Cooking Vacations In Italy

There’s a reason our Italian cooking vacations are so popular.

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

Regions We Visit in Italy

  • Abruzzo: Bask in the beauty of ancient and authentic Abruzzo.
  • Amalfi Coast: Learn the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Emilia Romagna: Taste the famous aged Parmesan cheese and Prosciutto di Parma.
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia: Explore the unique geography and equally unique cuisine.
  • Liguria: Charming port towns and all the pesto and pasta you could dream of.
  • Lombardia/Lakes Region: Enjoy the gorgeous lakes and rustic foods of northern Italy.
  • Piedmont: Our favorite region is home to some of Italy’s most famous wines.
  • Puglia: Home to classic Italian breads, olive oils and wines – you’re sure to fall in love with Puglia.
  • Rome: Authentic villages and delectable regional dishes will capture your heart.
  • Sicily: The heart of Mediterranean food lives on this exotic island.
  • Tuscany: Explore breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the renowned food of this region.
  • Umbria: Umbria’s laid-back locals will welcome you like a family friend. And feed you, of course!
  • Veneto: Discover the fine cuisine and legendary wines of this magical region.

The Details

A full Italian cooking vacation will also include:

  • Italian wine and cheese tastings
  • Visits to open air fruit and vegetable markets or olive oil mills
  • Cultural and culinary tours to local sites of interest

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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Pizzoccheri made during your 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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View of the Veneto, home for your culinary vacation

Michelin Star Cooking on the Prosecco Road

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2 or 3 Nights Starting At $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

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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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Traditional breads on a culinary tour of Italy

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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