Our Rome (Lazio) Cooking Vacations


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Cooking Vacations In Rome (Lazio)

Explore the flavors of Rome on our Italy food tours in the Lazio region

Journey to the Eternal City of Rome, the capital of Italy’s Lazio region, on an authentic cooking vacation in Italy with The International Kitchen and experience the country like an insider. Rome is one of the most visited cities of Europe, and it’s easy to see why. Whether your tastes run to the ancient – such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Palatine Hill – or to the ecclesiastical – with the Vatican City and some of the world’s most famous churches and religious works of art – Rome has plenty to offer every traveler on our culinary tours of Rome and Lazio.

But Lazio is not just Rome. Travel outside of the capital city to experience the stunning gardens of the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, the hilltop castle towns of Bracciano and Odescalchi, ancient Etruscan tombs and Roman cities, miles of coastline with pristine beaches, and so many authentic foodie experiences to satisfy any culinary traveler on a foodie tour of Rome and Lazio.

Lazio is home to a microclimate that produces some of the country’s best fruits, vegetables, and olives, allowing Roman culinary specialties to flourish, and you can explore them on our food tours in Rome and its surroundings. Roman cuisine definitely has its fair share of meat, but Lazio is dotted with lakes, so there is also an abundance of seafood. Lazio is a very diverse region, offering sandy beaches on the stunning coast of the Tyrrhenian sea, volcanic mountainous regions, charming hill towns, and its main city, Rome. Our cooking classes and food tours in Rome and Lazio will afford you the opportunity to take full advantage of the region’s bountiful harvests and ancient culinary traditions.

Visiting a local bakery with the chef during a cooking class in Rome.

Visiting a local bakery with the chef during a cooking class in Rome.

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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Custom Food Tours in Rome and Beyond

We offer cooking vacations in Lazio and can create custom foodie trips in Rome and its surroundings. Many of our culinary travelers add Rome to their itinerary in Italy, and we can handle any of your arrangements, including:

  • Hotel reservations
  • Private and semi-private cultural tours of Ancient Rome, Baroque Rome, the Vatican, and more
  • Hands-on cooking classes and market visits
  • Food tours of Rome
  • Wine tastings

All of our vacation packages and custom tours come with our 25 years of experience organizing the best foodie trip in Italy. Our cooking vacations and food and wine tours in Rome and Lazio will teach about authentic Roman cuisine, from the famed “carbonara” to Jewish-style artichokes, to saltimbocca. And all of it will be paired with amazing wines.

Rome and Lazio Cooking Tours

La Cucina Romana in the Sabine Hills – Experience the best of Lazio on this unforgettable food and wine tour in Rome and Lazio. Explore the local life and cuisine while staying at a private villa. The week-long culinary tour includes a day in Rome and a visit of the nearby Villa d’Este.

Roman Countryside Discovery – Journey to the south of Rome to stay in a small village and get a taste of local Italian life on this first-rate cooking vacation in Italy’s Lazio region.