Tuscany 101: Cooking classes and moreAdd a cooking class, walk or wine tasting event to your Untour to get the local flavor of the region. Untours works with our local friends to offer an enticing menu of options.
If your group is not large enough to make the minimum numbers, please register anyway. We will track other interested parties for your dates and let you know if we are able to match you with other guests to make the minimum numbers for the event.
You don't have to sign up now; you may register at any point prior to your departure.
Note: Every Untour and Sampler includes one or more group activities; the events listed here are additional activities you may add to your Untour for a fee.
Cooking with Maria
|Meet Maria! She has a natural talent in the kitchen, which she has refined by taking courses at the Cordon Bleu School in Florence. Lessons taught in a private kitchen near Montalcino. Guests take their creation home to enjoy in their Untours apartment. Full multi-course meal including excellent Tuscan wine!||Minimum: 5 people
Days Offered: Options for Monday or Friday, 2 :00 to 5:00 pm (Apr-May-Oct), 3:00 - 6:00 pm (Jun-Jul-Aug-Sept).
Cost: $170 per person based on 2 participants
$142 per person based on 3 participants
$111 per person based on 4 to 8 participants
Activity Code: 11TSA-FXX-01
"Our cooking class was one of the top highlights of our trip. We learned that all that absolutely delicious food we’d been eating in Italy was actually do-able by us, all the way from making fabulous Tuscan pate to the finale, tiramisu! It was also lovely to visit the authentic Italian estate where the class was held, and to meet our Italian cooking instructor and learn about her life. Just thinking about that day and that food makes us want to go back!" - Barbara Beatty, 2010
Tuscan Wine Sampling
|Come sample several Tuscan wines and typical accompaniments on a scenic terrace, on a farm in Torrenieri, near Buonconvento. (3 wines, bruschetta, vin santo dessert wine & cantucci cookies)||Minimum: 6 people
Days Offered: Monday & Tuesday at 5 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Activity Code: 11TSA-FXX-02
Luncheon and Cooking Lesson
|A luncheon and cooking lesson, on a beautiful farm in Torrenieri, near Buonconvento. Typical and seasonal menu.||Minimum: 6 people
Days Offered: Friday at 10 am
Cost: $68 per person
Activity Code: 11TSA-FXX-03
"We enjoyed the cooking lunch at the farmhouse, the family was very nice. We were able to participate in cooking and learned a lot about Italian cooking. The best part was that the host family sat down and ate lunch with us. We had a marvelous conversation (translator present) over great food and wine. Some things don't need translation." Vivian Banks
Brunello Wine Tasting
|Brunello wine tasting and snacks on a farm near Montalcino. Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino poured by the wine maker, plus local cheese, sausage, bread, ciaccini.||Minimum: 4 people
Days Offered: Monday at 4 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Activity Code: 11TSA-FXX-04
Lesson in Nordic Walking
|A 2-hour guided walk with instructor in the hills near Buonconvento, followed by a bruschetta party & wine at a local farm. The use of the walking poles is included in the price. (Other surprises and options offered on site.)||Minimum: None
Days Offered: Friday afternoons at approximately 5pm. (In case of rain, walk will be rescheduled)
Activity Code: 11TSA-WXX-05