COOKING CLASS & Chianti Tour:
For parties over 5 we offer a 10% discount, for parties over 10, we offer 15% discount
The main focus of Rita’s school is traditional Tuscan Cuisine: adapting old recipes to the demands of modern working life.
Rita has always been a passionate researcher into old texts on cookery, and her lessons combine a mixture of both ancient and family recipes, coupled with only the healthiest and most authentic local ingredients.
The traditions of Tuscany are strongly linked to its flavours and cuisine. We offer our guests cooking classes in the typical Tuscan style, to help them discover our roots and culture in a funny and original way.
Learn about the secrets of our cooking, the basic ingredients of our tradition, and the magical way in which we combine them. From bruschetta to homemade pici to the myriad of crostini, you will bring home a bit of “Tuscanness” to your dinner table. Fall in love with Tuscany through its food.
An excellent selection of WINES from from the best traditions of the Chianti (Gold medals by Wine Spectator).
The COSMETICS: From thousands of lavender and rosemary plants grown on the farm comes essential oils and flowers for relaxing bathing or perfumes for years thanks to the roots of the iris flower mixed with the essences, extracted by our friend Lorenzo di Casalvento; an expert herbalist and doctor, who with love has become a virtue to the magic of perfumes.
The BALSAMIC VINEGARS aged from unfermented grape juice, kept and matured in small wooden barrels and selected from various stages of the production (3 to 15 years to the reserve of 30 years), give as a gift the taste of a tradition left by the Abbot. They are living products that express quality, experience and dedication in their flavours. Cellar, Vinegar (the more beautiful in Chianti)
The HONEY’S from our bees that pollinate on flowers of lavender, wild heather, acacia blossom and chestnut and that we then use for the Medieval Wine and our biscuits.
Daily departure at 9:30am directly from your accomodation.
(If you are staying outside of Florence city center we can pick you up from your place)