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4 Days Traditional Venetian Recipes Cooking Holiday in Malamocco, Venice, Italy

Italy Cooking Vacation

Discover the hidden taste of the old town of Malamocco with the Locandiere, Michela e Micaela . Learn more about the local cuisine and experience the joy of picking your own ingredients and cooking in the historic kitchen of the luxury villa in Relais Alberti. You will have plenty of time to relax in the blooming gardens and take a break from the crowded Venice while sipping aromatic water or a tasty glass of wine.

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  • 2 cooking lessons
  • Cycling to pick up cooking ingredients
  • Ample time to relax or explore the surrounding
  • Pick up service from Pier Lido
  • Certificate of participation
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Special gift from Alberti

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Italian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi

Relais Alberti is much more than a hotel; it is first and foremost an experiential journey where every moment becomes an opportunity to see, smell, taste, touch, and live. Alberti is a place to rediscover the smells and scents of forgotten flavors and sensations, away from the routine of the city. It's a place to get together and to rediscover the simple pleasures of life.

Relais Alberti is furnished with ancient Venetian furniture, Murano glass chandeliers, precious carpets and fabrics, and marvelous stuccos and Fortuny textiles. There, you can really get the feeling of the past. All rooms at Alberti are equipped with every comfort that includes room service, TV, air-conditioning, bathrobe, Wi-Fi, and telephone.


Day 1 - Arrival

  • Welcome to Relais Alberti with a glass of Prosecco.
  • 19:45 Get acquainted; dinner with Le Locandiere.

Day 2 - Making pasta and sauces from grandma's recipes book

  • Wake up with Alberti's tasty homemade breakfast
  • 10:30 Collect ingredients in the garden or local market
  • 12:00 Cooking lesson with Le Locandiere. Learn to make cheese-filled ravioli, gnocchi, lasagna with different sauces and tiramisù.
  • 14:00 Enjoy lunch which you prepared.
  • There will be wine pairing with every dish.

Day 3 - Orto e Laguna "Cicchetti "

  • Wake up with tasty homemade breakfast.
  • 10:30 Shop at the fishermen market.
  • 12:00 Cooking lesson with Le Locandiere. Try your hands at making Chicchetti : Saor - Folpetti - Baccalà - Baked Mussels
  • 14:00 Enjoy the dish you prepared as lunch.
  • There will be wine pairing with every dish.

Day 4 - Departure

  • Wake up with tasty homemade breakfast.
  • 11:00 Certificate of attendance and farewell gift

Cooking classes

The holiday includes a five-minute ride by bike to reach Alberti's vegetable garden. There, the chefs will show you their beautiful orchard and pick up the fresh and 100% organic ingredients to prepare the seasoned aromatic salt, jams, pesto, or tomato sauce.

You will also learn cooking with Mrs. Liverina in the stunning ancient kitchen of Ca' del Borgo Villa. The true icon of the Malamocco Old Town will teach you the Malamocchina sauce recipe, with tomato and mussels, and learn how to make fresh pasta filled with local ingredients and herbs.

Included excursions

Excursion to the local market or the garden by car or bikes


Michela Cafarchia


Relais Alberti is a luxury maison de charme, XVI century. It is located in the center of the little village of Malamocco, on the island of Venice Lido, at 15 minutes by boat from saint Mark Square. This historical village has been one of the first original settlements in the city of Venice, close to the lagoon and the sea; very quiet and romantic place



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Lounge


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning


At the Relais Alberti, food is 100% organic and handmade and comes daily from the bio orchard, starting from the breakfast, Alberti’s specialty, to the finger food and special recipes they offer their guests during the day.

Ancient tradition has it that Le Locandiere are always feminine figures, able to manage with passion and energy the wayfarer’s resting and nourishing areas. A smile is the key to their success: Le Locandiere are the true masters of hospitality and good food lovers. They stand upon the solid foundations of the Venetian tradition while looking at the future: this is the newborn concept of Le Locandiere.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You could use Le Locandiere's private boat. Ask for detail about the Bora boat.

What's included

  • 1 dinner
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 2 lunches at Relais Alberti
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Pick up by car from the Pier Lido
  • Special gift

What's not included

  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Low season
  • November - April


High season
  • May - October


Solo travellers

This vacation can accommodate solo travellers.

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