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Cooks Too in Le Marcheitaly

Monday July 16
INSIDE SCOOP EMMA SAYS Le Marche's version of Lasagne with truffles is to die for! scoop image

About The Hotel

Following Tots Too MD Emma’s recent success as a MasterChef finalist we have teamed up up with the Cambridge Cookery School to host a brand new family cooking holiday in the beautiful Italian region of Le Marche this October Half Term.

Discover ancient and Renaissance recipes, take part in a fun MasterChef-style competition and enjoy excursions including truffle hunting, a visit to the UNESCO Ducal Palace of Urbino and a day out at the San Marino Adventure Park.

Accommodation is in luxury self-contained apartments in a recently renovated villa near Tavullia with traditional decor, spacious and comfortable living areas, great views and a large communal kitchen and dining room for the cookery classes and social dinners. The region of Le Marche is a hidden gem in central Italy, with natural wonders and beauty of Tuscany without the mass tourism.

Daily Itinerary

Sunday 23rd October Wild Herb Picking

Arrive at Ancona airport and transfer to the Villa Panorama. This afternoon, go wild edible herb picking with a local expert before a family cooking class with Tine from the Cambridge Cookery School. Dinner will be prepared during the cooking class.

Monday 24th October Family Truffle Hunting

After breakfast at the villa prepared by Laura, our truffle hunt begins which includes an introduction to the truffle dogs, explanation of truffle hunting and a hike. Lunch will be served at the villa followed by family cooking class using the truffles from our hunt. Dinner will be prepared during the cooking class.

Tuesday 25th October Adventure and More….

After breakfast at the villa prepared by Laura, depart to San Marino Adventure Park for a full day out (entrance tickets included). Arrive back at the villa in time for dinner.

Wednesday 26th October At Home: Slippers and Cooking

After breakfast, this morning’s family cooking class and lunch preparation will focus on Renaissance cooking. After lunch, the kids will enjoy a Roman themed cookery class whilst parents relax or take part in optional activities. Dinner will be prepared during the cooking class.

Thursday 27th October Day Out: Renaissance and The Romans

A full day out in Urbino including a guided tour of Urbino Ducal Palace and historic centre, lunch at Antiche Bontà, free time and shopping and an archeological hunt around the Domus. Dinner will be at a local restaurant followed by a guided visit to the Domus of the Myth by night.

Friday 28th October The Final Cookery Competition!

After breakfast our MasterChef-style competition begins! Break for lunch and continue the competition in the afternoon.  Farewell Dinner.

Saturday 29th October Back Home….

After a final breakfast prepared by Laura, check out and transfer back to Ancona airport for your return flight.

What’s Included

  • Return flights from Stansted to Ancona with Ryanair
  • Private airport transfers
  • All transportation during days out
  • Six  nights’ accommodation in independent apartments belonging to Villa Panorama
  • Cooking classes with Tine Roche from the Cambridge Cookery School as per itinerary
  • All meals
  • MasterChef-style competition
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including:
  • Private Tour of the Ducal Palace of Urbino
  • Private Tour of the Domus of the Myth (by night)
  • Private family activity: The Archaeologist (near the archaeological area of the Domus of the Myth)
  • Entrance tickets to the San Marino Adventures
  • Private truffle hunting demonstration
  • Local wild herb picking with expert
  • Visit to San Marino, the small Republic within Italy
  • All local taxes


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