Wine tours
Private day wine tours
Tuscany
Chianti Classico Area
Chianti Classico Area - Half day
Montalcino and the Brunello
Montepulciano and the Nobile
Sassicaia, Ornellaia and the Coastal Wines
Siena and San Gimignano
Contemporary Architecture and wine
The best Supertuscans in the Chianti Classico area
The Pisa Tower, Lucca and wine
Montecarlo and the Lucca Villas
Montecarlo and the Lucca Villas - Half day
Morellino and the Maremma
Chianti Rufina
Chianti Rufina - Half day
Wine tasting in Florence
Stars, flowers and wine in Chianti classico
Wine and truffle in the Crete Senesi
The Mall and the Chianti Rufina
Prada and the Chianti colli aretini
Montecarlo and Montecatini, Wine and Spa
Wine, Contemporary Art and Architecture in Montepulciano
The wine makers in Mugello and the Pinot Noir
The wine makers in Mugello and the Pinot Noir – Half day
White wines and oil in Chianti classico area
Volterra, Certaldo and the wines of the Pisa hills
The wine of the Pisa hills
The best wines on the Vinci hills – Half day
Siena and the Chianti classico area
Pitigliano and the wines of the upper Maremma
Natural and biodynamic wines in Florence surroundings
Elba island
Colli di Luni and Lucca hills wines
Certaldo and the Pisa Hills
Chianti classico by Ferrari car
Siena and the Chianti Hills
Florence and the Chianti wine for Cruisers
Lucca and the surrounding hills for Cruisers
Montalcino and Montepulciano
Morellino and the Maremma for Cruisers
Napoleon and the Elba Island for Cruisers
S. Gimignano and the Chianti classico area
Some of the best vintages of the most known Tuscan wines
Chianti classico on the Siena hills
Siena, Chianti classico and Montepulciano
Italy
Piedmont
Barolo wine tour
The best Piedmont red wines: Barolo and Barbaresco
Truffle and wine
King Barolo and Princess snail
Barolo wine: tradition and contemporary art
The Monferrato hills
The Asti wines
Barolo wine tour - Half day
The Gavi and Cortese wines
Ghemme and Gattinara
Arneis and Barbera
Barbaresco and Alba
Lombardy
Franciacorta: the Sparkling wine area
Franciacorta: the Sparkling wine area – Half day
Franciacorta wine and high cuisine
Wines, Villas and Castles in Valtellina
A short local wine tour
The terraced vineyards of Valtellina
Franciacorta and Bergamo: the Sparkling wine area
Veneto
Prosecco wine area – departure from Verona or Garda Lake
Prosecco wine area – departure from Venice
Prosecco wine area – Half day
Valpolicella wine area – departure from Verona or Lake Garda
Valpolicella wine area – departure from Venice
Valpolicella wine area – Half day
Soave wine area – departure from Verona or Lake Garda
Soave wine area – departure from Venice
Soave wine area – Half day
The wine of the lagoon and an ancient local grape
Padua and the Colli Euganei
Bardolino food & wine tour on Lake Garda
The Villas and the wine in the Valpolicella and the Lake Garda
Bike tour in Valpolicella
Lagoon Tour at the Sunset
Trentino Alto Adige
The Alto Adige wine area
Wine and fine cuisine in the Brixen area
The wines produced at Lake Caldaro
Friuli
The Collio wines - departure from Trieste
The Collio wines - departure from Venice
Liguria
Cinque Terre
Sailing and wine in Cinque Terre
Emilia Romagna
Colli Piacentini
The Sangiovese in Romagna
The Bologna hills
The Bologna hills - Half day
The Lambrusco in Emilia Romagna
Vinegar and wine on the Modena surroundings
The white wines of the Bologna hills
Umbria
The Umbrian white wines
The Umbrian white wines – Half day
Umbrian red Wines
Montefalco wines
Montefalco wines – Half day
Contemporary Architecture, ancient Art and wine in Montefalco
Truffle hunting at Ca’ Solare and Umbrian Wine
The Umbrian white wines and Civita Bagnoregio
Marche
The Wines of the Marche
The Sangiovese and the white grapes in Marche region
Lazio
The Castelli romani/Frascati tour
The Wine and the Villas in Tivoli
Wine tasting in Rome
The white wines of Cerveteri
The historical white wines by the Lake Bolsena
A winery on the Frascati hills
Abruzzo
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the Trebbiano
Campania
The Amalfi Coast wine
Pompei: wine and ruins
Irpinia wine tour
Paestum, wine and ruins
The secrets of Amalfi Coast
The wines of Cilento
A Vespa tour along Amalfi Coast, to discover the local wines
Wine and food in Capri
Apulia
Wine and History in Salento
A wonderful castle and the wines in Alta Murgia
Sicily
Nero d’Avola in the south east of Sicily
Palermo and white wines of the Alcamo area
The wines of the Volcano
The Planeta wines – Half day
Donnafugata, Florio and the Segesta temple
Isola delle Femmine, the Salt mines and a wonderful wine
Customized wine stays
Customized wine stays
Cooking programs
Private day cooking activities
Tuscany
Tuscan Cooking private lessons with dinner
Cooking lessons with guided shopping at the market and lunch
Lunching with Art
Pizza cooking program at Rosso Pomodoro
