Italian Culinary Tours

 

Authentic hands on Cooking classes followed by delicious meals
Farm Stay in the center of Italy, the perfect break in the countryside
Private Tours to experience the culture, history, and culinary arts of Italy

We offer you the best Culinary Experience in Italy.

Authenticity” and “Tradition” are the main ingredients of our Tour Proposals.
We offer cooking holidays – private and small group tours in Italy with amazing cooking classes and exclusive tours.

Our culinary vacations are the best way to know the Italy of the Italian people, living on a farm, cooking with freshly picked products, participating in food tours to visit artisanal food producers, wineries and olive oil mills, and visitsing cultural sites that make of Italy one of the most loved countries in the world.

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Welcome to our Culinary Tours

Our culinary trips are based in Umbria one of the most authentic regions of Italy. Umbria is the “Green Heart” of Italy, rich in art, history and culture, it is also famous for its wine and olive oil tradition.
In our Tours you will visit delightful Umbrian villages like Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia and Spoleto, but also the villages of the near Tuscany like Cortona, Montalcino and Pienza.

Our Culinary Vacations will consist of a very small and intimate group of no more than 8 people.

Our cooking classes take place in the family farmhouse kitchen where you will learn how to prepare delicious homemade Italian recipes.
Your accommodation is in Perugia, the capital of Umbria, a city between Rome and Florence, 2 hours from each city. Our charming apartments, although very close to the city of Perugia, are located in a very peaceful place, surrounded by the countryside and the sounds of nature.

Our Culinary Tours

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If you want to know the authentic Italian life join our One Week Culinary Tours.
Our region is full of amazing food, beautiful hills and cities rich in art and history. Our culinary tour will introduce you to regional pasta, olive oil, cured meats and cheeses, as well as a multitude of fresh vegetables.

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Spend 5 days in Cenbtral Italy on these authentic Italy culinary tours, and discover the amazing foods and wines. Our place is the perfect location for an Italian culinary vacation where you will experience the passion of the Italian kitchen learning about the people, culture and food/cooking

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An unforgettable culinary short break in Italy. Join our 4 Day Culinary Tours. Participate our Italian cooking classes and get an amazing experiences cooking authentic recipes and touring in wonderful places!

Our Accommodation

Our Culinary Tours take place on a farm indicated in Italy with the word  “agriturismo”, near Perugia, Umbria, central Italy.
Italian agritourismo is an original form of tourism in the countryside that can only be practiced on farms and by farmers, who are the real protagonists.

There are so many reasons to stay in an agritourism during your culinary holiday.

