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Overview

Michelin Star Cooking Tours in Italy

View of the countryside at the Villa Abbazia, home for your cooking vacation in the VenetoFrom the jagged peaks of the Dolomites to the fertile banks of the Po River, the Veneto has geography as diverse as its history. We invite you to experience the “real” Veneto on this wonderful Michelin Star cooking tour.

The foothills of the Veneto Alps provide the stunning backdrop to Follina, a charming small town immersed in the Prosecco vineyards. In this setting you will find the Hotel Villa Abbazia, an lovely country hotel, and a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux family.

Your cooking classes will introduce you to the delicious flavors of Veneto and northern Italian cuisine, and you will have the opportunity to taste the famed wines of the Veneto. Join us for our short Michelin Star cooking tours in the Veneto, and have a relaxing Italian getaway!


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Kate & Joshua
TX
We used The International Kitchen to travel to Italy in June, and I'm writing this review now (in October) because I think about that trip every single day. From the beginning, Peg jumped into action and booked our "Michelin Star Cooking Tour on Prosecco Road". If you like prosecco or private hands-on cooking lessons from an amazing and talented chef (Giuseppe), then this trip is for you. The Villa Abbazia is gorgeous and you will fall in love with Giovanni (the owner). For an extra morning, Peg arranged for us to take a private car into Treviso to go exploring, and it was an excellent little day trip. From there, we went to Rome with the "Best Food & Wine Tour of Rome", where we visited ancient ruins, the vatican, the colosseum, and then had a couple cooking lessons. Our only complaint from the entire trip is that the cooking lessons in Rome were not private (they were private in Follina). This was our mistake though because it clearly states that the lessons may be public in the description of the trip. I'm pretty sure Peg would have arranged private sessions if we had asked her to do so. All in all, 10 out of 10. We definitely will be using the International Kitchen to book our next food & wine tour - and you should too!

Michelin Star Cooking Tours Trip Highlights

One of the highlights of our Michelin Star cooking vacations in the Veneto is the beautiful villa hotel in which you stay. You will feel like you are at home in the beautiful family-run villa. You will also enjoy the hands-on cooking classes that will introduce you to Veneto cuisine with the chef’s own unique flair, combining flavors of northern and southern Italian gastronomy.

Itinerary

Exterior at the Villa Abbazia, home for your cooking vacation in the VenetoA sample itinerary for our Michelin Star cooking tours follows, but please note that the specific activities can change based on season and dates booked. Similarly, the cooking classes will be based on seasonal dishes. 

Day One

  • Arrival at Villa Abbazia on your own and settle into your accommodations. (Transfers may be arranged/included for an additional cost).
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel’s casual restaurant, La Cantinetta (beverages not included).
  • Overnight.

Gourmet dinner at the Villa Abbazia, home for your cooking vacation in the VenetoDay Two

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • This morning, time on your own to explore or shop. Take a walking or biking tour; the hotel’s receptionist will be at your disposal and will provide a full itinerary and map; every difficulty level is available.
  • This afternoon, your first cooking lesson with the chef, followed by dinner based on your efforts at the hotel’s restaurant (beverages not included).
  • Overnight.

Follina cloister during your cooking vacation in the VenetoDay Three

  • Following breakfast, your morning will be dedicated to discovering Venetian and Italian products, starting with the famed Prosecco wine. You will be driven into the hills on the Prosecco wine road to discover one of the most prestigious wine cellars with a guide at your side. Wine degustation will follow, and will include such wines as Prosecco and Cartizze.
  • Lunch will be a regional experience such as a “spiedo” (meat roasted on a spit) or lunch at a local osteria.
  • In the afternoon, your second cooking lesson with the chef for your cooking class. The meal might feature ancient Venetian cuisine of the Doges, which may include asparagus of Cimadolmo, artichokes of S. Erasmus, mushrooms, and beans of Lamon. Dishes will depend on the time of year.
  • Tasting dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant with the dishes prepared during the lesson (beverages not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • Breakfast and check out of your accommodations.

Garden at the Villa Abbazia, home for your cooking vacation in the VenetoA sample itinerary for our  2-nightMichelin Star cooking tours follows, but please note that the specific activities can change based on season. 

Day One

  • Arrival at Villa Abbazia on your own and settle into your accommodations. (Transfers may be arranged/included for an additional cost).
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner a la carte by candlelight in the hotel’s casual restaurant,La Cantinetta (wines not included).
  • Overnight.

