here becomes an Italian holiday voyage of discovery, an opportunity to learn about the true flavors of Tuscany, to taste Italian olive oil made from the fruit of our Tuscany villa and its ancient olive trees, or authentic Italian wine made by dear friends from San Gimignano. During your vacation, maybe we'll visit in on a nearby shepherd to try some pecorino cheese that is still made the old way, really organic, and you'll learn to cook some traditional and typical Italian dishes. And we always remember to share everything with good humor and a ready Italian smile. We look forward to welcoming you and making your holiday Tuscany holiday a most memorable one! ... more less
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- Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations Palaia, Italy