Casa Ombuto | Casa Ombuto - A little piece of heaven in a relaxing Tuscan experience
We took the week long cooking class at Casa Ombuto with Paola Bacceti. I chose Tuscookany after reading the excellent reviews; I chose Casa Umbuto based on the intimate feeling of the villa, I wanted a relaxing Tuscan experience. The reviews and the pictures of this villa (and the entire experience) do not do it justice, 5 stars just isn't enough! From the moment we drove through the gates at Casa Ombuto, we felt like we were home. The villa is beautiful (really the pictures can't capture the beauty of this villa), and it just smelled so fresh-I was overwhelmed by a sense of peace. The staff was so accommodating-they clearly want you to have an excellent experience. The cooking classes were intense, but Paola was so good at accommodating the needs of all participants-and we learned so much! Marta was the queen of setting a beautiful table each night. We learned a lot about Italian culture during our culinary excursion, and learned to navigate the cities while we were there. I will definitely be returning for another visit to Casa Umbuto-it was the best part of our two weeks in Italy!