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8 Day Vegan Cooking Holiday and Mindfulness Cooking in Pineto, Province of Teramo

Via G d'Annunzio 219, Pineto, Italy

Vegan Culinary Vacation in Italy

Be welcomed in the central of Italy, on the Adriatic coast. In this retreat, your host is Barbara Valletta, half Dutch, half Italian, and the chef tutor. Barbara will teach you all healthy vegan Italian cooking. These classes are a unique opportunity to learn how important is taking care of each ingredient and how you can use mindfulness while cooking and doing other things. Also, enjoy a trip to the natural park of Gran Sasso.

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  • Visit the market at Atri
  • Enjoy the food you have cooked
  • Vegan mindfulness Italian cooking classes
  • Recipes based on seasonal products
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Free time for the beach
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Italian
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Abruzzo Airport (US$24 per person)
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During the retreat, you will stay in a hotel near the coast with a private shower, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, free bikes, free chairs / beds at the sea. It also has a swimming pool and TV. Breakfast is included.


Saturday: Arrival day

Sunday: First vegan cooking lesson with mindfulness instructions / eating

Monday: Market visit in Atri and afterward cooking lesson / eating

Tuesday: Plenty of time to relax, at 6 p.m. enjoy cooking lesson / eating

Wednesday: Plenty of time to relax, at 6 p.m. enjoy cooking lesson / eating

Thursday: visiting Little Tibet for a yoga lesson and lunch

*Friday: Relax

  • Saturday: Departure

About the program

On this retreat. you will only cook food that is "good for your body and mind." During these mindful cooking lessons, you will learn the secrets of Italian and Abruzzo cucina and understand how food affects your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. You are also visiting the highest mountain / natural park of Gran Sasso, also called Little Tibet.

Included excursions

  • Mindfulness training outside in the beautiful hills
  • Market visit


Barbara Valletta


The location of this retreat is a stone's throw away from the beach. About 200 meters from your stay is the beautiful Adriatic Sea with the white sanded beach. The city center is a five-minute walk and there are a lot of old villages in the near. Rome is a two hours' ride.


During this week, four meals are included which you are gonna make together! Also, the drinks are included in these four hours during experiences.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegan
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)

  • Cycling
  • Visiting Rome

What's included

  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 4 mindfulness cooking lessons
  • Visiting a local market
  • Outside mindfulness training in the hills

What's not included

  • Airplane ticket

How to get there

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Arrival by train

Pineto has its own station. From Pescara to Pineto it only takes 14 minutes.

Airport: Abruzzo Airport Airport transfer available: Abruzzo Airport (US$24 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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