Cooking Vacation Itineraries in Italy

All of our itineraries for Italian Cooking Vacations are listed below. To get details on any single itinerary, click on the name of the vacation. Be sure to click on the Tuscany and Umbria tab for vacations in Central Italy, our Sicily and The Amalfi Coast and our tab for our vacations in Sicily and on the Amalfi Coast.

Tuscany & Umbria

Montalcino St Antimo Abbey

Wine & Cooking Under the Tuscan & Umbrian Sun

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,795.00 per person
All-Inclusive Cooking Vacation with wineries, olive mill, cheese making & sightseeing in Tuscany, Umbria and Alto Lazio

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A true cooking, culinary & wine experience based out of the village of Soriano nel Cimino, at the border between Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. You will live & shop among the villagers, take part in four hands-on cooking classes plus sightseeing through Tuscany, Umbria and Alto Lazio. Visits to Caprarola, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Assisi, Orvieto, Deruta, Castelnuovo d'Abate, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo & Castiglione in Teverina. Visits to wineries, an olive oil mill and a Deruta ceramics factory. Read More...

Val d'Orcia in Tuscany

Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

A Culture Discovery Luxury Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
All-Inclusive Cooking Vacation with wineries, museums, olive oil producer, cashmere farm, , and sightseeing throughout Central & Southern Tuscany

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Right in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti wine country, we will be based out of the village of Radda in Chianti. This week we will have three multi-course hands-on cooking classes, making local Tuscan specialties including Pici, Lasagna, Tuscan Biscotti, Tiramisu, and much more. We'll also have a wine class experience with a certified sommelier. Visits to many of Tuscany's most beautiful sites, including Florence, Siena, Cortona, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Castellinuzza, and more. We'll be visiting some of Italy's most wondrous sites including Michelangelo's David in Florence and the Duomo in Siena. We'll get to know local Tuscan wine makers and artisans as we'll see several wineries this week. Including private visits with the owner/producers of Brunello, Vino Nobile and Chianti Classico wines. We'll spend time with a world-renown local artisan and visionary that produces some of the world's finest cashmere. One of our classes will be at a beautiful Tuscan villa on the outskirts of Cortona -The village made popular by the book and movie Under the Tuscan Sun! Read More...

Making chocolate at Perugina<

Wine, Cooking, Truffles & Chocolate: A Foodie's Paradise in Umbria and Tuscany

A Culture Discovery Luxury Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - June 24, 2017 Discounted Pricing: Was $3695 Now $3,495.00* per person
Special Notice: Due to damage sustained from an earthquake and aftershock in Norcia, our June 24, 2017 Vacation Week will be based in the beautiful Umbrian town of Trevi. While much of the itinerary, including cooking classes and excursions, remains intact, it was necessary to make some changes as we are unable to access certain areas or locations in and around Norcia. *To support our friends in Norcia, a large percentage of the proceeds from this vacation week will be donated to the rebuilding efforts already underway in Norcia.

All-Inclusive Cooking Vacation with wineries, and olive oil mill, & sightseeing in Umbria and Tuscany. Chocolate Class in Perugia & Truffle Hunting!

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Changes to the existing Norcia itinerary will be noted in red. A week of cooking & culture in luxury as our guests stay at the Antica Dimora Hotel in the charming hilltop town of Trevi. We'll have 4 hands-on cooking classes, one of which is an exclusive chocolate making class at the Perugina Chocolate Factory. Beautiful excursions, including Assisi, Cortona, Montefalco, and much more. Some of our visits this week will be a family-run winery, a traditional cold press olive oil mill, a ricotta cheese producer and wine tasting class with a certified sommelier. We'll even go out on a truffle hunt with a champion truffle hunting dog! Read More...

November Olive Harvest

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest - Soriano

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
Only Two Weeks in October! - Harvest Olives With Us & Make Your Own Olive Oil!!!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK ONLY - Based at our Soriano Location - A slightly modified version of our other cooking vacations with a special added bonus… One day this week we will be harvesting olives together and bringing them to a local cold press olive oil mill. We will make our own olive oil from the olives we picked, and take our own olive oil home with us. This week also features 3 cooking classes, plus excursions to Assisi, Orvieto, The Tuscan hill towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, Deruta, Castiglione in Teverina and Viterbo. We'll visit three wineries and make our own Ricotta cheese as well. Read More...

November Olive Harvest

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest - Norcia

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
One Week Only In November - Harvest Olives With Us & Make Your Own Olive Oil!!!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK ONLY - Based at our Norcia Location - A slightly modified version of our other cooking vacations with a special added bonus… One day this week we will be harvesting olives together and bringing them to a local cold press olive oil mill. We will make our own olive oil from the olives we picked, and take our own olive oil home with us. This week also features 4 cooking classes - 3 Upscale with upscale Italian recipes and a Pizza class. We will also have excursions to Assisi, Cortona, Montefalco and more. We'll visit a Sagrantino winery and make our own Ricotta cheese as well. Read More...

