Cortona Small group activities

Our most recommended Cortona Small group activities

Cortona: Traditional Vegetarian or Vegan Italian Cooking

1. Cortona: Traditional Vegetarian or Vegan Italian Cooking

After enjoying a cup of espresso and getting to know each other, dinner preparations will begin. You'll get settled into the kitchen, get your aprons on and then get cooking! Your local cook Simonetta will teach you everything you need to know to make some delicious Tuscan cuisine and will assist you the whole time. From the beginning to the end, all steps in the process will be followed including cutting all the vegetables, preparing and cooking the meat, making fresh pasta starting with the flour and eggs and then preparing the noodles or ravioli. You'll also prepare the dessert. After all the dishes are prepared and cooking, you will be able to enjoy a rest by walking in the garden. From the garden you will enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the Valdichiana valley. The garden is beautiful, and full of a wide variety of roses that you'll be able to enjoy as you stroll around the gardens. When the weather is nice, dinner can be served on the terrace so you can admire the sunset over the Tuscan hills, accompanied by the chirping of birds. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy a good glass of wine from the wine list of over 85 local Tuscan wines.

Cortona and Arezzo: Full-Day Tour from Rome

2. Cortona and Arezzo: Full-Day Tour from Rome

During the tour, you can explore the narrow and charming streets of Cortona and you can visit the most picturesque and hidden corners of this beautiful and unusual town. Together with your guide, you will also be able to retrace the places of the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and take a look at the famous Villa Bramasole.  After Cortona, you can visit Arezzo, another beautiful Tuscan town and one of the richest of the region, situated at the top of a hill. Here you will see the Basilica of San Francesco, well known for its wonderful cycle of frescoes and the "Legend of the True Cross" a masterpiece by Piero della Francesce. Also visit the city's cathedral, with its beautiful stained glass windows and the Piazza Grande, famous for being the set of Roberto Benigni’s movie "Life is beautiful".

Cortona: Pasta and Pizza Cooking Class

3. Cortona: Pasta and Pizza Cooking Class

After enjoying a cup of espresso and getting to know each other, lunch or dinner preparations will begin. You'll get settled into the kitchen, get your aprons on and then get cooking! Your local cook Simonetta will teach you everything you need to know to make some delicious Pizzas and Fresh Pasta and she will assist you the whole time. From the beginning to the end, all steps in the process will be followed. After all the dishes are prepared and cooking, you will be able to enjoy a rest by walking in the garden. From the garden you will enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the Valdichiana valley. The garden is beautiful, and full of a wide variety of roses that you'll be able to enjoy as you stroll around the gardens. When the weather is nice, lunch or dinner can be served on the terrace so you can admire the sunset (in case of dinner) over the Tuscan hills, accompanied by the chirping of birds. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy a good glass of wine from the wine list of over 85 local Tuscan wines.

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What people are saying about Cortona

We had such a wonderful time with Simonetta, her husband, dog and the great people we had the pleasure to cook with. The food was delicious, she had a very nice selection of wine to choose from and the views during dinner were stunning. We’d love to come back and visit her again!

Simonetta was an amazing teacher and the setting in the Tuscan countryside could not have been ore beautiful! Highly recommend you try this class.

Excellent experience

The tour guide (Anestis) tried his very best for us. We really enjoyed it. We highly recommend him and the tour.

Very charming and engaging. Fish good tho pizza crust to chewy. Loved overall experience. Beautiful kitchen