7-Days Cooking Vacation

Program, Price and Details

7 Days All-Inclusive Culinary Vacation in Italy

The “Italian Living” Culinary Holiday includes:

6 nights in a luxurious accommodation, an 18th-century renovated Palazzo with an enclosed wine cellar, located in the heart of a medieval village immersed in the Roman Countryside
4 hands-on cooking classes with our local experienced chef, covering typical dishes from the local tradition and Mediterranean diet, using seasonal organic ingredients
3 cultural and culinary excursions on-board luxury 9-seats vehicles, including visits to medieval towns and abbeys, a local winery, a traditional olive oil mill and a cheese farm, with tasting of their award-winning products
A full-day culinary excursion to the famous Riviera of Ulysses and its old seaside towns overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a seafood lunch included
● Welcome dinner at the best local Pizzeria
● Multi-course gourmet farewell dinner at the best restaurant in the area
● Self-produced natural wine tasting and short introduction to biodynamic wines
All meals, fine Italian wines and other beverages included (i.e. espresso coffee, limoncello)
Private transfer from and to Rome airports (on request) or the local train station
Assistance from a qualified staff fluent in both English and Italian
Free time to relax, go sightseeing by your own or arrange extra activities (i.e. spa treatments, shopping)
● Apron, recipe book and certificate of attendance
Exclusive discounts on selected food and wine products and cooking equipment to take home

COVID-19 Update: As prescribed by the Italian law, all guests and staff members will be required to check their temperature daily and wear face covers during cooking classes, in the car and during excursions (indoor and outdoor). Therefore, the published itinerary could be slightly adjusted to maximize your comfort, reducing long times with the mask on. To increase the social distance, we reduced the maximum size of the group to 4 people. Furthermore, to help our future guests plan their holidays and book with confidence, we also reduced the final payment deadline to 7 days before arrival (instead of 30 days). In the eventuality of new travel restrictions applied after your reservation has been confirmed, we will be happy to modify the travel period at no additional cost (within 1 year from the chosen dates). Total refund (except transaction fees) is also possible in case of exceptional documented circumstances, if not covered by your travel insurance. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Full Itinerary

First Day (Sunday)

  • Arrival and pick-up at Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airport or local train station
  • Light lunch upon arrival and check-in at Palazzo
  • Time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room
  • Walking tour among the alleys of our medieval town center
  • Welcome dinner at the best local Pizzeria with mixed Italian starters and authentic pizza baked in a wood-burning oven

Second Day (Monday)

  • Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries and a lot more)
  • Departure of the excursion to: the Gothic Abbey of Casamari and a pre-Roman acropolis with megalithic walls in Cicero’s hometown
  • Stop at an open-air farmers’ market to buy fresh organic produce like the locals
  • Light lunch at a traditional family-run olive oil mill with an explanation of the extra-virgin oil extraction process
  • First Cooking Class: Homemade Pasta and Primi Piatti (i.e. Lasagna, fettuccine al ragù, bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, etc.)
  • Dinner is served in the Palazzo’s main dining room and consists of the fruits of your labor along with other delicacies prepared by our talented chef

Third day (Tuesday)

  • Full Italian breakfast
  • Departure of the excursion to: the medieval town of Anagni, called the “city of the Popes”, with its 12th-century cathedral, the Papal residence during the Middle Ages, and a lot of artisan workshops
  • Light lunch at a selected winery with tasting of “Cesanese del Piglio” red wine (called the Chianti of Ciociaria) and a visit to the vineyards and cellars
  • Second Cooking ClassMain courses and side dishes (i.e. chicken with peperoni, saltimbocca alla romana, etc.)
  • Dinner in the Palazzo’s main dining room

Fourth day (Wednesday)

  • Full Italian breakfast
  • Departure of the full-day culinary excursion to the seaside including: Terracina, a seaside town with the remains of a huge Roman temple overlooking it, and Sperlonga, an ancient fishing village with stunning views over the sea, recognized as one of “the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy”
  • Stop at a dairy farm on the way to taste freshly-made Mozzarella di bufala
  • Seafood Lunch at an award-winning family-run Osteria with a tasting of several dishes, followed by the best gelato in the area at a nearby location
  • 2 hours free after come back for sightseeing or relaxing at home
  • Light Dinner in the Palazzo

