There are special pasta courses - learn how to create pici, tortelli, tagliatelle, malfatti, gnocchi, maltagliati and many more. After preparing your three-course pasta lunch, relax and enjoy your efforts poolside with a glass of red wine produced on the estate.
Spend a morning in a working fattoria in Chianti gathering fresh herbs and then making herb-infused teas and liqueurs. Walk away with a new appreciation of herbs as you learn the medicinal properties and culinary uses of juniper, wild fennel, sage, lavender, mint and many others.
Come November, pick olives from the trees - great fun and a friendly atmosphere. Then enjoy a luscious lunch of bread, cheeses, grilled meat, sausages and bruschetta. And coming up are new courses, on jewellery making and painting.
There's lots more to do around the estate. The swimming pool has outdoor and indoor showers and bathrooms and is set in extensive gardens. Take a walk round the estate - there is a planned route (it takes around 75 minutes) with nameplates identifying the typical trees and plants of the region. Barbecues can be arranged for up to 25 people (the wood comes free), with a wooden porch and lighting at night. And ask the owners about rental of mountain bikes, TVs and mobile phones. There is parking for guests and a laundry room with washing-machine, iron and a separate area to dry clothes.
From the estate, a 500-yard track leads to the nearby hamlet of Corsignano. Five minutes away by car is Vagliagli, which is ideal for basic shopping, having a chemist, doctor, post office and supermarket. The nearest banks, petrol and railway station are in Siena, a 15-minute drive, while Florence is an hour away.
There are lovely castles, monasteries and abbeys nearby, and the farm is ideally situated for daily excursions to Pisa, Lucca and Perugia as well as to the ancient villages of San Gimignano, Volterra, Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano.