Cooking Vacation

An all-inclusive Culinary immersion in the "real" Italy

Luxury Location

A finely renovated 18th-century palace located in the picturesque medieval village of Arce, in the middle of the Roman countryside, on the ancient road connecting Rome and Naples, overlooking one of Italy’s most enchanting valleys and the property-owned vineyards.

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Hands-on Cooking

A state-of-the-art professional kitchen, perfectly integrated into the lively atmosphere of the “Palazzo”, is the ideal setting for our hands-on cooking program.
Here you can live a fantastic learning experience, cooking, tasting, watching and having fun!

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Tasty Excursions

With the perfect combination of selected local food producers and experienced wine makers, we offer you a unique opportunity to become familiar with genuine Italian products and lifestyle, while exploring small little-known villages drenched with atmosphere.

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Luxury Location

Historical Building

Modern Comfort

The accommodation for your Italian cooking vacation is a luxuriously renovated Palazzo dating back to the 18th century. Once home to nobility, the building has since been converted into a six-bedroom boutique hotel, which still maintains elements of the original structure, combined with modern, contemporary decor. And instead of the noisy din of city traffic, you’ll wake up to the sounds of bells in the distance in a picturesque medieval village. The hotel also boasts cellars stocked with a range of biodynamic wines, which guests will get to sample during their stay.

  • Stone facade of our historical XVII-century renovated building - Medieval village stay in Italy
  • The Palazzo enclosed cellar, where great natural wine comes to life - Wine stay in Italy
  • Natural building materials: stone, wood, iron - Italian Design stay
  • Sip a glass of wine in the relaxing atmosphere of the main lounge - Historical building stay in Italy
  • Natural wine tasting, property vineyards, old wine-making traditions - Wine tour in Italy
  • Mix of modern art, old traditions and prestigious materials - Renovated hotel in Italy
  • Renovated design fireplace in the main lounge - First class stay in Roman countryside
  • Antique furniture restored in Italian contemporary style - Modern hotel in Roman countryside
  • Amazing view and sunset from the window of your room - Rome Culinary tour
  • Rooms decorated with refined materials in Italian contemporary style - Luxury accommodation in Italy
  • Prestigious suite with the best Italian interior design - Design hotel in Italy
  • Italian-style beautifully appointed bedrooms full of amenities - Stylish boutique hotel in Italy
  • Beautifully appointed room with flat-panel TV, minibar and jacuzzi - Italy Luxury stay
  • Stylish refined rooms with a stunning view on the valley - Roman countryside stay
  • Fresh drinks always available in your bedroom's minibar - Comfort stay in Italy
  • Stylish room with parquet floor full of amenities and details - Italy Cooking Stay
  • Elegant marble bathrooms with premium toiletries and amenities - Luxury rooms in Italy
  • Total relax in the private spa bath with Jacuzzi - Luxury stay in Italy

Design Rooms

Full of Amenities

Six elegant rooms (each playfully named after wines we produce) feature their own personality and unique view of the countryside. After a day full of cooking classes, food tours of the region, and other new discoveries, unwind and relax with a refreshing shower, or bath, share photos of your culinary holiday with free high-speed Wi-Fi, or catch your favorite show on your room’s flat-screen TV.

Hands-on Cooking

Authentic Cuisine

4 Cooking Classes Program

Learn the secrets of the bel paese’s cuisine in our series of four Italian cooking classes, where you will experiment with traditional recipes at your own individualized work station. Dishes you’ll master include a variety of starters, regional specialties, delectable desserts, pizza, and how to make fresh, home-made pasta. Our local, talented chefs will bring their expertise to the classroom, creating a fun and relaxed environment to fine-tune your culinary prowess.

  • Our professional kitchen, where the magic of creating great Italian dishes happens - Italy Cooking Classes
  • Our kitchen team at work during a Cooking Class - Cooking with Italian nonna (grandmother)
  • How to make perfect home-made Italian Pasta - Cooking Lessons in Italy
  • Making of the best Italian Pasta at our Cooking School - Culinary Holiday in Italy
  • What is your favorite Italian Pizza topping? - Pizza Cooking School in Italy
  • Authentic Italian Pizza making - The best home-made Pizza Cooking Class in Italy
  • Learn how to make perfect Ravioli, a typical stuffed Pasta - Traditional recipes of Central Italy
  • Pasta e fagioli, a typical Italian pasta with beans soup - Organic food in the Roman countryside
  • How to make a perfect Ciambellone for breakfast - Culinary stay in Central Italy
  • Delicious Italian daily breakfast with espresso coffee and crostata - Cooking stay in Italy
  • Typical Italian breakfast with home-made pastries - Culinary stay in Italy
  • Mixed Italian starters: bruschette, caprese, buffalo mozzarella, grilled vegetables and more - Cooking courses in Italy
  • Tasty Italian food and a glass of red wine - Italy Culinary Holiday
  • Italian aperitivo with the best organic red wine: Atina Cabernet - Wine tasting in Italy
  • A tasty home-made soup made with organic vegetables - Italy Cooking Classes
  • Original Fettuccini Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms recipe - Cooking Vacations in Italy
  • Italian Spaghetti Pomodoro e Basilico - Italy Cooking Class
  • Organic locally-sourced natural products - Culinary Vacations in Italy

Perfect Ingredients

Traditional & Organic

The ingredients used in your cooking courses are organic, and locally-sourced. All techniques you’ll master demonstrate how to yield superior flavor and freshness out of each product. Once you’ve wrapped up your work in the kitchen, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Our modern dining room is the setting for a classic, Italian family-style meal, which includes the dishes you personally prepared as well as other delicacies prepared by our gifted chefs. A selection of organic wines also round out the menu.

Tasty Excursions

Cultural Visits

Art, Culture & History

Italy’s breathtaking panoramas, artistic treasures, and rich cultural patrimony are renowned worldwide. Even small, little-known villages are open air museums, with rhythms far from those of the chaos of big cities. From unspoiled landscapes to medieval castles, from old fishing villages to mountain ones, from the legends of Roman ruins to the mystery of splendid Benedictine abbeys, we’ve put together an itinerary of the best of Rome’s countryside.

  • Discover peaceful little-known old villages in the Roman Countryside - Cultural Tours in Italy
  • Visit the cloister of Casamari gothic abbey and other artistic treasures - Guided tours of Italy
  • The Trisulti old farmacy inside an ancient monastery and herbal liquors tasting - Cooking Tour in Italy
  • Visit Montecassino abbey with us, reconstructed after the II World War - Art and History in Italy
  • Guided tours to Montecassino abbey, impacted during the II World War - History and Culture in Italy
  • Natural grottos and other hidden gems of the Roman Countryside - Nature and Landscapes of Italy
  • Taste Italian fish dishes while visiting an old fisherman's village - Food Excursions to the Rome Seaside
  • Discover Arpino pre-Roman ruins and other historical places in the Roman Countryside - History Tours in Italy
  • Meet authentic Italian artisans and local people while visiting old villages - Italian traditions and lifestyle tour
  • Taste the real wood-burning oven Italian Pizza - Gourmet dinners in Italy near Rome
  • Have the best home-made Italian cheese at an old-time Osteria - Food Excursions outside Rome, Italy
  • Visit the best Prosciutto, salami and cured-meat factories - Food tasting tour in Italy
  • Buy the best Italian Mozzarella and cheese from farmers at local markets - Italy Food tours
  • Taste the best Italian home-made desserts while visiting old towns - Cooking Holidays in Italy
  • Meet authentic Italian people during our Culinary Tour in Italy - Cooking with Italian nonna
  • Taste the best Italian Extra-virgin Olive Oil at a modern
  • Discover how Extra-virgin Olive Oil was made for centuries at an old mill - Culinary Tours in Italy
  • Discover old and new methods to make great Italian wines - Culinary Excursions in Italy

Culinary Adventures

Learning & Tasting

Not all extra virgin olive oil, wine, mozzarella, and prosciutto are created equal! During your cooking vacation, you’ll have the possibility to taste true, farm-to-table Italian products, so that you’ll eventually become familiar with their authentic flavor and quality. On board deluxe 9-seat minivans, with our guides’ assistance, you’ll visit the best olive oil mills, organic wineries, dairy farms, cured meat manufacturers, and charming markets. The local vendors you visit will be proud to share the history and secrets of their award-winning goods. A unique opportunity to taste natural Italian food and wine at the source, learning what’s behind the scenes of the production process.

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