Liguria Cooking Vacations to Try in 2024

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Culinary Vacations In Liguria, Italy

Enjoy Liguria, a region known for its mild climate, charming port towns, miles of hiking trails and fresh local cuisine during your cooking holiday. The narrow strip of land known as the Ligurian coast is home to such famed locales as Genova, Portofino, and the five linked towns called the “Cinque Terre,” a stunning national park free of vehicular traffic and perfect for romantic getaways or relaxing culinary tours. The regional cuisine of the Italian Riviera benefits from its extensive coastline and proximity to France, Piedmont and Tuscany, creating a gastronomy based on seafood and fresh vegetables and herbs, such as in the famous pesto alla Genovese. Come explore this land so rich in history, culture, and natural beauty during a cooking holiday and tour with The International Kitchen.

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Discover Sanremo Culinary Vacations in Italy

Embark on a culinary adventure in the charming city of Sanremo, nestled along the stunning Italian Riviera. Explore Sanremo’s beautiful beaches, savor its renowned olive oil, and immerse yourself in the annual music festival’s vibrant atmosphere. Delight in Ligurian cuisine, from homemade pastas to pesto alla genovese, all prepared during hands-on cooking lessons.

Best Genoa and Portofino Culinary Vacations, Italy

Join a culinary journey through the captivating cities of Genoa and Portofino on our Liguria culinary vacation. Explore the charming streets of Genoa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval city center, and then venture to the renowned town of Portofino. Indulge in local dishes, soak up the old-world charm, and savor the beauty of this extraordinary corner of Italy.

Visiting the Cinque Terre during a culinary vacation in Liguria, Italy.

Visiting the Cinque Terre during a culinary vacation in Liguria, Italy.

FAQ about cooking holidays in Italy

Where can I learn to cook in Italy?

Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Puglia, and the Veneto, are only a handful of the places where you can learn to cook in Italy. Italy’s 20 regions all offer amazing opportunities to learn regional and traditional Italian cuisine. Each region has its own pastas, sauces, main dishes and desserts, and you will learn to make them on our cooking courses in Italy.

Which city has the best food in Italy?

Italians might fight to the death over the answer to this question! Many would say that the city of Bologna has the best food in Italy. It is definitely one of the culinary capitals of Italy, and Emilia Romagna, the region in which it is found, is known for its incredible wealth of gastronomic products such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, aceto balsamico di Modena, and pastas like tortellini, tagliatelle, and lasagne.

We think that each of Italy’s regions, however, has something truly unique and unforgettable to offer on our culinary vacations in Italy.

Which city in Italy has the best pizza?

Most Italians would agree that Naples has the best pizza in Italy. Naples, the capital of the Campania region, is also the birthplace of pizza! The main ingredients of pizza also come from this region: fresh mozzarella cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, grown in the sun-drenched volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius.

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Discover the Essence of Ligurian Cuisine with Us

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italian Riviera cuisine with our culinary vacations in this captivating region. Our Liguria food tours offer:

  • Engaging hands-on cooking lessons, where you’ll master the art of crafting regional Ligurian dishes, taking home cherished recipes.
  • Delightful wine tastings, featuring the finest wines of the area.
  • Cultural excursions to charming destinations like Sanremo, Genoa, Portofino, Finalborgo, and Noli, unveiling the rich heritage of Liguria.
  • Fascinating visits to local food producers, providing insights into traditional culinary practices.
  • Relaxing stays at exquisite hotels, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
  • Convenient transfers and transportation throughout your journey.
  • Benefit from our 25 years of expertise in curating memorable Liguria food tours and cooking vacations.