Antica Cucina Cooking tour
Lucca province, Tuscany
In His Kitchen
Work in the kitchen with Aurelio Barattini, renowned Tuscan cook and owner of the Antica Locanda di Sesto.
At The Table
Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts for a week of dining, tasting, and good company.
Across The Landscape
Explore the diversity of Tuscan cuisine and culture by taking part in the stunning scenery that inspires it.
Join Aurelio in the kitchen and Andee on the picturesque provincial roads of Lucca, Barga, Garfagnana, & Chianti.
Explore the ancient food culture and the unique beauty of Lucca Province. Revitalize your perspective on farm-to-table living from families who have been doing it for centuries. We'll guide you deep into the Lucchese and Tuscan culinary traditions, exploring kitchen culture and the food community in Lucca. Experience the Art of Enjoyment that is at the heart of Tuscan cooking and living.
May 16 -23, 2020
October 4 - 11, 2020
Rates Per Person
Double Occupancy (shared room) - $4,300
Single Occupancy (private room) - $5,300
7 days exploring Lucca and surrounding Tuscan provinces
7 nights accommodation in Lucca's historic center
Memorable dining in the region's best eateries
3-part cooking course with Lucca's Chef Aurelio Barattini
Baking class with Barga's Paolo Lucchesi
Insider’s Tasting Tour of Barga
Optional wine tasting excursion in Chianti*
Optional cheese-making demo and tasting tour*
Optional Salumi-making class and tasting tour*
Plenty of time for exploration and shopping
*Optional excursions are featured below
Accommodations for 8 days and 7 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels.
3-part Cooking Course with Aurelio Barattini
Andee's full time accompaniment and expertise: she is with you throughout the trip, handling behind-the-scenes logistics and is there to help with anything from figuring out how to dial home, conversing with locals, to plugging in your curling iron
Day excursion and tasting tour in Barga
Private airport transfers
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners (3 meals as cooking instruction)
*1 lunch + 1 dinner are left open for guests to explore.
Airfare is not included.
We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.
Includes private transportation between Barga and Chianti wineries and villages, lunch, time to explore one of Tuscany’s most prized city centers.
All monies will be refunded if a minimum of 4 participants is not reached.
Day excursion includes private transport, tour and tasting at one of Garfagnana’s most esteemed salumifici, (meat curing houses). Visit one of the most picturesque medieval villages in the region. 4 person minimum.
Day excursion includes private transport, tour and tasting at one of Garfagnana’s most esteemed caseifici (cheese creameries). Visit one of the most picturesque medieval villages in the region. 4 person minimum.