Italian & Cookery Holiday in Sorrento

from £1007 pp

Italy, Sorrento

6 nights / 7 Days

Join a class of max 12

Italian & Cookery Holiday in Sorrento

from £1007 pp

What You'll Do

Study the beautiful Italian language and immerse yourself in their passion for food during cooking lessons as a great way to get to know the country and its people; study language in the mornings, then spend your afternoons mastering the local cuisine on this delightful learning holiday.

Choosing to take Italian language and cooking lessons in Sorrento is an amazing way to get the whole authentic Italian experience as you brush up your language skills in the morning before heading to the kitchen in the afternoon to whip up delicious classic Italian dishes.

You will be taught by highly qualified native Italian speakers who have a passion for teaching and a variety of proven teaching techniques. Language lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Italian from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. Focusing on the four main language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, each day will see you increasing in confidence.

In addition, you will learn to prepare traditional Italian recipes and regional dishes that are typical of Campania and Sorrento. The chefs will take you on an all-Italian gastronomic tour, revealing the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine as you prepare a full 4-course meal during fun hands-on cooking lessons.

During your course, you’ll be staying with a local host family, where you will be welcomed into their Italian home, and can choose to use as much or little Italian as you would like! All of these factors will accelerate your learning experience, as you immerse yourself in the local culture and progress rapidly as you practise your new found skills in your free time.

Get more from your cooking holiday in Italy, have fun, meet new people, take home new language skills and a variety of beloved Italian recipes and memories that will stay with you long after the holiday is over.


Learn to make authentic Italian dishes during hands-on cookery lessons

Fun & cultural excursions during the week to famous landmarks

Includes 6 nights B&B accommodation with local host family

Your Local Host:

Italian Language School in Sorrento

This friendly language school provides Italian language learners with personal attention to ensure you get the most from your language learning experience. Situated in a charming converted convent the classes are spacious and you will be situated just a 100 metres or so from the stunning Sorrento beach.

Experience Itinerary


Arrive and settle in at your local host family where you will be staying for 6 nights.

Staying with a local family will enhance your language learning experience. All hosts are sociable, like to meet new people and can give a warm welcome to students.

You will have your own private room giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills on a daily basis. Rooms are safe and clean. You will be provided with certain meals each day depending on what has been booked and room prices run from Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after your course has finished. Your accommodation will be located within 30 minutes’ walking distance or 25 minutes via public transport to the school.

All accommodation is inspected and approved by the school on a regular basis. If you have any special requests such as non-smoking, no pets, vegetarian and so on, please note these in the special requests box during the booking process. These requests are noted and will be accommodated where possible but cannot be guaranteed.

A Typical Day

– Italian language classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
– Classes start at 9am each day and finish at 12.40pm
– You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 50 minutes each
– You will have a short mid morning coffee break
– Your cooking classes will take place in the afternoons, 3 days a week (exact days will be confirmed on your arrival) in a cooking school in the centre of Sorrento
– Also, on two afternoons during the week you will have excursions to the region’s famous sites and these excursions could include various towns on the Amalfi Coast, Capri or Vesuvius (exact locations will be confirmed on arrival only)

What can I do in my free time?
– The school offers a host of optional cultural activities and lectures throughout the week
– Optional additional excursions can be arranged to Capri, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast
– You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your newfound language skills or just kick back and relax on the stunning beach on this learning holiday with a difference


Say goodbye to your host family after breakfast. Check out time will be at noon.

Location Information

The friendly Italian language school is situated in a charming converted Convent with a large garden overlooking the stunning Gulf of Naples with a wonderful view over the islands and Vesuvius.

– Internet access and WiFi zone
– Well equipped light and airy classrooms
– Balconies with seating to relax or do homework
– Easy access to Pompeii, Capri, Naples, Positano
– Very close to the beautiful beach
– Student lounge
– Wide range of cultural activities and excursions
– Highly qualified teachers
– Offers all students discount cards for shops, bars etc.

Nearest airports: Naples (around 90 minutes away)

The school is located in Sorrento, within walking distance of Sorrento train station.

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a homestay with a local host family
  • Prices are based on a single private room with a shared bathroom
  • Your host family details and address will be sent to you via email a week before your arrival
  • 20 group, 50 minute, Italian language lessons
  • Group lessons take place Monday – Friday starting at 9am
  • Language level test - please arrive at the school at 8.30 on your first day
  • 3 Afternoon Italian cooking classes followed by a meal of the food you have prepared
  • 2 cultural excursions
  • Course materials
  • Free internet access
  • Use of the Language Lab
  • Sorrento discount card
  • Orientation tour of Sorrento


- Suitable for all Italian language levels from beginner to advanced
- Minimum age 18 with no upper age limit
- Italian cooking classes are perfect for all levels

- Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level