- Cooking lessons at the cook's house in Tuscany with visit to Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico -
-COOKERY CLASSES IN OUR CHEF'S KITCHEN  

Half-day cookery lesson in Licia's kitchen
in a Tuscan country little village



Licia welcomes you to her kitchen




Mum's kitchen






Adding ingredients




Licia's village is Lajatico, birthplace of the famous singer Andrea Bocelli: this is the view from Teatro del Silenzio in May




Every year at Teatro del Silenzio different statues are temporarily hosted

Have you ever seen a real grandma's kitchen in Tuscany? Do you want to take part to an interesting and informative cooking experience directly at the cook's house, during your next holiday in Tuscany? Would it be more meaningful if you visited also the village where Andrea Bocelli was born and the theater where he plays his yearly Tuscan concerts?
Arianna & Friends organize private half-day cookery classes in Tuscany right in the kitchen of Licia! Licia is a passionate and experienced cook from Lajatico, a small country village not far from Volterra, famous for being the birthtown of the singer Andrea Bocelli.



A COOKING CLASS AND A VISIT TO ANDREA BOCELLI'S TEATRO DEL SILENZIO

This half- day experience is a very unique opportunity for you to be a guest in a an authentic Tuscan private home. Licia and her family open their door and welcome you in their very picturesque kitchen so you can enjoy great food and wines from a truly Italian perspective.
Our program starts in the early afternoon (3.30 pm) when you meet your local English speaking guide and you get to the world famous Teatro del Silenzio, in Lajatico, a spectacular open-air arena where the singer Andrea Bocelli plays his yearly concerts every summer. On the way to Licia's house you will also have a short walk in the old village of Lajatico.
At around 4 pm we will get to get to Licia's house, a typical Tuscan home in a historical building in the old part of the village with a wonderful view over the Pisan hills.
Here you wear your aprons and hats and then you begin working at the several dishes of the menu of the day: appetizers, primo and secondo and finally a dessert.
During the preparation of the dishes you are encouraged to learn how to chop vegetables by mezzaluna or how to knead an egg-dough for your home-made pasta by means of a rolling pin
. At the end of the lesson you will have learnt many of Licia's wise tricks, characteristic of a genuine and spontaneous cookery!
Finally, all the dishes prepared are served in Licia's dining room for a full dinner together with some excellent wines. The wines you will be sampling are produced by Alberto and Cinzia, namely the brother and the sister-in-law of Andrea Bocelli. The family Bocelli has been a dinasty of important farmers and wine makers in the area for generations indeed.
Dinner ends at around 9 pm. This cooking experience is addressed to private parties only for a maximum of 6 participants at the class and 8 guests at dinner.
Your cooking class at Licia's will be the most striking day of your holiday in Tuscany!

During your day in Lajatico you have also the chance to see the world famous open air arena Teatro del Silenzio, founded by Andrea Bocelli.


 



Fresh ingredients for your cooking class

 



Licia in her kingdom

 



Stretching the dough with a rolling pin

 



All together at the cookers

 



The dining room of the granny


Table ready for dinner

 



Rates and enquiries


HALF-DAY TUSCAN COOKING CLASS
AT LICIA'S HOUSE
WITH WINES OF THE WINERY BOCELLI
+ GUIDED VISIT TO TEATRO DEL SILENZIO

- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 350
2 persons
€ 375
3 persons
€ 400
4 persons
€ 430
5 persons
€ 460
6 persons
€ 490
7th person (dinner only)
€ 30
8th person (dinner only)
€ 30
DURATION OF THIS CLASS + DINNER/LUNCH: 5.5 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:

+ private guided visit to Lajatico and Teatro del Silenzio
+ private teaching of Licia
+ private English speaking assistant (also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian available)
+ 3-hour cooking class in Licia's kitchen
+ all food & wines from the Bocelli winery
+ printed material
+ personal aprons and hats as souvenirs
+ served full dinner
+ tax

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.

 



Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This class takes place in the area of Peccioli and Lajatico, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.




 

Testimonials from our guests

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Theresa, who spent half a day in Lajatico at our chef's house.

Dear Ariana,
We had a wonderful evening with Licia and Massimo on on September 27, 2011. Massimo first showed us The Theater of Silence in Lajatico and then led us to Licia's wonderful home. The lesson, dinner, wine and company were excellent - we truly enjoyed ourselves. Massimo told me that I could receive the recipes for our meal and I would love for you to send them to me. I did take notes but in rereading them, I'm missing quite a bit since I was involved in the preparing and the cooking. I am also going to send you some photos - please share with Licia and Massimo.
Thank you,
theresa

Vegetables fried in a light batter
Ravioli with Tuscan meat sauce
Pork filet in bread crust
Tiramisu

 








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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email sent to us from Anina and her 5 friends, who spent an evening at our chef's house for an interesting and tasty cooking class:

Dear Massimo,

Just a short note to say thank you very much for a most fantastic and unforgettable evening of cooking ! We mostly enjoyed it, and it was one of our highlights of the trip ! It is mostly recommendable !

Marielize and Monica
Marianne and Massimo
Anina, Lizelle and Marielize
The Group

Best Regards

Anina

 





 

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