Cooking Classes

“Mens sana in corpore sano”

Giovenale a latin poet of the 1st century wrote these words in his masterpiece “Saturae” to underline the importance of health, both in the mind and the body, which to often loses its importance in our hectic daily lives.

Together with the peace of mind and tranquil atmosphere of Antica Villa degli Ulivi we have thought of many culinary services of excellence to be able to offer you an authentic Italian experience. Local chefs will tell you about the recipes that their using inside their kitchen and they’ll share with you the techniques and the curiosity behind their incredible dishes.



All the programs are flexible and tailor made to your requests, from the day and time, to what you would like to learn. We can also organise Cooking Classes for Children, using ancient wood fired pizza ovens and picking vegetables in organic vegetable gardens. Massimiliano and Beatrice are lovers of good food and believe sincerely in transmitting this passion to the younger generations. For this reason they have selected the best chefs and places in the area to offer you and the ones you love an unforgettable experience.

Please, feel free to contact us for more informations.


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Wine Tours

Centuries of Traditions.


Tuscany is the land wine. Here many families and produces dedicate their lives to create small and large wineries to transmit their passion and knowledge of this ancient drink to the world.

Services like wine tours are very popular in the area and represent the most direct way to explore at 360° the world of wine, through Wine Tasting, explanations, visits to wine cellars and by meeting and interacting directly with the producers.

We can direct you towards the best experts of the area who can guide you through the lands which produce some of the most renowned wines in the world, from Chianti Classico, to Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, on top of also getting to know the lesser known secrets of Cortona delicious Syrah.



Your guide will be a professional sommelier, from Cortona, who will make you live an authentic wine experience – so you understand every level of the process, from the growing, to the making, the ageing and the drinking. He will also let you into the secrets of how to distinguish between different wines and know how to buy the best products based on their prince and quality.

You can also enjoy incredible meals and wine tastings, where you learn how to pair the different wines to each dish, to make the most of all the flavours.

Everything is possible with wine, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

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