Culinary Bliss in the Tuscan Hills: A Stay and Cook Experience at Forestarìa Farm
Nestled among the rolling hills of Tuscany, just a stone’s throw away from the charming city of Lucca, is Forestarìa Farm—a haven of tranquility, rustic elegance, and gastronomic delight. Operated by a family that has traded urban chaos for rural bliss, this idyllic bed and breakfast offers more than just a place to lay your head; it offers a fully immersive Tuscan experience.
Imagine waking up to a symphony of birdsong, with sunlight filtering through your window and revealing sweeping vistas of olive groves and vineyards. You’re in the Verbena room, aptly named after a fragrant herb discovered during the loving cultivation of the farm’s garden. After relishing a simple Italian breakfast featuring cookies, fresh fruits, jams, and yogurt, you might choose to attend a cooking class led by Tuscan Mama Eleonora, whose infectious laughter fills the air.
As you knead dough for homemade pasta, drizzle Forestarìa’s own olive oil over a crunchy bruschetta, or sip a sumptuous local wine, you’ll find yourself irresistibly swept up in the authentic and traditional culinary spirit of the region. Whether you are an experienced cook or an enthusiastic beginner, the four-hour cooking class culminates in a communal feast where your labors of love transform into dishes that sing of Tuscan terroir.
When it comes to the food at Forestarìa, the adjective ‘organic’ isn’t a marketing gimmick but a philosophy of life. Much of what you’ll consume during your stay comes directly from the farm’s garden or nearby local producers. This is slow food, the kind that nourishes not just the body but also the soul, capturing the essence of what it means to be present in this beautiful part of the world.
For those looking to celebrate special occasions, Forestarìa can also organize unique events complete with live music and aperitivo, harnessing the natural romance and serenity of the surroundings to make your milestones unforgettable. And if you want a break from cooking, you can always participate in a local wine tasting, or perhaps wander into the cozy Salvia room with your favorite book and soak in the panorama from your window.
Then there’s the Lavanda room, a cozy hideaway that embodies the farm’s history and soul. It’s a room scented with the past—filled with rustic touches like a handmade sink and a view that invites daydreaming. Here, as throughout Forestarìa, time seems to slow down, urging you to savor each moment, each flavor, and each human connection.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” Forestarìa Farm invites you to not just discover but also carry a piece of its beauty with you. Whether you come for the cooking classes, the atmosphere, or simply the promise of a simpler life, you’ll leave with a deep sense of gratitude and a renewed appreciation for the simple yet profound joys of existence.
So, if you’re still pondering whether to book that Tuscan escape, ponder no more. Make your reservation at Forestarìa Farm and prepare to be captivated by a little corner of the world that promises to stay in your heart long after you’ve returned home.