GAYLE DEJULIO -ATLANTA,GA
"I left my heart on a hill in Toscana … Believe me when I tell you, on behalf of all of us, that we have never had a more wonderful trip in our lives. We have all traveled a great deal to many places but Arcidosso, by far is the best! We never wanted to leave."
You will live and cook in this enchanting home with Carlo Innocenti and feel as if you are truly “a Tuscan”!
WHERE YOU WILL STAY:Arcidosso (Province of Grosseto) – Small Medieval village on the slopes of Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Southern Tuscany, worshipped by the Etruscans. Just one hour away from the coast, 45 minutes from Siena, two hours from Florence, and two and a half hours north of Rome
WHERE YOU WILL SLEEP:“Casa Innocenti” a medieval house, the highest of the village, next to the village Castle (12th century AD). The house features 4 floors, 20 rooms, a wine cellar, and a garden. Guests stay in 3 bedrooms on the top floor and the Master bedroom which is on the second floor. Each bedroom has a private bathroom.
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COOKING COURSES AND WINE TASTING:The cooking courses are taught by Carlo Innocenti, the owner of the house
and conductor of wine tastings. Carlo is quite a celebrity in Arcidosso and
the surrounding area for his entrepreneurial endeavors and creativity. He is
a master chef. In the past, he managed and was the head chef of the 1st
class café restaurant, Harry’s Bar in Punta Ala, an upscale beach resort in
the South of Tuscany. He also owned a restaurant in his own house in
Arcidosso, and has conducted cooking courses in Basle, Switzerland. The
guests will learn genuine Southern Tuscan dishes. All classes are
hands-on and include local wine. The courses are taught in a large rustic
kitchen and dinner is served in the wine cellar or in the newly renovated