About This Listing
This little B&B is the beautiful house of a chef, sitting within a huge gardens.Situated close to the familly organic farm where you can sample local produce and extravergin olive oil and you are only minutes from Florence ( 18 km).
B&B LA CUCINA aims to be a small but significant point of reference in wine and food tourism with its cookery courses, home catering of quality and winetastings.
Offering Tuscany Bed and Breakfast accommodation, this little B&B is a beautiful house sitting within 6000m² of gardens. Not an old house, the use of terracotta and local woods means it blends beautifully into the Tuscan countryside.
The house is owned by the family who farm the land, producing organic vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil. There are beautiful meadows and fields around the house.
Situated in a small village, this Tuscany bed and breakfast has shops, a restaurant/pizzeria, post office and bank nearby. Though in the heart of the countryside,the bus stop is just 3 minutes walking far away ( (300 m) the motorway is just 5km away and the city of Florence 18km. The nearest rail station is 7km away.
Eleonora, your host, is a TV chef (with years of professional experience). She will be delighted to offer lessons in Italian and Tuscan cooking (given in English). So B&B La CUCINA is much more than a charming bed and breakfast - it is also a serious school of Italian cookery and on request can become a private and exclusive restaurant opening just for you. Professional body massages can be arranged on request.
The very cozy and romantic atmosphere of this house combines the authenticity of Italian way of life where food and art come together.
La CUCINA B & B is suitable for everyone, especially to all those who seek a unique and comfortable place where to stay overnight and enjoy a wonderful breakfast seatting in the garden in summer or in front of the fireplace in winter .
Nearby you can practice many outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking, swimming.
Also for those who love to shop at just 6 km away is the most important center of outlets in Tuscany (the Mall) where there are many shops with the best brands such as Gucci, Armani, Prada, Valentino, D & G, Roberto Cavalli Emilio Pucci etc.
The proximity to motorway junction (Incisa Valdarno), the bus stop (Cellai), the train station (Rignano sull'Arno) make the B & B La CUCINA a perfect destination to be reached by any means of transport and a good starting point to visit Tuscany and especially Florence, Arezzo, Siena and all the Chianti region.
My husband and I only stayed at Eleonora's beautiful home for two nights but we wish we could have stayed longer! The room was very nice and well kept and we had our own private bathroom. We decided to do the wine tasting and four course cooking class with Eleonora and it far exceeded our expectations. The private wine tasting was at a gorgeous estate nearby. We chose two wines from our tasting and Eleonora paired the wine with our meal. The cooking class was one of the best experiences we've ever had. I consider myself a pretty good cook but I learned so much from her in the few hours she taught us. Our meal was beyond delicious (truffle butter bruschetta, pappardelle w/ a tomato, mushroom, sausage sauce, Florentine steak and an orange endive salad, and TWO types of tiramisu). It will easily be the best meal we had in Italy. Also, her homemade breakfasts which are included in your stay were delicious! Eleonora is also a sweetheart and made our stay that much better by being so welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to come back in the future.
My boyfriend and I stayed two nights at Eleonora's. I swear I had the best night of sleep I've had in awhile the first night I was there (or maybe I was just that tired). I thought the house had a warm, rustic charm and it was very comfortable and serene. Loved the dogs and watching the horse and duck in her yard. Eleonora was a superb host and we did the winery tour followed by a dinner cookery class. Loved it all and would highly recommend.
Eleonora's place was wonderful to stay in. Nice farmhouse feel with modern amenities and tasteful decorations. My girlfriend and I absolutely adored the horse, dogs, and little duck! The breakfasts which Eleonora prepares are wonderful too!
Dearest , I'm so sorry I did not have the time to write something about you !
But I want to say that I really loved sharing my home with you, coming back home end meet you here was like finding good friends end every time this happen make me feel very happy !
Thanks again for been here , I loved sharing my space with you!
Wish you all the best, smiles
Mom and I just left Eleonora's little residence out in the Tuscan hills. Our stay was pleasant and Eleonora was very accommodating.. In the course of planning my trip, I had a lot of arrangements to make and so the schedule kept changing.. I appreciated Eleonora's fast response and patience to accommodate. The stay was an experience for us learning how to cook Italian pastas.. etc. Thanks Eleonora.
One small note.. If you don't plan to drive.. The location is not too convenient in our experience. But I highly recommend the wine tour in the castle nearby. It is one of the best I have ever been on considering I do a lot of vineyards visits. :)
We had the MOST AMAZING time at Eleonora's B&B. My husband and I stayed here for one night during our honeymoon and it has been the most fun we have had on our 5 week trip to Italy! We wish we could have stayed here longer. The house is gorgeous, as are the gardens and the pet dogs and horse. It is a slice of heaven. Eleonora is such a great host and everything was incredibly clean and well looked after. We did the 4 hour cooking class and it was incredible. Eleonora is such a great chef and teacher and we all had so much fun. We learnt to bake bread, fresh pasta, panna cotta....and then we got to eat it all - everything was very delicious! The kitchen is really beautiful too.
The next morning, Eleonora cooked us the best breakfast we have had by far: eggs, crepes (the best ever), fresh bread, cheese and more.
If you are a foodie, you must come here and experience it for yourself.
We loved our time here so much and will be recommending Eleonora to all our friends and family. We will definitely be back one day.
Thank you so much Eleonora!
Cath and Nic
Once I booked my flight to Italy this was the very NEXT thing I booked. I knew it would be my favorite and it absolutely was!!
First off - Eleonora is a wonderful person! SO kind and generous. Her little house on the countryside is quaint and lovely. It's like an Italian oasis of delicious food and relaxing times.
Traveling solo- and my first time in Italy - I arrived tired and famished. She welcomed me with a delicious spread of wine, cheese, olive oil, and freshly baked Tuscan bread ( which I later learned to make!).
I stayed for two nights and it was ideal! The night I arrived Eleonora had told me that there was a horse barn nearby that will take you on a trail ride for about 25 euros an hour. That was such an unexpected treat! Eleonora was even kind enough to give me a ride over the next day!
I also participated in the cookery class she offers. You would be crazy to stay at her B&B and not take advantage of this. Hands down my favorite thing ever. And her kitchen is to die for.
Thank you again, Eleonora! I had such a lovely stay and will be returning again! With my Mom! :)
...as you can read from what I wrote about you I really loved to share my space with you, I had lovely lovely lovely time end if will came back with your mother I will personaly tell her what a great job she did with you !
Thank you again Chelsie, hope to meet you again !
Thank you for a lovely stay, Eleonora. The house was comfortable and the cooking lesson very informative and delicious. Slept like a baby. The bus is confusing to get there from Florence but eventually you find your way and the views are incredible on the way up. Nice break in the country from traveling across Italy.
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About the Host, Eleonora
Ciao,sono felice che tu stia visitando la mia pagina e spero vivamente che avremo il piacere di conoscerci. Una delle cose che amo di più infatti è viaggiare e quando sto qui in Italia poter ospitare viaggiatori mi riempie di allegria. Amo il cibo e mettere a tavola le persone è per me una gioia. Le 5 cose di cui non posso fare a meno sono: la musica,un buon paio di scarpe da ginnastica,i miei cani, un buon film e visitare il mercato delle spezie ovunque io vada!