7 Days Taste of Calabria Culinary Holiday in Italy

7 Days Taste of Calabria Culinary Holiday in Italy

  • Agriturismo Barone Macri, Contrada Modi, Gerace, Reggio Calabria 89040, Italy

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Indulge your senses in this amazing culinary holiday in Calabria, Italy's best kept secret. This experience was inspired by the slow food philosophy and is perfect for anyone that wants to escape their busy life and reconnect with food in its purest form. Enjoy farm to table meals and learn how to recreate delicious Italian dishes at home while at the same time experience life at an organic farm and learn more of the local culture on an excursion to a historic village.


  • Pasta making lesson
  • Cheese making demonstration
  • Organic farm tour and excursion to a historic village
  • Lots of time to relax or explore the nearby beaches
  • Wine pairings during dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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You will be staying at a beautiful farmhouse at the Agriturismo Barone Macri, situated only 10 kilometers from the mountains and 10 kilometers from the sea. Surrounded by nature among the olive groves and citrus trees, you will find yourself in an oasis of peace.

This organic farm specializes in developing natural olive oil, wine, olives, bread, and products made from citrus fruits, 100% derived from organic farming, following traditional processing methods.

The rooms are large and bright, each with its own private bathroom, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There is also a relaxation room on the property with books and TV as well as an outdoor swimming pool with a spectacular mountain view. Michelle will be the bilingual host and personal concierge. She will be available for anything the guests need.

There are only eight rooms available at this organic farm. Book now to avoid disappointment.

The inspiration

Gone are the days when people used to spend an entire morning preparing their meals. In today’s fast paced society, people have lost the connection they once had with food. The meals are now easily available, pre-packaged, and ready to eat. Some people are so busy that they rarely have time to sit and enjoy a home cooked meal with their families.

Discover Calabria wants to help you connect with food and nature and Calabria is the place to do this. This culinary experience has been inspired by the slow food philosophy which believes in bringing consumers back to the source of where food comes from.

Fortunately, slow food is a way of life in Calabria. It's a place where people put love and passion into their meals and have a deep connection with food and nature - a place where ancient traditions and recipes have been passed down and still exist today.

This is an exclusive experience and will sell out fast. So, book your spot today!

Sample daily schedule

  • 09:00 Organic breakfast
  • 10:00 Excursion or cooking class
  • 13:30 Mediterranean lunch with local wine followed by free time
  • 20:00 Four-course dinner with local wine

Included in your holiday package are historic village and organic farm tours.

This retreat will be held near the Jasmine Coast, a region of Calabria which runs along the Ionian Sea between the cities of Riace and Locri and gets its name from the fragrant jasmine plant that grows wild in the area. This area is rustic and untouched and is famous for its surrounding views of the mountains and the sea. If you are looking for an authentic location in Italy where time stands still then look no further.

The culinary traditions of Calabria are steeped in centuries of history. Many of the recipes and ingredients used in the cuisine have been brought over from the nations that have invaded and conquered Calabria since the beginning of history. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantine, Saracens, Normans, Arab, Swabian, Aragonese, Spanish, Austrian, Bourbon, and French. All these cultures have gifted Calabria with their unique ingredients and recipes, and what remains today is an eclectic blend of flavors influenced by these cultures.

Fresh pasta made by hand, natural breads, sun ripened fruits, and freshly picked vegetables, meat from farm raised animals, fresh cheese, organic olive oils, and local wines from ancient soil - here you will experience food pleasure in its finest form.

During your stay, you will be served daily organic breakfast, daily Mediterranean lunch, and daily four-course dinner with wine pairings. You will also enjoy one pasta making lesson and cheese making demonstration.

  • 1 pasta making lesson
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Cheese making demonstration
  • Daily four-course dinner with wine pairings
  • Daily Mediterranean lunch
  • Daily organic breakfast
  • Historic village and organic farm tour
  • Airfares
  • Insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF). You can find flights directly to Lamezia via Alitalia or Ryanair. Alternatively, you can book a flight into Rome then book a connecting flight directly to Lamezia.

Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request and for an additional cost. Please let Discover Calabria know what time you will be arriving and they will have a driver waiting for you at the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

London, England, United Kingdom

Discover Calabria is dedicated to helping you discover the beautiful region of Calabria located in Southern Italy.

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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Friday June 15, 2018
Departure: Thursday June 21, 2018

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