Cooking Classes In Italy

Discover the secrets of Italian cuisine during our one-day cooking classes in Italy.

If you are planning a trip to Italy, you already know food will be a fundamental part of your trip, and you can delve deeply into the regional cuisine of Italy with our cooking classes that will allow you to learn local recipes, acquire sound cooking skills, master new techniques,  and prepare multi-course menus that you will enjoy after your Italian cooking class by sitting down for a wonderful meal with wine.

Most Popular Regional Italian Cooking Classes

  • Amalfi Coast: Experience our cooking classes on the Amalfi Coast and learn regional seafood recipes as well as delicious pastas like “gnocchi a la Sorrentina.” The region is rich in produce, fresh cheeses (this is the land of mozzarella) and of course lemons!
  • Rome: Our Rome cooking classes are some of our most popular. Anyone visiting the Eternal City can get a taste of Roman cuisine during our Rome cooking classes, including carbonara, amatriciana, and more.
  • Tuscany: Our cooking classes in Tuscany feature traditional Tuscan cuisine, including rich soups, pasta dishes, and meats. Our most popular Tuscany cooking classes are our cooking classes in Florence, but we offer plenty of cooking classes in the countryside as well.

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Our Italy One-Day Classes


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The kitchen where you will learn Ligurian cuisine during your cooking lesson in Genoa

Genoa – Cooking Class with Chef Enrica

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One-Day Class Starting At $220


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A view of the skyline of Città Alta during your private tour of Bergamo

Private Tours in Bergamo

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One-Day Class Starting At $180


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A view of the Duomo in Milan during your Milan walking tour

Private Tours in Milan

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One-Day Class Starting At $250


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A view of Venice's St. Mark's Square after your cooking class in Venice

Venice – Lesson with Chef Patrizia

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One-Day Class Starting At $185


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Cooking with chef Marika during a cooking vacation in Venice

Venice (Lido) – Lesson with Chef Marika

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One-Day Class Starting At $250


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Deruta – Lesson with Chef Tiziana and Zola

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One-Day Class Starting At $220


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Truffles and other ingredients for your cooking classes in Italy

Città di Castello – Truffle Hunt and Demonstration

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One-Day Class Starting At $215


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View of Florence doorway

Tuscany Tours – Colors and Savors in Florence

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One-Day Class Starting At $225


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Ravioli made during a cooking class in Italy

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Lesson with Chefs Cecilia and Massimo

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One-Day Class Starting At $175


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A family enjoying a cooking class in Florence

Florence – Lesson with Chef Barbara

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One-Day Class Starting At $275


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Pasta and wine during a cooking class in Tuscany

Cortona – Lesson at Locanda del Molino

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One-Day Class Starting At $215


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Closeup of homemade pasta on an Italy cooking vacation

Castellina in Chianti – Cooking at a Wine Estate with Chef Laura

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One-Day Class Starting At $260


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Sicilian cod recipe made during a cooking class in Sicily

Palermo – Lesson with Chef Vincenzo

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One-Day Class Starting At $220


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View from the terrace of your cooking class in Rome

Rome – Cooking Lesson with a Noblewoman

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One-Day Class Starting At $375


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Cooking class with a couple in Rome

Rome (Mazzano Romano) – Lesson with a Professional Chef

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One-Day Class Starting At $195


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Cooking with Stefano in Rome

Rome – Lesson with Chef Stefano

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One-Day Class Starting At $270


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Chef Sabina leads a cooking class in Rome

One-Day Cooking Class in Rome with Chef Sabina

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One-Day Class Starting At $190


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Carciofi alla giudia made during a cooking class in Italy

One-Day Cooking Class in Rome with Market Visit

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One-Day Class Starting At $100


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Ossobuco and risotto Milanese during an Italy culinary tour

Milan – Lesson with Chefs Nicoleta and Fabio

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One-Day Class Starting At $250


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Chopping onions during a cooking class

Lake Garda – Lesson with Chef Andrea

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One-Day Class Starting At $235


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Placing herbs on a fish dish during a cooking class

Bellagio – Lesson with Chef Luigi

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One-Day Class Starting At $240


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Making pizza during a cooking class in Italy

San Remo – Pizza or Pasta Lesson with Chef Nino

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One-Day Class Starting At $270


