Art and Cooking, Siena

Art  and Cooking School, Dante Alighieri Siena Art and Cooking School, Dante Alighieri Siena


Evening cooking lesson at Dante Alighieri Siena

Art & Cooking has been the Italian cooking school of Dante Alighieri Siena since 1979 and is located in the Gastronomy Department of this prestigious school in Tuscany. Learn hands on how to prepare authentic Italian dishes in a fun and friendly environment in one of Italy's most evocative cities.

Classes can be taken as part of a study programme combining language learning and/or cultural lessons, but also enjoyed by visitors or tourists to Siena. Art & Cooking also collaborates with international tour agencies interested in including a class in a vacation package for clients. 

Art and Cooking students in Siena 

Cooking classes

A'la Carte

The A La Carte option is great for those who wish to choose a particular menu for individual or group private lessons to be taken either at the school or in the comfort of their accommodation. This is also the ideal choice for those who want a tasty dinner prepared for them without a lesson in the comfort of their accommodation.

Single Day Cooking Classes

A single cooking lesson for anyone coming to Siena and seeking an unforgettable gastronomic experience based on what is in season. All participants eat what they have prepared together and food and wine are included. Price per session is €70,00 and includes cooking class lasting approximately 4 hours, 4 -course meal prepared in the lesson, Tuscan wine with meal, Recipes of all the dishes prepared, Accommodation Services

4 day to 3 week Cooking Courses

The courses are intended for those who have advanced interest but not necessarily advanced ability in cooking. The courses oversee culinary sessions at a professional level for different food areas.Participants will have time to visit vineyards, wine cellars, butcher’s shop and other retail and wholesale shops

Spring cuisine - April 11th 2016 - 2 weeks • Bread & dessert - May 16th 2016 - 1 week • Mediterranean Diet cuisine - July 11th 2016 - 2 weeks • Summer palate - August 22nd 2016 - 1 week • A journey through Italy - September 12th 2016 - 3 weeks • Xmas festivities - November 28th 2016 - 1 week

Siena Magnifica

20 hours of Italian lessons per week in groups of 12 students maximum (4hrs per day) • 2 hands-on cooking sessions (please see “Single Cooking lesson” for more info) • 4 hours of cultural on-site lectures per week* • 1 wine tasting at an enoteca in Siena which includes sampling several wines and tasting typical Italian food like bruschetta and salame • 1 weekend excursion for those of you who attend the two-week course. All details abour Siena Magnifica here.

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Dante Alighieri Siena

For over 20 years our Italian language school has been the main establishment of the distinguished Dante Alighieri Society which is recognized as one of the leading language school and promoters of Italian language school and Italian culture school worldwide. Enjoy your passion, study Italian!


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