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About Cooking Vacations Tours



Join us in sunny Italy for an experience of a lifetime. I have discovered the most talented chefs, beautiful properties and have personally created authentic cooking tours throughout the 20 regions of Italy. Each venue varies from farmhouses to villas, castles and bed & breakfasts and luxury estates, that are all privately owned. From the canals of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany all the way to the Amalfi Coast’s, each cooking tour immerses you into the local way of life with passionate, happy Italian people.

Cooking Vacations started when friends visiting Italy wanted to how to cook like my Nonna and Mom. Today we are the leader in culinary school tours to Italy offering hands-on cooking classes and tours that combine a unique approach to Italian culture through cooking with genuine local people, market visits and landmark tours. For all Cooking Vacations programs click,

The cooking classes are hands-on and use seasonal products from the local gardens and marketplace that are used in recipes which can easily be recreated at home. Each cooking program is authentic is available only at Cooking Vacations.

You will work alongside qualified chefs, cooks, bakers and pastry makers who share their Italian recipes, hospitality, traditions and culture in small groups of 2, 4, 6 or 8 people. We carefully respect your food allergies, likes and dislikes-along with your cooking level catering to vegetarian, gluten free and any special request. Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared in the kitchen together at our table. All classes include an antipasto, pasta, main course and dessert with a glass of red or white local wine (except specialty classes which are described accordingly).