Bowl of minestrone soup made during a cooking vacation in Italy
Toasting with friends on a culinary vacation in the Veneto
Fresh bread during your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Cooking class during your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Lunch prepared during your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Swimming pool of the hotel for your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Tagliatelle made during a cooking class in Italy
Vineyards in the Veneto on a food and wine tour
Cellar for a wine tasting in the land of Prosecco
Bedroom at the hotel for your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Twin bedded room at the hotel for your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Twin room at the hotel of your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Bedroom at the hotel of your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Living room at the hotel of your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Dining room at the hotel of your culinary vacation in the Veneto
The hotel for your culinary vacation in the Veneto
Overview

In the Land of Prosecco

The Veneto is known, of course, for its capital city Venice, one of the most popular destinations in Europe. But just an hour or so to the north, at the foot of the majestic Alps, lies the Prosecco wine-growing area, the charming town of Santo Stefano, and your home for this unique, countryside cooking vacation. The natural beauties of the land, its fertile fields and abundant harvests, its charming and unassuming people, make your agrarian Veneto culinary holiday an exquisitely inviting and relaxing experience. Whether you choose to combine this country Veneto culinary vacation with a stay in Venice (we can help with those arrangements), or on its own, you are sure to have the trip of a lifetime.


Trip Details

You will have 1 cooking class and 1 gelato class. The cooking class will be led by a signora who runs a local agriturismo. You will learn to make a full Italian meal:

  • antipasto (perhaps pizza, focaccia, fried squash blossoms, etc.)
  • first course (‘primo,’ perhaps tagliatelle pasta, gnocchi, or risotto)
  • second course (‘secondo,’ meat, fish or eggs)
  • contorno (side dish such as stuffed zucchini, tomatoes, etc.),
  • dessert (tiramisú, ricotta and chocolate cake, pie, etc.).

Your gelato lesson will be with a gentleman who has been certified by the Italian association of Gelatai Artigianali.

Itinerary

Day One

Note: The order of activities may vary depending on the dates booked.

  • Meet around 2PM in the afternoon at the Venice Marco Polo Airport or Mestre train station, and transfer to your B&B, located in the heart of the Prosecco wine-producing area of the Veneto region. (If you are staying in Venice we can also arrange a transfer from the Tronchetto.)
  • Welcome dinner, with a discussion of the week’s activities.

Day Two

  • Breakfast around 8:30 am, and depart for a mountain cheese farm, called “malga” in Italian, where you will see how the cheese is produced. Enjoy a tasting of this delicious product.
  • Afterwards, continue on for our light lunch in a typical local “agriturismo,” a type of vacation farm-house, where local gastronomic specialties are grown and produced.
  • After lunch, a wine tasting in a Prosecco winery.
  • Tired, but happy, transfer back to your B&B to relax before dinner.

Day Three

  • Following breakfast, a short ride to visit the eleventh-century castle Castel Brando and the twelfth-century Follina Abbey.
  • Light lunch to follow in a typical local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, return to your B&B to relax or have a dip in the swimming pool
  • In the afternoon you will have a private ice cream making lesson.
  • Dinner at the B&B.

Day Four

  • Breakfast, followed by a hands-on cooking lesson. The lesson will be followed by lunch where you will taste all the local specialties that you have learned to prepare in the kitchen.
  • After a little break, depart around 3:30 pm to visit a nearby historical Vittorio Veneto city and do some shopping.
  • Return to your B&B with time to unwind before dinner at 8 pm.

Day Five

  • Breakfast and check-out, and return to the Venice Marco Polo airport or Mestre train station.
    Additional nights can be booked as well.

Trip Details

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation with private en suite bathroom

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Wine, water, and coffee included

Classes & Instructors

You will have 1 cooking class and 1 gelato class. The cooking class will be led by a signora who runs a local agriturismo. You will learn to make a full Italian meal:

  • antipasto (perhaps pizza, focaccia, fried squash blossoms, etc.)
  • first course (‘primo,’ perhaps tagliatelle pasta, gnocchi, or risotto)
  • second course (‘secondo,’ meat, fish or eggs)
  • contorno (side dish such as stuffed zucchini, tomatoes, etc.),
  • dessert (tiramisú, ricotta and chocolate cake, pie, etc.).

Your gelato lesson will be with a gentleman who has been certified by the Italian association of Gelatai Artigianali.

Excursions

  • Visit to cheese-producing farm with tasting
  • Winery visit and tasting
  • Visit of the Castel Brando and Follina Abbey
  • Excursion to Vittorio Veneto for shopping & free time to explore

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers from the Venice Marco Polo airport or the Mestre train station (or the Venice Tronchetto)

Miscellaneous

  • All entrance fees and local guides

Accommodation Information

Accommodations are available at a variety of lovely properties — from posh B&Bs to hotels and historical villas — located in the heart of the Prosecco wine-producing region. Everywhere you look you will find tranquility and beauty, surrounded by vine-covered hills. One of our preferred accommodations is at the 4* Villa Marcello Marinelli, a rustic stone building with classic country-style rooms and suites. The hotel offers en suite baths, beamed ceilings, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, a restaurant, cloister, lounge, and bar. (If unavailable another property will be proposed.)

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Year-Round Pricing:

4-night Program
US$2865 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.
    Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    Please inquire for single occupancy.


    Tour Dates

    Available the following dates for a minimum of 2 people. Other start dates also possible, please inquire.

    2020
    August 2-6
    August 9-13
    August 16-20
    August 23-27
    August 30-September 3
    September 6-10
    September 13-17
    September 20-24
    September 27-October 1
    October 4-8
    October 11-15
    October 18-22
    October 25-29
    November 1-5
    November 8-12
    November 15-19
    November 22-26
    November 29-December 3
    December 6-10
    December 13-17
    December 20-24

    2021
    January 3-7
    January 10-14
    January 17-21
    January 24-28
    January 31-February 4
    February 7-11
    February 14-18
    February 21-25
    February 28-March 4
    March 7-11
    March 14-18
    March 21-25
    March 28-April 1
    April 4-8
    April 11-15
    April 18-22
    April 25-29
    May 2-6
    May 9-13
    May 16-20
    May 23-27
    May 30-June 3
    June 6-10
    June 13-17
    June 20-24
    June 27-July 1
    July 4-8
    July 11-15
    July 18-22
    July 25-29
    August 1-5
    August 8-12
    August 15-19
    August 22-26
    August 29-September 2
    September 5-9
    September 12-16
    September 19-23
    September 26-30
    October 3-7
    October 10-14
    October 17-21
    October 24-28
    October 31-November 4
    November 7-11
    November 14-18
    November 21-25
    November 28-December 2
    December 5-9
    December 12-16
    December 19-23

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