There is nothing to fault about this experience. If you want to learn the experience of cooking for your family/friends and stay in a magnificent villa and be looked after totally, then this is the best you can attain.
In 10 weeks of travel throughout UK and Europe, the one thing I really wanted to experience was a well organised, true experience of cooking Mediterranean.
I had limited time with all my travels and I chose Tuscookany. It was the only trip I booked prior to leaving Australia. It met every expectation and more.
The accommodation was magnificent and better than any photo can show but nothing compared to our chef, Laura Giusti.
Her smile was permanent, her laughter, her stories, her broken English made for an amazing holiday...Laura made our experience. Her knowledge and expertise in what she taught us was amazing. Tuscookany has an incredible talent in Laura and one you should all have the opportunity to enjoy.
Our wonderful site manager Laura Enrici was terrific. She looked after us so well.
We experienced so many things and visited Arezzo and Poppi as well. The trips they organised were wonderful.
The pool was incredible, the hot tub amazing. The food, the staff, the entire experience was sublime. If I have to visit anywhere else I have already been to, this is one place I want to return. They do this very well. Congratulations. I will return one day and only wish I could take all of my girls as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuscookany at Casa Ombuto is a luxurious villa set in the hills of Tuscany offering exclusive hands-on Italian and Mediterranean cooking vacations. We offer all-inclusive luxurious one-week Italian cooking classes given in English. Have fun and learn to cook at our Tuscookany Casa Ombuto cooking school in Tuscany. Guests stay in Casa Ombuto and have the cooking classes at Casa Ombuto in a professional kitchen designed for this purpose. It is an all-inclusive cooking vacation including a culinary excursion with visits to a cheese farm, wine tasting and olive oil farm, four cooking lessons and superb meals accompanied by the finest Italian wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Ombuto - Cooking Vacations Hotel Poppi