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Itinerary for the Mediterranean cooking course in Italy at Casa Ombuto

Do you prefer more variety and a more intensive course?  Then join us in our One-week Mediterranean cooking course in Italy. In one week you will make an elaborate Italian dinner,  Spanish lunch with delicious Paella, an exotic Moroccan dinner, a traditional French Provencal supper and on top of that learn to make various breads and pastries for a lovely French lunch. It will prove to be the Cooking holiday of a lifetime.

There will however still be plenty of time to relax, do some sightseeing or go for a walk in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

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First Day

  • Arrival at Florence airport
    We can arrange transfers to and from Florence airport on request.
  • Check-in at the villa from 16:00
  • Welcoming dinner
    Introduction given by chef Alice Cornacchini at Casa Ombuto and a chance to get to know each other.

Second Day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or to relax at the villa
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • Your Cooking lesson starts at 15:00
    You prepare a four course Italian dinner
  • Dinner

Third day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning lesson starts at 10:30 - 13:00  You will prepare a French lunch including baking Focaccia
  • Lunch
  • Cooking lesson – starts at 15:00
    You prepare a three course Moroccan dinner along with several side dishes.
  • Dinner

Fourth day

  • Breakfast
  • Departure excursion

During the Mediterranean cooking courses in Italy you will be taken on a full-day culinary excursion with a tour leader who speaks English fluently and will guide you to the source of Tuscan culinary specialties.

You will get the opportunity to explore the charming town of Arezzo for some shopping and sightseeing and have a cheese and meat tasting in a Formaggeria, pay a visit to a boutique wine estate for a wine tasting and make your way to Anghiari by driving through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside to an agritourismo and do a olive oil tasting and lunch.  After lunch if you have time we visit a ceramic factory or stop for gelato.   Then you will go back to Casa Ombuto after an exciting, fun-filled day to have a light, informal dinner at the villa. 

Fifth day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning lesson starts at 10:30 - 13:00  You will prepare a Spanish lunch including Paella
  • Lunch 
  • Cooking lesson– starts at 15:00
    You prepare a four course French Provencal dinner.
  • Dinner

Sixth day

  • Breakfast
  • Free day

On the free day, only breakfast is served.  After breakfast you have the day to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This is an ideal day to take a trip to Florence for shopping and sightseeing, as it's only a 50km drive away. Another option will be to visit La Verna, an ancient monastery where San Francisco de Assisi lived most of his life. Tip: Our guide can organize and accompany your group on excursions in the area. You are welcome to just stay at the villa for the day and relax around the pool or take a dip in the Hot Tub.
Lunch and dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice on request.

Seventh day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or to relax or book a massage
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • Final cooking lesson – starts at 15:00
    You will prepare an elaborate final dinner covering all the different cuisines you have mastered
  • Dinner
  • At the grand finale dinner you will be presented with a certificate of attendance and say a final goodbye to your the new friends you have made at the Mediterranean cooking courses in Italy.

Last day

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out at 10:00

Mediterranean cooking courses in Italy.

If you prefer more variety during your cooking vacation in Italy, then learn more about the available dates for your cooking holiday.