Cooking Vacations In Italy

There’s a reason our culinary tours in Italy are so popular.

An Italy food tour 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 Italian chef or a “nonna” (grandmother) who passes along generations of family recipes and a passionate dedication to Italian cuisine.

We have been organizing the best cooking tours in Italy for 25 years, and we have thousands of satisfied culinary travelers that we consider friends. Many of them return year after year to explore new foodie destinations with us on our Italy food tours. We are a small company, dedicated purely to foodie trips, and personal service is one of the hallmarks of our business.

So whether you are a foodie looking for food and wine tours in Italy, an avid home cook searching for cooking vacations in Italy, or simply think that food is the best part of every trip, we have culinary tours in Italy that will satisfy every culinary traveler.

More about our cooking vacations in Italy

Our culinary tours in Italy will also include:

  • Food and wine tours in Italy including cheese and local products tastings
  • Visits to open air fruit and vegetable markets, vineyards, or olive oil mills
  • Cultural and culinary tours to local sites of interest
  • Our many years of experience and personalized service while planning your foodie trip to Italy

Accommodations for our cooking holidays in Italy are in everything from cozy B&B properties to private villas, farmhouses, and luxurious hotels.

Our Italy Cooking Vacations


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Temple of Concordia visited on you Sicily cooking vacation

Sicily Cooking Vacation: Best of the West

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6 Nights Starting At $3,270

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View of the Umbrian countryside on your cooking tour of Italy

Cooking and Walking in Umbria

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6 Nights Starting At $3,650

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Making pasta on a cooking vacation in Tuscany

Living the Real Tuscan Dream

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6 Nights Starting At $3,100

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Beautiful view of Lake Garda on an Italy culinary tour

A Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto

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6 Nights Starting At $2,980

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Typical Italian products

Cook in the Heart of Chianti

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,100

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Delicious antipasti on a Tuscany cooking vacation

Classic Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,475

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View of Bellagio on a culinary vacation in Italy

Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como

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5 Nights Starting At $3,200

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Piedmont landscape on an Italy culinary tour

Bountiful Piedmont

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5 Nights Starting At $2,400

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Chef preparing handmade pasta on a culinary vacation in Italy

Foodie Tour on the Via Emilia

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4 or 7 Nights Starting At $2,400

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A view of the Mediterranean during an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation

Culinary Experience on the Amalfi Coast

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6 Nights Starting At $3,350

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View of Abruzzo from a distance

Authentic Abruzzo Cooking

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,025

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Vineyard in Umbria on a cooking vacation in Italy

Gastronomy in an Italian Villa

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3 Nights Starting At $900

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Italian pasta with seafood on a cooking vacation in Sicily

Baroque Sicily

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,400

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Traveling on the UNESCO Bernina Express in the Swiss Alps during a culinary tour of Northern Italy

Cooking in the Valtellina Valley

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,750

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Parmigiano wheels on a farm to table cooking vacation

Flavors Of The Real Italian Countryside

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3 Nights Starting At $1,590

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Closeup of tarts served on an Italy culinary vacation

Farm to Table in Emilia Romagna

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3 Nights Starting At $1,050

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View of Rooftops from Carunchio, Abruzzo, seen during a culinary vacation in Italy

Sapori d'Abruzzo

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6 Nights Starting At $2,750

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A view of La Rocca fortress in Spoleto on your culinary tour of Italy

Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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Greek ruins in Taormina during an authentic cooking vacation in Sicily

Elegant Taormina and The Eastern Coast

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,550

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Pasta with truffles during a Michelin-star cooking vacation in Italy

Don Alfonso

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,325

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Truffles enjoyed on a culinary vacation in Italy

A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,700

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Tomatoes and eggplant during a cooking class in Italy

Tuscan Dream: Cook in a Luxury Chianti Villa

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7 Nights Starting At $3,375

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Tuscan Cantucci enjoyed during a cooking vacation

Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking

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7 Nights Starting At $4,150

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Delicious fish dish enjoyed on a cooking vacation in Italy

Luxury Gastronomy at L’Andana: Tuscan Culinary Vacation

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3 Nights Starting At $2,250

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View of Tuscan olive trees on a cooking vacation in Italy

Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,750

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View of Menaggio, one of your homes during your Italy lakes cooking vacation

Luxury Gourmet Experience on Italy's Lakes

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6 Nights Starting At $4,600

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Stone wall and tree on a culinary tour in the countryside of Italy

La Cucina Romana in the Sabine Hills

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6 Nights Starting At $3,400

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Fish dish at the Villa Luppis on your cooking vacation in Italy

Luxury and Gastronomy at Villa Luppis

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3 Nights Starting At $1,125

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Pastries enjoyed during your cooking vacation

Insider's Venice

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3 Nights Starting At $900

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Plate of risotto with truffles on a culinary tour to Italy

Authentic Experience in Piedmont

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3 Nights Starting At $850

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Freshly made pesto on a Cinque Terre tour in Italy's Liguria region

Pesto, Pasta, and the Cinque Terre

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5 Nights Starting At $2,450

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Bowl of minestrone soup made during a culinary tour in Italy

