Cooking classes in Tuscany - Accommodation
Tuscookany villa Casa Ombuto
Casa Ombuto, where our cooking classes in Tuscany are held, is a Tuscan villa that pre-dates 1800 (its original section dates to at least 1642). Set in a secluded hilltop on an 80 acre large estate it offers absolute peace and quiet with spectacular views of the surrounding hills. The closest village is Poppi with its enchanting castle has been classified "I Borghi piu belli d’Italia” - as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Upon arrival at Casa Ombuto most guests say immediately that the pictures on the website do not do the accommodation justice - it's much better in reality!
Bedrooms all have ensuite marble bathrooms
The villa has 8 romantic double bedrooms with adjoining stylish marbled bathrooms with either bath or shower. All the suites have either wonderful terraces or balconies with spectacular views. The accommodation has been comfortably furnished in farm style teak furniture with great attention to detail. Cozy living rooms with fireplaces, furnished with teak colonial-style furniture (custom-made for us in Bali) reflect our passion for international travel and collecting international pieces. The original wooden beams and terracotta floors have been restored and create a true Tuscan ambiance.
Other facilities include a spa with sauna, steam room and a massage area
The cantina, indoor dining room open out onto this square so called Piazza making it a wonderful space to meet and dine together after cooking up a feast during your cooking classes in Italy.
On a plateau with a view over the Tuscan hills is the solar heated pool (14m x 7m).
Other features include a hot tub made from a wine barrel, a sauna and steam room as well as a fitness and massage area. The pool area is equipped with garden furniture, sun beds and a barbecue. This breathtaking spot has a great view of the hills, valleys and extensive woods, which is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature.
A large private outdoor area, Casa Ombuto has a romantic pergola for great Tuscan alfresco lunches or dinners on the magical piazza. A Fruit tree orchard lies close by and offers an abundance of fresh fruit in season.
Casa Ombuto is positioned 50km south of Florence, 35km from Arezzo, 85km from Sienna and 4km from Poppi, which is a picturesque medieval town situated in the heart of the Casentino valley. An ideal location to enjoy your cooking classes in Tuscany.