Discover Authentic Cooking Vacations in Italy


At Cooking Vacations you will learn to cook traditional recipes, hands-on, with the team of excellent and well-trained chefs. We bring you the ultimate that Italy has to offer along with the passion we share for food, wine, music & culture. For centuries Italians have mastered the art of cooking, eating and sharing a table,- reinforcing family bonds, enjoying precious time spent together, while sharing the love of food, family & friends.

PastaAuthentic Cooking Vacations in Italy

Cooking Vacations provides unique vacation cooking classes, food trips, vineyard toursm wine tasting sessions and marketplace visits throughout Italy. The staff is consisted of a group of talented chefs, food & wine experts, food-trend researchers, and people in the know, who bring you the best of each region.

The programs are hosted at exclusive & beautiful properties selected for their location, charm.. Each program includes excursions to well-known and also undiscovered areas including outside markets, ancient villages and historical areas that are rich in culture and connected to the local people. You’ll be taken back in time to artisans, wine producers, fishermen, truffle hunters, and bread & pastry bakers.

The cooking programs capture the art of Italian cooking, while eating, learning and enjoying “la dolce vita,” the sweet life. In Italy, la dolce vita is not a special occasion; it’s a way of life! We bring you into the life of the Italian people who share their food & wine with you.

RaviloiOur Family Started the Concept Of Cooking Experiences

Our family started the concept of cooking vacations in Italy over 25 years ago. It all began when our American and foreign friends visited us in Italy and ended up spending their days in the kitchen with my Nonna Philomena. Our friends wanted to know how Nonna created her handmade pastas, plump ravioli filled with Ricotta, fresh sea bass grilled on lemon leaves and her towering sponge cake soaked in Limoncello. Her beautiful lunches and dinners topped our table each day accompanied by Nonno’s homemade wine. Everyone would follow her steps in the early morning- rolling out pasta, making little meatballs and desserts & gelato filled with seasonal fruits.

Soon thereafter, I took our Italian culture, way of life and recipes and created Cooking Vacations. By word-of-mouth, friends and clients filled our family kitchen wanting to see, learn & experience our culture, and share the fun we had in the kitchen. We then expanded the concept incorporating other cooking programs in diverse parts of Italy’s regions.

Today, we offer the most authentic cooking classes, chefs, recipes, food trips and marketplace visits in Italy. Our network of food-trend lovers, foodies and people in Italy, bring us the best in food, wine and travel. We are Italian, and we share our love of cooking with you!

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