Monteverdi Cooking Academy Trip

How does a holiday trip to learn how to cook a different cuisine sound. Good – Read on…
“Monteverdi Tuscany is delighted to announce the launch of a new Cooking Academy in the idyllic hilltop village destination of Castiglioncello del Trinoro.”
Castiglioncello del Trinoro is situated a reasonable drive from the Italian city of Perugia.  It has the rural feel needed to get your fill of the journey of Tuscan cuisine.
The Academies are run by celebrated chef Giancarla Bodoni, a pioneer in the organic, farm-to-table cookery movemen. She works with guests in teaching the style of authentic Tuscan cuisine that both she and Monteverdi are known for, instructing guests in her distinguished school of cooking.
Chef Giancarla

Celebrated chef Giancarla Bodoni

“For almost two decades, Bodoni has been hailed a pioneer among female chefs—leading the organic, raw-food, farm-to-table movement”
“The five-day academies will take place twice in 2015, with Spring and Autumn editions that are tailored to the produce and traditions of the respective seasons. Both academies will include daily cookery classes in subjects such as the making of the local speciality pici, a traditional form of pasta enjoyed throughout the region, and the preparation and cooking of wild boar, eaten during the autumn season in Tuscany.”
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Guests will get the opportunity to dine in some of the region’s finest restaurants and be able to travel to the local culinary destinations. The famed wineries at Montepulciano and Montalcino, renowned cheese producers and how about going to forage for your own truffles in the autumn.
“Guests of the Cooking Academy will reside for five nights at the luxurious Monteverdi, a collection of exquisitely restored villas and a boutique hotel, described by the New York Times as the ‘ultimate romantic Tuscan idyll…outrageously plush…gorgeous, comfortable and amazingly romantic’.”
Val d'Orcia Suite
 For the wine lovers, how about visiting during the February wine festival tour over “Benvenuto Brunello di Montalcino” in February 2015.
“The six-day tour will include wine tasting, vineyard tours, and cooking lessons. Two full days will be spent at the Benvenuto Brunello festival, at which the 200 Brunello vineyards present their new 2010 Vintage and 2009 Riservas, with over 1,000 wines to taste.”



The Monteverdi Cooking Academy will take place between 2 – 7 April 2015, and 26 – 31 October 2015. The Academy costs €8,500 per couple (based on two sharing) and includes: 5 nights accommodation at Monteverdi Tuscany, daily breakfast, daily cookery classes, transportation to all activities (with the exception of: transfers to and from the airport), winery tours and wine tasting in Spring and truffle foraging and olive oil tasting in the autumn.  
The Monteverdi Wine Festival Tour will run over 20 – 26 February 2015 and costs €7,000 per person or €10,000 per couple (based on two sharing) and includes: 6 nights accommodation at Monteverdi Tuscany, wine festival admissions, Brunello wine tasting, cookery lessons and transportation to and from Rome Fiumcino. 
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