Sample Itinerary

Sample Schedule Of Your Cooking Vacation

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A view to die for

Check-in at LaChiusa Hotel in Montefollonico

6:30 pm Prosecco  and Aperitivo on the terrace overlooking Mount Amiata at LaChiusa

6-course welcome dinner


Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

Cooking class and lunch with the incredible mother/daughter team at Belaggagio.  This family-run agriturismo will soon be your favorite place for Pasta al forno, stuffed and fried zucchini blossoms and torta della nonna. 

After a stop for “Aperol Spritz Class” at our local meeting place “Bar Sport,” we will head take a short walk around Montefollonico. 

5-course wine-paired dinner.


A Pope, a Roman Bath & Pici

Cooking class where we will dance and sing as we roll Pici and create Tiramisu 

Enjoy our lunch with wines paired by our world-class sommelier

Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and stop at famous Tuscan movie settings

Let George serve you the best gelato in Tuscany

Shopping in Pienza

Dinner in Pienza prepared by the “understudy” of Gordon Ramsey


Wine Dinner, Truffles, and Shopping

Cooking class & Lunch at LaChiusa

Roll Pasta, grill chicken, bake eggplant Parmesan, and make panna cotta

Shopping and tour in Montepulciano–tour the ancient Etruscan caves under the largest hilltop village in Tuscany

Truffle Hunting to gather truffles for our dinner

Enjoy a Tuscan “hay-ride” thru the ancient vineyards

6-course dinner with 6-different wines in a 300-year old vineyard


Cheese, Bread and Pizza

Bread-making class at a local farm

Bake and eat fresh Focaccia out of a 300-year old brick oven

Make cheese with a master cheese maker–and eat the same cheese for lunch!

Tasting lunch with 9-different artisanal cheeses while enjoying the best view of Pienza and Montecchiello

Pizza night at LaChiusa.  5-different Italian pizzas, paired with local artesian beer prepared in our kitchen by our chef.


Raviolli and Wine

Cooking class at LaChiusa with our Nona

Learn to make raviolli, gnocchi, and cantucci 

Lunch outside with a fantastic view and incredible wine

Wine tasting

Visit our local market and shop for local items you used throughout the week

6-course farewell dinner at LaChiusa



Enjoy another fantastic breakfast.

Leisure departure in the morning.

“Arrivederci e viaggi sicuri.” Goodbye and safe travels.

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