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Excursions and activities on your cooking holidays in Italy
What to do and where to go in your cooking vacations in Tuscany

Excursions

As part of the Rhode School of Cuisine experience, we offer a variety of excursions to guests on our cooking holidays in Italy. Because of the size of the Italian School, flexibility on some of the set excursions may be limited. But if the group agrees at the start of the week on an excursion or activity they would like to do instead of one of the planned excursions, we will do our best to accommodate the group’s choice.

Some of the possible excursions on your cooking vacations in Tuscany are listed below:

  • Visits to selected restaurants and food markets
  • A visit to the beautiful city of Siena and Marble Duomo
  • Visit the 11th century Tuscan vineyard of Castello Banfi
  • A lecture and tasting of local Tuscan and Chianti wines
  • A day trip to the beautiful city of Pisa
  • Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca
  • Puccini's birth house, Lucca
  • A visit to the local olive oil press factory
  • Visit the white wine shops in medieval San Gimignano
  • A visit to several historical Roman towns in the area
  • Villa Torrigiani at Camigliano
  • A visit to the town where Puccini spent his later years
  • Guided tour of Lucca and shopping along Via Fillungo
  • Valgiano vineyard
  • Villa Reale at Marlia
  • Villa Garzoni
  • Villa Mansi
  • Lucca antique market ( every 3rd weekend )
  • Acquedotto del Nottolini
  • Bagni di Lucca
  • Vini Liquori Vanni, Lucca
  • Devils Bridge, the Lima River and lunch in Ponte Moriano
  • Renowned butcher in San Macario "Cortopassi " and restaurant
  • Beach at Marina di Pisa and lunch

Activities

Close to our villa there are some good hiking and jogging tracks that wind up the Monte Pisano. Conveniently located nearby are two excellent golf courses for the more active sports person: one in Versilia and the other in Montecatini.

* Please note that while the price of your luxury cooking vacation includes all food and wine consumed on the premises, it does not include entrance fees to various museums and sites and the cost of lunches or visits to selected restaurants.

Rhode School of Cuisine
For your cooking holidays in Italy

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