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4 Days Cooking Holidays and Wine Tasting Italy

4 Days Cooking Holidays and Wine Tasting Italy

  • Via Tassis 3, Bergamo Alta, 24129 Bergamo, Italy

Delicious Italy Food Tours and Cooking Vacations

Bergamo is located in the North of Italy. The town has a very well kept Medieval center on the hills (Citt Alta) where you can find the guest house (a XIV century building). The kitchen is right on top of a medieval tower with almost a 360 degrees view, where we will cook breakfast and meals. Bergamo Alta is a great choice for travelers interested in history, food and culture. This is the loveliest part of Bergamo. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Highlights

  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Daily fresh local meals and ingredients
  • 2 cooking classes with traditional menu
  • Shop in delicatessen shops and local markets
  • Visit the art museum or historical center
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • Italian, Spanish, English
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Your home will be a 15th century tower in the upper part of Bergamo. The kitchen is right on top of a medieval tower with almost a 360 degrees view. Breakfast and meals will be cooked here. Two rooms are available: a king-size double bed with bathroom inside, and a French double bed plus a room with a desk, bathroom in the corridor.

Day 1

  • Lets greet each other at the tower
  • Take your time to walk around the town
  • You will have dinner in the house with all guests

Day 2

  • Breakfast at 08:30
  • Visit to a local food market (only on Fridays) or to delicatessen shops in Citt Bassa, shopping for the cooking class
  • Back home, preparation of an Italian pranzo domenicale (Sunday lunch)
  • Free time until 19:00 for a dinner apero in a typical bar

Day 3

  • Breakfast at 08.30
  • Visit to the art museum Accademia Carrara or to the historical center
  • Visit to specialized cheese shop and wine shop (wine and cheese tasting included)
  • Visit to Citt Bassa
  • Shopping in high quality supermarket Esselunga, considered one of the first three supermarkets in the world from the Boston Consulting Group
  • Dinner preparation class

Day 4

  • Breakfast served until 10:00
  • Say Arrivederci! (possibility to leave the luggage while you have one more walk around)

You will take our time to wander through Citta Vecchia of Bergamo Alto, a place famous for its architecture, history, culture and of course, gastronomy! In the third day, you will visit together the Art Museum Accademia Carrara, or the historical center. You will also visit a specialized cheese shop and wine shop (with delicious wine and cheese tasting included), and then hit Citt Bassa.

This retreat will take place in Bergamo, Italy. Located in Northern Italy, Bergamo is easy to reach and at hand in order to make connections with other well-known destinations. Orio al Serio airport is the main European connection for Ryanair, buses and trains are available to reach Milan and its airports within one hour. The town has a very well kept Medieval center on the hills (Citt Alta) where the guest house is (a XIV century building).

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Shopping nearby
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Car rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

In the first day, you will enjoy a dinner with all guests. In the second day, you will prepare and enjoy a typical Italian Sunday lunch, such as:

  • Crostini di salsiccia e robbiola (warm bread with soft sausage and creamy cheese)
  • Risotto alla zucca (pumpkin risotto or other seasonable vegetable)
  • Lonza al latte e rosmarino (pork meat cooked with milk and rosemary)
  • Tiramisu classico
  • For the third day, you will enjoy some cheese and wine tasting and then get ready to cook a gorgeous dinner, consisting of the following:
  • Crema di pomodori secchi e sedano (dry tomatoes and celery cream with toasts)
  • Pasatto di ceci e gamberi (soup of chickpeas and shrimps)
  • Saltimbocca alla romana (turkey meat rolls with ham and cheese)
  • Parfait di mandorle (almonds parfait)
  • You will shop for fresh ingredients either from the local market, delicatessen shop or the world renowned supermarket Esselunga. All drinks, 3 breakfasts and lunches are included in the cost of the tour.

We recommend you to spend the evenings hitting the local souvenir shops, as well as the picturesque bars and pubs located in the Citta Vecchia. Feel free to treat yourself to a spa treatment in San Pellegrino Terme. Or visit the lake of Garda, lake of Como, Monza, Parma, Cremona and Brescia.

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 7 lunches
  • Drinks
  • Museum tickets
  • Transports
  • Price do not include transfer to and from airport (might be arranged privately), and anything that is not mentioned.

Arrival by airplane

Bergamo is located in the north of Italy. Orio al Serio airport is the main European connection for Ryanair. Buses and trains are available to reach Milan and its airports within one hour.