A look at the Tuscany map to the right shows you where is situated our Italian Cookery and bed breakfast is in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan landscape.The Tuscany shows you how your arrival to our Villa Farmhouse will take you past wandering vineyards, and small villages seemingly forgotten by time. The hillsides are bounded by rows of cypress trees and during certain times of the year the fields are abundant with sunflowers basking under the Tuscan sun. The cooking school is in close proximity to numerous small villages and the wonderful Tuscany art cities of Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and Florence. We welcome your visit to our Tuscany Cooking School Villa Farmhouse.
Arriving by Car
Take the highway (superstrada FI-PI-LI) from either Florence or Pisa and get off at the Montopoli Valdarno exit, then follow indications to Palaia. Once on the way to Palaia pass the village of Chiecinella, continue and you’ll find another small hamlet (few houses on the road), 500 mt ahead there is a sign on the left that indicates “Agliati”.
Take the dusty road (after 200 mt it is paved), drive to the top of the hill and follow the signs with our logo Tasty Tuscany. Pass the church. The road gets narrow. At the next fork, take a left to “Tasty Tuscany”.
Arriving by Train
If you fly to Milano Malpensa, take the shuttle to Milano Centrale Train Station, take the train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella (remember that the Eurostar, the fastest train, requires a booking ), catch the connection direction Pisa and get off at Pontedera station. A taxi service from the Pontedera train station can be reserved upon request.
If you fly to Rome , take the shuttle to Roma Termini Train Station, take the train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella (remember that the Eurostar, the fastest train, requires a booking for weekend travel), catch the connection direction Pisa and get off at Pontedera station. A taxi service from the Pontedera train station can be reserved upon request.
The transportation service is already included into the cooking packages.(service available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Italian Train Time Tables
Arriving From Airport
We recommend to fly to Pisa International Airport which is directly connected to the Pisa Centrale train station in 5 min. trip (Flights direct from London/Paris, Germany and most European capitals). Then catch a train towards Florence and get off at Pontedera station. Florence International Airport is also fine, though crowded and far from the train station. Take the shuttle or a cab to Santa Maria Novella central train station, catch the train towards Pisa and get off at Pontedera station. A taxi service from the Pontedera train station can be reserved upon request.
Upon request it is possible to be picked up directly at Florence or Pisa airport.