Luxury cookery vacations in Italy

Italy has more to offer than just pasta and pizzas! Made up of 20 different regions, each part of Italy has its own unique culinary traditions based upon what produce is locally available. From the rich creamy sauces from the northern part of Italy, to the olive groves, eggplant and tomatoes that grow in the warmer southern half – discover the real culture and culinary traditions of Italy, far away from the tourist trail on one of our luxury cookery vacations below:

Luxury italian cooking holiday in Rome - kitchen (3)1. Luxury cooking near Rome, Italy

Discover the secrets of authentic Italian cooking in a professional kitchen and stay in a historic former palazzo for 6 nights. Set in the village of Castro dei Volsci, this holiday invites you to explore the culinary traditions and local life of the region. Experience the Roman countryside and gorge all your senses in the luxurious 17th century palazzo. Be inspired and bring back new recipes, friendships and memories from this grand cooking holiday.

cookery vacation in Tuscany2. Gourmet Tuscan cooking in Florence

Stay for 7 nights in the enchanting region of Tuscany in a picturesque 16th century villa. Taste the very best local products and wines and learn from authentic chefs how to prepare the finest Italian recipes. The estate produces red Chianti wine from their vineyards and extra virgin olive oil from the groves, so guests will also enjoy a wine tasting in the centuries-old wine cellar. This holiday promises a gastronomic program to satisfy every Italian gourmand!

Read the review of J Power here, who is a chef himself and really recommends this holiday:

3. Delights of Italian cooking and wine with ultimate luxury in Umbria 

cooking holiday in Italy

Indulge your passion for cuisine and need for relaxation on this 6 night vacation in an 18th century patrician villa by Lake Trasimeno. You will gain an insight into exquisite dishes with your talented chefs and discover the area during wine tastings and sightseeing. After your cooking classes, relax in the beautiful gardens or pamper yourself in the wellness spa. This holiday is the perfect blend of good food, fine wine, natural beauty and indulgent relaxation.

4. Olive oil wine tasting and cookery in Tuscany

Cookery holidays in Tuscany, Italy - pool (4)Enjoy a short break in the heart of Tuscany at this beautiful Agriturismo, surrounded by beautiful olive groves, vineyards and orchards. Gusts can peruse their passion for all things Italian as they enjoy a cooking class, olive oil and wine tasting, as well as enjoying a tour of the estate. Have a taste of Italian life where families work together on the estate to produce olive oil and wine in these beautiful surroundings.

 5. Enjoy organic Italian food and luxury 5 star accommodation in Puglia

acc outsideP1010782The sumptuous Masseria accommodation, where you will spend 7 nights, boasts three deluxe professional kitchens, a swimming pool, two spas and its very own organic farm. Puglia is one of Italy’s most important organic food regions and food will be sourced from the farmland and local farmers. Sample wine on the terrace and discover the area during culinary tours and excursions where you’ll visit everything from UNESCO heritage sights to local fish markets and cheese producers.

Our guest Julian says that this was one of the best vacations he’s ever had! Read his full review here.