A cooking lesson at the winery Buondonno or Setriolo in Chianti
Cooking program with guided shopping at the market with lunch and guided visit to a Chianti classico winery with wine tasting
Cooking lesson and dinner at Il Maccherone with Sabrina
A cooking lesson at your home with a famous Florentine chef, Arturo Dori
A dinner at your home with a famous Florentine chef, Arturo Dori
A day in the kitchen of a famous Florentine chef, Benedetta Vitali
Tuscan dinners at your location
Eat, cook, talk in a real Florentine family
A short walk from Ponte Vecchio, a cooking experience at Restaurant Pane e Vino
A culinary vacation at Villa Mangiacane
Creative cooking with fish from the sea of Tuscany
Private Cooking lesson at Hotel Bellavista in Impruneta
Italy
Piedmont
Cooking Course at Maria’s home in Bra, hometown of slow food
A cookery experience at Food Lab in Turin
Lombardy
A culinary experience on the Como Lake
A particular cooking experience in a typical house of Milan
Cooking experience with the chef Luigi Gandola at the Restaurant Salice blu in Bellagio
Veneto
Cooking in an ancient Villa in Asolo
The Valpolicella Masi estate in Serego Alighieri and their chef
Cooking program with guided shopping to the ancient Rialto food market
Exclusive cooking experience at Gritti Palace in Venice
Cicchetti cooking Class
Emilia Romagna
An hands-on cooking lesson in Bologna
Umbria
A cookery experience in a farm in Perugia surroundings
Marche
Learn How to Cook in Le Marche
Lazio
A contemporary approach to local cuisine and food delicacies
Guided shopping to the food market by Ape – Tuk tuk and cooking program
Cooking lesson with lunch or dinner at your home
Cook & Shop in Rome
A cooking experience in an urban farm at Monteverde quarter in Rome
Campania
Cooking program and other delicacies in a Neapolitan family
Cooking program at Agriturismo Terranova in S.Agata dei Due Golfi
A cooking experience in Villa Ida garden in Sorrento
Cooking lesson in Capri
A cooking experience with a chef of the Amalfi Coast
Apulia
An Apulia cooking program in a stone farm at the foot of the Castel del Monte
Sicily
Sicilian specialties in an ancient farm near Noto
Customized cooking stays
Customized cooking stays
Oil & food tours
Oil Tours and Tasting
Tuscany
Oil Tasting in Florence or at your location
Impruneta and the Florentine hills
Impruneta and the Florentine hills - Half day
Reggello: a plateau devoted to good olive oil
Reggello: a plateau devoted to good olive oil - Half day
Oil from the Chianti Classico area
Oil from the Chianti Classico area - Half day
Oil tour to the Pisa hills
Italy
Veneto
Oil farms on the Lake Garda
The oil on the Lake Garda
Liguria
Oil, olives and the sea in Liguria
Lazio
The oil from the Frascati hills
Oil tasting in Rome
Apulia
The Apulian oil and the giant olive trees
Sicily
The Sicilian oil and sea
Selinunte and a treasure of oil
Food Tours and tasting
Tuscany
Cheese tasting in Florence or at your location
Truffles tasting in Florence or at your location
Vinegar tasting in Florence or at your location
Chocolate tasting in Florence or at your location
Oil, Cheese and Wine in Chianti
Oil, Cheese and Wine in Chianti - Half day
San Miniato and the Truffle
Cheese in Chianti
Cheese in Chianti - Half day
Chocolate artisans in Florence
Cold cuts tasting in Florence or at your location
The food specialties in Florence by Ape car
A truffle hunting in the Crete Senesi
Wine, cheese and good food in Val di Chiana
Wine tasting at Buondonno winery and dinner at one Michelin star Restaurant L’Albergaccio
Wining and tasting in Lucca
Wine and Tuscan cuisine on the San Gimignano hills
The wine, the oil and the cuisine of the Capalbio hills
Culinary experience in Montepulciano
Private Cooking lesson in an Ancient Country Village
Cooking Class at chef Boris’ home and the Crete Senesi
A wine and cooking experience in Montalcino
Sweet and Savory, the Siena food excellences
Chocolate and Ice Cream tour
Oil, wine and Chocolate in the Pisa and Lucca area
Pisa and the Florentine Castles
Visit with exclusive tasting and dinner at Villa di Vignamaggio
Wine and good food in Mugello
Ballooning in Tuscany
Italy
Piedmont
Truffle tour
The Taste itinerary
The ancient coffee locals in Turin
The artisan chocolate laboratories in Turin
Casa Marchetti: one of the oldest and best ice cream laboratories in Turin
Lombardy
The Panettone and the artisan pastry laboratories
Milan: a town to drink and to eat
Veneto
Vinarium for kids in Venice
The Marco Polo Boat Tour by Bragozzo
Kayaking on the Lagoon
Chocolate Making Class
Ice-cream Making Class
The Mask Making Class
The Perfume Lab
The Venice Ghost Tour
The Venice Treasure Hunt
Local wine bars and the aperitif tradition
The best ice cream laboratory in Venice
Kosher food in Venice
Bacari Tour
Oil and wine farms on the Lake Garda
