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The exterior of the Villa, home for your cooking vacation in Italy.
The flowering garden of the villa, yours to explore during your culinary vacation in Italy.
A welcoming salon of the Villa Luppis, home during your cooking vacation in Italy.
The "sala stemma" of the villa, connecting to the gardens.
A view of the gardens and pool of the villa.
Enjoying the terrace of the villa Luppis during your culinary tour of Italy.
Enjoying the pleasant weather during your culinary vacation in Italy.
A view from the table into the gardens of the villa.
A delicious dish served at the restaurant.
The "sala colonne" of the villa.
A delicious lunch on the veranda of the villa.
The formidable wine cellar, beautifully constructed in a 13th-century "ghiacciaia," or ice house.
A view of the villa and its gardens.
The gardens of the beautiful Villa Luppis, home for your cooking vacation in Italy.
The garden at night time, ready to enjoy during your cooking vacation in Italy.
The villa's fountain in its beautiful gardens.
The Villa Luppis and its gardens at night time.
A delicious fish dish served in the restaurant of the Villa Luppis.
The beautiful garden as evening falls.
A view out to the gardens of the Villa, home for your cooking vacation in Italy.
A view of the stunning dining room of the Villa Luppis.
A delicious buffet in the gardens.
View of the Villa Luppis and its surroundings, home for your culinary vacation in Italy
A plate of antipasti served at the restaurant during your Italy culinary vacation.
Overview

Luxury and Gastronomy at Villa Luppis

The Villa Luppis, home for your culinary vacation in ItalyThis trip is eligible for our Worry-Free Booking promotion.

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. Stay at a private estate and its gorgeous villa-turned-hotel, complete with beautiful gardens and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy during your relaxing culinary vacation in Italy.


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.

Itinerary

A delicious fish dish served in the restaurant of the Villa Luppis.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.

A view from the table into the gardens of the villa.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.

The flowering garden of the villa, yours to explore during your culinary vacation in Italy.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.

The Villa Luppis and its gardens at night time.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

Accommodations

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.

Excursions

  • 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.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Pricing:

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.

This trip is eligible for our “Worry-Free Booking” promotion*, which means your deposit is fully refundable up to 31 days prior to the trip start date. Questions? Please contact us!

*See our terms & conditions for details and exclusions.


Tour Dates

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

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

2022
Sample dates:
January 2-5
January 9-12
January 16-19
January 23-26
January 30-February 2
February 6-9
February 13-16
February 20-23
February 27-March 2
March 6-9
March 13-16
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

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