Our Best Italian Cooking Vacations & Food Tours in Tuscany

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Cooking Vacations In Tuscany

Discover our Tuscany cooking vacations!

Experience authentic Italy on our Tuscany wine tours and culinary vacations in Tuscany 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 cooking vacations.

The International Kitchen’s Tuscany cooking vacations and Tuscany 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 foods you might taste on our Tuscany cooking vacations include ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, crostini, cecina, and cantucci, to name a few of the region’s most known dishes. And to top it all off, our exquisite Tuscan cooking vacations are accompanied by an abundance of excellent local Tuscan 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 cooking vacations.

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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More about our Tuscany Cooking Vacations

A culinary vacation 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 food tour 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 cooking tours
  • Cultural excursions to see local sites of interest during your cooking in Tuscany tour 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

Tuscany was one of our very first culinary tour destinations, and we have been experts at organizing Tuscany cooking vacations and wine tours in Tuscany for 25 years. We now have a wide selection of amazing and authentic Tuscany cooking vacations, which you can explore below.

Tuscany Cooking and Wine Tours

Classic Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande – Enjoy 4 nights at a beautiful villa hotel learning authentic Tuscan cuisine followed by 2 nights in Florence for the ultimate culinary vacation in Tuscany.

Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany – Be welcomed like family at an exquisite villa hotel on one of our Tuscany wine tours in southern Tuscany.

Florence for the Food Lover – Experience one of the most beloved cities in the world, Florence, on one of our best Tuscany cooking vacations.