Dinner on the Roof
Prosecco & Cheese Tour
Wine and Rice Tour – Departure from Venice
Wine and Rice Tour – Departure from Verona
Liguria
Fishing and fish lunch in Camogli
Emilia Romagna
The Food Valley
The best artisan laboratories of ham and parmesan cheese
The Ferrari and Food Valley
Campania
The secrets of the artisans of Sorrento
Wine, cheese, oil and bread in Cilento
Oil and cheese from the Amalfi Coast
A food experience in Naples
A food experience in a farm on the Amalfi Coast
Paestum and the ancient villages in Cilento
Lemon tour in the garden of an Amalfi Coast chef
Marche
Truffles Hunting Activities in Le Marche
Pecorino Cheese & Olive Oil Tasting Tour in Le Marche
Ballooning over Le Marche
Umbria
Truffle hunting at Ca’ Solare
Discover Orvieto, its secrets, its vineyards and its cheese
Lazio
Food Tours in Rome
Jewish district
Trionfale
Testaccio
Additional guided visit to Forum or Vatican
A Pizza Night in Rome
A special Vatican tour: Art, Politics, banquets cookbooks of the Popes and a wine Tasting
Art and Handicraft walk with panoramic aperitif
Art, artists and the Dolce Vita quarter in Rome
Dinner with Roman music private concert
Gelato making class
Rome’s ghosts and mystery tour
Trastevere
Italian high society, art, fashion in Rome
The Capitoline hill and Caravaggio
The best cheese
Cooking lesson at Castelli Romani
Horse riding and good food in the south of Lazio, in Cori
Horse riding and good food in the Tarquinia area
Horse riding and good food on the Appian Way
The best cheese and the best wine around the Lake Bracciano
Sicily
Pastry and chocolate in Modica and Noto
Taormina and Valdina, local hand made drinks
Ragusa, Noto and Modica, the local food specialties
Photo and Wine
Tourism meets Photography
Postcards from Florence
Seize the Day and the Photo
Wine and Photo in a Castle in Chianti
Bike and Wine
E-bike tours in Tuscany
An half day trip around the Carmignano hills by e-bike
A full day trip around the Carmignano hills by e-bike
Three days e-bike tour
From Prato to the Hills of Carmignano
Biking in Florence: the city and the hills - Half day
Florence bike night: An orientation tour to discover the secrets of the town night life
Three days from Florence to Siena along the hills of Chianti Classico
Seven days from Florence to Siena and back along the Chianti hills
Florentine Chianti bike tour - Half day
Biking in Florence: the city and the hills - Full day
Florentine Chianti bike tour - Full day
Lucca and surroundings
The Florentine countryside along the river Arno
A taste of the Francigena track
The hills of the Val d’Elsa from Casole to Colle
Hidden Florence
Hiking with departure from your hotel in Florence and Siena town center
A look at the Chianti
From Fiesole to Settignano
From Siena to the Crete Senesi
Medieval villages and paths on the Florentine hills
Artisans of Florence
Wining in Florence
The Ancient Shops of Florence
The Oldest and Hidden Museums
The Noble Parks and Gardens
Taste Italian Language
Take a massage at your location
Florence by Ape car – Tuk tuk
The Florence Inferno Tour
History and development of the town of Florence – Full day
History and development of the town of Florence – Half day
Fashion and shopping
An itinerant dinner in Florence
Design and print your own t-shirt
The old Florentine Museums for kids
Events
Anniversaries
Corporate Events
Weddings
Handmade food products
Wine – Gabriele Buondonno – Castellina in Chianti
Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
Campo ai Ciliegi I.G.T. Toscana
Merlot
Olive oil – Torre Rossa - Impruneta
100 milliliters
250 milliliters
500 milliliters
1 liter
Cheese – Corzano e Paterno – San Casciano
Pecorino
Rocco
Buccia di Rospo
Blu
Cured meat – Silvano Mori – Torniella
Prosciutto (cured ham) off the bone
Capocollo or Coppa
Maremma salami
Wild Boar Salami
Wild boar ham
Legumes and cereals – Mario Agostinelli – Leccio
Dried Zolfino Bean
Dried Pink Chickpeas
Cooked Zolfino Bean
Cooked Pink Chickpeas
Ribollita with zolfini beans
Pasta – Pastificio Fabbri – Strada in Chianti
Spaghettoni Toscani
Spaghetti
Linguine
Penne Rigate
Vegetable preserves – Az. agr. Radici – Loro Ciuffenna
Dried Tomatoes in oil
Eggplants in oil
Cauliflower in oil
Artichokes in oil
Prepared Pomarola
Carrettiera
Arugola Pesto
Basil Pesto
Fruit juices – Erbolaio - Abetone
Chestnut cream
Strawberry jam
Raspberry jam
Blueberry jam
Pure blueberry juice 100%
Clear fruit drinks
Grappa of pure marc
Mountain people grappa
Honey – Canonica ai Borri - Incisa
Acacia's honey
Millefiori Honey
Chestnut honey
Artisanal bread - Vannini - Calenzano
Cantuccini Mandorla
Cantuccini Fichi e Noci
Cantuccini Arancia e Cioccolato
Cantuccini Arancia e Cioccolato
Chocolate – Coccole Cioccolato – Firenze
Box of 12 pralines
Box of 20 pralines
Tablet of 25 gr.
Tablet of 50 gr.
Tablet of 100 gr.
Our wine list
Our wine choice


