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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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One on One cooking classes

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you want to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere while cooking a delicious meal, consider booking a date with cooking vacations. In addition to the recipes, we picked up simple tips for every-day cooking. Then to top it off, we ate a delicious meal. Highly recommended.

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

Grazie Mille and so happy you enjoyed our Cooking Vacations. It was nice to finally meet you and share our recipes, traditions and culture. Call us if you have questions on the recipes when you prepare them in your home kitchen and please stay in touch. Thank you from all of us at Cooking Vacations! Ciao! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had the best time during our cooking vacations cooking class! We enjoyed learning and watching the chefs. It was one of our favorite experiences while we were in Positano! It was very hands on and we have wonderful memories of making pasta! At the end of the class, the chef even insisted on giving us a ride into town... More 

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

Grazie Mille! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cooking class, especially the pasta. Many thanks for selecting Cooking Vacations, please be in touch if you have recipe questions and we look forward to sending you our newsletter and Lauren-s Taste Of Italia stories from it each month. Happy Cooking from all of us at Cooking Vacations! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cooking vacations found us a great restaurant to accommodate our request. The chef was great, communicated well, and taught us many new recipes! I will be working with Lauren and Cooking Vacations again for our next trip!

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Thank Joseph P
joescooking, Owner at Cooking Vacations Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for cooking with us at Cooking Vacations. We are very pleased you have enjoyed your time with us and are happy that you participated hands-on. It was a pleasure welcoming you and we hope that you continue to cook up a storm in your home kitchen. Grazie mille! All of use at Cooking Vacations. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Cooking Vacations did an excellent job in providing me with a most wonderful experience during my 8 days program with them. I learned so much from the best chef in Positano, spent wonderful times visiting markets and specialist food purveyors, saw lots of very scenic sights across the Amalfi Coast and stayed with a really nice family right in the... More 

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

Grazie mille. Thank you so very much and it was our pleasure welcoming you to our cooking class. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Positano and our hands on cooking along with food tours and landmark visits. We love welcoming our guests and sharing our knowledge on homemade food and tradition. Let us know if you have recipe questions, we... More 

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