One of the most important parts of visiting Tuscany is the food… It‘s the heart and soul of Italian life and plays a huge part of your holiday at Villa Laura.
Cortona provides a wealth of lovely restaurants, from Michelin stars to traditional Tuscan family run trattorias either in the town or hidden in the surrounding countryside. However, if after a long day exploring you just want to relax at the Villa for the evening we have chef’s on hand to cater for your every need. In summer, meals can be served under the vines in the garden or in winter by a crackling fire in the dining room.
If you’d like to help prepare meals for your guests together with the chef, cooking lessons can also be arranged using fresh vegetables from our own organic vegetable garden and other local specialties. We also offer cooking lessons at the Michelan star restaurant Il Falconeire. Considered one of the finest in the country.
We can prepare all meals, a pizza evening using our original stone pizza oven or simply an aperitivo to enjoy early evening by the pool. Continental breakfasts of fresh fruit, home made jams, warm pastries, freshly squeezed fruit juice, and locally made yogurts. Light lunches or full Italian feasts. Catering is entirely flexible, you can have as much or as little as you want. We also provide a drop off meal service. Ready prepared meals delivered to your door for you to help yourself. Whatever helps you to totally relax.
We also run week long cooking courses where you will have the opportunity to visit the local markets, eat in all the lovely restaurants and spend the days learning the secrets of Italian cuisine.