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5 Day Basic Italian Cooking Culinary Vacation in Lake Garda, Verona

Le Gemme di Artemisia, via Corrubio, 18 Albisano di Torri del Benaco, Verona, Italy

Culinary Vacation for Beginners in Italy

Have an intimate and exclusive culinary experience, above the roofs of Albisano, wrapped in the cozy intimacy of the villa and garden suspended between the flowers and olive trees, between the land and the lake. Let Le Gemme di Artemisia accompany you to the discovery of gastronomic emotions. They will lead you in paths carefully studied to meet your tastes and your needs, a unique moment of unforgettable emotions.

Meet the instructors

Andrea
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Highlights

  • 3 cooking classes
  • Learn to cook Italian cuisine
  • Certificate signed by the chef
  • Stay in a suite overlooking Lake Garda
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 1 bottle of wine

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3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Italian
Group size: 2-8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:30
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

During your vacation, you will stay at Gemme Suite B&B in a bedroom suite on the top floor with stunning view of Lake Garda.

Junior suite

This is a 40-square-meter Provence-style suite decorated with an astonishing view to the lake. It has private bathroom with shower and amenities, WiFi, private covered parking place, private and independent entrance, independent heating, 2 balconies, room breakfast service (guests have a choice for their breakfast to choose from) or if the guests want, they can have it on the balcony with lake view. Coffee machine is available for the guests in the room.

Program

Le Gemme di Artemisia organizes cooking lessons on request; ideal for simple enthusiasts, amateurs or professionals who want to add something to their professional knowledge. The lessons are held in English or Italian, with both manual and demonstrative activities, many of which are held at the restaurant, for 2 or more people. The topics deal with the Italian style and the Mediterranean taste of the kitchen, and also the local typicality and the personalized tastes of modernity.

During this culinary vacation, your day will start with breakfast in your room followed by a hands-on cooking class. Your lunch includes one bottle of wine, one bottle of water, and coffee. A certificate signed by the chef will be given upon completion. You won't have a fixed menu but will prepare four-course meals; some samples will be pasta, risotto, or gnocchi and will change daily.

Daily schedule

  • Breakfast in the room
  • 09:30 welcome at the restaurant
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch which includes wine, water, and coffee

Instructors

Andrea Messini

Location

Le Gemme Suite is located in a building on the Albisano Hill in a quiet area and it is located on the top floor of the restaurant Le Gemme di Artemisia. From Albisano, by car, you can reach in few minutes the towns that directly overlook the lake like Torri del Benaco and Garda. From these, in addition to the service offered by public buses, it is possible to take advantage of naval transport (boats, etc). Verona is the nearest city (about 35 kilometers).

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes

General

  • Lake

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining
  • Parking lot

Food

You will be provided with daily lunch with one bottle of wine and water during your stay. Coffee will also be provided. Your lunch on the days with cooking lessons will be what you prepared during your class.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

What's included

  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • Certificate signed by the chef
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 1 bottle of wine
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 4 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Extra beverages will be charged separately

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Torri or Garda

  • In Albisano (main square Piazza Garibaldi) the stone well will be on your right side.
  • Follow the road in the middle of the houses.
  • Drive ahead of the stone well to the hillside for about 300 meters until you see a pizzeria le tavernette on your right side.
  • Turn sharp right after the pizzeria to the hill for about 200 meters (pay attention as the road is quite narrow).
  • There is a new modern house below Le Gemme di Artemisia, after number 55.
  • The restaurant is a small yellow villa with two balconies. The main gate is number 20.

Driving directions from San Zeno di Montagna

  • In Albisano (main square Piazza Garibaldi) the stone well will be in front of you.
  • Follow the road in the middle of the houses.
  • Drive ahead of the stone well to the hillside for about 300 meters until you see a pizzeria le tavernette on your right side.
  • Turn sharp right after the pizzeria to the hill for about 200 meters (pay attention as the road is quite narrow).
  • There is a new modern house below Le Gemme di Artemisia, after number 55.
  • The restaurant is a small yellow villa with two balconies. The main gate is number 20.
  • Once you enter, there is a covered parking place reserved for the guests' car.
  • From the parking place through a patio you will reach the main entrance of the accommodation.

Arrival by airplane

Guests may arrive at the nearest airport, Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN). There is a shuttle bus service to and from the airport. It is really suggested to hire a car as the lake is very worth seeing and there is a lot to explore.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Verona Porta Nuova and from there you can take the bus to Torri. From Torri there is a taxi service, which costs 20 EUR one way or your host can pick you up.

Arrival by bus

There is a free shuttle bus from and to Albisano during summer time (twice in the morning and twice afternoon-evening time).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 26% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
5 days / 4 nights
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Availability

This vacation is available from April 4 to October 31, 2020. Please select your arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April 15 - June 7, 2020
  • September 6 - October 31, 2020

 

High season
  • April 4 - 14, 2020 
  • June 8 -  September 5, 2020
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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