Hotel Villa Marsili

Cooking classes

Cooking classes will enrich your experience at Villa Marsili. Our courses have been conceived for those who want to discover the secrets and authentic flavors of the Italian cuisine and, in particular, of Tuscan culinary tradition according to the season.

An involving and funny way of learning how to cook with ease, our lessons can be customized according to your taste, needs and interests. Our chef will select the best local products and produce according to the season; it may be also possible to visit a local farm upon request to choose ingredients.

Our “hands-in” cooking classes are suitable for all levels of knowledge and skills so that all participants can actively contribute to the preparation of recipes with our chef. You will cook your meal together and then you will be invited to eat the prepared dishes paired with excellent Tuscan wine in our cozy and welcoming dining room. A simply unique and unforgettable day spent learning how to cook traditional and authentic Tuscan dishes with ease and with a smile.
Discover what suits your taste and contact our staff to choose the most suitable class for you among those proposed by our chef.


The contents of the lesson

Lessons include the preparation of an appetizer, a first course, a main course, and a dessert.

  • Cooking classes are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. (with some exceptions regarding some dates), but they can also be organized on other days upon request.
  • A full lesson lasts 3 hours.
  • Each lesson is available for minimum 2 people and maximum 4 people.
  • We give larger groups the opportunity to attend a cooking show held by our chef.
  • The lesson will end with a lunch including the dishes prepared by the participants, wine and water.
  • The cost of each class includes: the teaching, an aperitif with finger food during the lesson, an embroidered apron and a cookbook with the recipes of the dishes prepared.
  • Those who don’t wish to attend the cooking class can decide to only have lunch at the end of the lesson.
  • All the menus can be modified and adapted to any special needs or food allergies.
Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Tuscan Flavors

The traditional Tuscan cuisine

You will cook the typical recipes of the Tuscan and Cortonese culinary tradition according to the season.
A lesson focused on the preparation of a 4-course menu for master chefs including starters, a first course with traditional fresh or stuffed hand-made pasta, a main course and a dessert.

Price from 120 € per person

Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Two hearts and a pan

Cooking in couple

A truly romantic experience for couples with a cooking class focused on the preparation of an aphrodisiac menu with our chef: you will learn how to cook mouth-watering dishes with aphrodisiac ingredients in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
This course for fours hands includes a unique and intriguing 3-course menu to taste with your partner.

Price from 120 € per person

Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Bread and wine

A class dedicated to bread-making

A 3-hour hands-in full immersion class that will make you relive the atmosphere of old times to discover the little secrets of a perfect dough to make again once at home spending fun evenings with your family and friends.
Under the guidance of our chef, you will learn how to make different types of bread starting from bread-making basic techniques and the knowledge of flours: making dough, kneading it, giving shape to it and watching it rise is undoubtedly amazing and gratifying.
The lesson will be followed by lunch to taste your bread with excellent Tuscan cold cuts and pecorino cheese paired with good local wine.

Price from 110 € per person

Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Pizza and Treats

Water, flour and a lot of creativity

Fun and light entertainment for this lesson with our chef to learn how to make pizza with different toppings and fragrant flatbread pizza that will be served for lunch and paired with local wine.
We will start by making dough, we will prepare various toppings and fillings with fresh ingredients and then we will roll out our pizza dough and the typical Tuscan flatbread pizza by hand and finally bake it.
As a second course we will learn to make extremely tasty finger food.

Price from 95 € per person

Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Chocolate workshop

Chocolate… what a passion!

This chocolate workshop is recommended for the sweet-toothed and for chocolate lovers to learn with our chef how to make delicious dishes, both sweet and savory, by using natural ingredients and easy-to-use tools that will allow you to prepare these recipes again once back at home in your kitchen.
This lesson is not only sweet: there is plenty of delicious dishes made with chocolate! Classic and original recipes, stuffed or covered with chocolate, many delicacies easy to make but of great effect to treat ourselves and the ones we love. The lesson is focused on the preparation of a four-course menu where chocolate has a leading role.

Price from 120 € per person

Corsi di Cucina - Hotel Villa Marsili Cortona

Here come the little chefs

A cooking class for children aged 5 to 12 years

Mini chefs will be helped by our chef to make different dishes ranging from biscuits to muffins, from pizza to pasta, from cupcakes to all the different available decorations. On their own or with their mums and dads, they will be free to use creativity to cook what they want and to eat their creations at the end of the lesson, showing all their talent to their parents. The chef will reward these young participants with a certificate and a nice cooking-themed gadget. The duration of the lesson is from 1 to 2 hours.

Price from 75 € per child


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