Buono Buonissimo! Cookery School

Learn to recreate the flavours of Tuscan cuisine in your own kitchen

Anticipate the ultimate foodie vacations at Belmond Villa San Michele. Our Executive Chef Attilio Di Fabrizio teaches “hands-on” lessons, which means you will be preparing, tasting and cooking alongside him. Small classes ensure that each student enjoys individual attention. In just a short time, our culinary school in Italy has established a worldwide reputation for excellence. Advance reservations are essential.

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Hotel Cipriani Cuisine
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Flavours of Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Belmond Hotel Cipriani, join us and learn some of the beloved recipes from this iconic Venetian hotel. Available upon request in June, July and August. €230 per person, minimum 4 guests

Pasta Class, Florence
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Master the Art of Pasta

Join Chef Attilio and take an in-depth look at a true Italian classic. Learn about the many pasta varieties as you master three different recipes, including a food and wine pairing introduction with our sommelier. Available upon request every Thursday in August, 10am–12:30pm. €230 per person, minimum 4 guests

Chianina and Sushi
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Chianina and Sushi

Set off on a journey into fusion cuisine as Tuscan tradition meets classic Asian flavours. Join our executive chef and learn how to prepare unique delicacies from both cultures. Available upon request every Wednesday from 10am–12:30pm, excluding August. €230 per person, minimum 4 guests

Fairy Tale Dishes
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Food Design: Fairy Tale Dishes

Step into the magical world of Italian cuisine on a course specially designed for children and families, creating fantastic fairy tale worlds on a plate. Available upon request in June, July and August. €120 per person, minimum 4 guests

Morning with the Chef
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Morning with the Chef

Join our chef, Attilio Di Fabrizio, and immerse yourself in Tuscan culinary traditions, with a focus on pastas, risottos and soups. Available every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am to 12:30pm. €230 per person, or €210 per person for groups of 6-10. Not available in August, minimum two guests.

Seasons to Taste: April – May
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Seasons to Taste: April – May

Learn to cook with the best ingredients. Join us in April or May as we cover seasonal and vegetarian cuisine. Priced at €230 per person and available on request daily from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Requires 6 to 10 guests, subject to availability.

Seasons to Taste: June – July
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Seasons to Taste: June – July

Learn to cook with the best ingredients. Join us in June or July and learn how to make the most of the sea with our Tuscan fish course. Priced at €330 per person, available on request daily from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Requires 6 to 10 guests, subject to availability.

Seasons to Taste: September
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Seasons to Taste: September

Learn to cook with the best ingredients. Join us in September and receive insider tips on working with autumn mushrooms. Priced at €275 per person, available on request daily from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Requires 6 to 10 guests, subject to availability.

Seasons to Taste: October
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Seasons to Taste: October

Learn to cook with the best ingredients. Join us in October and discover the secrets to working with truffles. Priced at €385 per person, available on request daily from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Requires 6 to 10 guests, subject to availability.

Young Chef’s Academy
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Young Chef’s Academy

Children ages 6-14, can enjoy a fun two-and-a-half hour lesson on Italian food. Available upon request in June, July and August for a minimum of four children. Priced at €165 per child

All courses include

Course tuition

Cookery school apron

Lunch at La Loggia

Food and wine pairing introduction by the sommelier