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Ingredients for your cooking class in Italy

Rapallo – Lesson with Chef Fausto

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One-Day Class Starting At $325


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A view of the Cinque Terre town of Vernazza on an Italy culinary tour

Cinque Terre – Gastronomic Tours and Tastings

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One-Day Class Starting At $180


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A tour of Parmigiano cheese producer

Parma – Food Factory Tour

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One-Day Class Starting At $275


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Fruit at the market in Italy

Parma – Cooking Lesson in an Agristurismo

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One-Day Class Starting At $260


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Torta della nonna made during a cooking vacation in Italy

Parma – Lesson with Chef Micaela

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One-Day Class Starting At $200


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The ancient city of Matera during a tour of Italy

Matera – Lesson with Mariangela

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One-Day Class Starting At $240


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A plate of ravioli and clams during an Amalfi Coast cooking class

Sorrento – Lesson with an Italian Family

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One-Day Class Starting At $170


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Enjoying lunch after your cooking class in Positano

Positano – Lesson and Wine Tasting

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One-Day Class Starting At $250


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Lemon grove on the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi – Lesson with Giovanna and Ramona in a Lemon Grove

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One-Day Class Starting At $210

Other One-Day Cooking Classes in Italy

  • Basilicata: Southern Italian cuisine is a “poor” cuisine based on a few simple but delicious ingredients that you will learn to pair masterfully during our cooking classes in Italy. In Basilicata that means home grown produce, fresh seafood, meats, grains, and olive oil, all of which you can use in our cooking classes in Basilicata.
  • Emilia Romagna: Journey to the land of prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano for our cooking classes in Emilia Romagna and taste the bounty of this region. Stuffed pastas, rich stews, and delicious desserts are staples of our cooking classes in Emilia Romagna.
  • Liguria: Our Italian cooking classes in Liguria feature such staples as pasta al pesto Genovese, Ligurian focaccia, pansotti, and savories pastries. The coast provides plenty of seafood, and other regional dishes you can explore in our Italy cooking classes feature chickpeas and olives.
  • Lombardia/Lakes Region: Your cooking classes in Italy and the Lombardy region will feature regional dishes such as rice (more common than pasta in this region), as well as beef, pork, butter, and wonderful cheeses.
  • Sicily: Sicily cuisine is diverse, ranging from pastas and soups to fish, meats, and even couscous. From coast to coast discover in our Sicily cooking classes the fruits, nuts, olives, and produce that form Sicilian cuisine.
  • Umbria: The Umbrian cuisine you will explore in your cooking classes in Italy will feature hearty pastas, truffles, and legumes such as favas, lentils, and chickpeas. Cured and fresh meats, grains, and nuts also lend themselves to this richly flavorful cuisine.
  • Veneto: The Adriatic sea beckons you for a cooking class in Italy and the Veneto region. Enjoy learning to make “cicchetti” (small Ventian-style tapas), delicious pastas, and amazing seafood dishes. Pair them after your Italian cooking class with wonderful Veneto wines.

What to Expect in Our Cooking Classes in Italy

Here are some frequent questions our culinary travelers ask when booking our cooking classes in Italy:

Are your Italian cooking classes “hands-on?”

Yes! You will do the cooking yourself, preparing your own regional menu.

Who teaches your cooking classes in Italy?

The instructor for our cooking classes in Italy depends on the specific class. Sometimes they will be taught by a local cooking instructor, a local caterer, a Michelin-star chef, a restauranteur, or even a passionate home cook with a great knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. The chefs for our cooking classes in Italy usually speak English (where they do not there will be an interpreter present), and our chefs are all dedicated to sharing their knowledge of Italian cuisine with our culinary travelers during our cooking classes in Italy.

Where are the cooking classes in Italy held?

We offer Italian cooking classes throughout Italy, and the venue changes from place to place. Your cooking class in Italy might be at a local cooking school, at a restaurant, or even in a private home.

What can I expect to learn during The International Kitchen’s cooking classes in Italy?

Our cooking classes in Italy last around 2-3 hours and include the preparation of 3 or 4 courses, including antipasti, first courses (pasta, rice, or soup), main courses (meat and fish), and desserts. When possible, your Italian cooking class will visit the local market, and it will always end with a delectable meal based on what you made during your Italian cooking class.