Our Lombardia/Lakes Region Cooking Vacations


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Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como

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5 Nights Starting At $4,190

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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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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 $4,800

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Cooking Vacations In Lombardia/Lakes Region

Travel to Lombardia (Lombardy) and Italy’s Lakes Region for enticing cooking vacations in Northern Italy, and experience the elegance of one of the richest regions in Italy, known for such dishes as risotto, polenta, osso buco and panettone. Lombardia is located in northern Italy and is home to Milan, the fashion and economic center of Italy, as well as to the famed Lakes Region, which extends into the bordering Veneto. Enjoy “la dolce vita” on Lake Como, where celebrities and locals alike relish the gorgeous views and first-rate cuisine; relax on the shores of Lake Garda, where the rich soil produces olive oil and the famous wines of Valpolicella and Bardolino; shop in Milan’s ultra-chic boutiques, or explore the small towns and world-renowned restaurants of the Franciacorta wine country. An Italian cooking vacation in Lombardia or the Lakes Region will provide you with cherished memories and an insight into a remarkable cuisine.

Lombardia Cooking Tours

Cooking In The Valtellina Valley

Explore northern Italy’s Valtellina Valley during this unique culinary vacation in Lombardy. Surrounded by the stunning mountains between Italy and Switzerland, you will experience the best of Valtellina cuisine, including its famous wines and cheeses, and will explore the area’s many wonders such as the nearby Swiss resort town of St. Moritz.

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A cooking class with an award-winning chef in the posh Bellgio on Italy's Lake Como.

A cooking class with an award-winning chef in the posh Bellgio on Italy's Lake Como.

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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