Our Top Cooking Vacations in Puglia, Italy in 2021-2022

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Cooking Vacations In Puglia

Journey to the “heel of Italy” for a cooking holiday that is full of exquisite produce, freshly pressed local olive oil, and full-bodied wines. Puglia (Apulia in English) lies in the far southeast and its location and flat, fertile land makes it ideal for agriculture. It produces more of Italy’s bread, olive oil and wine than any other region, and boasts a year-round abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, lovingly applied in the flavorful yet simple local cuisine that you will explore on your Italian cooking vacation. The miles of coast supply plentiful seafood, while the vast plains provide excellent grazing land, making fresh meat a staple of the Apulian kitchen. Puglia is one of the oldest settled parts of Italy, and the archeological sites (early Italic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and more) and stunning Baroque cities provide a wealth of cultural explorations to round out your culinary tour.

Please see the full list of our cooking holidays and culinary tours in Puglia below. Please also take a moment to explore our other decadent cooking holidays in Italy, like our Umbrian cooking class vacations or our cooking course tour in Lombardy.

Puglia Cooking Tours

A Culinary Adventure In Puglia

In this getaway to Puglia — which gets 300 days of sunshine a year — discover the local cuisine with five hands-on cooking classes with a local chef and stops at various food factories and artisans. This trip includes accommodations at a charming, recently renovated masseria (country house).

Explore A Culinary Adventure In Puglia

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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