Tuscan Way offers you a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience life, as it really is, in Tuscany. We bring together and share the fine, quaint and rich elements through our Tuscan cooking courses, and culinary tours in Tuscany. You will will be immersed in the culture and history from within the cities and towns of Tuscany.
You will find the people of Tuscany will welcome you with the hospitality that is integral to Italian tradition in general and Tuscany’s in particular. The foods, art, and history are all borne from this land and are a bright beacon that defines the Tuscan experience.
We arrived home in Kansas late Wednesday night and are still reminiscing about our wonderful time in Italy-especially our time in Tuscany with you and Federica.
It was a dream vacation and we will never forget our good times.
Sincerely, Ellie and Don
We had a wonderful time and the whole experience far exceeded our expectations.The classes were exceptional... The excursions were well planned and ... I can not say enough about Romeo! What a wonderful character and a perfect host for this type of trip.
One thing I forgot to mention in my last email that my wife Lina wanted to make sure I communicated was the level of detail and professionalism of both Romeo and Frederica in the cooking classes. We learned a great deal in a short time and everything was just delicious.
Tuscan Way Cooking Classes & Tours include Everything *
Ground Transportation to and from Rome or Florence airports and train stations
Accommodations and use of all villa or property facilities
All meals: Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as indicated for a specific travel package
Exceptional Tuscan wines during dinner & after dinner liquors
Free unlimited House Wine, tea and coffee
For most programs (4) cooking lessons, 3-4 hours each
Daily guided tours, wine-tastings at both prestigious and smaller family run cellars
Apron, recipe book and certificate of completion
* Typical for One Week packages - Not included in package prices: Airfare and Tips
Our Company Philosophy
Our aim is to provide a very personal, pleasurable and memorable experience for all of our guests. This will leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed after your vacation. We accomplish this by working with small groups of travelers and introducing them to the locals so that they can really see and experience Tuscan culture as it really is.
Co-founder of Tuscan Way. She is the daughter of Carlo Innocenti (the owner of the medieval home in Arcidosso where cooking courses are taught) and sister of Star Guide & Chef Romeo Innocenti. Learn more.
Romeo, and his wife Federica, work at different Tuscan Way locations. Romeo runs the cooking course, wine and cheese tasting programs at the stunning Villa Poggiarello property, as well as the wine tasting tour at La Locanda del Prete (which his Father Carlo owns). Romeo is greatly appreciated for his sense of humor, charm and wit. Federica’s warmth is felt by all and she is also licensed in Ayurvedic massage – a great benefit for Tuscan Way guests! .With over a decade of experience, Romeo knows all of Tuscan Way’s properties ad programs. Learn More.
Villas & Accommodations
Hotel accommodations in Tuscany, breakfast, lunch, dinner as highlighted in all of the Tuscan tour itineraries, cooking course tours, wine tours & tasting and new culinary gourmet, spa and yoga touring options (based on guest feedback showing how many people are interested in food and wine tours with different twists). So, traveling the Tuscan Way made "Tuscany touring" an option. We'll take you to some of to the most beautiful areas in all of Italy during your Tuscan Way Tour where we keep our prime focus on Tuscany. Touring in this manner through Tuscany is absolutely enchanting and it is also a chance to discover lesser known (off-the-beaten-track) small villages, gorgeous villas, castles, vineyards and truly immerse yourself in the true charm of Italy.
With Tuscan Way’s tours of Tuscany, you will always have the opportunity to feel that unique sense of "place" at each destination by meeting and interacting with the locals and staff of the establishments we visit.
So go on your Tuscany tour, Experience fully in Tuscany while touring with our highly qualified Tuscan-experienced tour guides. Our Tuscan Tours consist of full or half week vacations. We have also chosen the most interesting wine itineraries following the acclaimed "Strade del Vino". Doing it this way, Tuscany's peasant cooking tradition and finer gourmet cooking cannot go untouched. So, we tour with the locals and visit characteristic places – in quaint Tuscan Towns. This is the essence of Tuscan Way's service.
REGIONAL COOKING TOURS IN ITALY - TUSCAN COUNTRY COOKING
Simple, satisfying, using only the freshest of regional ingredients, Tuscan cooking is fast becoming one of the world’s most renowned Italian cuisines. Known as La Cucina Povera Toscana, or, Tuscan peasant cooking, these dishes make the best use of the locally produced olive oils, vegetables, Pecorino cheeses, and herbs.
Many of the Italian recipes you will learn and prepare in our hands-on cooking courses have been in Tuscan families for generations, and are cooked with the same Italian flair and love of family, friends and good wines as Carlo Innocenti’s great, great grandmother did in her own Tuscan country cucina. All the produce used in this Italian regional cooking course is organically grown; you will never see the inside of a supermarket or taste a store-bought tomato on one of our cooking and cultural tours! All foods are personally selected farm fresh from local farmers and open air markets by our Tuscan chefs. Our chef will personally escort you to the market and teach you how to select the freshest, most flavorful Tuscan foods available, the first lesson in fine Italian cooking.