Italian Cooking Vacations In Tuscany & Umbria

Cook, Eat, Drink and Explore in Tuscany and Umbria.

The Experience

Just imagine yourself… living for a week in a Tuscan farmhouse villa, hundreds of years old.
And, under the guidance of an expert and simpatico fully trained Chef, learning to cook the centuries- old traditional recipes that reflect the flavour and culture of a millennial richness and refinement that this terroir has to offer.

The Location

Val D’Orcia or Orcia Valley looking west in summer

We are on Mount Cetona in southern Tuscany, in the province of Siena, and just a short walk from a famous Spa town with hot thermal baths called San Casciano dei Bagni.

Below us lies the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Orcia Valley (Val D’Orcia) and close by, Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino while just beyond is Umbria with Lake Trasimeno and more charming hill towns, like Castiglione del Lago, and Orvieto.

Where You’ll Be Staying

Villa Vetrichina external view

The Villa was built in 1798, and forms part of an estate with oak woods, a swimming pool, neighbouring farmhouse and outdoor barbecue, pizza oven, and other equipment. It features 6 comfortable double bedrooms, each with a private bathroom.

Meet Your Host

Jan Corinne Stackhouse at Bagno Vignoni

I am Jan Stackhouse, and I have created this experience for you exclusively. My entire working career has been in tourism and more recently as an expert tour planner and guide in Rome and throughout Italy.