Cooking classes and Maids

First class chef services

At most of our villas it is possible to organize first-class chef services through one of our trusted collaborators. Whether you wish to have a special dinner party or enjoy a fun cooking class in the company of friends, these professionals will provide you with a memorable experience.

If you wish to know more or have any special requests just contact Fran at our Concierge Service

Cooking Classes & Chefs

We can arrange for a local cook or a professional cook to come and teach you the secrets of Italian cuisine. Learn to make hand-made pasta, traditional desserts or even a full three-course meal and impress everyone back home with new-found skills.

Cooking classes with chef Mattisse

Don your apron, roll-up your sleeves and follow the Maestro into the kitchen! Nothing tastes better than your very own Italian gourmet creation, and Mattisse is expert in creating innovative approaches to Tuscan cuisine.

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Chef Anna Bini: acclaimed Italian chef and restaurateur

Meet Signora Anna; over sixty years of practicing and perfecting Italian cooking means you can surely learn a thing or two from her. Her cooking classes are the most entertaining and engaging experiences one can have in the kitchen, her recipes are delicious and rich with the wealth of her experience, yet simple and faithful to the finest Tuscan traditions.

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Giuseppina's renowned cooking school

Set in the centre of the pretty medieval town of Certaldo, here you can learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan recipes, passed-down through generations of home-cooking. You can also take part in a range of gastronomic activities, from truffle hunts to wine tasting, under the expert guidance of Giuseppina.

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Lorenzo Polegri

Lorenzo Polegri: your professional chef based in Umbria

Lorenzo Polegri's enthusiasm towards life and cooking will inspire your strongest passions for food. He will guide you through innumerable Italian ingredients and explore with you the essence of Umbrian cuisine. His cooking reflects the diversity of the region of Umbria, described by many as "the green heart of Italy".

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  • We had a cooking lesson with Anna Bini which was wonderful.

  • We had an excellent holiday in this wonderful villa. The house is beautiful and the pool superb. Augusta and Rita are great cooks and we had a brilliant lesson from them, pizza on the last night was awesome!

  • Benedetta really was fantastic! She went above and beyond to help us with tours, transportation, cooking lessons and really made the trip for us. She even arranged to have guitarist, singer for my birthday!