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Cooking lesson and dinner at Il Maccherone with Sabrina

The chef
A cookery experience in a small countryside restaurant.
Sabrina Somigli was born in 1975 in Florence. Daughter of two restaurant owners, the kitchen has been her nursery, and her lifelong experience in this environment has sustained her profound interest and love for all things relating to food. During Sabrina’s university career, she studied nutritional supplements and fatty acids chemistry, getting a degree in Agricultural Biotechnology and a PHD in Microbiology. In 2001 Sabrina’s decision to return to her real passion for cooking, led her to refine her skills by attending various cooking courses. In 2004 she began working full time in her parents restaurant, both as chef assistant and waitress. She had experience in the Slow Food initiative, using and promoting local florentine products, during her week’s employment as a chef, in autumn 2008 at the “Salone del gusto” exhibition in Torino. In 2009 she co-wrote a series of 16 cookery supplements commissioned by the national daily newspaper “Repubblica”.

The restaurant
Il Maccherone is a small trattoria situated in the countryside, 20 minutes from Florence. Sabrina’s parents opened the trattoria in 1971, and have worked hard to establish the good reputation it now enjoys. The aim of the restaurant is to preserve the genuine flavours of years gone by, using top quality local products in both traditional and innovative ways. The warm welcome extended by the Somigli family, ensures that every guest feels at home in their trattoria.

Cookery lessons at “Il maccherone” will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and on Tuesday mornings . Sabrina will offer 3 hours of full immersion in traditional tuscan cooking. She will teach the tricks of the trade and how to get the best results out of raw ingredients, enabling you to produce good italian food on your return home. At the end of the lesson you will sit down to enjoy the food prepared together, accompanied by good local wines.

Menu 1

  • Baked ricotta with zucchini and almonds
  • Hand made pasta with tomato and olives
  • Meat crepinette with sauce of chickpeas
  • Yogurt mousse with chocolate
  • Hand made flat bread

Menu 2

  • Toscanelli beans salad with soprassata
  • Hand made ravioli stuffed with patatoes
  • Baked steak with rosemary
  • Fresh ricotta mousse
  • Hand made flat bread

Nifty menu

  • An unusual caprese salade
  • Cream of basil and zucchini soup
  • Lamb chops with a crunchy coating and fried vegetables
  • Lemon cheesecake with strawberries

September menu

  • Porcini and patatoes mini flans
  • Home made tagliatelle with mushrooms
  • Nuggets of turkey with figs
  • Apple and rosemary tarte with caramel

Sabrina is also available for programs at your location.
During your lunch or dinner we serve good quality Tuscan wines, included in the price.
If you want some special bottles, please, check our special wine list, with relative prices.

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Sales price: 250,00 €
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