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If you would like to learn the secrets of Italian home cooking, to experiment with family recipes, use seasonal and local products, then join me in my kitchen in Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany! Through my culinary association Cooking in Tuscany, we offer private hands-on cooking classes as well as food and wine tours and cooking vacations at our restored 18th century Tuscan farmhouse. During our cooking classes in Tuscany, we prepare a full course traditional Italian meal while chatting about the culture of our beautiful region and sipping one of the great Bolgheri wines. Let’s celebrate the Italian lifestyle at our farmstay, La Casa Toscana! Perfetto!

 Bien sûr, je peux faire les cours en français !                              Le lezioni sono anche in italiano!

Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Google & Facebook



I am Chicca, the founder of Cooking in Tuscany, a culinary association that spreads the traditional-Italian and the typical-Tuscan cuisine in Italy and abroad. For over 15 years, I have cooked and shared authentic Italian recipes passed down in my family for generations with guests from all over the world.

I love good food, good wine and one magic ingredient: GOOD COMPANY ! Join me in my kitchen to discover the true depth of one of the world’s richest culinary cultures.



  • " Chicca is the most gracious hostess.
    Her recipes are so delicious. Your family will always ask for more ! "
    Toni M.

  • " I would highly recommend Chicca's cooking classes and recipes! We can't stop making them after the wonderful experience with her in September. Here we are in Boulder, Colorado enjoying her recipes. "
    Joseffa M.

  • " Treat yourself to a wonderful experience and join Chicca at her charming Tuscan country house for an unforgettable immersion in Italian culture. I’ve been cooking with her many times and witnessed first hand how truly unique these moments are, preparing meals and eating together in her house. Many of my culinary skills have been learned cooking with Chicca and spending time with her in the kitchen is always memorable. "
    Mark M.

  • " Thank you so much for enabling me to feel these words first hand. The simple life of getting ingredients for dinner & making it with your friends & neighbors is to be cherished. Your vacation tours will help people appreciate the simple, but enriching parts of life. The true Tuscan dream can be shared, even if only for a week..."
    Paul C.

  • " We spent last evening at Chicca's as part of our bike tour. It was the highlight of the trip! Chicca was incredible. I learned helpful tips to improve my Italian cooking and can wait to get home to try them on our family. The food was the best ever and Chicca's warm and generous hospitality will remain with me as I relive the highlights our trip. Thanks for a memorable evening ! "
    MaryAnne W.