About cookery week
The blue of the sea, the green of the Mediterranean maquis and the hues of citrus fruits spreading out over terraced cultivations blend with the typical architecture in order to create one of the most beautiful itineraries in Italy: the Costiera Amalfitana (the Amalfi Coast).
The tortuous street slips over deep gorges and runs down toward the beach and climbs up again along a sequence of breathtaking views: an extremely unique scenery designed by bays, inlets, cliffs and small villages engrafted onto the mountain.
Arrive Rome – Pick up time to be announced; latest 3pm.
Dinner at Villa Nobile prepared by our chef Massimo & or one of his Amaizing team.
8am Breakfast .
Lazy morning walking around the grouds of Villa Nobile, relax after your long journey. A short trip to Cortona to wander the medieval streets & alleyways wuth an abundance of beautiful shops, cafe’s & just imerse yourself into the Italian culture. Return to Villa Nobile for a Hands on cooking demo/class with Massimo Rossi & Team of our chefs / Sommelier . By 20:00 you will be served & eating the fruits of your labour with some local Sangiovese wine
8am Breakfast .
Morning trip Sightseeing, photographing and shopping in Pienza & Montichiello
Pienza is a Papal town & also know for the famouse Pecorino cheese of many types. a quaint little town packed with culture, Architecture, shops & cafes. Montichiello is a beautiful sleepy little Hamlet but with amaizing views of the Tuscan countryside. a little jewel for artists & anyone wanting to find the real Tuscan life.
Return to Villa Nobile for another experience of Tuscan cooking with Massimom Rossi & his Team of Chefs.
9:00 am Trip to Montalcino, lunch at a local trattoria, then on to Fattoria Resta , just outside of Buonconvento, to meet Annalisa, our cook for the day. Annalisa produces her own wine and has an amazing Cantina dating back to the 13th century .
Late afternoon Dinner at the beautiful home of Annalisa.
Finishing early 16:30 to 19:00 We can take the opportunity to go to the Hot Thermal Baths of San Giovanni Terme in Rapolano for an evening of pure relaxation enjoying the sulpher springs. Return to Villa Nobile to just drop into your beds as you will have had a pretty busy but ejoyable day………Maybe a glass of wine might be a good idea?
Early morning visit to the open air Farmers market in Camucia. The market has everything you would want. Full of colour, life, cafes, fresh local produce, tooooo long a list… Lunch at a local restaurant in Camucia them we can make a short trip to the famouse & Highest Hill Top Town in Tuscany , Montepulciano . We will visit the Medieval Cantina ( Wine Cellar ) to sample the Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano at the Cantina Ercolani. Dating back to the 13 Centurey . We will be sampling a number of wines here including the desert wine Vin Santo which is kept in the barrel for at least 10 years before it is botteled.
Return to Villa Nobile for another cooking class. 8:00pm Dinner
Day trip to Arezzo, the city of Piero della Francesca and location of the film “La Vita Bella” by Benigni. Arezzo has a wonder historical center and extends to endless selection of modern shopscafes & much more .Return to Villa Nobile 3 pm
– Cooking class
8:00 Breakfast .
9:00 Trip to Orvieto. This is a stunning Medieval Town with an amaizing Duomo which took over 300 years to bulid. The Facade is just breathtaking. Wander & Roam the busy streets full of wonderful Ceramic shops & cafes. The town has 2 parts of architecture from the old part of town with 13th century dwellings to the 17th Century.
Return to Villa Nobile for our final cookery class . 8:00pm Dinner
Time of departure from Villa Nobile depends on flight times. Rome Fiumicino airport.
** Itinerary may vary depending availability of cooks/chefs & any unforseen circumstances. We may arrange a class at the our Chef Massimo Rossi & his team at Belvedere Restaurant in Monte San Savino