Cooking Vacations in Italy

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Come and join Paolo Monti for this cooking break in Italy. This will be a great way to escape from the stress of work and relax, cook some great Tuscan food and drink Tuscan wine. Paolo Monti will make you use easy techniques and short cooking times to produce amazingly delicious, beautiful, and healthy dishes.

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  • Italian cuisine cooking classes
  • Make easy, delicious, and healthy dishes
  • Freshest ingredients, easy techniques, and short cooking times
  • Visit a wholesale market with chef Paolo Monti
  • Enjoy a four-course dinner wine
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Italian, English
Airport transfer available:
Pisa International Airport (US$81 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Peretola Airport (US$140 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this food holiday, you will stay at Tuscan Sun Holiday Apartments. These are newly refurbished apartments located in the same building of the cooking school and restaurant, a historic building dating back over 100 years.

There are four charming apartments, some with wooden beams on the ceiling, are very spacious, They are all fully airconditioned and heated, with kitchen or kitchenette, coffee maker, and hot water boiler, private bathroom, wifi, flat screen tv serviced daily just like a hotel, breakfast is included in the cooking programs and is served below in the restaurant La Cantina Di Carignano

Apartment N 1

Spacious studio apartment over 50 square meters with double and single bed, sofa, kitchenette, and private bathroom.

Apartment N 2

Spacious studio apartment over 50 square meters with balcony, view on the countryside, double and single bed, sofa bed, kitchenette, and private bathroom

Apartment N 3

Spacious 2 bedrooms apartment over 50 square meters with one double bed, three single beds, kitchenette, and private bathroom, view on the countryside

Apartment N 4

Spacious two bedrooms apartment with 50 square meters with full kitchen and dining room, one double bed, three single beds, two bathrooms, view of the countryside, the possibility of adding a sofa bed.


Cooking classes

The goal is to give you a basic knowledge of how the cucina Italiana is structured and prepared - the herbs, spices, olive oil, pasta, rice, a combination of flavors. The accent is on traditional and contemporary Italian recipes, as used in the family and restaurants, using the freshest ingredients, fresh herbs, and short cooking times. Paolo Monti has selected the tastiest and best recipes that are quick to prepare (except a few) that, what do you know is the Mediterranean diet.

The classes are conducted in a light entertaining atmosphere with not only lots of background information on ingredients, origins of the foods, and recipes, but also jokes and fun, just like preparing the family lunch on a Sunday.

Included excursions

You will be visiting the wholesale market with chef Paolo Monti.


Paolo Monti
Montecatini Terme's catering college (Chef)
Chef Paolo Monti studied all aspects of restaurant and hotel work, as well as French, German, and English. His cooking classes are routinely held in all three languages. Striving to perfect his languages and skills, Paolo worked his way up the culinary and hotel industry ladder passing through several countries. During his career, he has launched and managed several restaurants and catering operations in several countries. His classes are conducted in a light, entertaining atmosphere.


This food holiday will take place in Lucca, Italy.



  • Cooking classes


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant


  • Free Wi-Fi


This food holiday includes daily breakfast and one dinner wine which will be a four-course meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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)

You can opt for an additional cooking class for 65 EUR.

What's included

  • 2 cooking classes of your choice
  • One four-course dinner wine
  • Visit the wholesale market with chef Paolo Monti
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% 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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4 days / 3 nights
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This vacation is available all year round.


Single travellers

This retreat can accommodate solo travellers.

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