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The Rhode School of Cuisine offers luxury vacations to the gourmet traveller at our Italian cooking school. Indulge your passion for food, wine and culture in beautiful surroundings and in stunning locations.

At the Rhode School of Cuisine, guests not only learn to prepare, cook and present delicious traditional and new dishes, but also have the opportunity to explore the history and culture of the country they have chosen.

Our Italian cooking school in Europe is based in a fabulous luxury villa in Tuscany, only 30 minutes from Pisa airport and 10 minutes from the famed walled city of Lucca, birthplace of opera's most famous composer Giacomo Puccini.

We offer guests the opportunity to participate in our week-long cooking courses or to just relax and enjoy the surroundings and excursions as a non-cooking guest. Either way it’s an experience you'll never forget.

We use cuisine as a way to introduce you to the rich cultures of the country you are visiting. Weekly schedules feature frequent cultural excursions such as guided tours of Lucca, Vinci and Pistoia offering a wealth of cultural, artistic and musical experiences.

The combination of luxurious hospitality, fine food and wine, and an enthusiastic staff are necessary ingredients for, “one of the best vacations we have ever had,” as many of our recent clients tell us.

Enjoy your visit to our website and we hope to see you at our Italian cooking school soon.

Mike Rhode - President
Rhode School of Cuisine
Luxury culinary vacations in Lucca

Rhode School of Cuisine
Villa Michaela             
Via di Valle 8
Lucca 55060

e mail:  info@villamichaela.com

Whats App: + 44 7768645500


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