Take a Cooking Class
There is no better place to experience a cuisine than in its native environment. Hence Villa San Michele’s “Seasonal Tastes of Tuscany” cookery courses taking place in September and October. Villa San Michele, the former monastery nested amid terraced Tuscan gardens above Florence, has recently debuted these courses as an introduction to fine local fare. On September 10 to 13, guests can learn about risottos created with fall mushrooms, which add tremendous flavor and are found in the nearby Chianti woods. On October 15 to 22, guests can discover the powerful flavors of the illustrious truffle. To book, visit villasanmichele.com. The Seasonal Tastes of Tuscany” cookery course starts from $392 per person, which includes all activities, a portfolio of recipes, the School of Cookery apron, and lunch served with regional wines.