A Place of Rest
Originally an olive oil mill, each of La Chiusa’s eighteen rooms offer you a place to rest and relax after a day of exploring Tuscany. Every room is unique and has all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Enjoy the beautiful views of Montepulciano and Monte Amiata as you stroll the rolling hills that lead to our 900-tree olive grove. Return to your room each evening to turn down service and a sweet treat!
Garden to Table Menu
The large kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. Once shared by several families, the kitchen welcomes guests all day for fresh baked snacks, garden to table meals and delicious cooking classes. Our menu changes with each season
A Garden to Table Tuscan Restaurant
Let our chefs delight you with a buffet breakfast full of freshly made items, for lunch try a fresh packed picnic or dine on our terrace, for dinner try our fresh made pastas, baked zucchini flowers, bread soup or perfectly prepared meats from our brick oven. And don’t forget to join us in the kitchen during your day for a slice of fresh baked cake or a piece of cantucci.
We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and prepare each meal with recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Our cooking school in Tuscany is like no other. We go to the real source of the cooking traditions. Our classes are taught by local Tuscan women; the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and wives who know what real traditional Tuscan cooking is all about.
Create a Culinary Masterpiece
We invite you to join us in our medieval hill-top village for a week of cooking and delicious meals where the women of the village are masters of traditional rustic Italian cooking. It is their art. They will endear you with their skills and laughter in the kitchen. Our teachers use the same recipes their grandmothers, or “Nonnas,” as we say in Italy, used. This is a unique experience; nothing has changed for generations, this is the way women in Tuscany have cooked for hundreds of years. It is truly magical to see Tuscan women cook!
With so much to do in Tuscany, we want to share some of our favorite places to visit. We are within an hour’s drive of many fabulous and famous destinations. The perfect place to stay as you explore the region. Click an image below for more information.