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Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany

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Tuscookany - Cooking Vacations in Tuscany at Torre Del Tartufo which is a grand villa in Tuscany offering one-week Italian cooking vacations. Guests stay in this luxurious villa spending their morning at leisure, enjoying the facilities or going sightseeing and start cooking up a feast in the afternoon learning to make delicious Italian dishes and later dine on their creations complimented with fine Italian wines. We offer an all-inclusive luxurious one-week Italian cooking classes given in English. Have fun and learn to cook at our Tuscookany Torre Del Tartufo cooking school in Tuscany. It is an all-inclusive cooking vacation including a culinary excursion, a comprehensive recipe book, exclusive apron and the finest Italian wines.
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Free parking
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
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Sauna
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Full body massage
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JeannieKey123 wrote a review Oct 2021
Castle Rock, Colorado16 contributions6 helpful votes
This Tuscookany trip was incredible. I had high expectations, based on reviews and it exceeded ALL of them. The villa is beautiful and picturesque. Lena makes you feel like family. Franco is the chef and was AMAZING! He is a brilliant chef and you can tell he enjoys his work. The staff are ALL great! The food is AMAZING. Great ingredients with great instructions from Franco and Paula (excellent chef too!) I may do it again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: My husband was a “nonparticipant.” We had a few of the husbands that didn’t want to cook. We all...
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Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thank you Jeannie for this 5 star rating. We are pleased that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed yourself at your home away from home. Please come back again sometime in the future and in the meantime have fun cooking!
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Loretta M wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
From the first glimpse of the villa to our final dinner we could not have had a greater experience. Chef Franco and Paola were amazing. The cooking classes were fun and educational. The villa is absolutely stunning especially with all the fall colours. We felt at home and comfortable in our living space and bedrooms. The truffle hunting was so interesting and the excursion day was wonderful. We also enjoyed getting to know the other guests and loved that it was such a small group. The only down side was that we only booked a 3 day experience. Next time (and there will be a next time) we will have to go for the 5 day experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Tus Cookany, Eigenaar at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Hi Loretta Thank you kindly for this lovely review. Sorry it took so long to respond, somehow I missed this. We appreciate your time and indeed come back for the week course next time.
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Ross T wrote a review Oct 2019
Fort Myers, Florida9 contributions1 helpful vote
Torre del Tartufo grounds are beautiful and is located in a very remote area. You feel like you have your own slice of the world to yourself. It is peaceful and beautiful. The sunsets are amazing. That is all a bonus to the real reason most people go there. When we arrived, we were greeted by Lena. She welcomes you as if you were family and gets you settled in your room. Then she explains the grounds and the agenda for the week. She was so helpful and thoughtful throughout the week. When you get to the cooking part of the stay, you meet Franco and Paola. Franco is the head chef and Paola is his assistant who makes the experience fun as well as educational. They are excellent chefs and even better people. We learned so much about food and cooking techniques while having fun doing it. Then you get to eat the meals you make and it is delicious. You do all this with a number of other people as a group, working and eating side by side. The group bonds and you find yourself making friends. I can go on and on about this vacation but I'll sum it up by saying it is a must on your list of destinations and I plan on doing it again someday soon. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Tus C, Owner at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Responded 04 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for this great review and we are so pleased that this was an experience of a lifetime for you. Mission accomplished! You make us all proud and we hope to indeed welcome you back someday soon. Happy cooking.
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Beth C wrote a review Oct 2019
Boca Raton, Florida2 contributions
Torre del Tartufo was one of the best vacations of my life. I had the opportunity to learn Italian cooking with Franco and Paula as well as spend relaxing time at the villa with beautiful scenery. The classes and entire stay was well organized yet there was plenty of free time to explore the area. The food was delicious! An added bonus was that our team of "chefs" got to know one another and we have bonded as a group. I highly recommend this experience and if this is our your bucket list of vacations, I encourage you to go to Torre del Tartufo!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Tus C, Owner at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Responded 04 Nov 2019
Dear Beth, Thank you kindly for taking the trouble to write this review. We are happy to read you enjoyed yourself and appreciate your recommendation. Happy cooking!
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LinCer14 wrote a review Oct 2019
San Francisco, California26 contributions4 helpful votes
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How do you put into words the wonderful time we had? My girlfriend and I headed to Torre del Tartuffo to celebrate our 60th birthdays. Little did we know, we would experience such a magical trip. The villa is breathtaking, the rooms clean and comfortable. Lena made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. We then met Chef Franco and his team! He is a wonderful teacher and has the patience of a saint. I don’t know how he does it! And always a smile on his face! Under his supervision we learned many new techniques and cooked absolutely delicious food. He and his staff were there helping to educate, measure, and clean up right behind us. I swear he has eyes in the back of his head! We felt so spoiled, as we were treated to delicious lunches, afternoon appertifs and wonderful 5 course dinners. We learned anytime is wine time in Italy. 😍. But after dinner is liqueur time! We knew we would have fun, but we didn’t know that we would be so welcomed, and meet new friends that feel like family. Our group is already talking about a five year reunion and we want to go back with the husbands too! This experience has truly inspired me. I will wear my apron proudly and always remember the skills learned, and the memories made with love. God willing, we will be back Torre del Tartuffo. ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tus Cookany, Eigenaar at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Responded 11 Oct 2021
I am so sorry it has taken so long to react to this wonderful review. Its great to read that you found your time at Tuscookany such a fantastic experience. Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a elaborate reflection of your week. See you back in three years time on your reunion!
