Luxury Cooking Vacation in Italy

Estate of the 5-star luxury villa Cordevigo in the Veneto.The Veneto is a land of romance and beauty, and no where is that more evident than during this stunning, 5-star luxury cooking vacation in Italy. Long the territory of the landed gentry, the Veneto is still dotted with gorgeous old estates, including the Villa Cordevigo, which is now a 5* luxury hotel and part of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group. It will be your home during this unforgettable luxury culinary tour in Italy.

From the fertile plains of the Po River to the charming towns of Verona and Borghetto, the Veneto offers breathtaking views at every turn. And the gastronomy is just as perfect! This is one of Italy’s premier wine-producing regions, making it a perfect destination for our Italy wine tours and luxury Italy cooking vacations. And its cuisine is in some ways traditional of Northern Italian cuisine, but influenced by the nearby Adriatic, by the Dolomite mountains, and by the river valley.

Explore this wonderful part of Italy and its gastronomy on our luxury cooking vacations and food and wine tours of Italy’s Veneto region.

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Highlights of Our Luxury Italian Cooking Vacation in the Veneto

One of the highlights of our luxury cooking vacation Italy in the Veneto region is the beautiful estate that will be your home away from home. Enjoy a luxurious stay and some of Italy’s best and most authentic food and wine.


Estate of the 5-star luxury villa Cordevigo in the Veneto.See the sample itinerary for our luxury cooking vacation in Italy in the Veneto region below. Our Italian food and wine vacations can also be customized on request. 

Day One

  • Arrival at the stunning 5 * Villa that will be your home during your food and wine tour of Italy. Free time to enjoy the enchanting grounds or the luxurious spa.
  • This evening the Villa’s resident tour manager Paolo will welcome you with an aperitivo and a short history of the villa and this part of the region.
  • Dinner this evening at the Villa’s casual Bistro restaurant (May to September, beverages not included), or at another local restaurant in other months.

Vineyards in the Veneto regionDay Two

  • Breakfast, then transfer about 40 minutes away to nearby Sirmione for your first cooking class at a nearby agriturismo. In summer months start by picking vegetables in the garden. You might learn some of the local stuffed pastas, or other regional dishes. Lunch will be based on what you have prepared with a tasting of 3 wines produced on the farm. The entire experience will last about 3 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer back and this afternoon meet Paolo once again for a visit of the villa’s vineyards on your Italy wine tour. You can either walk or bike around the vineyard and learn the secrets of cultivation. Learn about the effect of the seasons on the vine’s production, then see the wine-making process in the cellars. Finally, enjoy a wine tasting in the tasting room to round our the wine tour.
  • Dinner tonight in a typical local restaurant, transfers included (beverages not included. Please note there may be a surcharge if you plan to return after 10pm).

Gourmet dining at the Michelin-star Ristorante Oselata at Villa Cordevigo.Day Three

  • Breakfast and a free day at your disposal. You might want to explore the villa’s grounds, spend a day at the spa, or arrange additional excursions to local areas of interest.
  • Dinner this evening is at the Michelin-star restaurant of the Villa, the Ristorante Oseleta, one of the highlights of this culinary tour of Italy (beverages not included).

The arena of VeronaDay Four

  • After breakfast, depart for the romantic city of Verona, where you will enjoy a tour of the main sites of the city, including a stop at Romeo and Juliet’s balcony!
  • Pizza lunch in Verona.
  • After lunch head to the well-known Zymé winery on your Italy wine tour. Learn how they produce Valpolicella wine, and enjoy a wine tour and wine tasting.
  • Return to the villa and dinner on your own. (There are a number of wonderful restaurants within a short drive of the hotel, and transfers can be arranged by the front desk.)

Dining at the 5* luxury villa Cordevigo in the Veneto.Day Five

  • Breakfast and a free day at your disposal to enjoy the villa, its grounds, and the spa.
  • Dinner on your own.

Gourmet dining at the Michelin-star Ristorante Oselata in the Veneto.Day Six

  • Breakfast, then depart for a very special and authentic experience during your culinary tour of Italy at the home of “Nonna Antonia,” where you will enjoy a cooking lesson in a private home.
  • Lunch will be based on your efforts at Nonna Antonia’s home.
  • After lunch, head to Valeggio, the home of “tortellini” pasta, and Borghetto, named one of Italy’s 100 most beautiful villages.
  • Back at the villa, dinner tonight will be at the Michelin-star Ristorante Oseleta (beverages not included).

The Michelin-star Ristorante Oselata.Day Seven

  • Breakfast and departure.

Veneto Culinary Vacation Details

Included in the 6-Night Luxury Culinary Vacation


6 nights accommodation in Elegance double at the 5* deluxe Villa Cordevigo

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches following cooking classes
  • 1 pizza lunch in Verona
  • 4 dinners, including 2 tasting dinners at the Michelin-star Ristorante Oselata (beverages paid locally)

Classes & Instructors

Your culinary tour of Italy will include 2 wonderful cooking classes in two different environments. In both you will concentrate on preparing a meal based on local regional specialties.

  • One class will be in nearby Sirmione at a local agriturismo that also produces wine.
  • Your other class will be at the home of ‘Nonna’ Antonia, a local woman who has been cooking authentic Veneto cuisine her whole life.


  • 2 winery visits during your Italy wine tour in the Veneto, with tastings
  • Visit to Verona with guided tour
  • Excursion to Valeggio and Borghetto

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can requested from Verona or Venice:
    • From Verona: $90 per car (1-5 people)
    • From Venice: $460 per person (1-5 people)
  • Please note early or late transfer may incur an additional charge. 

Not Included

  • Beverages with meals

Accommodation Information

The accommodations for the week will be at the stunning 5* Villa Cordevigo. You enter the property through a cypress-lined drive that leads to the gorgeous 18th-century villa, which was historically the residence of noble families of the area. Each family added to the beauty—frescoes, art works, wine cellar, gardens—and the result is a magical place full of old-world beauty, new-world comfort, and charm. The hotel also boasts stunning grounds, a large swimming pool, spa, and of course the Michelin-star “Oselata” restaurant. It became a part of the prestigious “Relais & Chateaux” group in 2017.

The elegant rooms and suites combine fine fabrics, classic furnishings, marble and terra cotta bathrooms, and time-honored sophistication. All rooms have heating/air-conditioning, free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar, exclusive amenities, bathrobe, slippers, and more. The Elegance rooms run 31-39 square meters with a view of the park, queen bed (or two twin), sitting area, and bath with hydromassage tub. The junior suites are 40-46 square meters with queen bed (or two twin), wonderful views, separate sitting area, and marble or terracotta bathrooms with double shower.



Luxury Cooking Vacation Pricing & Dates

Find pricing and dates for our luxury cooking vacations Italy below, and contact us for availability or to book your trip.

Low Season Pricing:
March, April, November, and December

(excluding Easter)

6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

US$3670 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$130 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Mid Season Pricing:
May, June, September, and October

6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

US$3930 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$190 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

High Season Pricing:
July and August

6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

US$4255 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$210 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Luxury Veneto Culinary Tour Dates

2024 Tour Dates

Our luxury cooking vacation in Italy is generally available any week March through December for a minimum of 2 people. There is a maximum of 4 participants for the cooking classes.  The cooking classes are available Tuesday through Friday.



We gave this trip 5 stars
Sara & Angela
Lovely time!!!!

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Visiting a Veneto winery on our Italian food and wine tours.

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