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Enjoy a long week in Puglia with cooking experiences, cycling through Olive groves and fresh pasta making



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Stay in a fantastic home or in the typical trulli with large garden and swimming pool in Salento, Apulia, land of sun and sea. Endless countryside scattered with centuries old olive trees, baroque cities and white washed towns. Bursting with local tradition, the ultimate food lovers’ paradise!


Experience a private cooking class, visit a local vineyard and olive oil producer, get stuck in with local traditions, cycle through the open countryside along the beautiful Ionian coast.

Italian food is so much more than rich gelato, hearty pastas and savoury pizzas (though those are great, too). A cooking holiday in Italy, in the Apulia region, will draw you into the depths of south Italian flavours and the complexity of the dishes – and likewise the culture – proving why Italian food is the most-copied cuisine in the world.

An Italian cooking experience holiday will help you to expand your knowledge of flavour combinations and allow your creativity to flourish. Get to understand the elements of local Italian ingredients and be daring and bold with them, and – most importantly – share stories and a glass of wine with other passionate cooks over a meal you’ve prepared together.

You’ll learn new techniques and skills, while creating recipes traditional to the region using fresh, seasonal ingredients and meet new people, making cooking trips to Italy perfect for singles.
Italian food is simple but tasty and the recipes you’ll learn are ones you can bring home and create in your own kitchen with ingredients that can be found anywhere.

Our cooking holidays in Italy are relaxed, fun and hands-on. They take place in the kitchen of the Dimora, with everyone working in a group with the chef. As we only take small groups everyone can really get involved and our local chefs are very passionate about cooking and sharing their knowledge.

You could combine your Italian cooking holiday with another hobby, to really make the most of this outstanding country to visit, by heading to Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli or Santa Maria di Leuca for gorgeous walks and to visit Salento with its splendid coast from the Ionian Sea to the Adriatic Sea

What's included

7 Days All-Inclusive Culinary Vacation in Italy

The “Italian Living” Culinary Experience includes:
- 7 nights in “Dimora Fraschi” (www.dimorafraschi.com) or “I Furneddhri” (www.furneddhri.itboth luxurious accomodations surrounded by greenery among the olive trees of Salento, with two large swimming pools and a tennis court, located in the heart of Salento in the south of the Puglia
- 6 hands-on cooking classes with our local experienced chef, covering typical dishes from the local tradition and Mediterranean diet, using seasonal organic ingredients
- cultural and culinary excursions, including visits to a local winery, a traditional olive oil mill and a cheese farm, with tasting of their award-winning products
- excursions to visit Salento and its coast, such as Otranto, Lecce, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca
- dinner at one of the best restaurants in the area
- all meals, fine Italian wines and other beverages included (i.e. espresso coffee, limoncello)
- private transfer from and to Brindisi airport or the local train station
- assistance from a qualified staff fluent in both English and Italian
- free time to relax, go sightseeing by your own or arrange extra activities (i.e. shopping, yoga, excursions, beach)

What's not included

Spending money
Snacks/Drinks between meals, or any meals not listed on the itinerary
Personal expenses like phone calls, visa costs, laundry or tips
Travel insurance (not obligatory, but recommended)
Drinks not listed in the itinerary (an extra bottle of wine, for example)
The cost of additional excursions or activities


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