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D. Millsap wrote a review Oct 2019
McPherson, Kansas17 contributions43 helpful votes
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I can’t even begin to explain the beauty of this villa and the wonderful experience my mom and I had. The rooms were fantastic, the views were spectacular, and the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Chef Franco is amazing, accommodating, and a wonderful person. And the staff is so friendly! Lena made the trip seamless and Paola was so terrific. Anybody would be lucky to come and stay here. Highly recommend this lovely place and we hope to come back for years to come!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tus C, Owner at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Oh what a lovely review and thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tuscany! Happy cooking!
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Susie C wrote a review Sep 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
Have just returned from one of my best experiences ever. The trip has been a wonderful experience from start to finish, could not have asked for a more perfect setting. Perched on the top of a Tuscan hill is the beautiful home, I call it a home , as from the time we arrived the staff made it feel as such. I went with two of my friends for a girls week away and as we all like to cook this week at Torre del Tartufo sounded just what we were looking for. It did not disappoint from Franco our tutor for the week and all his staff ( whom I think of as friends) we had an amazing time. Cannot thank everyone enough and would recommend this experience for anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 12 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this lovely review. It pleases me the most to read that other than enjoying the cooking so much that you felt so much at home. That makes us proud. Happy cooking and we look forward to welcoming you back home some time in the future!
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Nano56 wrote a review Jul 2019
Blaine, Washington78 contributions64 helpful votes
I attended the 3-day program at Torre del Tartufo in mid-June 2019 along with four couples from various parts of the U.S. (I was the only solo in the group.) Struck gold with the other participants who were all great fun. We shared great food and a lot of laughs together and departed with new friendships. Torre del Tartufo and the staff (chef Franco, his wife Paola, villa manager Lena and everyone there) are fantastic. The villa itself is something straight out of a movie set, surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills that are home to farms, vineyards and miles of hiking trails. (Picture "Under the Tuscan Sun.") For our cooking lessons, we divided into teams and were responsible for various aspects of our truly 5-star dining experiences each evening. Making pasta and gnocchi from scratch was a snap under Chef Franco's tutelage! Sauces with fresh vegetables and squash blossoms; "deconstructed" tiramisu; pizza cooked in a real fire-roasting oven and choice of toppings galore; and of course Italian wines and after-dinner liqueurs...All accompanied with good-natured people in a professional kitchen. Best time ever in a kitchen! The day-long excursion was delightful and afforded one-on-one interaction with some of the area's finest manufacturers of Tuscan products. Words can't do this place justice. If you're at all interested in experiencing one of Italy's cradles of cuisine, just go. You'll have a ball!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I don't think there's a bad room in the entire villa.
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Responded 10 Sep 2019
So pleased to read your review and that you had such a good time. You come to learn to cook but cooking and eating with other people is indeed what makes it so special. Happy cooking and we look forward to welcoming you back at Tuscookany!
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mkcanada wrote a review Jun 2019
Canada6 contributions8 helpful votes
I don't know what I can add that hasn't already been said! I did the 3-day cooking class with Chef Franco in May. My husband came as well but did not participate in the classes. We both had the most wonderful time!! Franco was so knowledgable, patient, and encouraging! We learned alot, made new friends, enjoyed outstanding food and endless drinks, and the room was lovely (we stayed in the Basilico suite). We had so much fun and my husband enjoyed hiking and relaxing by the pool while we had our class, and then was welcome to join us for all of the meals and any of the time we spent outside of the class itself. This was such a unique and fun part of our time in Italy, I'd strongly encourage anyone who remotely enjoys cooking (or eating) (or drinking) (or having fun) to go! It was a bit pricey but when you consider the food, drink, accomodations, and excursions, which were all included, it was not unreasonable. And it's something you will remember for a very long time.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded 10 Sep 2019
Thank you for your great review and very bold headline! We are pleased you enjoyed yourself so much and that your husband as non participating guests also had a good time. Happy cooking and we look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future!
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Muire W wrote a review May 2019
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From the moment I arrived at Torre del Tartufo I felt like I was going to have an extraordinary time. I wasn’t disappointed! The villa was exquisite and this was going to be our ‘home’ for a week. We were welcomed by Lena, who with the girls, made our stay perfect. Chef Franco has a wonderful gift for teaching and endless patience. He was able to combine instruction with fun which made the classes so enjoyable. He and Paola were there to me out needs and guaranteed our success in all of the meals we prepared. These were all enjoyed in the evening with wine chosen for each course and explained by Franco. Then the Liqueurs! A perfect end to a perfect day! I met some amazing people, lifelong friends made on this incredible holiday. I cannot recommend staying at Torre del Tartufo enough. A holiday I will never forget. Special thanks to Franco, Paola and Lena. ‘Perfetto’!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded 10 Sep 2019
Thank you kindly for taking the time to write this lovely review. We feel the proudest that you felt so at home - then we know we are on the right track! Happy cooking and we look forward to welcoming you back at Tuscookany!
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Which popular attractions are close to Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Nearby attractions include Castello di Valenzano (7.7 km), Torri di Belfiore (7.8 km), and Museo Associazione Quelli della Karin (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Top room amenities include a bidet, blackout curtains, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terramira, Taverna dei Briganti, and Corte dell'Oca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany have airport transportation?
Yes, Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Torre del Tartufo Cooking Vacations Tuscany?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.