Looking for an All-Inclusive Italy Vacation ?

Imagine a completely inclusive trip to Italy, in which you experience the absolute best food and wine, and non-touristy experiences other visitors never have. From hand-on cooking classes that are like parties with friends, to excursions in style to some of your dream destinations to hidden treasures few tourists or tour companies visit.

Each of our All Inclusive Italy Tours is s true once-in-a-lifetime experience, unlike any other tour, and unlike anything a visitor could do on their own. We fully integrate our guests into local culture through our shared family and friendships everywhere we go. You live true Italian provincial life in stunning private accommodations throughout Italy.

You will be cooking, singing, dancing, dining, wining, relaxing, having fun throughout your Italy inclusive vacation. During teach trip, you will learn some wonderful fresh recipes and techniques, and also make friends for life.

It’s the perfect way to experience the absolute best Italian food and wine while discovering the local culture and cuisine without the hassle of traditional tours.

Available All-Inclusive Holidays:

A photo opportunity among sunflowers under the Tuscan sun can never be passed up
Tuscany, Italy

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

Tuscany Cooking Vacation with Wineries, Museums, Olive Oil Mill, Cashmere Farm , Sightseeing & Private BBQ

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Tuscany / Umbria, Italy

Medieval Chestnut Festival & Wine Harvest Season

Two Weeks Only In October - Experience the Magic of our Medieval Festival & Harvest Season!

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Tuscany / Umbria, Italy

Wine & Cooking Under the Tuscan & Umbrian Sun

New Itinerary for 2020 - Local Living Cooking Vacation with Wineries, Olive Mill, Cheese Making & Sightseeing in Tuscany, Umbria and Alto Lazio

Harvesting olive it is one of the experience we offer in our Umbrian Vacation. Spend a day harvesting and press olives
Tuscany / Umbria, Italy

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest - Soriano

Harvest Olives & Make Your Own Olive Oil in Umbria, plus Cooking Classes, Tuscan Wineries, Sightseeing and More.

Our Norcia vacation features a visit to a Sagrantino winery for a tasting and tour of the intimate location
Umbria / Tuscany, Italy

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

Umbria & Tuscany Cooking Vacation with Wineries, Olive Oil Mill, Truffle Hunting & Chocolate Class at Perugina!

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Tuscany / Umbria, Italy

Cities Lost in Time on the Road Less Traveled

Discover Lost Italian Cities of the Etruscan Era. Sights the Tourists Never See, Unique Cooking Classes, and More.

Our Umbria olive harvest vacation features an excellent in-depth look into Italian lifestyle and culture
Umbria, Italy

Wine, Cooking, & The Olive Oil Harvest - Norcia

Harvest Olives & Make Your Own Olive Oil in Umbria, plus Cooking, Truffle Hunting, Wineries, Sightseeing and More.

Private boat ride on classic Italian boats to the iconic town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
Campania, Italy

Cooking in Paradise on the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Luxury Cooking Vacation w/ Private Villa, Cooking Classes, Cheese Making & Local Family Experiences

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Sicily, Italy

Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure

NEW! - Small Group Sicily Coast to Coast Tour with Exclusive CDV Only experiences, Boutique Lodging, Cooking & More.

One of our first photos featuring the floating-on-air fishing boat on the sea in Favignana, Sicily. Incredible.
Sicily, Italy

Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

Pure Adventure on the Western Islands of Sicily. Cooking Classes, Salt Harvesting, Private Night Fishing & More.

The famous masks of Venice, Italy are an ancient tradition of the area.
Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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

Bologna, Venice, Cooking Classes, Inside the Lamborghini Factory, Parmesan Cheese, Prosciutto Factory & More.

Here is what we offer in our All-Inclusive Vacations:

  • All Inclusive culinary vacation with included excursions each day.
  • No up-selling of special "optional" add-ons
  • No shop-steering to touristy gift shops ^ shady businesses.
  • Small groups who speedily become dear friends.
  • English speaking Tour Hosts.
  • All Restaurant, Local Guide, and Hotel Tips are Included.
  • Special Gifts for all of our guests.
  • Learn to cook with 100% hands on cooking classes.
  • Cooking lessons with Local Home Cooks, and often Michelin Starred Chefs.
  • Stay in Private Luxury Villas or Specialty Boutique Hotels
  • English speaking, Native Italian chefs and hosts.
  • Organic farm-to-table ingredients used in all cooking classes, often the local catch of the day.
  • Small, hometown trattorias that are the best farm-to-table Italian food whenever we are eating out.
  • Always the most authentic Italian food and wine
  • Beautiful daily culinary excursions.
  • All transportation by private boats or minibus.
  • The Best Culinary Vacation in Italy

Like Visiting Family in Italy

We treat each guest like they are our own family.  They discover the true Italian life so few people truly experience. They live the passion for local cooking, food and wine, and the bestregional cuisine of every area we visit, not the made-for-tourists food experiences, and when we say all-inclusive, we also mean the wine.