Fifth day (Thursday)

  • Full Italian breakfast
  • Departure of the excursion to: the Abbey of Montecassino, famous in the world for having been an important battle theater during World War II
  • Light lunch at an historic country house which hosted the English writer D.H. Lawrence in 1919. The owner also makes one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy and delicious cured meats to taste with a local variety of Cabernet wine
  • Third Cooking Class: Home-made Pizza and Italian Desserts (i.e. Tiramisu, crostata with home-made jam, red-wine ciambelline, etc.)
  • Dinner in the Palazzo

Sixth day (Friday)

  • Full Italian breakfast
  • Final Cooking Class in the morning: mixed hot and cold Italian starters (i.e. tomato bruschetta, stuffed zucchini flowers, eggplant Parmigiana, etc.)
  • Light lunch in the Palazzo
  • Afternoon free for sightseeing, taking a walk in the countryside or booking a massage at a nearby spa
  • Opportunity to go on shopping with Italian style hints from our guides (optional)
  • In the evening head to a nearby hill-top medieval village for a visit of the old town and a stunning view over the entire valley
  • Multi-course gourmet farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant in the area

Last day (Saturday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Check-out and transfer to the airport or train station

Rates (Special Offer!)

Double or Twin Room (double occupancy):
€ 3.595 per person ($ 3,900 / £ 3,061)*

Special Promotion:

All 2021 available dates:
€ 1.750 per person ($ 1,898 / £ 1,490)*
(see available dates in the Reservation form below)

Transfer from/to Rome airports or city center (per vehicle, up to 3 guests):
One-way € 95 ($ 103 / £ 81)*
Round-trip € 180 ($ 195 / £ 153)*
FREE Transfer for more than 2 guests in the same reservation!

Single-occupancy room supplement: € 480 ($ 521 / £ 409)*

All taxes, admissions and service included.
Airfare not included.
* Exchange rates are approximate, payment will be processed in Euros.

Important Notes

Available: See available dates in the Reservation form below

Check-in: Sunday, 3 pm
Check-out: Saturday, 11 am

Group size: max 12 people 4 people

Breakfast is served at: 9 am
Daily excursions departure: 10 am
Cooking lessons start: 4.30 pm (except on Friday at 10 am)
Dinner is served at: 7.30 pm (at the end of the cooking class)

In order to take advantage of our private car transfer from Rome airports, we suggest you to choose a flight landing between 10 am and 12 pm. On the last day, the earliest scheduled flight among the group determines the departure time of the transfer to the airport. For your comfort, we suggest to choose a flight scheduled not earlier than 3 pm.

Alternatively, free transfer from/to local train station is available at previously agreed time.
Arrival by car is also possible, ask us for directions. Free parking is available in front of our location.

Private transfers from and to other Italian locations are available on request (i.e. Rome city center, Amalfi Coast).

Self-produced organic bottled wines will be served during in-house dinners, with a maximum of 1 bottle for every 2 people per night (if there are 10 people dining, up to 5 bottles of different wines can be opened for free!). Extra and special bottles can be opened at a small additional charge.

The previous is a sample program, little changes may occur due to weather conditions, seasonality of fresh products and as we are always looking for new interesting culinary activities and special events not to be missed.

Guests must be at least 18 years old to check in. Children of at least 12 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

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How to book

Instructions: To make a reservation please fill in your personal data and the desired dates for your culinary stay.
You will receive an e-mail from us within 24 hours containing instructions about how to secure your booking.

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, Bank Transfer

Deposit: A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The remaining amount is due at least 7 days before your arrival date. For change and cancellation policy, please check our FAQs.

Important: We strongly recommend that you have a travel insurance covering your losses in case of cancellation and any unpleasant circumstances during your Italian culinary vacation. You will be required to sign a standard form upon arrival freeing us from any liability.

Your personal data will not be used for commercial scopes, nor shared with external subjects, according to the Italian Privacy Act (D.Lgs. 196/2003) and GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679).

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