  • When you visit an agriturismo, you have the chance to meet the locals and see and experience farm life up close.
  • When you choose an agriturismo for your accommodation, you are also in the countryside where you can enjoy splendid views, silence and starry skies at night.
  • The farmhouses have an excellent quality-price ratio. They are much less expensive than staying in a luxury villa and you are sure to experience an authentic stay.
  • When you stay in a farmhouse, your visit allows the farmers to preserve the landscape, the farm and the local community.
Melissa D
Melissa D
2023-08-18
Awesome experience! It was awesome! Been to several cooking classes and was by far the best!! Very hands on and recipes were easy and delicious.
Kevin T
Kevin T
2023-04-19
Fantastic Cooking in Umbria! Raffaella is a fantastic host, teacher and person. We stayed 4 nights and had two days of lessons on how to cook in the traditional Italian style. We arrived very late due to flight issues, but Raffaella arranged for her daughter to greet us late at night and made sure we were comfortable. She taught us in her home and was so warm and welcoming. Raffaella is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. She has a comprehensive understanding of local ingredients and taught us recipes passed down from her grandmother. We ate what we prepared, and it was …. Mmm Delicious! I can’t wait to try them out at home. Raffaella also had great recommendations for activities in the nearby towns (we went to Assisi and Perugia) and very accommodating of our requests. Highly recommended!
bjcango
bjcango
2023-01-28
Great Hands-on Cooking Lesson! Absolutely the best experience! Everything was hands-on. Raffella took our food requests into consideration when planning the lesson. Her home was warm and welcoming. Raffella was patient and very organized. We loved the opportunity and so glad we choose this experience! Thank you Raffella!
Barbara F
Barbara F
2022-11-23
Online cooking with Raffaella Our son and daughter-in-law recently joined us Online for a great Online cooking class with Raffaella. It was a Christmas gift and we decided to join them. We live in two different states, it was so much fun to be able to connect with them in the kitchen. Raffaella is a very talented chef, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. We cooked a wonderful menu and we entertained friends for a special Italian dinner that evening. My husband and I spent a wonderful week cooking in Raffaella's beautiful home/farm in Umbria 2 years ago. One of our best vacations ever and we are hoping to return.
John R
John R
2022-11-02
Meraviglioso Four of us attended “Let’s Cook in Umbria” for a 5 day cooking school. The owner/chef, Rafaella, welcomed us very, very late at night on the first day with open arms. We stayed in her warm, comfortable apartments located next to her home where the cooking classes take place. She and her family maintain a large garden, olive groves, and a vineyard on their farm. It’s a beautiful setting. Rafaella is charming, personable, has great sense of humor, and is a wonderful teacher.The classes take place in her home very near her kitchen in a living area that provides a cozy comfortable atmosphere. Rafaella uses her grandmother’s recipes, demonstrates necessary techniques, then encourages her students to do almost all of the preparation and cooking. Fantastic! She has to be a great chef because our meals accompanied by the family’s wines, were delicious. Let’s Cook in Umbria couldn’t have been better and therefore highly recommended.
Will_C757
Will_C757
2022-10-27
Exploring Umbria while learning family cooking secrets We are experienced travelers who have enjoyed exploring local cooking classes and cultures. Rafaella offered exactly what we were seeking and more in her 7 day vacation package. Each morning she shared family cooking secrets from appetizers to main course to desserts followed by local tours as described on her website. Her family farm and warm reception offered the perfect setting for creating new memories and friendships. With a group of 7 others, we each partiipated in food preparation and enjoyed our efforts while sharing stories over lunch accompanied by the farm's own wine. Thanks to Raffaella, we had an absolutely perfect time.
MJG555
MJG555
2022-10-19
An Exceptional Umbrian Experience We came to Umbria as a group of eight friends, and Raffaella helped us create an unforgettable experience. We had the best Umbrian meal in her beautiful farmhouse setting, where we also enjoyed learning about local food and customs. Raffaella is an amazing chef, host, and expert on the entire area. She also helped us to organize three different day trips in Umbria - guiding us to beautiful wineries, historic hilltop towns, and the most authentic truffle hunting experience with a friendly local hunter and his talented dog. In summary - whether you choose to stay, cook, eat or tour with Raffaella - you will have an exceptional experience.
DBinKC
DBinKC
2022-10-17
Wonderful cooking class-highlight of our Umbrian trip! We attended a cooking class with Raffaella in October 2022. It was the highlight of our Umbrian vacation. The classes are in her home, a beautiful farm. She is a talented and kind teacher. The meal we made was absolutely delicious! The best meal in a trip of many delicious meals. I look forward to recreating it at home. I highly recommend taking one of her classes. You won't be disappointed.
Thomas M
Thomas M
2022-09-27
Real home cooking Rafaella is an excellent, patient teacher of classic Umbrian cooking. In her home kitchen located in a beautiful countryside location, we made strangozzi, grape flavored pork loin, sausage and mushroom sauce, and crostata. All incredibly tasty, especially when served with her homemade rosso wine. A wonderful afternoon that was a great and fortifying break from sightseeing.
Marielle A
Marielle A
2022-09-21
Great class! My parents and I had so much fun learning how to make this delicious food! They had everything ready and set out for us so that we were able to make all four courses. I can't wait to try the recipes at home.