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“PoggioantinorA” is dated 1234 and it is grew in the years with the family Brandani.
The family Brandani moved here in the XIII century like tenant of the friars; in the 1836 the family bought the Antinora lands. The present proprietors, the enologist Luca Brandani and his wife Art Historian Laura Masucci , have a fundamental aim in their life: follow the technical innovations with love for the tradition, for the family and the culture.
In July 2004 Luca and Laura had their first-born Francesco Brandani who, with the next one on arrival, represents the 31th generation of this Family.
POGGIOANTINORA perches on top of a lovely hill (“poggio” in Italian) at 500 meters above the sea level, in the heart of the Chianti Classico district near Radda and Gaiole in Chianti in the province of Siena.
The propriety is comprised of 50 hectares of which 25 are devoted to vineyards, 8 to olive groves (1200 trees) and the remainder of the estate is comprised of an ancient wood in the center of which rises the farmhouse.
Web Site: www.malborghetto.net
Our experience and availability in teaching our dishes allows us to organize personalized cooking classes. Lessons will be long about 3 hours, and will be held in the morning until lunch time, so that students will be able to taste their own foods.
Every participant will have his work kit and, at the end of the course, he will receive a participation certificate. During the daily course the menu will be prepared also according to the wishes of the participants. Program includes preparation of a appetizer, home-made pasta, a main course and a dessert. Every course will be shared with a selected wine.
The price for courses is € 85,00 per person, for a maximum of 4 participants.
Every lesson will be held in our restaurant placed in Malborhetto restaurant.
Ristorante Malborghetto - Lecchi in Chianti, Gaiole(Siena) - TEL: 0577-746201
Our family was born in the Chianti and has lived here for many generations, our job has always been land cultivation. Until the end of the 60s we worked for other people as sharecroppers, then for ourselves. This kind of work requires much sacrifice, but we are proud of what we do, thanks especially to our love for Nature and to the pleasure we have in being everyday in contact with it. Our small farm is not smart or sophisticated, we are young but we still work as our grand-parents did and lead simple life, believing in its true values, we are therefore happy when people appreciate what we do and our clients continue to visit us, year after year, also coming from foreign countries.
Dear Friends, if you are looking for hands on Italian cooking lesson with Italian natives in a typical Italian countryside home in Tuscany, Chianti region, or in a family apartment in Florence, if you want to learn Italian language with a professional teacher walking in Renaissance town streets or among country vineyards if you are traveling solo, if you are traveling with your family and kids if you have a family or friend reunion in Italy, if you are on honeymoon if it's your birthday, your anniversary, wedding, if you have 1 day for a cooking class or wine and food tasting tour or a sumptuous Italian food market tour if you want to dedicate 2 - 3 - 5 days to hands on cooking course or tours maybe you would like to have Italian cooking or Italian language classes living with an Italian family for a weekend or 1 week it's anyway going to be a great feast with Italian living “la dolce vita” We are not simply a school, we are an immersion in Italian lifestyle.
Rampini Ceramics (or Ceramiche Rampini in Italian) produces handmade and hand painted pottery in the Italian artisan tradition going back to Renaissance art and craft. Our designers unite the legacy of the Italian tradition with our love in combining and experimenting with more modern colours and designs. Our production is geared towards individual customers and their requests. Giuseppe Rampini was born in Gubbio, a splendid Umbrian town where ceramics have been created since the 15th century. With a passion for artisan work in his heart, Giuseppe moved to Florence where he opened a workshop producing religious mosaics and stained glass for churches the world over. In the early 80’s he left Florence to move to a small village in the heart of Chianti. Here, together with his son, Romano, he opened a small ceramics business.At first, Romano was the sole painter but his sister, Tiziana, and friends Tania and Dolly soon joined him. Today the Rampini family counts three generations all working together.Over the years, these elements have appealed not only to our customers, but also to renowned artists who have shared in this creative experience – Pauline Bewick from Ireland, Gavin Chilcott from New Zealand and Milton Glaser from New York.