Cooking Vacations in Italy
As is so often said, this sun-drenched country is a feast for the senses…the sweet perfume of fresh tomatoes, an explosion of flavor and color…the unique yet delicate taste of newly pressed olive oil…fresh seasonal ingredients handpicked at local markets… Add some of the finest wines in the world and the ineffable spirit and joy of the people for an experience of pure pleasure, friendship, laughter, and renewal.
A cooking vacation in Italy with The International Kitchen means hands-on cooking lessons where you learn to make regional specialties and traditional Italian staples such as homemade pastas, flavorful sauces, succulent meat dishes, scrumptious seafood and out-of-this-world desserts. Your teacher might be a professional chef or a nonna (grandmother) who passes along generations of family recipes and a passionate dedication to Italian cuisine. Your Italian cooking holiday will also include wine and cheese tastings, visits to open air fruit and vegetable markets or olive oil mills, and culinary tours to local sites of interest. Accommodations vary from simple B&B properties to deluxe private villas and hotels.
To learn more about our amazing selection of Italian cooking vacations, including the Amalfi Coast and cooking courses in Tuscany where you will feel like you are attending a gourmet Italian cooking school, please select one of the locations listed above, or scroll down to see a full list of the regions in which we offer Italian cooking holidays. If you are having trouble deciding from among our myriad cooking tours, please call us or email: we would love to make some recommendations.
Regions We Visit in Italy
Bask in the beauty of unspoiled, authentic Abruzzo during your Italian cooking vacation. Enjoy hands-on Italian cooking school style classes featuring a ruggedly simple regional cuisine full of natural flavors while exploring the region’s many miles of seaside, national parks, and mountains.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in Abruzzo.
Go To Abruzzo...
Enjoy the lifestyle of Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Capri, and learn the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine during your amazing Amalfi Coast cooking vacation. A mix of idyllic landscapes, spectacular coastlines, and sites like Pompeii and the Blue Grotto make the Amalfi Coast an ideal location for an authentic Amalfi culinary vacation.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations and culinary tours.
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Journey to Bologna, Parma, and Modena during your Italy cooking vacation in Emilia Romagna. Taste plump tortellini, Bolognese meat sauce, and aged Parmesan cheese while exploring the local cuisine during hands-on cooking lessons and gastronomic tours.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in Emilia Romagna.
Go To Emilia Romagna...
Journey to the ancient region of Lazio with The International Kitchen. Lazio is primarily known for the capital, Rome. But the region also produces some of the country’s best fruits, vegetables, and olives, allowing, culinary specialties to flourish; dotted with lakes, there is also an abundance of seafood.
Go To Lazio (Rome)...
Enjoy authentic Le Marche (“The Marches”) during your cooking vacation in Italy. This is a region unknown to mass tourism and beloved for its adherence to tradition and warm hospitality. This verdant land lies between the mountains and the sea and provides a unique location for an unforgettable Italian cooking holiday!
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking holidays and culinary tours in Le Marche.
Go To Le Marche...
Experience Liguria, home of Genova, Portofino, and the five linked towns called the “Cinque Terre,” during your Italian culinary vacation. Explore the charming port towns, miles of hiking trails and fresh local cuisine during your cooking tour in Liguria, Italy.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking school vacations and culinary tours in Liguria and Cinque Terre.
Go To Liguria...
Savor the elegance of Milan, Lake Como, and Lake Garda during your cooking tour in Lombardia and the Lakes Region. Learn to make such northern Italian delights as risotto, polenta, and osso buco during your hands-on cooking course in Lombardy, and enjoy the fabulous wines of this enchanting part of Italy.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our Northern Italy cooking course tours in Lombardia.
Go To Lombardia/Lakes Region...
Join The International Kitchen in Piedmont for an Italian cooking vacation sure to surpass your wildest dreams! Savor excellent cheeses, truffles, hazelnuts, and succulent meats while enjoying some of Italy’s most famous wines on your unforgettable cooking holiday in one of our favorite regions of Italy.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our Italian cooking vacations and culinary tours in Piedmont.
Go To Piedmont...
Visit Puglia (Apulia in English), a land of exquisite produce, freshly pressed olive oil, and full-bodied wines during your Italian culinary vacation. Puglia produces more of the bread, olive oil and wine of Italy than any other region, and its archeological sites and Baroque cities provide a wealth of cultural excursions to round out your cooking vacation in Italy.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in Puglia.
Go To Puglia...
Join us in Sicily, a land that combines the gastronomic and cultural influences of every great Mediterranean civilization, for hands-on cooking classes in Italy, gourmet meals, wine tastings, and guided culinary tours. Enjoy an insider’s perspective to this mysterious island during your cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in Sicily.
Go To Sicily...
Make Tuscany your home during your authentic Tuscan cooking vacation with The International Kitchen! Enjoy hands-on Tuscan cooking classes with local chefs, visits of medieval and Renaissance towns, and the unique quality that has made Tuscany beloved by travelers for centuries.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our Tuscan culinary holidays and cooking class vacations.
Go To Tuscany...
Discover the food, wine, and people of Umbria, a region rivaling Tuscany for its natural beauty and culinary riches, during your cooking holiday in Umbria. Your Umbrian cooking classes will show you a cuisine rich with local flavors and savory Umbrian recipes, while the laid-back locals will welcome you like a family friend.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our culinary tours and cooking vacations in Umbria.
Go To Umbria...
Explore the fine cuisine and legendary wines of Venice and the Veneto region during your authentic Italian cooking vacation. From the peaks of the Dolomites to the lagoon of Venice, we invite you to explore the authentic Veneto during your cooking holiday.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our Veneto cooking holidays and culinary tours.
Go To Veneto...
Italy has so much to offer, so why visit just one region? Our multi-region trips are much like our other culinary adventures, in that they all offer hands-on cooking classes, but include more places to see and experience. Immerse yourself in Italian culture with our multi-region cooking vacations in Italy.
Please click on the region name or image to see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in multiple regions of Italy.
Go To Multiple Regions...
Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...
A Chateau Culinary Adventure at Le Calabash - What an incredible cultural and culinary experience: the hosts were great: fun and friendly, accommodating, and customized the itinerary based on the group. Food was amazing, classes were engaging and informative...Read more
A Culinary Adventure in Umbria - It’s taken me quite a while to write about our experience at Palazzo Seneca. Not because it wasn’t everything I dreamed of and more, but because it so exceeded all of my expectations...Read more
Cooking in the Heart of Andalusian Olive Country - Very rural Spanish, which was lovely insight into the true Spanish way of life. Peter & Maureen, Australia...Read more