Welcome to Dolce Vita in Tuscany
Your Cooking and Wellbeing Vacation in Tuscany
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Our food welcomes you
Try delicious food
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Fresh Pasta Cooking Classes
Learn how to make Tagliatelle, Ravioli, Tortellini...and enjoy the fruits of your labor comfortably sit at the table
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Relax and Sleep here
Kingsize bedroom
facciata stone house

Dolce Vita in Tuscany About us

Erika is a Professional Chef (diploma Accademia Italiana in Florence 100/100) and Sommelier (Diploma FISAR, Federazione Italiana Sommeliers Albergatori e Ristoratori). Alessandro is an Olympic Champion (Fencing Gold medal), Counselor and Mindfulness enthusiast. Here you'll enjoy your time with homemade pasta and fresh and seasonal Italian food. You will relax and sleep in a Stonehouse immersed in the Lucca countryside, in the nice village of San Ginese. You're very welcome to DOLCEVITA, your B&B and Cooking Retreat in Tuscany!

Our Stone House near Lucca

Relax and Enjoy you're Dolce Vita in Tuscany
The B&B Dolce Vita has 2 bedrooms (1 is a king-size bedroom) both with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and tv. In the morning you can enjoy breakfast in the courtyard or in the dining room. Welcome here and feel like home!
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Romantic getaway in the Lucca countryside. An apartment with an independent entrance from the courtyard. Kitchen with oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Fireplace and sofa bed. The stairs lead to a double bedroom with a bathroom. Possibility of a second double bedroom with bathroom, thanks to a communicating door located in the hallway.
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I'm a professional Chef and a Sommelier and I'll be happy to prepare your Italian dinner from scratch, on the spot. High-quality and fresh ingredients local produce.
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"We're addicted to fresh homemade pasta, learn how making an amazing Italian-Tuscan meal"
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Our delicious food

"Mouth watering food only for you"
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Reserve one Private Service or all of them

Whether you want to stay here just to sleep, to take a cooking class, a dinner cooked by a private chef, or all these things together, DolceVita B&B and Cooking is the place for you


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Chef and owner
Hi, I'm Erika and I can't wait to welcome you here at Dolce Vita. I'm at your disposal for any question about Italian food and I'll be happy to run a cookery course with you and your friends/family, here at my Cooking School in the Lucca countryside.


Mindfulness Coach and owner
Hi, I'm Alessandro and I'm starting the adventure of hospitality and welcome with great enthusiasm. I welcome you to this place of peace and well-being, where you can relax, eat well and healthy, and rediscover all the positive energies you thought were lost. Buona Vita!


I cannot say enough about Erika and the cooking class she put on for our party of 11. She was so fun to work with, very knowledgable and easy to learn from, and taught us how to make wonderful, authentic Italian food! She was easy to communicate and schedule with and was even accommodating about changing our date last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. You will not regret this experience!


B&B incantevole, pulizia e accoglienza impeccabili. Ospitalità e ottima cucina sono la parola d'ordine per DOLCE VITA, Erika renderà il vostro soggiorno nella Lucchesia ancora più dolce con le sue magnifiche colazioni, marmellate e dolci fatti in casa. Assolutamente DA CONSIGLIARE.
Marzia Verardi

Marzia Verardi

Erika is one of a kind! We had the best time with her and will be doing it again when we are back in Italy!