Terms and Conditions  

"Covid flexibility"

You can change your dates without any penalty if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions.

Cancellation policy and change policy

In the event that you are unable to join your course due to the airlines cancelling flights to Tuscany or there is formal negative advice to travel to Tuscany from the authorities of your country, we will do our very best to help you move your dates to another period when the restriction has been cleared.   You can change to later this year or next year if you prefer.  

 In order for us to cancel your booking please have a look at the availability on the website and select a new date for this year or next.  When you let us know which dates you have chosen we will cancel your existing booking and send you a revised booking form to confirm the change without any penalty.


30% deposit of total course fees to be paid upon booking confirmation. The balance to be paid at least 45 days before the course commences.  

We accept Bank Transfers, CreditCards, Paypal.


There is no refund for school hours, meals or nights’ stay missed by students 


The school reserves the right to alter its programs, menus and itinerary and move you to another villa if necessary.


Paola Baccetti is the tutor for the Italian cookery courses at Casa Ombuto, Franco Palandra at Torre del Tartufo and Laura Giusti for the Italian cookery course at Bellorcia and Alice Cornacchini for the Mediterranean cookery course at Casa Ombuto. In the event of illness or other reason they will be replaced by another chef or students will be moved to the other villa for cooking lessons. 


Participants need to sign a legal waiver freeing Tuscookany and its staff from any legal liability on arrival. This form must be signed upon arrival - if you would like to review this upfront please let us know.

Returns and Refunds Policy for the cookbook "The flavours of Tuscany"

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help.

Our products can be returned within 30 days of the original purchase of the product. A new product may be exchanged for another product or returned for a refund.
Refunds will be done within 14 days by bank transfer.

Before you return a product, please make sure that:

  • The product was purchased in the last 30 days

  • The product is in its original packaging

Please contact us before you send the product:

Shipping charges incurred in connection with the return of a product are refundable.

If you received a damaged product, please notify us immediately for assistance.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Returns and Refunds Policy, please contact us: