Italian Adventures: Cooking at a Castle

We stayed 2 nights on the grounds of a 17th Century castle in Tuscany called Castello di Santa Cristina which was divine walk in back in time (except for the lack of wifi in the farmhouse apartments in which we stayed – still gotta keep in touch late at night).

But what made this stay the best of all the hotels was the cooking class we took with the kitchen staff, the tour of the Castle itself by the Count who owns the Castle and trying night star photography for the first time.

Italian Adventures: Cooking at a Castle

Meet  Donatella, she taught us each personally how to make Gnocchi and linguine, we were drawn to her like moths to a lamp. And did I say she spoke no english? She was amazing. At dinner before our last night at the Castle, everyone had to give her a hug. Definitely the star of the Castle.

Italian Adventures: Cooking at a Castle


Below are a few of the pictures from the tour of the actual Castle, which is home of the Count and his family.

This was the slowest day of the entire trip and was definition of “slow traveling”– going deeper with the people you meet and immersing into the culture. The best type of traveling.