With an endless list of pizza, pasta and antipasti, our mouths were left watering when we discovered the large range of cooking classes that dot the Tuscan landscape. April and May are great months to visit Italy, as there are some gloriously sunny days as well as the odd rainy day that you could spend tucked away in an Italian kitchen. Many classes offer the option of moving outside to bask in the sunshine while you enjoy your culinary delights. Although there are no direct flights from Scotland to Tuscany, it is possible to fly to Florence and then ride by train from there to your destination. The train is usually around an hour and a half, so you could spend some time exploring Florence before catching a train to your final destination.