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3 Days Cooking Holidays in Italy

  • The Gritti Epicurean School, Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467, 30124 Venice, Italy

Italy Cooking Vacations

Learn exceptional Venetian recipes, discover seasonal products from the Venetian lagoon and savour the culinary creations of Executive Chef Daniele Turco. An indigenous culinary experience awaits in Venice, featuring demonstration classes and visits to the markets, themed courses and indulgent ingredients. Come join this course and enjoy yourself!

Highlights

  • Rialto market visit
  • 1 3-hour cooking session
  • The Gritti Epicurean School apron and recipes
  • 1 4-hour cooking session in The Gritti Epicurean School
  • 2 nights stay in a Venetian double room
  • Cicchetto tasting in Venetian bacaro
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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The Gritti Palace is where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance, reassuringly intimate with a homely feel. The Gritti Palace is where multiple generations of elite global influencers gather to socialise, draw inspiration, and celebrate. The reference point for the world's elite at international city events such as the Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Venice Film Festival. After a meticulous restoration, explore the hotel's original wooden ceilings, original entrance flooring dressing-table mirrors and 18th century wall lamps, hand-made in Murano, and more.

Venetian room

Symbolic of the splendor of the most serene Venetian Republic in its 18th century heyday: Venetian Rooms exude a historic richness and individual personalities that transport occupants back in time. Boasting jewel box designs in opulent and eclectic Venetian style, these romantic rooms are decorated with hand-painted ceilings, wooden wall boiserie and pastel-coloured furniture featuring hand-painted floral motifs. Expertly restored glass mirrors and appliques of Murano tradition, precious silk damask archival design fabrics by Lorenzo Rubelli in blues, pinks and cream, oil portraits, and heritage headboards add to the dreamy atmosphere.

Day one

  • 18:00 Welcome cocktails in The Epicurean School with Executive Chef Daniele Turco for a course overview.
  • 19:30 Dinner at Club del Doge with a tailor made menu by the Chef.

Day two

  • 09:00 Visit to the Rialto market with the chef.
  • 11:00 Basic preparation and cooking techniques lesson, followed by hands-on lesson with the ingredients purchased at the market.
  • 13:30 Lunch at The Gritti Epicurean School with the prepared dishes.

Day three

  • 09:00 Cooking session, choosing between one of the following options: Venetian cicchetti, a dessert from the Veneto region, or Bar Longhis signature souffl.
  • Lunch at leisure and afternoon departure.

Thank to its long history and its peculiar urban shape, the city of Venice offers a full range of activities catering to different travelers, from those who are seeking a relaxing day at the beach at the Lido, to those interested in cultural destinations and museums, and those who fancy the best Made in Italy products of this season and local products. La Serenissima is full of exciting entertainment options and events all year long.

Starting your day in Saint Mark's Square, explore Palazzo Ducale and the Secret Itineraries Tour where you can unveil Venice mysteries, or Saint Mark's Basilica and its Byzantine Mosaics, Saint Mark's Belltower and its views of Venice and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Discover the markets at Rialto just moments from The Gritti Palace, and take a vaporetto to gaze at the historical palaces. Pause for lunch in one of the many traditional bacari to taste a few cicchett paired with a bubbly glass of Prosecco.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bar nearby
  • Caf
  • Caf nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Free bottled water
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Starting your day in St. Mark's Square, explore Palazzo Ducale and the Secret Itineraries Tour where you can unveil Venice mysteries, or St. Mark's Basilica and its Byzantine Mosaics, St. Mark's Belltower and its views of Venice and the renowned Bridge of Sighs.

Discover the markets at Rialto just moments from The Gritti Palace, and take a vaporetto to gaze at the historical palaces. Pause for lunch in one of the many traditional bacari to taste a few cicchett paired with a bubbly glass of Prosecco.

  • 1 four-hour cooking sessions with dinner in The Gritti Epicurean School
  • 1 three-hour cooking session
  • Cicchetto tasting in Venetian bacaro
  • Dinner in Club del Doge Restaurant with tailor made Chef menu and wine
  • Rialto market visit
  • The Gritti Epicurean School apron and recipes
  • Two-night stay in a Venetian double room (based on two people sharing) with daily breakfast
  • Welcome cocktail

Arrival by bus

The ATVO bus service to Venice Piazzale Roma is available from the bus terminal in front of the airport arrivals hall. Tickets may be purchased from the ATVO office located in the arrivals lounge. A single fare ticket 3,00 EUR to be paid in cash. Travelling time is 20 minutes.

Arrival by ferry

A public boat service run by Alilaguna is available on regular basis from the airport pier to S. Maria del Giglio. Tickets are 15,00 EUR per person and may be purchased, cash only, from the Alilaguna desk in the airport arrivals hall. Travel time is approximately 90 minutes. Alternatively, you can take vaporetto N1 at San Marco Vallaresso (the vaporetto stop near to San Marco Giardinetti) to S.Maria del Giglio stop. The street entrance to Hotel Gritti Palace is on the left-hand side, near the Grand Canal end of the square.