One week Italian Cooking and Hiking in Tuscany
Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Tuscany. At Casa Ombuto we are now offering for selected weeks a combination of cooking and hiking. Learn to cook authentic Italian dishes, having fun and making friends for life, all while staying in Casa Ombuto and hiking with a professional guide in the beautiful Casentino Valley. There is no additional cost for these hikes and they are optional.
During your one week Italian cooking vacation you will have Italian cooking lessons on 4 of the afternoons and hiking on 2 of the mornings. During the summer the walks will be in the forests and lovely and cool. The hiking is an free optional extra and if you prefer not to hike or want to go sightseeing on your own you are of course free to do so. For dinner you will dine on your creations accompanied by delicious wines to compliment the dishes. We introduce you each evening to different red and white wines from different regions of Italy. If you prefer not to hike, the program allows you enough time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or to do some sightseeing in the area. A full-day culinary excursion is included.
Our trip to Casa Ombuto was amazing. We created decadent 5 course meals. In the evenings we relaxed as we enjoyed our creations. Two mornings we hiked in the national park around medieval sanctuaries.
I am leaving tomorrow, and I am so sad! It has been an amazing experience, and I would come back in a heartbeat. Paola is amazing! I learned so much and had such a blast in the process. I highly recommend this trip to all, whether you have only boiled water in your life or have been cooking for years.