Gay Cooking Vacations in Italy
The world is in love with Italy, and why not? It combines the best of what life has to offer: amazing food and wine, historical and artistic sites that are unrivaled, stunning and poignant scenery, friendly people, and a way of life that is infectiously fun. But how do you find the best of all these things in one vacation—one that's designed especially for gay and lesbian couples?
A cooking vacation in Italy with The International Kitchen combines LGBT travel with hands-on cooking lessons where you will learn to make beloved Italian recipes as well as regional specialties. Think homemade pastas, rich sauces, succulent meat and fish dishes, and indulgent desserts. But it will also include local gastronomic visits, perhaps to a cheese-maker, vintner, olive oil producer, or butcher shop; trips to the local open air farmers' market; and a chance to relax and enjoy authentic Italian life with your hosts and new friends. We have spent decades finding the accommodations, transportation services, and of course chefs that provide our visitors with the best possible gay and lesbian travel experience.
To learn more about our amazing selection of Italian cooking vacations for the LGBT community, click on the links below. You will find full details about our Italian cooking holidays. If you need help deciding between one of these trips and our France LGBT trip options, please call us or email: we would be happy to provide you with some recommendations.
La Cucina Romana in the Sabine Hills
Situated a short ride outside of Rome in the countryside, this Lazio cooking vacation takes place in a gorgeous setting surrounded by vast olive orchards and with accommodations in a luxury country house.
Available LGBT Weeks May 14-21 and October 16-22, 2016 (or as a general week from February through November).
Starting at US$3200 per person, based on double occupancy.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Mediterranean Cooking Experience
Experience the stunning Amalfi Cost on your LGBT cooking vacation. Not only will you learn how to make Neapolitan cuisine, but you'll also stay in a luxurious 4-star relais hotel and tour the area with stops at local gastronomic producers.
4 or 6 nights - Available any week on request with a Sunday start date for a minimum of two people; or an exclusive week for a minimum of 8.
Starting at $2450 per person, based on double occupancy.
Antinori's Noble Tuscany
Discover the prestigious Antinori wines while staying on their gorgeous Tuscan wine estate. In addition to experiencing the premium wines during this authentic LGBT culinary vacation in Tuscany, you'll also have the chance to dine at their Michelin-star restaurant!
4 or 6 nights - Available any week on request with a Sunday start date from January 4 through December 27 for a minimum of 2 people; or an exclusive week for a minimum of 8.
Starting at US$2200 per person.
A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia
Discover the magic of Umbria and stay in a renovated 16th-century Umbrian palace for accommodations, all while experiencing the flavors of the region -- including sausages and truffles -- and dining in the Michelin-rated Ristorante Vespasia.
4 or 6 nights - Available any week on request with a Sunday start date.
Starting at US$2650 per person, based on double occupancy.