Top Tuscany Cooking Vacations & Food Tours in 2022-2023


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Making pasta on a cooking vacation in Tuscany

Living the Real Tuscan Dream

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6 Nights Starting At $3,400

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Sunset over the vineyards of Chianti during our wine tours Tuscany Italy.

Antinori's Noble Tuscany Cooking and Wine Tours

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $3,200

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Exploring the beautiful Chianti during your Tuscan villa cooking vacation.

Tuscan Villa Cooking Vacation in Chianti

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7 Nights Starting At $5,490

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Tuscan Cantucci enjoyed during a cooking vacation

Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking

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7 Nights Starting At $3,950

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Sunset over medieval Cortona in Tuscany.

Tuscan Splendor

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,830

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A winemaker on our Tuscany wine tours.

Truly Tuscany: Wine Tasting Tour in Tuscany

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5 Nights Starting At $3,500

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View of the Florence skyline during your Tuscany culinary tour

Florence for the Food Lover

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5 Nights Starting At $2,835

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Discover Our Best Food and Wine Tours in Tuscany, Italy

Experience authentic Italy on our Tuscany cooking vacations and learn the epitome of Tuscan regional cuisine. Explore such renowned towns as Florence, Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano, and imbue yourself in the thousands of years of history from the Etruscans to the present day. Partake of fabulous food and wine, and do it all while gazing upon some of the most famed vistas and panoramas, whether of the distant cypress trees and rolling vineyards in the countryside or the majestic cathedrals and towers in the Tuscany cities. These are all yours to enjoy on our Tuscany culinary trip.

The International Kitchen’s Tuscany food & wine tours will let you form new friendships in the kitchen and around the table, while you feast on luscious pastas and soups, meats and cheeses, wonderful produce, and mouth-watering desserts. The traditional Tuscany foods you might taste include ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, crostini, cecina, and cantucci, to name a few of the region’s most famous dishes. And to top it all off, our exquisite gourmet tours in Tuscany are accompanied by an abundance of excellent local wines, which you can explore during winery visits and wine tastings on our Tuscany wine tours. The wooded hills, olive groves, vineyards, and hill towns have long been the destination of travelers; now make them your home during our Tuscany culinary vacations.

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Culinary holidays in Tuscany with The International Kitchen may include:

  • Hands-on cooking classes featuring authentic regional cuisine;
  • Fabulous meals accompanied by fine Tuscany wines;
  • Foodie visits during your Tuscany cooking trip to meet local producers of cheese, cured meats, olive oil, and more;
  • Winery visits and wine tastings;
  • Market visits to shop for local produce on our Tuscany foodie tours;
  • Cultural excursions to see local sites of interest such as medieval hilltowns, famed churches, and ancient ruins;
  • Accommodations from authentic farmhouse B&Bs to luxury private villas;
  • Transfers and transportation;
  • Personalized service by The International Kitchen’s trained and experienced staff of tour planners.
Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

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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