Antica Cucina Cooking tour

Lucca province, Tuscany

 

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In His Kitchen

Work in the kitchen with Aurelio Barattini, renowned Tuscan cook and owner of the Antica Locanda di Sesto. 

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At The Table

Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts for a week of dining, tasting, and good company. 

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Across The Landscape

Explore the diversity of Tuscan cuisine and culture by taking part in the stunning scenery that inspires it.

 

Tour Description

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.

Dates

May 16 -23, 2020

October 4 - 11, 2020

Rates Per Person

Double Occupancy (shared room) - $4,300

Single Occupancy (private room) - $5,300


Tour Highlights

 
  • 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

What's Included

  • 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.

Dietary Concerns

We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.


Chianti Day Excursion
175.00

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.

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Salumi Making in Garfagnana
175.00

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.

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Cheese Making in Garfagnana
175.00

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.

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