Taught by two Italian chefs, the classes included four 5-hour hands-on cooking lessons, wine and balsamic vinegar tastings (the wine tasting was in Montalcino where we tasted the famous Brunello), a day trip to Florence with a visit to the market, a visit to Poggio a Caiano, one of the Medici villas in that area, a wonderful dinner at Enrico Caruso's villa and much more. There was enough free time to plan a few extra excursions. With a couple of course participants I went to Pisa and Cinque Terre where the scenery is absolutely stunning.
The cooking classes were fantastic - very well planned, well instructed and the end result tasty! They all included an appetizer, first and main courses and dessert. Course participants received a copy of the school's cookbook and an apron. I have tried many of the recipes at home with great success.