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Cooking Holiday in Italy

With your own personal chef as your guide, visit and cook in the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy, and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner: the Sanctuary of La Verna, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, Borgo San Sepolcro, home of the painter Piero della Francesca, Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty, and tradition creating an intimate charm for those who visit.

Meet the instructors

Stefano
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Highlights

  • Local wine tastings
  • Private cooking classes
  • Visits to local food producers
  • Your choice of walking tours of Bologna or Florence
  • Snacks, lunches, and dinners with your personal chef
  • Transfer from Bologna or Florence
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Local transportation

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7 days with instruction
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00

This culinary vacation includes 1 night accommodation in Bologna or Florence in a private hotel room and 5 nights in a private hotel room or apartment in Mount Fumaiolo.

Program

Day 1

You will be picked up either in Bologna and Florence with a brief market visit before heading out to the Apennine mountains. There you will check into your hotel and then be picked up for a private dinner at the chef's mountain retreat.

Day 2 to Day 6

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then the chef will pick you up and take you on your day's journey. Will it be a cooking class? How about a picnic in the woods? Or perhaps you might like to visit the home of a Renaissance painter. You’ll decide what you want to do and where you want to go. In the evening you will return for your private dinner with the chef at his retreat.

Day 7

After breakfast, you will check out and if time allows you'll head to Ravenna where you will visit the Basilica of San Vitale and its Byzantine mosaics. You will then have lunch in an ancient osteria in the Ravenna city center and go back to Bologna. Or if Florence is your departure point, you'll head into the city for a brief walking tour before parting ways.

Included excursions

Tours

Visit the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines

  • Dining in Stefano's favorite restaurants and picnicking in the woods
  • Shopping at the Middle Market in Bologna or Florence
  • Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets
  • cook in a Balsamic Vinegar winery
  • picnic near a waterfall

Other included excursions

On the border with Tuscany and Marche, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner.

  • Visit the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany)
  • Visit Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany)
  • Visit Monterchi (Tuscany)
  • Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit.

Instructors

Stefano Corvucci

Location

This culinary vacation will take you from Bologna or Florence to the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche.

Food

Snacks and complete lunches and dinners every day are included. Local wine and beverages are also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • 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

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation in Bologna or Florence
  • 5 nights accommodation in the Apennines
  • Private chef and guide
  • Local wine tastings
  • Visits to local food producers, art and cultural sites with the chef
  • Snacks and complete lunches and dinners every day
  • Transfer from Bologna or Florence
  • All private transportation during the trip

What's not included

  • Airfares

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Airport transfer included: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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