Pasta dish at the Villa Abbazia, home for your cooking vacation in the VenetoDay Two

  • Following breakfast, your morning will be dedicated to discovering the famed Prosecco wine. You will be driven into the hills on the Prosecco wine road to discover one of the most prestigious wine cellars with a guide at your side. Wine degustation will follow, and will include such wines as Prosecco and Cartizze.
  • Return to the hotel, lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, your cooking lesson with the chef. The 3-course meal may feature ancient Venetian cuisine of the Doges, which may include asparagus of Cimadolmo, artichokes of S. Erasmus, mushrooms, and beans of Lamon. Dishes will depend on the time of year.
  • Tasting dinner tonight at the hotel Michelin-Star restaurant with the dishes prepared during the lesson (beverages not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • Breakfast and check out of your accommodations.

Michelin Star Cooking Vacations in the Veneto Trip Details

Included in the 3-Night Michelin Star Cooking Tours

Accommodations

3 nights accommodation in deluxe double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners

Classes & Instructors

You will have 2 cooking classes in the hotel’s premier 1-star Michelin restaurant, which features the best of the Italian dining experience, great food in a perfect environment. The restaurant’s Chef combines the traditional tastes of the Veneto cuisine with Apulian flavors to create a unique culinary expression. The chef or his staff will guide you in hands-on sessions featuring a traditional menu that you will be able to reproduce easily at home.

Excursions

  • Half-day excursion with guide and private driver to a prestigious Prosecco winery, tasting included

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost

Not Included

  • Beverages during meals

Included in Your 2-Night Michelin Star Cooking Vacation

Accommodations

2 nights accommodation in deluxe double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners

Classes & Instructors

You will have 1 cooking class in the hotel’s premier 1-star Michelin restaurant, which features the best of the Italian dining experience, great food in a perfect environment. The restaurant’s Chef Donato Episcopo combines the traditional tastes of the Veneto cuisine with Apulian flavors to create a unique culinary expression. The chef or his staff will guide you in a hands-on session featuring a traditional menu that you will be able to reproduce easily at home.

Excursions

  • Half-day excursion with guide and private driver to a prestigious Prosecco winery, tasting included

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost

Not Included

  • Beverages during meals

Accommodation Information

The Villa is housed in a 17th century building in the historic center of Follina in the province of Treviso. The attention to architectural features and use of authentic materials result in a refined elegance, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All the bedrooms are luminous and spacious; the gardens are lush and magical. Breakfast is served on the terrace, surrounded by magnolia trees and flowers.

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Michelin Star Cooking Tours in the Veneto: Pricing and Tour Dates

Find pricing and dates for our Michelin Star cooking tours in the Veneto below, and contact us for availability or to plan your trip.



High season Pricing:
May through October

3-Night Michelin Star Cooking Vacation

US$2050 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$480 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Transfers to and from Conigliano, Follina or Venice: priced on request.

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

(excluding New Year's)

3-Night Michelin Star Cooking Vacation

US$1790 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$480 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Transfers to and from Conigliano, Follina or Venice: priced on request.


Michelin Star Cooking Tour Dates

Our Michelin Star cooking tours are generally available April through New Year’s for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, but other start dates might be possible, please inquire.
Closed January 6 – March 16.

2023
Sample dates follow, other start dates also possible. 
March 20-23
March 27-30
April 3-6
April 10-13
April 17-20
April 24-27
May 1-4
May 8-11
May 15-18
May 22-25
May 29-June 1
June 5-8
June 12-15
June 19-22
June 26-29
July 3-6
July 10-13
July 17-20
July 24-27
July 31-August 3
August 7-10
August 14-17
August 21-24
August 28-31
September 4-7
September 11-14
September 18-21
September 25-28
October 2-5
October 9-12
October 16-19
October 23-26
October 30-November 2
November 6-9
November 13-16
November 20-23
November 27-30
December 4-7
December 11-14
December 18-21


High Season Pricing:
May through October

2-Night Michelin Star Culinary Vacation

US$1300 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$320 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Transfers to and from Conigliano, Follina or Venice: priced on request.

Low Season Pricing:
March, April, November, December

(excluding New Year's)

2-Night Michelin Star Culinary Vacation

US$1150 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$320 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Transfers to and from Conigliano, Follina or Venice: priced on request.


Michelin Star Cooking Vacations Tour Dates

Our Michelin Star cooking tours are generally available April through New Year’s for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, but other start dates might be possible, please inquire.

Closed January 6 – March 16.

2023
Samples dates:
March 20-22
March 27-29
April 3-5
April 10-11
April 17-19
April 24-26
May 1-3
May 8-10
May 15-17
May 22-24
May 29-31
June 5-7
June 12-14
June 19-21
June 26-28
July 3-5
July 10-12
July 17-19
July 24-26
July 31-August 2
August 7-9
August 14-16
August 21-23
August 28-30
September 4-6
September 11-13
September 18-20
September 25-27
October 2-4
October 9-12
October 16-18
October 23-25
October 30-November 1
November 6-8
November 13-15
November 20-22
November 27-29
December 4-6
December 11-13
December 18-20

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