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Cooking Vacations Italy

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Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 177, 84017, Positano, Italy
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+39 339 604 2933
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National Geographic hails Cooking Vacations, the leaders in culinary tours,...

National Geographic hails Cooking Vacations, the leaders in culinary tours, hands-on cooking classes, food market visits & cultural adventures in Italy. At Cooking Vacations we bring you the best hands-on cooking classes & cultural tours in Italy’s 20 Regions. You will learn to cook traditional Italian recipes with excellent Chefs, local expert cooks, Nonnas, pastry artisans and bread & pizza makers. Our Italian culinary holidays are original, authentic, and include market visits, vineyard tours & cultural landmarks. We are Italian and share our love for cooking in our culinary vacations with you. Through Tuscany’s vineyards to truffle hunting in Bologna, making pesto in Cinque Terre to pizza-making in Sorrento, peeling lemons for limoncello making in Positano to rolling cannoli in the shadow of Mount Etna, Sicily, we welcome you to our Italy. We welcome you to our Kitchen in sunny Italy.

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This was my second experience with Lauren and Cooking Vacations and must say her attention to details and listening to what I wanted my group of six girlfriends to experience made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second experience with Lauren and Cooking Vacations and must say her attention to details and listening to what I wanted my group of six girlfriends to experience made for a perfect adventure! The classes were hands on and fun, the outings were great, and we all enjoyed the area and people so much. Very good value

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I found Cooking Vacation, Italy to be very professional and helpful from the very first email. They helped to organise transportation for me from Florence to the Tuscan property. I was picked up on time from Florence and had a wonderful tour of the region on the way and I tried some local street food. Then I was warmly greeted... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Mille! Thank you for joining us at Cooking Vacations and so happy you enjoyed your time in the kitchen. You were a fun guest and we loved having you in our group. If you have any questions on the recipes or need help with preparations, just let us know. We also have lots of recipes for summer, autumn and... More 

Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

4 Stars for this WONDERFUL Vacation. 5++ for the Villa; 4 stars for the day trips and 3 stars for the cooking itself. We were a group of 4 long time girlfriends travelling together to the Italian Cooking Vacations – titled The Tuscan Traveler's Cookbook - Villa Florentine. We were located just outside Florence in a stunning Villa. The on-line... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

We are thrilled you loved your Cooking Vacations. Yes all the details about the tours and guide are on line. Our guides are very thorough and if you reread on our site you will see the day-by-day itinerary. Also in Italy, guides are highly schooled and the selection for being a licensed one is difficult, so guides need to wear... More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My girlfriend and I booked a custom made Cooking Vacation and spent 3 weeks in Positano...there are no words to describe the outstanding experience we had! From the great apartment to the cooking classes and side trips we booked, each day was better than the one before. There is nothing Lauren (or Irma or Gemma) won't do to make sure... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Mille for coming to Italy and cooking with us. It was a pleasure meeting and welcoming you all into our kitchen. We are thrilled that you loved all the cooking classes and tours. Please remember to let us know if you have any questions on the recipes as you start to use them at home in your own kitchen... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was picked up at Naples airport and driven to Agerola for a delightful stay. There were no other guest when I arrived so I had a very detailed, informative one on one class for some basic Italian cooking. I never made some of the dishes but they turned out alright. the cakes I made were outstanding. The trips to... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Thank you from Cooking Vacations! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if you have questions on any of the recipes you prepared or if you would like new recipes as spring and summer arrive. We are always here for you. Thank you from all of us at Cooking Vacations! More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

The cooking class in Taormina was a lot of fun, organized and pleasant people It included a shopping trip for produce to a local market. However I was quite surprised to see advertised locally a cooking class with the same format for half the cost of the one offered by Cooking Vacations Italy. It was 170 Euros per person and... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The other cooking class, advertising locally, does not include the market tour and four courses including wine. It is not tailor made to your food allergies, nor limited to small private groups, the groups are up to 20 guests. Also note, that Euros convert differently to US Dollars and the other cooking class does not... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Cooking Vacations made sure that every detail of our trip was taken care of before we entered into the country. They gave us details of how the trip would flow and since it was our first time traveling internationally, the detailed sheet about tipping and the differences in cultures was very helpful. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Mille and thank you for joining us in our Naples Cooking Vacation. It was our pleasure to meet you and welcome you to our kitchen and traditions. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the hands-on cooking classes, the food tour and the colorful traditions of Naples. Many many thanks from all of us at Cooking Vacations! More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

While my traveling friends have enjoyed Cooking Vacations Italy several times this was my first European trip & I was impressed. 5 cooking days in 3 places & all were wonderful experiences. The cooking, lodging, & excursions could not have been better! Thank you Lauren & Rino for your caring & personal attention.

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Mille and thank you for joining us at Cooking Vacations. It was a pleasure, not only welcome the group back this year, but to have new members like yourself. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and are very happy you enjoyed the three city tour that was tailor made for your group. Call or write if you... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had two days of cooking lessons and a Truffle Hunting adventure. Could not be happier with the time spent with the chefs and their families. We were treated like stars and the whole adventure made our trip to Italy one to remember. Excellent Excellent group and company!!

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Mille, thank you for joining us at Cooking Vacations in the kitchen and in the fields as we truffle hunted! It was our pleasure to welcome you and share our culture and tradition. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! From all of us at Cooking Vacations More 

Hacienda Heights, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was our first trip to Italy, and we could not have been more pleased. We did the Bologna/Emilia package with 2 chef/2kitchens from countryside to city. Every day was absolute perfection. The accommodations were first rate. The tour guide was intelligent, informed, and energetic with a lovely command of English, as at home in the country as in the... More 

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joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Grazie Tanto! Thank you a million for joining us in Bologna is was a pleasure meeting you and having you in our kitchen. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our cooking week with Cooking Vacations and all of the people and places we visited. Call us if you have questions on the recipes as you start to prepare them in... More 

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