Pre-Booking Questions

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We want every question answered.. We want all of our guests to be fully informed about our vacations, and what to expect before they make the decision. Because of this, you will find our website is packed with information, and this section addresses some of the more commonly askled questions. But please look at the detail of each itinerary, especially the "Is this for you" section.

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All meals are included, breakfast, lunch, dinner, gelato, coffee, its all on us on our Northern Italy cooking vacation.

Details on our "All-Inclusive" policy

Detailed description of what is included in our pricing

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Our cooking classes are always hands on immersive, everything you cook, you also eat!

Can you put me in a room with another one of your guests so I can avoid paying the single supplement?

This article describes how we organize guests that have expressed a desire to share a room with other guests they don't know in order to avoid paying the single supplement.

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Do I need to be a good cook to go on a cooking vacation?

No you don't.

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Michael with the cows in Bologna on our cooking and wine vacations.

Is there a discount for people that don't want to participate in cooking classes?

Simply put, no. But there is a solid reason. Read on...

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Why do you limit to small groups?

We keep it small and unfortunately sell out quickly...

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Can I follow a kosher diet on your vacations?

Information for people keeping kosher.

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A group photo of everyone in a winery in Barolo, Italy.

How does the Waiting List work for Sold Out Vacations?

We will never charge you a deposit until we guarantee you a space. Read for complete details...

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Admiring the offerings at the market of San Lorenzo during our food tour in Florence

Can I book only part of one of your vacations?

That is actually a little complicated. Read on...

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Can a non-participating travel partner stay in my accommodations?

Yes they can. But you should read on for the details...

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Fun beyond compare while we harvest salt at the saline in Trapani, Sicily - Truly a unique experience!

How many people will be in our group?

14 to 18 on average. Read on for more about our group size limits.

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What is the minimum age for travelers on your vacations?

About the minimum age requirements for guests on our vacations

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Our hands-on cooking classes in Chianti are all about highlighting dishes unique to Tuscany

Do you cater to vegetarians?

Vegetarians, yes. Vegans... that is a little complicated...

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The Mangialonga is a food and wine festival that takes place out in the vineyards of Northern Italy.

Why are the Alumni Weeks so much less expensive?

Once you have been with us, you are very special to us. We reward that. Read for more details.

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Euros are the currency in Italy

Will the price change before I pay the balance?

No. We lock in our prices when you pay your deposit. Read for more details.

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Farm-To-Table food Grown on Site or Sourced Locally

Can you accomodate people with food allergies?

We sure do. Read on...

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All of our food is made with fresh local ingredients, sometimes we even get to pick them ourselves on our Northern Italy

Do Solo Travelers feel comfortable?

Many guests are worried that they will be out of place if they come alone. Not the case at all. Read on for more details...

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Pre Booking with Cdv on our cooking and wine vacations in Italy

How do I book and pay?

How to book and pay for one of our vacations

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How do you celebrate special occasions?

Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.

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Our host, Ivan in Sicily on our cooking vacations in Italy

Do I need to speak any Italian?

Solo se vuoi lavorare con noi (Only if you want to work with us) :-)

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All our cooking classes in Tuscany and Chianti are hands on, you will always make fresh pasta from scratch

My Husband doesn't cook. What is there for him to do?

Many guests come with spouses that are not interested in cooking. This article explains what it will be like for them.

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Fresh pasta during our Norcia cooking class it's made only of flavour and local eggs. The traditional recipe

Why is there a single supplement charge for solo travelers?

Why we charge an extra fee for people traveling by themselves or staying in accommodations by themselves

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Pre Booking with Cdv on our cooking and wine vacations in Italy

How do I choose between the different locations?

Help with choosing which vacations is the right fit for you.

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Travel Tips

Can I extend my cooking vacation with Culture Discovery?

Can I do different Culture Discovery Vacations back to back?

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Air travel to Italy

Do your cooking vacations include airfare?

No, but that is about all we don't cover. Read more for details...

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Euros are the currency in Italy

What is the price of your vacations?

Our pricing is listed on our calendar, and on each itinerary throughout the site. For more details, read on...

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Our cooking class in Cortona, the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun is hosted by a local family in a private villa

Why would I attend cooking classes if cooking isn't my thing?

Learn how this makes for an AMAZING vacation for non-cooks as well!

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Euros are the currency in Italy

What is your deposit and cancellation policy?

Information about deposits and refunds for cancellations.

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Pre Booking with Cdv on our cooking and wine vacations in Italy

How long can I wait before making my reservation?

Read this or risk disappointment..

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Enjoy some down time and soak in the sun at one of the many fantastic beaches of Favignana, Sicily.

Will there be downtime during our vacation?

This article answers questions that relates to how much downtime there will be during time with us

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