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4 Day Cooking and Wine Holiday in Emilia Romagna, Province of Ravenna

La Sabbiona Holiday Farm, Via Di Oriolo, 10 48018 Faenza, Ravenna, Italy

Authentic Culinary Holiday Italy

Come and experience an amazing culinary holiday with La Sabbiona Farmhouse and Winery and create memories of a lifetime. Immerse in authentic cooking, relax, and explore the beautiful surrounding around you. This trip will rejuvenate you and refresh your mind from the daily routine of your life. So, don't miss it!


  • Authentic cooking class
  • Free time to explore the surroundings
  • Enjoy one wine tasting with cheese and salami
  • Go for a visit to the La Sabbiona's vinery
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi access


3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this holiday, you will stay at La Sabbiona guest house. The farm stay La Sabbiona offers its guests different lodging solutions all with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The guesthouse and farm stay is located in a panoramic position in the wonderful hills which surround the ancient Tower of Oriolo dei Fichi, in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region, just a few kilometers from Faenza.

The farm has 28 hectares of land, 16 of which are vineyards of Centesimino, Sangiovese, Famoso, Albana, Trebbiano, Syrah, Chardonnay and Malvasia grapes. Grains, fruits and olives are grown on the remaining land.

La Sabbiona is an expression of the great passion that the Altini family have for their land, envisioned as a place of meeting and sharing good genuine flavors. The hospitality and agricultural activity are carried out by the family and are based on features of conviviality, tradition and respect for the land, which is typical of the most authentic Romagna. In this area rich in nature, art and history, the Altini family wants to keep the ancient flavors and traditions of Romagna alive, offering hospitality in a welcoming country-house restored in harmony with the past and the comforts of the present.

  • Rooms equipped with antique furniture, bathroom, television, hair dryer
  • Room for people with disabilities
  • Genuine breakfast with homemade jams, cakes, tarts
  • Swimming pool with large garden
  • Restaurant with typical local dishes paired with their own wines


The winery La Sabbiona is part of the wineries of the Oriolo dei Fichi area, set in a landscape of rolling hills just a few kilometers from Faenza. Albana and Sangiovese, autochthonous grape varieties of the Emilia Romagna region are grown in the vineyard, along with some lesser known ones with characteristic scents and flavors, like Famoso and Centesimino.

The care of the vineyards, the selection and hand-picking of the best grapes and the winemaking process using the most modern technologies create DOC and IGT wines typical of Romagna: sparkling, white, red and sweet wines suitable to be combined with both traditional and international dishes.


  • Welcome drink will be served at arrival
  • One wine tasting with typical cheese and salami and visit to the vinery
  • One cooking class from 09:30 and tasting of the plates prepared
  • Practice activities to prepare homemade pasta by rolling pin, sauces and cakes
  • The afternoon is free to explore the surrounding areas and the wonderful hill just six kilometers from Faenza and Forl

Daily program

  • Day 1: arrival after 2pm, free time to visit area
  • Day 2: one cooking lesson
  • Day 3: tasting of 3 wines and tour to the vinery
  • Day 4: departure after breakfast

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will go for a vinery visit.


This holiday will take place in Oriolo dei Fichi, Emilia Romagna, Italy. The territory of Oriolo dei Fichi, where the guesthouse and farm stay La Sabbiona is located, is a treasure-trove full of nature, flavors and history, consistently amazing its visitors coming from all angles of the world.

The medieval tower, the natural park, the nature paths, the typical food products: a true oasis of well-being, are situated just a few kilometers from Faenza, where the quiet clean air embraces monuments, artistic heritage and natural abundance have remained intact over the centuries. Romagna hospitality combines the cordiality of this land with these cultural, gastronomic and environmental riches, that can be enjoyed while staying in these beautiful lands.


  • Oriolo dei Fichi, 0.5 kilometers
  • Faenza, 7 kilometers
  • Imola, 20 kilometers
  • Ravenna, 30 kilometers
  • Brisighella, 15 kilometers
  • Riolo Terme, 30 kilometers
  • Casola Valsenio, 37 kilometers
  • Castrocaro Terme, 9 kilometers
  • Dozza, 27 kilometers
  • Forli, 15 kilometers
  • Bologna, 55 kilometers



  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Restaurant


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Tour assistance


During this holiday, you will be served with daily breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner. In addition, there will be a wine tasting session. You will be able to taste 3 of La Sabbiona's wines.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • 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)

  • Explore the wonderful hill just six kilometers from Faenza and Forl
  • You can visit the bigger museum about pottery on the world, and a fantastic “Palazzo Milzetti" in Faenza
  • You can visit Ravenntoo. It was the capital of Europe in the Byzantine period
  • Opportunity to assist La Sabbiona in seasonal work in the fields
  • Guided tours of Faenza city of art, the International Museum of Ceramics (MIC) and the Medieval Tower of Oriolo dei Fichi
  • Paths for trekking and mountain-biking
  • Riding stables just 5 kilometers away
  • Volleyball court
  • Children’s play area

What's included

  • 1 authentic cooking class with lunch included (drinks not inlcuded)
  • 1 wine tasting session (3 wines) with finger food (typical salami e piadina)
  • Visit to the La Sabbiona's vinery
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks not included)
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi access

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Tourist tax of 1.50 EUR per person per night

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Bologna or Rimini

From Bologna or Rimini, from the Statale n. 9 Emilia or from the motorway A14 (go out at Faenza tollbooth and drive on towards the city center where you find the signpost for “Oriolo dei Fichi”).

Driving directions from Rome

From Rome: Superstrada E45 exit Cesena nord, take the motorway A14, go out at Faenza and follow the directions as described above.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), Forli Airport (FRL), or Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI). You can rent a car to continue your journey to La Sabbiona Farmhouse and Winery.

Arrival by train

  • Milan - Lecce road, Faenza station
  • Ravenna - Faenza road, Faenza station
  • Firenze - Faenza, Faenza station

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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