A Venice Cooking Odyssey
Venice & Murano Island
Venice is known around the world as the city of canals, bridges, and stunning architecture, much of which hasn't changed since the Middle Ages. The enchanting city, comprised of 118 small islands, offers so much to do, see, and of course eat during a culinary vacation. Take the vaporetto, water taxis, between the islands to discover world-class museums such as the Ca' D'Oro and enjoy delicious seafood dishes and local cocktails such as the spritz made with a bitter orange liqueur.
While in Venice for your cooking vacation, you will stay in the luxurious 4-star Hotel Orologio (or similar 4* hotel). After Venice it's on to the Lido, known as the Golden Island and a beautiful, relaxing getaway away from the crowds of Venice. As for your accommodations, stay in a beautiful 4-star Villa Ines in a junior suite room.
About the cooking classes: Your first hands-on cooking classes starts at the Rialto food market near one of Venice's most recognizable landmarks, the Rialto Bridge. At the market, experience vibrant Venetian life as you visit stalls full of fruits, vegetables, and of course fresh fish. This class takes place at Osteria Al Assassini, a bacaro or informal restaurant/wine bar; you'll learn how to make seasonal and traditional Venetian dishes from an entertaining and passionate Chef Giuseppe Galardi, who is also called Giusy because his mom wanted a girl!
The other cooking class is on the island of the Lido in a professional cooking school run by Chef Marika. Through this wonderful class, you will learn how to make a full traditional Venetian menu based on what's in season.