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What others say...

Our wine team were delighted to have organised a wonderful wine extravaganza for Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in October 2007!

“We had an amazing time.  The hotel was very nice with great views and the staff was friendly and worked hard to make sure our stay was enjoyable.

The wine tasting in Chianti was very educational and fun -  beautiful winery!

The chef is terrific. We enjoyed our cooking classes very much. It was like three girlfriends just getting together and cooking - we learned a lot about cooking, talked a lot about life, and ate (and drank). What a perfect way to spend a day. Sharon was terrific when we said we wanted to try cooking something, she made sure it was on our menu the next day. She is a great teacher - never takes over, always encourages the class.”            
C. Rheiner, London, UK
“My Mom and I had a wonderful time.  The hotel was spectacular. 
The cooking course  was held by a company comprising of three women who really like to cook.  It was  held at her home in Florence and they taught us how to make a traditional Tuscan  meal. Paola was fantastic and could easily write a cookbook on traditional Tuscan cooking.  I would definitely recommend your tour company.  Thanks so much for a relaxing experience in Florence!”

C. Peach, US

“We had a wonderful time in Florence. The cooking course was fantastic the shopping trip to the markets was an experience in itself!

The course was informative fun and hands on. Our two teachers were friendly professional and most importantly fun. We had an excellent cooking session followed by an informal and leisurely lunch, munching on the wonderful dishes that we had prepared and drinking very appropriate Chianti. We were taught to cook exactly what we had suggested with a few extremely delicious extras thrown in for good measure.

The wine tour of Chianti was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Our guide and driver were again friendly and very professional. The Vineyards we visited were not only beautiful but also produced some very fine wines. We felt thoroughly spoilt!! It was a fantastic day.

The accommodation was a dream. We had a lovely room with its own terrace.  From the room and terrace we had a panoramic view of the Ponte Vecchio and  the Dome. Our evenings were spent sipping wine on the terrace and finding the restaurants that had been kindly suggested by our cookery teachers. We also tried the hotels restaurant and it was wonderful.

Overall we had a dream holiday. It fully lived up to my expectations and in fairness in some cases far exceeded them. I would give the overall experience 10 out of 10 and will be booking something else with yourselves within the next year!”

P. Kavanagh, Ireland