The cooking classes offer the enchanting experience of Italian culture like no other vacation. They are personal and intimate, so we all become dear friends. We live among the locals, shop with the villagers, explore like the Italians. We see the famous sights so many want to see, but we also spend time getting to know the true local life in the less touristy towns of Italy.

Excursions You Will Remember for the Rest of Your Life

All of our inclusive tours include cooking (unless you would rather relax) that focuses on authentic regional cuisine, which are all family recipes of our wonderful hosts.  When we are away from the kitchen, we always have something exciting and fun happening.  We visit the major sights, but always do it in a way unlike any other. We have a private BBQ parties with the locals, we make fresh mozzarella from scratch with local cheesemakers, it it is wine harvest time, we are harvesting grapes and making wine, and we party with live music, singing and dancing with our new Italian family.   We also go off the beaten path and introduce guests to our favorite hidden gems most tourists never experience, such as the smaller, less visited towns throughout the country, and even dine in local family homes.

These excursions are never about simply visiting a place.  There is almost always a unique connection wherever we go. The cheesemaker and the winemakers are dear friends. Wherever we go, there is always a connection with the people, and they quickly become your own extended family away from home.

There is always a special reason for wherever we are going, and it always connects with the lifestyle of whichever area we are in, friends and family, and the culinary delicacies of each beautiful region of Italy.

About the Cooking Classes

Our All Inclusive Vacations feature half-day cooking classes. They are not demonstrations. They are 100% hands on cooking classes. So you will roll up your sleeves and get wrist deep in making everything fresh, from scratch.

For those wishing to spend more time sipping wine and eating Italian food, you can participate in the cooking lessons to whatever extent your heart desires. There is always something to do while the others cook... and you get back in time to eat what they made! Whether you are cooking or not, the time we spend during the cooking classes are always a highlight.

On our Culinary Vacations on the Amalfi Coast, we make Caponata, 'Ndunderi and Cocce Pasta, Braciole, Sausage and Pork Rib Ragu, Potatoes Gateau, Baba al Rhum, Pasta Fazul, Eggplant Involtini, Fresh Mozzarella from scratch, Custard Cream Crostata, Home-Made Limoncello with Amalfi Lemons, and a highlight of the week is Pizza Night, when we learn to make real Neapolitan Pizza in the wood-fired oven at the villa!

How Our Cooking Vacations in The Amalfi Coast are Different

If you are looking for something all-inclusive, always look carefully, as companies may include everything, but find all sorts of ways to cut corners. It can be dfrom food quality to accommodations, or even staffing. Our goal is not to get you to do one trip with us. It is to get you to change the way you travel, such that you will think of us over and over, and truly become part of our family, as so many already have. That means we work on smaller margins so that we can always offer the best of the best, no matter what we are doing, and we will never sacrifice our high standards for a few bucks.

There are many websites offering wonderful looking vacations in Italy, and there are so many wonderful offerings. But each is different in a variety of ways. First, most of the websites you discover are actually travel agencies that are offering a catalog of Italian vacations that they are reselling. Usually, they have no idea what the experience will even be like. Culture Discovery is not an agency. When you are with us, you are with us.

You will likely be meeting the people you email or speak with. If you take all of those others out, you only remain with a few true truly honest all inclusive tour companies.

What makes us so unique is that we look at our vacations like finely orchestrated concert from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave. While others do cooking classes, provide accommodations, and may offer some excursions, we look at each vacation as a full experience. This is why our weeks are all-inclusive. We believe that the full experience is more about the Italian culture of family and friendship than anything else. So we start with that. Our goal is not just offer a cooking vacation or cooking school, with a few excursions here and there. It is to give you a full experience, so that when you leave, you will have made new life-long friends, and you will have experienced many things you never could have otherwise. You will have a new family.

To do this, we make sure all of our meals outside of cooking classes are in small, family-run trattorias that are dear friends. Whatever we do, wherever we go, everything is connected and all about relationships. In fact, you will see that we spend more time introducing you to the cheesemaker than the cheese. Our excursions are not "history tours," they are excursions that bring you into the local coastal living. And our cooking classes are all more like a group of friends and family cooking together for. party, than an academic class.

All of this weaves together into a dream experience that gives our guests a true sense of belonging that lasts long after the vacation itself, and this is why so many of our guests come back over and over... because they have truly become dear friends and extended family. It is not a marketing line, it is actually what we do, and why we love doing this. Just look at our Facebook Page or our Facebook Group for alumni, and it is clear that our team and our guests are a big family of friends.