Luxury and Gastronomy at Villa Luppis

Discover the history and gastronomy of northern Italy with a trip to Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, a mouthful of a name for the region that lies most northeast in Italy. Known as the “land of contrasts,” this beautiful destination is known for its varied landscape, impressive mountains, stunning caves and rock formations, and production of a number of red and white wines that are sold around the world.

Just an hour’s drive from Venice, it’s proximity to Austria, Slovenia, and the Veneto make it a land unlike any other with unique flavors and techniques that you will explore on your cooking vacation.

Trip Details

Take part in 2 cooking lessons with the villa’s private chef. The two-hour courses are a balance of demonstration and hands-on with an explanation of the theory behind the methods; each course will feature two dishes, focussing on regional specialties of Northern Italy using fresh local ingredients, as well as on traditional Italian cuisine.

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Day One

Order of activities may vary depending on day of arrival and the season.

  • Arrive at the villa on your own and settle into your superior room accommodations.
  • Take time to stroll the beautiful gardens and perhaps enjoy an aperitif at the villa’s piano bar.
  • In the evening, a welcome dinner awaits you at Villa Luppis’ Restaurant Carpe Luppis. Since Villa Luppis is located between Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, its chefs specialize in traditional foods of both regions (drinks not included.)
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, meet Villa Luppis’ chef for your first cooking lesson. The chef will explain the historical significance of the dishes and methods taught as you learn to make a two-course traditional Veneto meal.
  • Tasting to follow (drinks not included). If you are still hungry, you can have lunch in the villa’s restaurant (cost not included).
  • In the afternoon, visit Palladin winery for a wine tasting.
  • Next, it’s on to a grappa distillery that produces the world famous Alexander Grappa; witness the ritualistic and poetical process that is required to make this unique digestivo including the blowing of the glass bottle that the grappa will eventually be bottled in.
  • The afternoon activities ends with a trip to the exclusive McArthur & Glen Designer Outlet Village, where guests can shop for all their favorite brands (Armani, Burberry, Calvin Klein, etc) at an additional 10% off discount.
  • Dinner tonight is a barbecue at Villa Luppis, with meal served in an area overlooking the park and swimming pool. When the lanterns are turned on, it feels a bit magical! During the Winter, the barbecued meal will be served in one of the restaurants. (Drinks not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, meet Villa Luppis’ chef for your second cooking lesson to learn how to make another traditional two-course Mediterranean meal that you will be able to create back at home.
  • Tasting to follow in the kitchen (drinks not included).
  • In the late morning, visit one of the oldest ham producers in San Daniele del Friuli and enjoy a tasting of their mouthwatering prosciutto.
  • >Lunch at a local trattoria to follow (beverage not included).
  • Return to Villa Luppis for a beautiful gala dinner and wine tasting at the Elegant Gourmand Restaurant Lupus. Prior to being seated for dinner, take a tour of the 13th century cellar (once an ice cellar) by Villa Luppis’ sommeliers; after a quick lesson on the different wines and how they best pair with food, pick the wines to enjoy with your dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • Breakfast, followed by one last visit to a local winery for a tour and tasting with canapés.
  • Departure on your own.

Trip Details

Included in the 3-Night Trip


3 nights accommodation in double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 tastings following your cooking classes (drinks not included)
  • 1 lunch at a local trattoria
  • 3 dinners: a welcome dinner and an Italian version of a barbecued dinner (drinks not included), as well as a gala farewell dinner (wine included)

Classes & Instructors

Take part in 2 cooking lessons with the villa’s private chef. The two-hour courses are a balance of demonstration and hands-on with an explanation of the theory behind the methods; each course will feature two dishes, focussing on regional specialties of Northern Italy using fresh local ingredients, as well as on traditional Italian cuisine.


  • Two winery visits and a grappa distillery visit with tastings
  • Shopping in a designer outlet village
  • Visit to prosciutto di San Daniele producer
  • Tour of the villa’s 13th-century wine cellar

Optional Excursions

Roundtrip transfers from Venice airport

Transfer Details

  • Transfers are not included but can be arranged from Venice for an additional cost.


  • 10% discount at designer outlet

Accommodation Information

Tucked in this northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia is the timeless and absolutely breathtaking Villa Luppis. Built in the 11th Century as a monastery for the Camaldolite monks, Villa Luppis survived war and Napoleon’s conquest. In the 1800s, the Luppis family acquired the property and turned it into a country home for entertaining. The Luppis family continues to own the villa, but they have renovated it tremendously over the years to best showcase its complex historic background and regional art styling. The gorgeous private estate is a 4-star hotel with 39 rooms, and luscious gardens that provide plenty of places for relaxation and serenity. Some of the rooms are decorated in period furniture and French frescos; all rooms have a relaxing and romantic atmosphere, and feature modern-day comforts. The estate also features a piano bar, two restaurants, pool, tennis court, workout facility, spa, and wi-fi.



Pricing & Tour Dates

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3-night Program
US$1125 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$175 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!

Tour Dates

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

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

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