Italian Food and Flavours

All inclusive cooking holidays in Central Italy with visits to specialist artisan food and wine producers, cultural tours and luxury accommodation.

  • Le Marche, Italy

Speaks English

from US$187
from US$187
Price for:

2 days / 1 night

Limited availability
from US$1,520
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights


Your chef and culinary adventures tutor Fabio lives and works at his renowned restaurant “Castello de Marte” in the atmospheric main square just around the corner from your base. Fabio regularly posts authentic rural Italian recipes on the Italian Food and Flavours blog.


For those interested in the art and culture of Italy as part of their Italy food tours, Rupert, a retired university lecturer, can provide a few insights into the history and context of the town, region, and its art. Rupert also posts articles on the local Italian culture on the blog.

Verified reviews

  • Review by Maria Lowe from Great Britain, UK

    "We have had an amazing holiday with Italian Food and Flavours; great communication prior to holiday with Debby; flawless transfer. The B&B was a beautifully renovated house that was part of the village wall. The program for the week was packed full. The cooking lessons were run by Fabio who was passionate about food and local ingredients. The food and wine were free flowing. Throughout the course we had lovely Jo with us as an interpreter and guide. She spread her happiness and joy around us all day.We had very high expectations for this course and we were amazed how they managed to exceed the expectations on every level. The overall feeling of passion for food and region, the warmth and welcome we received will stay with us for life." website, edited


  • Review by Gary from Minnesota, USA

    "If you enjoy a meal of the freshest local ingredients that lead to another, course after course, Fabio the propietor and chef will inspire your pallate to new heights. From the first anti-pasta serving, to salad, to entree, and dessert and a fine Mistra or Vino Cotto to close out your dining experience, the flavours and presentations are other-worldly. The care in preparation and presentation at this local cafe in Cossignano, Italy have garnered many awards. The rich textures and flavors from apetizers and anti-pasties to 'il secondo' meat entre' and contorno vegatable will leave you wanting to come again to this fabulous restaurant."

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  • Review by a traveler from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "We have eaten in the restaurant for a week, and had the privilege of being taught to cook Italian food by Fabio. The food is authentic Italian food with first class ingredients. Fabio is passionate about his food, sourcing his ingredients locally, using traditional recipes with a modern twist. You are made to feel very welcome by him and his lovely small team. The deep fried courgettes are an absolute must, other good antipasti is the Ascoli olives and aubergine/Parmesan layers. For secondos, try the pork casserole with apples and orange."

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  • Review by a traveler from Alton, United Kingdom

    "What a great find , gorgous evening meal , waiter explained every dish that we tasted and wow was there many dishes six first courses from buckwheat to cheeses and meats to lovely vegetable dishes . Fabrio has such a talent in his cooking the main course of my husbands meat dishes looked mouth watering and my homemade pasta dish was so full of favour , we were so full but we could not miss sweet all served with lovely wine . The setting in a lovely square is just so tranquil to enjoy but the lovely friendly manner of this resturant is a must while in cossigano , looking forward to our visit next year Fabio."

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