Our Liguria, Italy Cooking Vacations to Try in 2021-2022

Delicious focaccia from Liguria on an Italian Riviera cooking vacation.

Sojourn in Sanremo and the Italian Riviera

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4 Nights Starting At $2,650

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Freshly made pesto pasta on an Italy culinary tour.

Pesto, Pasta, and the Cinque Terre

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Cooking Vacations In Liguria

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 Liguria 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. 2

Liguria Cooking Tours

Pesto, Pasta, And The Cinque Terre

Get to know Ligurian coastal cuisine with this unique trip to Levanto, “the northern door of the Cinque Terre.” You’ll stay in a charming agriturismo where they’ve been producing jams and preserves, as well as other products, for years, take part in two hands-on cooking classes, and explore the beautiful Cinque Terre.

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Splendid Santa Margherita and the Cinque Terre

Experience the magic of the Italian Riviera with a four night stay in a seaview room at a four star hotel. You will be captivated by Santa Margherita, while learning delectable Ligurian cuisine and the lifestyle of this compelling region.

Explore Splendid Santa Margherita and the Cinque Terre

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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