Best Veneto & Venice Culinary Tours and Vacations in Italy

Elegant garden at the 5* luxury villa Cordevigo in the Veneto.

A Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto

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6 Nights Starting At $3,670

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View of the Veneto, home for your culinary vacation

Michelin Star Cooking Tours on the Prosecco Road

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2 or 3 Nights Starting At $1,150

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Gondola in Venice during a cooking vacation in the Veneto

A Venice Cooking Odyssey Food & Wine Tour

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5 Nights Starting At $4,880

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Cooking Vacations In Veneto

Discover our Venice Food Tours and Veneto Region Cooking Vacations!

Come experience the cuisine of the Veneto on a Venice food tour or an Italian cooking vacation in the Veneto countryside, and learn about famous Veneto wines such as Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave, and Prosecco on a Venice wine tour.

Whether you wish to live like a native in incomparable Venice or explore the lesser-known areas of the Veneto wine regions, an Italy culinary vacation in the Veneto with The International Kitchen will provide you with an authentic look into this stunning northern retreat. Venice itself needs no introduction: called “La Serenissima,” Venice is a labyrinth of canals and narrow streets that has enchanted tourists for over a thousand years, and is an idyllic setting for an exciting Venice food tour or Venice wine tour. Less known to outsiders, the Veneto region in its entirety offers much to the traveler on our Italy food and wine tours: from the jagged peaks of the Dolomites to the fertile banks of the Po River, the Veneto gave birth to legendary wines that you can explore on a Venice wine tour or wine tastings in the Veneto countryside.

Venice Food Tours and Cooking Vacations in the Veneto

Venice and the surrounding region offer fine cuisine, which you will explore during your Venice food tour or cooking vacation. The eastern part of the region is on the Adriatic Coast, while the west is home to Lake Garda, both of which means plenty of fresh fish and seafood, such as in the famed dish sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines), which are a must on a Venice food tour. Unlike many regions we visit on our Italy cooking vacations, pasta is not king here: rice and polenta are. The polenta you try on our Venice food tours might be soft and liquid, or it could be hard, sliced, and toasted, but it will usually be served with a saucy meat or game dish. The risotto dishes are numerous and vary by the specific provinces they hail from, but some of the more famous (which you will surely taste on any Venice food tour) are risotto al nero di seppia (with cuttlefish ink), risotto all’amarone (with Amarone wine), and risi e bisi (rice with peas and pancetta). Of course, these are only a few of the delicious dishes you might taste on a Venice food tour 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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We invite you to experience the “real” Venice and Veneto region on an authentic Italy cooking vacation!

Please explore the variety of Venice food tours, Venice wine tours, and Veneto culinary vacations we offer below.

Veneto Cooking Tours

A Venice Cooking Odyssey

Explore enchanting Venice on one of our best food tours in Venice, as well as the outlying island of Murano during this fabulous Italy food tour to one of the most romantic areas in the world! Stay in charming centrally-located accommodations while you discover Venetian cuisine during a Venice food tour sure to satisfy!.

In The Land Of Prosecco

At the foot of the Alps, in the heart of the Prosecco wine-growing area, lies your home for this unique, countryside Venice wine tour and cooking vacation. Stay at an charming local relais and enjoy authentic Italian cooking classes—and even a gelato lesson!

A Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto

Live a week of luxury on an Italy wine tour at a deluxe 5* property just a stone’s throw from Lake Garda. Enjoy Italian cooking classes with a Michelin star chef and a local “nonna,” or grandmother, and explore the beauty of the Veneto countryside on a unique Italy cooking vacation.