Enjoy the tastes and smells of fresh Italian cuisine. Every day, learn to make and prepare a range of traditional Italian dishes including; fresh pasta, secret pasta sauces, pizza, and desserts. Family recipes, tips, and techniques will be shared for you to take home and enjoy with your friends and family. Visit local attractions including the stunning La Foce, local traditional Tuscan town and Bagni San Filippo (natural bath).
During this experience, you will stay Agriturismo IPoderi which offers shared and private rooms furnished in Tuscan style. It is unique in its kind, in the country style but with all the necessary comforts.
Agriturismo IPoderi’s goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere that makes you experience the origin of a peaceful life of other times. They have renovated the farms in an authentic way with old wooden beams and custom-made furniture in style, it will be difficult to recognize modern furnishings with an antique style.
All rooms have wireless internet access, an individual thermostat, quality cotton bed linen. Guests have access to the garden, to the yoga room, and the restaurant.
Agriturismo IPoderi wants you to feel completely at home while you are with them. Well trained dogs are welcome there. The guests are welcome to use the pool (at the nearby “Villa Palazzone”) which can be reached either in minutes on the road (by car) or on foot following a delightful trail which links the two farmhouses.
The rooms have large windows with breathtaking views and wrought-iron beds, free Wi-Fi, towels and linens, shampoo, and hairdryer. Guests can relax in the numerous seating areas around the garden, and can enjoy spending time in our 50-square-meter common living area also.
The garden is bordered by the woods, where guests may make use of wooden tables and a barbecue. From there, nothing can beat the picture-perfect sunsets and the stunning 360 views over Chianciano, Val di Chiana, Cortona, a glimpse of Trasimeno Lake in the distance, and even Pienza and Montalcino.
The agriturismo will provide all of the equipment necessary for your yoga practice (mats, cords, meditation pillows, foam bricks, etc.) although if you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
Arrival at Florence / Rome Airport
Transfer to farmhouse
Check-in from 4 p.m.
Welcome dinner at 8 p.m.
07:30 Gentle morning yoga practice and meditation
10:30 Cooking class. Learn to make and prepare the tastiest fresh pasta and sauces using garden picked produce. Many techniques and tips will be shared in this class which will help you to make the very best dishes for your friends
13:30 Lunch at the farmhouse. Enjoy the delicious meal you have prepared and cooked from scratch with your fellow chefs
15:00 Excursion to the fabulous La Foce. Relax and admire the famous vista of rolling hills and Cyprus tree-lined roads from these spectacular gardens. Bring your camera!
19:30 Aperitivo by the woods at the farmhouse
20:30 Dinner at the farmhouse. Experience four beautiful courses of Tuscan cuisine
07:30 Yoga practice with Pranayama
10:30 Cooking class. A fun session making the very best focaccia and pizza bases and then your favorite toppings
13:30 Lunch at the pool. Bake it in the famous pizza oven the size of a small house. This will be the best pizza you have ever tasted! Bring your swimsuit so you can dip in the pool and top up your tan by the pool
15:00 Pool time / free time
19:00 “The golden hour” sunset stroll. Take a short walk up through woodland to an open field where you can see for miles. Relax and watch the sun setting over Tuscan scenery. Bring your camera!
20:30 Dinner at the farmhouse. Enjoy a four-course, traditional Italian meal
07:30 Yoga practice and mediation
10:30 Cooking class. Learn how to make and bake the famous “Torta della Nonana” which is translated into “grandmothers cake”. This delicious recipe has been passed down through generations. A pastry lemon cake which is simply stunning when prepared and baked by the experienced ones. Learn the techniques and use the ingredients and add lots of love and see how your Torta Della Nonna tastes
13:30 Lunch at the farmhouse
15:00 A ride out to Bagni San Filippo natural spring or local town
19:30 Barbecue and wine in the woods. Sip on delicious local wine while watching the sun setting from the woods by the farmhouse while the staff prepares a tasty barbecue for you. Once night time, you will see many shooting stars. It’s dreamy!
07:30 Pack your bags and prepare for your departure
09:00 Breakfast and some special family recipes gifted to all
10:30 Arrivederla… departure from the farmhouse (later check-out on request). Transfer to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme train station for all airports (other transfers available on request)
Visit La Foce
Golden hour sunset stroll
Visit Bagni San Filippo natural spring
Shooting star spotting