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 on earth.
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 volcano.

Val d´Orcia

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.

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Cooking classes

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.