Cooking lessons

We organize Tuscan cooking lessons on demand at our resort. The lessons are expressly ‘custom made’ according to our clients’ individual tastes and preferences. The vegetables and products used during the lessons are mainly home grown in our vegetable garden and barn or they might come from nearby organic farms. Our Guests will agree on a menu upon their arrival, which will be prepared by the guests themselves together with Alfonsina, then they will be offered an appetizer. After cooking and preparing the menu it will be tasted and accompanied by local Chianti wines and served on our veranda overlooking the wonderful and scenic Valdarno valley. After dining and tasting, each Guest will be awarded with a certificate of attendance.

Food and wine

Do you fancy a trip by car out of Florence? Here at Il Faeto we can arrange a shuttle for you as well as recommend many different wineries and very good local restaurants where you can try both some typical Tuscan dishes and wines. We are sure they will be happy to give you a warm welcome and to let you taste their excellent products. We are just a few kilometres far from some of the most important wineries in Chianti Classico area, such as Cantina Antinori and Solaia, Castello di Brolio and Castello di Lamole.
Moreover, every little village near Il Faeto has its own market where local farmers mostly sell fruit and vegetables. Try to speak with one of them and you will see they are always ready to let you taste some salami, bread or a glass of good red wine.

Street Food

Street food is now one of the things you should absolutely try in Florence. In this regard, how not to mention Sant’Ambrogio and San Lorenzo Markets? Both of them offer a large variety of food that you can taste there or even take away. San Lorenzo, which is famous also for being an indoor market, some years ago started to organize its stalls in two different floors, where those who love eating can easily find high quality products.