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Roberto Zanieri reveals the secrets of his recipes in cooking classes at Villa Campestri

If you love Tuscan dishes prepared in our restaurant The Olivaianot miss the chance to attend one of our cooking classes! The cooking classes are held by our chef Roberto Zanieri, alias Jerry, who, unlike many of his colleagues, is ready to share with you all his secrets.

You can choose from a short course (one lesson of two hours) or a course of more classes (up to a maximum of five days) to really learn everything there is to know about good Tuscan cuisine. Classes are held in the morning in the beautiful Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Kitchen.

Participants have access to our kitchen, where Jerry will explain how to prepare delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients. The course topics cover every aspect of Tuscan cuisine:

Appetizers: we start from the pie of artichokes and ending with the preparation of mushroom or chicken liver “crostini” and the traditional “bruschetta”.

First course: learn how to make the best fresh pasta to prepare the traditional potato ravioli in Mugello, dumplings, pancakes, ravioli with ricotta and spinach and noodles.

Tuscan sauces: Roberto Zanieri will teach you to prepare delicious meat sauce and mushrooms, tomato sauce and also how to make a great pesto.

Pizza and Bread: you like pizza? After attending our course you can make it at home, along with bread, cakes and olive oil sandwiches.

Desserts: main topic of our courses is the realization of desserts, especially those typical of the Tuscan tradition, such as “Schiacciata alla Fiorentina”, “cantuccini di Prato”, the “chocolate Zuccotto”, and the Grandma’s Cake.

During the lessons, participants can practise all aspects of the preparation of these dishes, and afterwards have the possibility of tasting the food at lunch. A fun way to learn so many good recipes with friends!

A lesson on 1 topic is € 100,00 per person, two lessons on 2 topics is € 200,00 per person. Price per lesson (cycle of 3, 4 or 5 topics) is € 60,00 per lesson per person.

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Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort opens the season and celebrate 20 years of activity!

Spring has returned and with it the re-opening of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort! After six months of winter break, we opened the doors of our historic Villa to welcome the first customers. 2011 will be a special year for us: on June 8 we will celebrate 20 years of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, an important goal… we are preparing some initiatives! In fact, we would like to celebrate this anniversary with you, involving you in a way that allows us to relive the history of the Villa. (more…)

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Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans: Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Recipes

The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Blog opens a new space dedicated to the recipes of chef Roberto Zanieri. Every last Thursday of the month we will present one of his delicious recipes, easy to prepare and inspired by the good tradition of Tuscany. Today we begin with “Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans“. (more…)

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Easter at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort in Mugello: history, art and nature

If you are looking for a destination to spend your Easter holidays in Tuscany, Mugello is the ideal: spring awakens nature of our hills and offers breathtaking landscapes able to refresh the spirit and give you peace and relaxation. (more…)

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Roberto Zanieri reveals the secrets of his recipes in cooking classes at Villa Campestri

If you love Tuscan dishes prepared in our restaurant The Olivaianot miss the chance to attend one of our cooking classes! The cooking classes are held by our chef Roberto Zanieri, alias Jerry, who, unlike many of his colleagues, is ready to share with you all his secrets. You can choose from a short course […]

Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort opens the season and celebrate 20 years of activity!

Spring has returned and with it the re-opening of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort! After six months of winter break, we opened the doors of our historic Villa to welcome the first customers.

Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans: Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Recipes

The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Blog opens a new space dedicated to the recipes of chef Roberto Zanieri. Every last Thursday of the month we will present one of his delicious recipes, easy to prepare and inspired by the good tradition of Tuscany. Today we begin with “Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans”.

Easter at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort in Mugello: history, art and nature

If you are looking for a destination to spend your Easter holidays in Tuscany, Mugello is the ideal: spring awakens nature of our hills and offers breathtaking landscapes able to refresh the spirit and give you peace and relaxation.

“A 5 senses Tuscan Experience” at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

A holiday at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is not just spend a few relaxing days in immersed in the wonderful Tuscan countryside, but it is a real experience that involves the person in all his perceptions. To enhance this aspect, we thought to offer “A 5 senses Tuscan Experience”: it is a true sensory journey that involves your touch, hearing, smell, sight and taste, giving you unique emotions.

Holiday at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort: right offer for every need

Want to spend a holiday in Tuscany, enjoying the beauty of nature but not too far from its fantastic pieces of art? Then Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resortis the place for you! Nestled in the hills of Mugello, about forty miles from Florence, Villa Campestri is the perfect place to relax in the quiet and to discover the art and the beauty of Florence and the Mugello, a land of artists such as Giotto and Cimabue.

From the quiet of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort to the roar of the engines at the Mugello Circuit

For engines lovers, say Mugello is the same as saying Grand Prix: every year, in fact, at the Mugello International Circuit, runs the Grand Prix of Italy. The circuit is located between Scarperia and Borgo San Lorenzo, lovely medieval towns about twenty kilometers from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort. In addition to the races, to recall thousands of engines lovers is the Italian Grand Prix, which last year celebrated the 25th edition. Unfortunately the last edition was characterized by the injury to Valentino Rossi, who forced him to stay away from engines for a few months.

Easter at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort offering “150 years of Italy in a drop of oil”

On March 17th, 1861 King Vittorio Emanuele II, approving the ratification by Parliament, proclaimed the unification of Italy. A hundred and fifty years from that important event also Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resortwants to celebrate this anniversary by offering a very special package dedicated to our guests.