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4 Days Venetian Cooking Vacations in Italy

Cooking Holidays Italy

Together with titled master chefs of Italy and accompanied by a sommelier, discover the secrets of typical Venetian cuisines that you will not be able to encounter anywhere else. Learn how to prepare the cuisines from scratch as you explore the fresh seasonal products at the local market at Rialto. Go on private tours that have been designed carefully for you, and enjoy a delightful cooking paradise of your life!


  • Intensive cooking lessons
  • Private visit to a family glass factory in Murano
  • Visit to the market at Rialto to discover local specialties
  • Aperitif in a typical Venetian wine bar with a tasting of Venetian bite size tapas
  • Recipes in English and MasterchefVenice gift apron
  • A delicious lunch in Murano
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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During this holiday, you will be staying at a private villa. Set in an enchanting historical garden, and rich with the perfumes of Mediterranean herbs and old roses, the villa represents a step back into the history of Liberty in Venice. A residence of an old Venetian family, originally from the island of Murano on which the millennia passion for glass is handed down, the villa offers its guests an atmosphere of charm and exclusiveness together with a warm reception.

The villa has various suites, all with private bathrooms. The colors and perfumes of the Mediterranean are the distinguishing motif of each suite (chocolate and saffron, or rosemary and lavender). In each suite, elegant materials and soft furnishings, precious lighting from the family furnaces, refined details seen to by the mistress of the house abound, offer the guests a sojourn of past times, without foregoing the comforts of modern life.

All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection, plasma television, and all of the bathrooms have a shower and Jacuzzi bath. In the warmer months, guests are served breakfast in the garden or an aperitif at sunset.


In this holiday, you will participate in the preparation of two typical Venetian menus, one based on fish and the other on fresh pasta and meat. You will plan the menu while choosing the fresh, seasonal products in the Rialto market. Each class will last for four hours and will be concluded with tasting the dishes that will be served together with wines suggested by MasterchefVenice's sommelier.

The kitchen

The villa's renowned chef of international level, has turned her childhood passion into art. Not only will she comfort you with her special breakfasts, but she will, on request, open her kitchen to guests offering them cooking courses and suppers or aperitifs served in the romantic gazebo covered in wisteria or in the suites of villa itself.

Included excursions

During this holiday, you can visit the market at Rialto to discover local specialties. You will also have the chance to go on a Bacaro tour where you will be able to enjoy aperitif in typical Venetian wine bar with a tasting of Venetian bite size tapas. Additionally, you will also be able to go on a private visit to a family glass factory in Murano which is open only by invitation, and enjoy a lunch there.


This cooking holiday will take place in a villa situated in the center of the Lido, the island known for its Liberty architecture, its famous beaches, and its way of life on this tranquil island just ten minutes from the suggestive magic of Venice. In fact, Lido offers the possibility of enjoying the wonders of the lagoon without the crowds of mass tourism.

In addition to it being the center of the international film festival, it also has one of the most renowned European golf clubs and the beaches of Excelsior and Des Bains with their "fin de siècle" elegance.

Nearby places

  • Des Bains beach - 5 minutes
  • Excelsior beach - 5 minutes
  • Lido ferry stop - 3 minutes
  • Murano - 20 minutes
  • St. Mark’s Square - 10 minutes
  • Venice Biennale - 10 minutes
  • Venice golf club - 10 minutes
  • Venice International Film Festival venue - 5 minutes


During this holiday, you will be served daily breakfasts. Everyday, you will also be able to taste the food that you prepared during your classes, accompanied by wines recommended by MasterchefVenice's sommelier. During your Bacaro tour, you will be able to enjoy aperitif in typical Venetian wine bar with a tasting of Venetian bite size tapas as well. Additionally, you will also enjoy lunch in Murano as you visit a family glass factory in there.

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)

The privileged position of the villa that you will be staying at offers its guests a wide choice of itineraries to enjoy the lagoon and its hinterland. You will be able to explore Malamocco, the very first small Venice, where the inhabitants of the mainland fled to escape from the North European invasions, and Venice that is famous with its millennial beauty, with its churches, squares, and scenes of unchanged historical value.

Furthermore, you will also be able to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello, that are best known islands of the lagoon, world-famous for their glass and lace. There are also the minor islands, San Servolo, Armeni, S. Erasmo. and S. Francesco del Deserto, and Pellestrina and Chioggia, that are small islands of fishermen and beautiful beaches. The last but not least, you can also enjoy Ville of the Brenta that boasts great architecture set in century-old parks.

What's included

  • 2 four-hour hands-on cooking lessons
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Bacaro tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunch in Murano
  • Private visit to the family glass factory in Murano
  • Recipes in English and MasterchefVenice gift apron
  • Transportation in accordance to the itinerary
  • Visit to the market at Rialto

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa application, if required

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). From the airport, you can reach the venue by taking the Alilaguna boat.

Arrival by ferry / boat

If you are taking a car, you can reach the venue by taking the ACTV line 17.

Arrival by train

You can take the train to arrive at the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station. From the train station, you can take the ACTV Vaporetto line.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
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