Enjoy preparing delightful dishes made from completely organic
ingredients, while experiencing Tuscany like a local
Organic farms flourish in Tuscany and our Good Tastes of Tuscany culinary class offers participants requiring an organic diet and organic cooking lesson, a unique opportunity to experience the marvellous traditions of Italian organic cuisine. In our organic culinary courses, only the freshest organic ingredients are used to make the most delectable Tuscan meals.You will learn how to select only the best fruits and vegetables in season, and relish some of the finest wines of Tuscany. Our ingredients are supplied by local organic farms and vegetable garden. The estate of the beautiful Villa Pandolfini in Florence is actually an organic farm, since no chemicals have been used on the land for the past two decades. All of the excellent extra virgin olive oil and wine from the estate is produced using organic methods. Our organic class is more than just cooking: we savour the fine art of traditional cuisine and explore wonderful culinary traditions of many generations that have been infused with the natural heartiness and charm of the Italian lifestyle. Our menus are specially crafted to cater to your dietary needs.We invite you to set your culinary passions free on a journey that allows you to appreciate the intricacies of the local cuisine.
For longer organic cooking lessons you can visit various farms in Tuscany, where you can get a first hand understanding of how the produce is grown. You can also indulge your palate as you sample the abundant fare at the farm restaurant. Satisfy your gourmet interest for excellent olive oil and outstanding Chianti wine, which are available for purchase at the farm.
In your free time you can discover the various wonders resting in the quaint medieval towns nearby, or simply unwind and absorb the serene Tuscan landscape while sipping on a superb glass of Italian wine.
Take this unique opportunity to stay in one of our elegant Florence rentals, while you create delightfully scrumptious and healthy organic dishes, with the gorgeous landscape setting a captivating backdrop to an unforgettable Tuscan Organic experience.
Organic - A First Tastes
Organic - Italian Immersion
Organic - Multiple Days
Organic - Cooking Vacation
Organic - Intense Weekly
The Villa Pandolfini Estate
The 150 hectare estate comprises of a private forest, vineyards and olive groves. Antiques, frescoes, beautiful loggia looking onto a breathtaking renaissance garden. Outdoor dining, walks, very quiet and private. This is the perfect place to discover Florence and enjoy the real Tuscan countryside this elegant castle that has accommodated guests such as Napoleon Bonaparte and King Charles VIII of France. Famous architecture design. Shared Swimming Pool.Wonderful dining experiences at the many local restaurants, some noted as being the best in Italy. Relax at the villa and enjoy its grounds, wine and forest, or discover the many local attractions such as horse riding, trekking, antique markets, Caruso’s villa and gardens, medieval villages and Etruscan ruins.
Accommodations are in the villa or one of the farmhouses, the rooms and villa are chosen by us based on the size of the group and composition, supplements paid etc.
The culinary vacation is designed to have you experience and live like a tuscan in a home .
Located 12 kms from the Florence centre. Trains, buses and all shops within walking distance and close to all major highways. Stroll down and buy your fresh bread or morning cappuccino and feel like a local!! The area is full of great restaurants , weekly open air small markets, straw museum and horse riding .Throughout the year the little villages and towns scattered through Tuscany celebrate ‘sagre’ which give visitors a perfect opportunity to share in this unique experience. We will happily give you advice on events taking place in the area. You are 20mins to Montecatini, famous for the thermal spas and fancy shops and cafes, 40 mins to Pisa, Lucca or Siena 60 mins to Bologna, Forte Dei Marmi, Volterra, San Gimignano.