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Torre Del Tartufo | "A First Class experience from cooking to amenities under the Tuscan sky!"

Posted on september 08, 2015 by Drea B Helena, Montana

“A First Class experience from cooking to amenities under the Tuscan sky!”

5 of 5 stars, Reviewed on TripAdvisor by Drea , September 2015

If you are looking for an excellent Italian cooking school with unbelievable service and Tuscan atmosphere Torre del Tartufo is the place. The atmosphere starts with the location on a Tuscan mountain and continues with the wonderful villa and beautifully landscaped grounds. The meals are served in beautiful outside surroundings with attention to presentation, table settings and wine choices to compliment the food. The managers, Alex and Lena, are friendly, fun and accommodating. They assure every little detail is correct. The cooking classes are fun, informative and are for any skill level. You learn new cooking skills, new recipes and new procedures all the time having fun with the cooking groups. Chef Franco and Paola are professional, experienced and wonderful teachers. The kitchen is beautiful and well equipped. The cooking ranged from fire cooked pizzas, to making pasta, to lavender creme dessert, to boar stew. The tours to the winery and olive orchard are not just tours but experiences. The tours have been chosen for their quality. The cost is all inclusive and that truly covers all costs, wants and needs with Tuscan atmosphere thrown in. I will always remember dancing under the Tuscan moon. If you are looking for a cooking school as an experience, this is the place. I would love to do this again!

Green Features: They grow their own herbs, vegetables, etc. They compost. Currently planting olive trees, They generate solar power which they use at the villa and sell excess to the state.
  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with family