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Appealing Cooking Holiday Italy

Cook together with Barbara Valletta, the owner and the chef of this holiday, in beautiful Abruzzo, Italy! Do you want to taste something that you never taste before? Or maybe even try to cook delicious food in a fun and appealing way? Then, La Cucina is going to make it happen only for you. In this holiday, you can expect cooking lessons that you will never regret. You will even get the recipes and also drink some good wine. La Cucina will serve you the best!

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  • Cooking lessons
  • Free delicious recipes
  • Cook together with local products
  • Visits the market on Monday morning
  • 2 exciting outing activities
  • 4 nights' lodging
  • Tasty meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Italian
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Conference room
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Casa Barbara, is located in the unspoiled Abruzzo, central / southern Italy, just 2 kilometers from the beautiful shores of the Adriatic Sea and 30 minutes from Pescara Airport. The house has 5 bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms and a huge garden. The rooms are for one, two or four people, whichever you prefer. All with own bathroom and wifi. In the garden is a pond, apple and pear trees, 120 olive trees, persimmon trees and various nut trees. Casa Barbara also serves as a bed and breakfast.


On the Saturday of arrival, you all come together on Casa Barbara's terrace and enjoy the antipasti, wine, and the view of the sea and nature. In the evening, you return to your pleasant stay, and from Sunday morning every morning breakfast is served. You have plenty of free time every day to get to know the beautiful, untouched Abruzzo, to cycle, to visit the beach or to walk for hours.

After breakfast, everyone can do what you like or go to the wonderful beach of Pineto, or do some shopping with Barbara. Around 17.30, you are expected to get back home. While enjoying a (local) wine, you cook together with local products. There is something for everyone: from fish and meat to vegetarian, gluten-free.

There are two organized trips (inclusive):

On Monday morning, you go to the market in the medieval art village Atri. After the market visit, you can walk in the WWF park of the porcupines. In addition, you can visit the local olive grove or visit a village, hiking in the high mountains (in consultation).


Barbara Valletta


This cooking holiday is located in Pineto, Abruzzo, Italy. Casa Barbara is in the unspoiled Abruzzo, central / southern Italy. Abruzzo is in the middle of Italy. The Abruzzi has not yet been discovered by foreign tourists, but the Italians themselves come from all over the country to enjoy mountains and sea here.

The property is just two kilometers from the beautiful snow-white coast of the Adriatic Sea and half an hour from Abruzzo Airport (PSR). Vliegveld Rome is about two hours away. At seven kilometers from the house, you can walk beautifully in the nature reserve of the Calanchi (WWF area).


  • The Adriatic Sea - 20 minutes' walking, 2 kilometers
  • Abruzzo Airport (PSR) - 30 minutes
  • Nature reserve of the Calanchi (WWF area), 7 kilometers
  • Pineto beach, 2 kilometers



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Shopping


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge


  • Local market


All meals and wines are included in the package. The food is biologic from farmers in Abruzzo and fish right from the boats (2 kilometers from the house). The herbs are fresh from your host's garden. Barbara prefers to cook “la cucina povera,” like her nonna did. It is also possible to cook vegetarian.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • 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 can walk for hours in the Gran Sasso (little Tibet) and nature park the Majella and enjoy the beautiful coast of the Adriatic sea (at a walking distance of about 20 minutes). You can also rent bicycles from or through La Cucina or take a bike ride. Suitable for the advanced cyclist but also for the e-bike riders.

Other things to do

  • Go to the beach of Pineto
  • Shopping

What's included

  • Cooking workshops including recipes
  • 2 outing activities
  • Breakfasts and a local wine
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Air ticket

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 12.1% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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