Italy Culinary Vacations: Can I Travel to Italy?

A view of Portofino, on of Italy's loveliest villages, during a culinary vacation on the Italian Riviera.Updated August 30, 2022.

Can I travel to Italy now? The answer is: yes!

Italy is open to U.S. tourists and there are no longer any COVID entry restrictions in place for US tourists. All you need is your valid passport. 

Walking among the fields of flowering lentil crops near Norcia, Umbria.Entry Requirements for Italy

US citizens are permitted entry to Italy with no special COVID entry requirements as of June 1.

While in Italy:

The “Green Pass,” which was required to enter certain public spaces, has been phased out. There is nothing holding you back from the Italy trip of your dreams

See one of our favorite culinary vacations in Tuscany.

A view of beautiful Castelluccio, a medieval village of Umbria, during our Food Lover's Paradise in Umbria cooking vacation.Booking a Culinary Vacation in Italy

One thing is certain: our partners in Italy can’t wait to welcome our travelers back on our amazing and authentic culinary vacations in Italy. And we’re making it easier to book than ever, with several Worry-Free Trips. These trips allow you to cancel without up to 60 days prior to the trip and receive a refund on your deposit minus a $200 per person penalty. (Read more about our Worry-Free Trips.)

Discover one of our best culinary vacations on the Amalfi Coast.

Delicious homemade cavatelli pasta with a meat ragu, made during your authentic culinary vacation in Italy.

Choosing a Culinary Vacation in Italy

You might be asking yourself, “How do I choose a culinary vacation in Italy?” The best place to start is our website, where we offer detailed itineraries, pricing, and tons of pictures. But it is also always a good idea to contact us. We know our culinary vacations in Italy like the backs of our hands. We can help steer you toward the culinary vacation that seems right for you.

The farm in Molise, home during your farm to table culinary vacation with The International Kitchen.For instance: Are you looking for something off the beaten path? You might try our Authentic Italy from the Mountains to the Sea in the region of Molise.

Looking for a farm-to-table experience? Try A Culinary Adventure in Puglia and cook with the lovely Chef Chiara while you stay on their family estate. Want something romantic? How about our Truly Tuscany Wine Tasting Tour in Western Tuscany?

Using all your senses during a cooking class with Chef Silvia as part of our Cooking under the Tuscan Sun cooking vacation.Perhaps you want to pamper yourself with a luxury culinary vacation with Michelin Star chefs? We have you covered with our best-selling Cooking under the Tuscan Sun culinary vacation, or our amazing cooking vacation at Don Alfonso near Sorrento.

Or, maybe you’re traveling on a budget and want a shorter culinary vacation? Try our Authentic Experience in Piedmont, and stay at the lovely and cozy inn of your hostess, Francesca.

A beautiful scene in Italy during a cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.If you’re looking for a totally private experience for a culinary vacation with family or friends, we can offer that too. We have private weeks for 4-6 people at our Living the Real Tuscan Dream culinary vacation, or for larger groups at many of our other destinations.

A spectacular view on an Amalfi Coast food tour with TIK.In short, if you’re anxious to travel on one of our culinary vacations in Italy, there is plenty of good news to be had. Travel to Italy should be possible again very soon, we’ve got plenty of amazing and safe culinary vacations to satisfy any travelers, and we’re offering more flexibility than ever before.

Contact us to get started!

By Peg Kern

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