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THE PACKAGE: six days dedicated to visiting Florence, experiencing world-famous Italian cuisine and learning how to appreciate Tuscan wine, including a visit to Chianti region, its celebrated cellars and vineyards.

ACCOMMODATION: six nights at Hotel Adler Cavalieri, 4 star, charming hotel,central location, near the school (only 5 minutes walking).

COOKING ACTIVITIES: these hands-on, group cooking lessons are held in one large demonstration kitchen able to accommodate up to 18 students. Students are grouped into work stations equipped with sink, stove tops, counter tops and all necessary utensils. Classes are taught in English language by local chefs and food experts. A mirror placed over the chef head reflects his hands while cooking, in these way students will be able to notice every little detail and movement. The menu varies weekly; 3 or 4 dishes will be taught in each lesson. Lessons start at 6.00 p.m. and end at about 8.15 p.m. The tasting dinner follows the class.

EXCURSION TO CHIANTI WITH DINNER: a journey by bus through the Chianti countryside, one of the most charming areas of Tuscany world-famous for its wine production, to reach a magnificent castle where the group visit the gardens and the splendid cellars with barrels of Chianti Classico wine. Stop for a snack and wine tasting, followed by a visit to one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in the area. Dinner is a typical meal in the magical atmosphere of an old village among the hills.

MARKET TOUR: the market tour brings visitors throughout the central produce market where the freshest ingredients are available. The top floor houses all of the finest fresh fruits and vegetables as well as beautiful flowers, while the bottom floor displays a variety of meats, cheese and bread. Local Florentines and restaurateurs meet here in the morning to pick out the best produce. It is a unique experience to see the people and the colours, to smell the fragrances and to take in local culture. Bring your camera – you will get some great shots!


Day n.01 – Sunday
Check-in at the Hotel after 12.00 pm
Day n. 02 – Monday
10.00 am Market tour (1 hour)
03.00 pm Italian Cuisine cooking lesson
06.00  pm Tasting Dinner at the School
Day n. 03 – Tuesday Morning free
036.00 pm Tuscan Cuisine cooking lesson
06.00 pm Tasting Dinner at the School
Day n. 04 – Wednesday Morning free
01.00 pm Basic wine tasting lesson
03.00 pm Tuscan Cuisine cooking lesson
06.00 pm Tasting Dinner at the School
Day n. 05 – Thursday
12.00 pm Accademia guided tour
01.30 pm City Walking Tour
03.00 pm Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour
08.00 pm Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant
Day n. 06 – Friday
Morning free
02.00 Half day excursion to Chianti region with dinner
Day n. 07
Check-out within 12.00 pm

Rates - Euro 1.045,00 per person - minimum 2 people.
Single room extra charge 40 euro per night.
For packages in April - May - June – first half of July, September and October, extra charge 189,00 euro per person.
Rates are valid till the 31st December 2012

Included in Price: 6 nights in a Double Classic Room at Hotel Adler Cavalieri, 4 stars hotel, buffet, continental breakfast, three group cooking classes, 3 tasting dinners of prepared food at the school, 1 basic wine tasting class, one market tour, half day excursion to Chianti region with visit to cellars, wine tasting and dinner in a typical restaurant of Chianti, Uffizi Gallery guided tour, Accademia Gallery guided tour, city centre walking tour, farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Florence city centre, Tuscan cuisine book.
Please note, check-in must be on Sunday.



A 20% non-refundable deposit by credit card is requested to secure the booking. Full payment is due at least 15 days before the arrival.


The deposit is non-refundable.
If cancellation occurs within 15 days before the check-in date, no further penalty is asked.
In case of cancellations from 14 to 3 days before check-in date, cancellation penalty is 50% of total price, the other 50% already paid (less bank transfer commissions) will be returned back.
From 48 from the check-in date, and in case of no-show, cancellation penalty is 100% of total price.

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