Italian Cooking Class

Italian Cooking Class organizes Italian cooking classes in beautiful venues using fresh biological ingredients from the organic garden in Puglia and Sardinia.

  • Puglia, Italy
from US$690
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

from US$936
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

8 Days Yoga and Cooking Vacations in Sardinia, Italy

Sep | Oct | Nov | Apr | May | Oct | Nov, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$1,240
from US$1,240
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

7 Days Puglian Culinary Vacations in Italy

Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | Feb | Mar, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$1,473
from US$1,473
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Lucrezia

Lucrezia is a very dynamic woman who follows her passion for food and culinary arts. In her kitchen she only uses seasonal, authentic ingredients, and the highest quality products the market has to offer.

Testimonials

  • Review by Dany from England

    "I had a most relaxing week in Puglia. the team at Montepaolo made every effort to make my stay comfortable and rewarding. Carola is an excellent and patient Yoga teacher, who is passionate about everything Ayurvedic. She took me to visit the local sights and introduced me to 'the best ice-cream in the world!' Lucrezia helped me to create a huge range of Puglian culinary delights. Joseph made sure that my stay was comfortable and served every meal with a smile. The chef Lucrezia created varied and delicious 4-course meals every evening. Montepaolo is a beautiful paradise where I was able to unwind and felt totally looked after. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Debbie Lang from Vermont, USA

    "This experience was the best I ever had and being alone on this trip was even more adventurous and fulfilled all my desires and more. The cooking classes with Lucrezia was fun and very tasty. Her cooking style of organic and traditional was superb and couldn't wait to come home with the recipes and cook it up for my family and friends. I loved we ate everything we ate and Carola was a great translator, I learned a lot of Italian being immersed for hours every day. The ancient kitchen and views added such a special surroundings of comfort and casualness I didn't want to leave. The time went so fast. Carola was the best host ever and grew very fond of our friendship. She was so accommodating and looked out for our culinary needs each day or anything else I desired. This was indeed the best experience ever!"

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  • Review by Carla Ascensão Gama from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time at Montepaolo. The scenery and cooking was fantastic and i learnt a lot from Chef Lucrezia. A big thank you to Carola for facilitating a brilliant holiday and to Lucrezia for sharing her cooking secrets!"

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  • Review by Sossi
    10 out of 10

    "This was an amazing retreat. The location was beautiful surrounded with nature. The food was very good, sometimes a bit too much :) Carola had a very positive and calming energy. She took us to various tours almost every day, every time to a different little town or a beach, all of them very beautiful. She was not charging us for any of it, driving us by her car, and even some drinks and sweats were complementary. I would say - it was a real demonstration of hospitality. My room was very comfortable. I liked yoga classes a lot - she would also explain the therapeutic impact of the exercises both during the classes and in the manual. Also, cooking classes were so much fun! My only suggestion would be to have a bit less food, and maybe excursion not every day but every other day and instead to have yoga classes not only in the morning but also afternoon every other day. But it is impossible to have it all at once in beautiful Puglia. I think I will want to go back to this place."

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  • Review by Mary from Dublin, Ireland

    "Everything about my week in Conversano was excellent. The 16th-century hotel was beautiful and a great location. Carola was very organized, and looked after our every need. It is an ideal location for solo traveler. There was only two of us completing the cookery and yoga the week I was there, which meant we got great attention. We had a great laugh with Lucrezia, our chef, who showed us beautiful dishes made with the best of local fresh produce. Lucrezia was also very flexible for any other dishes we wanted to try. Puglia has so much to offer. I have traveled all over Italy but have to say this was the best week I have had in Italy. I can't wait to try my new recipes!"

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  • Review by Jackie from London, UK

    "Had a fabulous week in Puglia. Beautiful farmhouse with lovely pool, very peaceful. Carola was a perfect host, she took us out each afternoon and we visited towns, a vineyard, the beach, had ice-cream! My mornings were spent cooking with Lucrezia, a very passionate chef. I learnt so much from her and cooked lots of amazing dishes and enjoyed my time with her in the little kitchen! Thank you to the both of you, you really made it a special week. I also met two fabulous ladies who helped with the fun and laughter! Love to all!"

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  • Review by Carla Ascensão Gama from England
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time at Montepaolo. The scenery and cooking was fantastic and I learnt a lot from Chef Lucrezia. A big thank you to Carola for facilitating a brilliant holiday and to Lucrezia for sharing her cooking secrets!"

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  • Review by Chris from England

    "Carolla, her team and the entire hotel staff were excellent hosts and could not have been more welcoming, considerate or helpful. My room was large and comfortable (although the shower cubicle was particularly small). Afternoon visits to local attractions were well planned, interesting and worthwhile."

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  • Review by Reg and Angela from Manchester, UK

    "In August this year we stayed at the farmhouse and had a wonderful week in the care of Carole and Marieangela. We were very fortunate to have a special program arranged for us. Carole and Marieangela couldn't have been more hospitable. They met us at the station, looked after our every need, and included several tours of the beautiful towns and coastlines in the area. Carole's daily morning yoga classes were gentle and a perfect start to the day. She has a marvelous sense of humor and is lovely company. Marieangela has magic hands - the best massage and healing treatment I have ever had. We also learnt some great traditional Italian cooking skills and I can even make fresh pasta now. Our local cook was so sweet, great fun as well as occasionally bossy, which was all part of the experience - a true Puglian. Carole and Marieangela are two very special people. They genuinely care and want everything right for you and I hope to vacation with them again soon."

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  • Review by Peter from London, UK

    "I spent a really nice week in the beautiful Conversano farmhouse in the beginning of September 2015. Carola and Mariangela are excellent hosts and will go out of their way to ensure your stay is as adventurous, relaxing and comfortable as you, and your small group of fellow students would ideally like it to be. Amazing cooking classes with Lucrezia and delicious meals! The setting of the 16th century agriturismo farmhouse, with a small chapel and look-out tower, is magical and has a beautiful garden filled with fruit trees and a great swimming pool. The excursions to the nearby towns (some are very touristic, others very genuine and local) are also a welcome and well-organized addition to this cooking holiday."

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