Cook and Dine with Rita are situated on the edge of La Garfagnana in Northern Tuscany, 36km from Lucca and just 4km Barga. Our complex has self-contained apartments and rooms with magnificent views overlooking the Apuan Alps. We are ideally situated to provide you with a fun and informative cookery and wine tasting holiday.


Great experience and super host in Rita. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to cook real Tuscan food. Rita ensured we saw interesting places in the vicinity and the bonus was a wine tasting event.

Dtokat, Trip Advisor

 I went for a culinary vacation to learn about Italian cooking. I came away with so much more. Rita is a fabulous host and tour guide not to mention a fabulous cook. Alex is charming and provides the BEST wines.

Norma M, Trip Advisor

 I went alone on this trip.. yet I came home with fantastic memories, with new friendships and of course pasta/pizza skills which have gone down a treat with the family! I will be back.

Samantha Thomas, Facebook

For anyone considering this, you will not be disappointed. We prepare Rita’s recipes very often and they are just as delicious and easy as the day of instruction!

Kappy Allen, Facebook