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A week of cuisine, culture and history in Tuscany

Holiday packages

A dive into the culture of this wonderful land

Experience Tuscan culture in the luxurious context of Villa Michaela, a location 5 kilometers from the walled city of Lucca and 18 kilometers from Pisa airport. 

Located along the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route, the structure (which dates back to the 15th century) is ready to welcome you. 

Visit beautiful Tuscan cities, learn to cook Italian and Mediterranean dishes, take part in food tours, stop at local restaurants and visit wine cellars! See the program for more information. 


  • The package is available on the following dates: February 17, March 16-23-30, April 13, October 5-12-26, November 2.

The indicated price is valid for one person (minimum 2 people required).


Prices include

  • Overnight stay in a double room at Villa Michaela (7 nights)
  • Breakfasts
  • All cooking workshops
  • All visits and museum admissions as per itinerary
  • Transfers to and from the airport and to scheduled excursions
  • All food and wine consumed at the Villa
  • Restaurant visits

Supplemental charges

  • Everything not listed in "Prices include"
  • Shopping

Meeting point

Villa Michaela, Via di Valle 8, 55060 Capannori LU


  • Day 1 

Transfer and welcome dinner.

  • Day 2

Guided tour of Lucca, lunch in a restaurant and bicycle tour around the Walls. Cooking demonstration in the Villa and dinner.

  • Day 3

Guided tour of Villa Torrigiani. Wine tasting and lunch. Cooking class and dinner in the Villa.

  • Day 4

Guided tour of Florence and lunch in a trattoria. Dinner in the Villa with pizza menu.

  • Day 5

Visit to the food market in Pistoia. Funicular ride to Montecatini Alto and lunch. Cooking lesson using fresh ingredients bought at the market. Dinner at the villa.

  • Day 6

Cooking lesson on how to prepare a traditional Tuscan lunch. Departure for Lucca to visit the town and do some shopping. Opera recital in the church of San Giovanni. Dinner in a restaurant in Lucca.

  • Day 7 

Transfer and lunch in the beautiful Vernazza area with a splendid view of the sea. Opera recital in the splendid chapel of the Villa. Gala dinner at the Villa.

  • Day 8




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