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  • Cooking Holiday in a Castle in Italy

    5 nights Italy

    Immerse yourself in Italian cooking and wine in the glorious surroundings of a castle in the Dolomite mountains. Discove..

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  • Painting Holiday in Emilia Romagna

    7 nights Italy

    Come and join this unique 7 night painting holiday in the foothills of Italy near Bologna in the region of Emilia Romagn..

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    £1500 pp
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  • Cooking and Wine-Tasting in Tuscany

    7 Nights Italy

    Promising to be not only a cooking experience but also a cultural one, this family-run 7 night Italian cooking and wine ..

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    £1591 pp
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  • Florence Off The Beaten Track

    3 Nights Italy

    This tailor made tour of the beautiful Italian city will be a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the city like neve..

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    £607 pp
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  • 15% off courses in June and July

    4 Day Tuscan Gastronomy and Cooking Retreat

    3 Nights Italy

    Get to know Italy's most famous staple on a unique 3-night Italian gastronomy and cooking holiday that takes you on a jo..

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    £850 pp
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  • Rome Off The Beaten Track

    3 Nights Italy

    Discover Rome like a true Italian. Enjoy visiting the hidden gems of Rome and taste the local food and wine. You will al..

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    £849 per person
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  • Intensive Cooking and Culture in Tuscany

    4 Nights Italy

    This fantastic 4 night Tuscan cookery and culture holiday near Arezzo is all about delicious locally produced food, grea..

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    £1091 pp
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  • Yoga & Watercolour Painting Holiday

    4 nights Italy

    Combine relaxing yoga with painting lessons on this unique 4 night yoga and watercolour painting holiday in Italy; stay ..

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    £850 pp
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  • Truffle Hunting and Cookery Holiday

    3 Nights Italy

    Venture out into the Tuscan countryside to hunt and learn to cook one of the most sought after ingredients in Italian cu..

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    £1000 pp
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    • Cooking Holiday in a Castle in Italy

      5 nights Italy

      Immerse yourself in Italian cooking and wine in the glorious surroundings of a castle in the Dolomite mountains. Discove..

      Price from

      £1980 pp
      Take me there
    • Painting Holiday in Emilia Romagna

      7 nights Emilia Romagna

      Come and join this unique 7 night painting holiday in the foothills of Italy near Bologna in the region of Emilia Romagn..

      Price from

      £1500 pp
      Take me there
    • Cooking and Wine-Tasting in Tuscany

      7 Nights Tuscany

      Promising to be not only a cooking experience but also a cultural one, this family-run 7 night Italian cooking and wine ..

      Price from

      £1591 pp
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    • Florence Off The Beaten Track

      3 Nights Florence

      This tailor made tour of the beautiful Italian city will be a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the city like neve..

      Price from

      £607 pp
      Take me there
    • 15% off courses in June and July

      4 Day Tuscan Gastronomy and Cooking Retreat

      3 Nights Tuscany

      Get to know Italy's most famous staple on a unique 3-night Italian gastronomy and cooking holiday that takes you on a jo..

      Price from

      £850 pp
      Take me there
    • Rome Off The Beaten Track

      3 Nights Rome

      Discover Rome like a true Italian. Enjoy visiting the hidden gems of Rome and taste the local food and wine. You will al..

      Price from

      £849 per person
      Take me there
    • Intensive Cooking and Culture in Tuscany

      4 Nights Tuscany

      This fantastic 4 night Tuscan cookery and culture holiday near Arezzo is all about delicious locally produced food, grea..

      Price from

      £1091 pp
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    • Yoga & Watercolour Painting Holiday

      4 nights Casperia

      Combine relaxing yoga with painting lessons on this unique 4 night yoga and watercolour painting holiday in Italy; stay ..

      Price from

      £850 pp
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    • Truffle Hunting and Cookery Holiday

      3 Nights Tuscany

      Venture out into the Tuscan countryside to hunt and learn to cook one of the most sought after ingredients in Italian cu..

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      £1000 pp
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    Best Time to Visit Italy

    Spring Summer Autumn Winter

    From March to May, expect temperatures between 7-20 degrees in the North and 12-21 degrees in the South.

    You’ll do well to squeeze in a visit to Italy in spring. It’s possibly Italy’s best season. Temperatures across the country are ideal and local piazzas and bars come to life as the locals emerge from the winter. Later in the season, you might also want to take advantage of the beaches before the summer hits while everything is still quiet.

    From June to August, expect temperatures between 13-29 degrees in the North and 16-30 degrees in the South.

    Beware of those average temperatures in summer time – especially if you are planning a visit to one of Italy’s historic cities. Summer in Italy is very hot and humid and temperatures can reach nearly 40 degrees in some parts. It’s also peak season and both the cities and beaches will be crowded. Italians usually take August off and head to the beach so expect businesses in the towns and cities to be closed up for this month.

    From September to November, expect temperatures between 7-25 degrees in the North and 15-27 degrees in the South.

    If you want to avoid the summer crowds but not the warm summer temperatures, early September is a perfect time to visit Italy. Summertime vibes are still very much in the air but without the intense heat, making your holiday time very pleasant indeed. From mid-October, things will start to change drastically up North and the Italians will officially swap their summer wardrobe for their winter one.

    From December to February, expect temperatures between 0-8 degrees in the North and 11-16 degrees in the South.

    When it comes to travelling to Italy, the off-season (November-March), is quite possibly the best time to visit the cities. It can be a little chilly, but you dodge the queues and the stifling heat that threatens to overwhelm at times. In February, Venice holds its annual Carnival and the city is buzzing for about two weeks so watch out for that.

    Best Places to Visit

    Tuscany

    With rolling hills & iconic cities, the only issue you'll have is deciding where to start in this id

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    Puglia

    The sunny, whitewashed heel of the boot, is home to an abundance of amazing beaches and hidden gems.

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    Puglia

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    Rome

    Rome needs no introduction. Charismatic, charming and captivating, from its history to vibrant stree

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    Rome

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    Verona

    Made famous by Romeo & Juliet, Verona itself is an open-air museum with many hidden paths.

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    Verona

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    Sorrento

    Nestled in the historic Bay of Naples, it’s the perfect base for exploring the picturesque Amalfi

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    Sorrento

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    Naples

    Naples is all about the raw & the spontaneous, it bubbles with volcanic drama and infectious energy.

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    Naples

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    Umbria

    A lush green paradise, landlocked Umbria is a magical region of truly authentic Italy.

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    Umbria

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    Lake Garda

    Enjoy its glistening waters, from quaint harbor towns in the south, to dramatic mountains in the nor

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    Lake Garda

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    Sicily

    One of Europe's most seductive destinations, Sicily sits at the heart of the Mediterranean and deliv

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    Sicily

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    Venice

    A truly unique, magical city, born out of a marble palace on a lagoon, and developing into a stunnin

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    Venice

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    Trentino

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    Trentino

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