In the Land of Prosecco

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4 Nights Starting At $2,865

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Making cantucci on your culinary vacation in Tuscany

Tuscany's Left Bank: Bolgheri and Supertuscan Wines

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4 Nights Starting At $2,450

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Homemade Agnolotti pasta on a cooking vacation in Italy

Antinori's Noble Tuscany

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,600

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A plate of vegetables ready to enjoy

Tuscookany: Italian Cooking at Torre del Tartufo and Casa Ombuto

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3 or 7 Nights Starting At $2,250

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View of the Florence skyline during your Tuscany culinary tour

Florence for the Food Lover

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5 Nights Starting At $2,350

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Making gnocchi on a culinary tour to Italy

Roman Countryside Discovery

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6 Nights Starting At $2,750

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Olives overlooking the sea on the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento Cooking Adventure

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,340

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Toasting with Mamma during your cooking vacation in Italy

A Culinary Quest in Vasto

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6 Nights Starting At $1,815

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Chianti bottles during a cooking vacation in Tuscany

Chianti Cooking: Tuscany Cooking Vacation

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4 Nights Starting At $1,800

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Pool at the Villa Romana hotel on the Amalfi Coast

Villa Romana: Authentic Amalfi Cuisine

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,000

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Gondola in Venice during a cooking vacation in the Veneto

A Venice Cooking Odyssey

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5 Nights Starting At $3,100

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Chef Silvia's kitchen during your cooking vacation in Tuscany

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

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3 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,650

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Sicilian cannoli as enjoyed on a cooking vacation in Sicily

Authentic Sicilian Experience for the Food Lover

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7 Nights Starting At $3,100

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Puglia's famous Trulli houses, visited on a culinary tour in Italy

A Culinary Adventure in Puglia

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6 Nights Starting At $2,990

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Delicious seafood dish on an Italian culinary tour

Mediterranean Cooking Experience

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,550

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Manarola, visited on a culinary tour of the Cinque Terre

Splendid Santa Margherita and the Cinque Terre

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4 Nights Starting At $2,300

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Regions We Visit on our Food and Wine Tours in Italy

  • Abruzzo: Bask in the beauty of ancient and authentic Abruzzo during an Italy food tour. Enjoy hands-on Italian cooking classes with simple regional cuisine full of flavors, and explore the miles of seaside, mountains, and national parks during our culinary trips to Italy in the Abruzzo region.
  • Amalfi Coast: Learn the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy the lifestyle of Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Capri on an Italy food tour to the Amalfi Coast. Revel in a mix of spectacular coastlines and famed sites like Pompeii and the Blue Grotto on our unique culinary tours to Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
  • Emilia Romagna: Taste the famous aged Parmesan cheese and Prosciutto di Parma on our gastronomic tours of Italy. Visit Bologna, Parma, Modena, and more and explore the local cuisine during hands-on cooking classes on an amazing Italy food tour to Emilia Romagna.
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia: Explore the unique geography and equally unique cuisine of a region that borders Austria, Slovenia, and the Veneto during our food and wine tours in Italy in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
  • Liguria: Charming port towns such as the famed Cinque Terre and all the pesto and pasta you could dream of make our gourmet holidays in Italy in the Liguria region extra special. Check out Genoa, Portofino, and miles of hiking trails on an Italy food tour to this charming area.
  • Lombardia/Lakes Region: Enjoy the gorgeous lakes and rustic foods of the north on our cooking vacations in Italy’s Lombardy region. Savor the risotto, polenta, and famed Franciacorta sparklers on our food and wine tours in Italy and the Lakes region.
  • Piedmont: One of our favorite regions is home to some of Italy’s most famous wines, which you will taste on our food and wine tours in Italy and the Piedmont region. From Barolo to Barbaresco, an Italy food tour in Piedmont will satisfy every appetite!
  • Puglia: Home to classic Italian breads, olive oils and wines – you’re sure to fall in love with Puglia (Apulia) on our cooking vacations in Italy at the southern part of the peninsula. Some of our best Italy wine tours are in this sunny and beautiful region.
  • Rome/Lazio: Authentic villages and delectable regional dishes will capture your heart on our culinary tours in Italy near the capital city. An Italy food tour in Lazio will include hands-on cooking classes, foodie excursions, and more.
  • Sicily: The heart of Mediterranean food lives on this exotic island, and you can explore it on an Italy food tour to Palermo, Taormina, Agrigento, and more. Many of our most popular Italy wine tours take place in authentic Sicily.
  • Tuscany: Explore breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the renowned food of this region on our Italy wine tours and cooking vacations in Italy in the Tuscany region. Rustic Tuscan food and wine are the staples of some of our best cooking vacations in Italy.
  • Umbria: The laid-back locals will welcome you like a family friend on our culinary tours in Italy and its Umbria region. An Italy food tour in Umbria will include hands-on cooking classes featuring delicious regional recipes.
  • Veneto: Discover the fine cuisine and legendary wines of this magical region on our Italy wine tours and cooking vacations in Italy and the Veneto region. From the lagoon of Venice to the Dolomites, the Veneto is a perfect destination for our culinary tours in Italy.