Jovial Recipes


Your Home Away from Home

The villa is a former summer estate which has been carefully restored to its original splendor. It is elegant, yet a very comfortable example of true Tuscan style. The property sits on a hill above a small town about 15 minutes outside of Lucca, Italy where you can find the local train station, bank, post office, and pharmacy, as well as the area’s best gelateria.

Fantastic Accommodations

You’ll be staying in a lovely 18th century villa on a vast estate with wonderfully-maintained grounds to enjoy.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be proficient at cooking to attend the course? What if my skill level is basic?

No, you definitely don’t need high-level skills to attend this course. The chefs teaching the courses are very personable, and will take the time to guide you through every step of the process. Cooks of every level can enjoy our classes! We will also be providing you with recipes after the classes are over so anyone can enjoy these dishes at home.


Guest Testimonials

I thank you so much for the wonderful experience spending a week with Jovial in...