Our Umbria Cooking Vacations


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View of the Umbrian countryside on your cooking tour of Italy

Cooking and Walking in Umbria

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6 Nights Starting At $3,750

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Vineyard in Umbria on a cooking vacation in Italy

Gastronomy in an Italian Villa

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3 Nights Starting At $900

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A view of La Rocca fortress in Spoleto on your culinary tour of Italy

Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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Some of the delicious, typical products of Umbria, discovered during our cooking vacations in Umbria.

A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,850

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Cooking Vacations In Umbria

Discover the food, wine, and people of Umbria, a region bordering Tuscany to the southeast and rivaling its northwestern neighbor for its natural beauty and culinary riches. Umbria is a mix of rolling countryside and picturesque villages such as Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, and Spoleto—towns full of ancient ruins, medieval and renaissance art, and friendly, laid-back inhabitants waiting to welcome you like a family friend. Your Umbrian cooking classes will expose you to a cuisine rich with local flavors, all wrapped in one of the most pristine and least touristy parts of the country. Journey to Umbria on your Italian culinary vacation with The International Kitchen, where you will be invited to explore the allure of everyday Italian life and the beauty of its cultural and culinary heritage.

Please see the full list of our cooking vacations and cooking holidays in Umbria below. Or, continue browsing our site to learn about the other culinary vacations we have available including exquisite French culinary tours.

Umbria Cooking Tours

A Food Lover’s Paradise In Norcia

Palazzo Seneca’s Ristorante Vespasia was awarded 1 Michelin star in November 2015.

Spend six or four magical nights at the charming Umbrian palace, Palazzo Seneca, which dates back to the sixteenth century. The hotel is located in the heart of Norcia, and has recently been fully restored. During your cooking lessons with the expert chefs at the Palazzo Seneca, you will learn how to perfect ancient Umbrian culinary traditions using fresh ingredients local to the region such as truffles, pecorino, ricotta, and fresh pork, beef and lamb.

Explore A Food Lovers Paradise In Norcia

Cooking And Walking In Umbria

Discover the breath-taking beauty of the Umbrian countryside in this exclusive hiking and cooking getaway to the medieval town of Norcia. When not exploring the hilly region of the area — including nearby medieval towns — learn about Umbrian cuisine from Chef Emanuele.

Explore Cooking and Hiking in the Umbrian Hills

Gastronomy In An Italian Villa

Visit the ancient city of Montefalco in the heart of Umbria and stay in the relaxing Villa Pambuffetti among the cypress trees. Discover Montefalco wines, meet local producers, and take hands-on Umbrian cooking classes!

Explore Gastronomy in an Italian Villa

Watching the pot during an authentic cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

Watching the pot during an authentic 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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