Unforgettable holidays in Tuscany and - if you like- learn how to cook
wonderful Italian meals? Bellaria Catering offers it all.
You can spend your holidays here just relaxing, but what about learning how to
cook delicious Italian meals in a couple of lessons? In both cases: come to paradise
Our house is situated just outside Monticchiello in Tuscany, in the heart of the Val
d´Orcia, recently added to the world heritage list of UNESCO, a region famous for
its beauty, gently sloping hills, wide valleys and the Monte Amiata, an old extinct
On almost every hill top there is a little medieval town overlooking the valley of the
river Orcia, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Monticchiello.
Our house Podere Lucia "I Falchi" consists of the main house and a guest annex
and is situated just outside Monticchiello, at the end of a strada bianca, a white
road. There is a mature garden, a pond full of fish and ducks, a swimming pool and
a breathtaking view of the Val d´Orcia and Monte Amiata.
But not only nature is impressive, also the numerous villages, each one with its
own atmosphere and almost all with a museum full of paintings, fresco's and other
art objects from the time of the Etruscans, the Romans, the early Middle Ages and
the Renaissance. Besides the tranquillity of nature in this region, the proximity of
cities like Florence, Siena, Perugia and Rome, makes it possible to make daytrips to
one or more of these cities.
Although not a must, you can take some cooking classes during your holiday in
Podere Lucia "I Falchi". From one to three courses over the week as you will not be
trained as a cordon bleu chef. The idea is to teach you how to make some
delicious menu´s in a relaxed atmosphere.
Besides the cooking classes you will be enjoying the unique environment: walking,
wine tasting, visiting a dairy farm to taste the world famous perocino di Pienza .
You will be visiting the haunting medieval towns of the region and above all...
having a great time.
You will return home from Podere Lucia I Falchi with indelible memories and delicious
recipes, to easily create at home.
So if you want to enjoy a culinary Tuscany don´t hesitate to contact us or have a
look at our website for more information about the classes, the surroundings.