November Olive Harvest

Medieval Chestnut Festival & Wine Harvest Season

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
One Week Only In October - Experience the Magic of our Medieval Festival & Harvest Season!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK PER YEAR ONLY - Join us for this festive event, as our town dresses itself in full medieval decor, locals celebrate in full costume, and the town Piazza becomes a stage for exciting events that include Flag Throwing, Sword fighting, Historic reenactments, and much more. The festival events are woven into our week of cooking (3 classes this week), excursions and all sorts of wonderful experiences. These are our two most popular weeks of the year! Read More...

Sicily & The Amalfi Coast

The Egadi Islands off of Sicily

Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

A Culture Discovery Adventure Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,995.00 per person

All-Inclusive Cooking & Adventure Vacation On The Western Islands of Sicily

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This adventure of a lifetime starts on the tiny Sicilian island of Favignana, where we will stay on our own private peninsula surrounded by crystalline waters and rocky cliffs. Our four cooking classes will focus on traditional Sicilian home cooking, while our sightseeing will take us to wineries in Marsala, the Salt Flats of Trapani, and beautiful Erice. We'll get to know the locals as we explore true Sicilian tradition on days packed with amazing experiences, such as casting nets at sea with local fishermen, harvesting salt, swimming in crystal-clear grottoes, cheese-making with a local shepherd, and much more. Read More...

Cooking on the Amalfi Coast

Cooking in Paradise on the Amalfi Coast

A Culture Discovery Luxury Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $4,995.00 per person

All-Inclusive Luxury Cooking Vacation on the Amalfi Coast

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Imagine staying in a villa that surrounds a medieval tower right on the Amalfi Coast -- A private villa that has been home to Kings and Queens, and combine it with an all-inclusive vacation of a lifetime with incredible sightseeing, private boats, cooking classes, parties with the locals and much more. This is the ultimate Amalfi Coast experience unlike any other. Read More...

Northern Italy

Bologna

Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars & Exotic Cars

A Culture Discovery Adventure Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,995.00 per person

All-Inclusive Cooking & Adventure Vacation based in Bologna

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Bologna is one of the major food capitals of Italy, full of history, beauty and stunning architecture. It is also close to Florence, Venice, and the surrounding area is host to so much of what makes Ityaly so famous: Parmiggiano-Reggiano cheese, Parma Prosciuto, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Ferrari, Lamborghi, and so much more!

Our Bologna week offers a mixture of Cooking, Unique Experiences, and excursions to wonderful and iconic destinations in this amazing area. This is one our luxury trips, with a mixture of cooking, adventure and cultural immersion. This all-inclusive vacation is 8 days / 7 nights, and begins and ends at the Florcence airport.

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Festival Weeks

November Olive Harvest

Medieval Chestnut Festival & Wine Harvest Season

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
One Week Only In October - Experience the Magic of our Medieval Festival & Harvest Season!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK PER YEAR ONLY - Join us for this festive event, as our town dresses itself in full medieval decor, locals celebrate in full costume, and the town Piazza becomes a stage for exciting events that include Flag Throwing, Sword fighting, Historic reenactments, and much more. The festival events are woven into our week of cooking (3 classes this week), excursions and all sorts of wonderful experiences. These are our two most popular weeks of the year! Read More...

November Olive Harvest

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
One Week Only in October! - Harvest Olives With Us & Make Your Own Olive Oil!!!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK ONLY - A slightly modified version of our other cooking vacations with a special added bonus… One day this week we will be harvesting olives together and bringing them to a local cold press olive oil mill. We will make our own olive oil from the olives we picked, and take our own olive oil home with us. This week also features 3 cooking classes, plus excursions to Assisi, Orvieto, The Tuscan hill towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, Deruta, Castiglione in Teverina and Viterbo. We'll visit three wineries and make our own Ricotta cheese as well. Read More...

November Olive Harvest

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest - Norcia

A Culture Discovery Immersive Week
8 Days, 7 Nights - $3,895.00 per person
One Week Only! - Harvest Olives With Us & Make Your Own Olive Oil!!!
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EXCLUSIVE - ONE WEEK ONLY - Based at our Norcia Location - A slightly modified version of our other cooking vacations with a special added bonus… One day this week we will be harvesting olives together and bringing them to a local cold press olive oil mill. We will make our own olive oil from the olives we picked, and take our own olive oil home with us. This week also features 4 cooking classes - 3 Upscale with upscale Italian recipes and a Pizza class. We will also be at the annual Prosciutto Festival, plus excursions to Assisi, Spoleto, Montefalco and more. We'll visit a Sagrantino winery and make our own Ricotta cheese as well. Read More...