Italian Cooking Holidays in Venice

Venice, like all other regions in Italy, has its own food specialities. Cookery holidays to Venice and the Veneto region offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the culinary traditions of the region. Obviously, due to the proximity to the sea, there are a large selection of seafood dishes to choose from.

Not only is the lagoon known for its fresh seawater dishes, there are also an interesting number of inland fresh fish dishes. Preserving fish either by marinating them or keeping them in salt water was a very common technique that still continues to this day.

Day in Venice was fabulous – trip back on the water taxi along the Grand Canal is a memory I will always treasure.

Villa Accommodation

Our portfolio of villas is spread throughout the Veneto region, close to towns such as Conegliano and Treviso. You will be surrounded by the quiet nature of the woodlands, pastures, and rolling hills; a perfect idyllic escape from everyday life. Enjoy full use of the villa’s pool and beautifully manicured gardens, perfect for relaxing and dining al fresco.

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Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • 5 cookery lessons with our local Italian chef.
  • Accommodation in one of our private, en-suite Venetian villas in peaceful and quiet surroundings.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Taste Prosecco in Conegliano, the home of Prosecco.
  • Day trip to Venice & Treviso
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Group airport transfers*
  • No single supplement

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

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Cooking Holiday in Venice - Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday) - Benvenuti! Arrival in Venice & group transfer to villa.

Benvenuti! Welcome to the Veneto! Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport upon arrival. Once you arrive at the villa, you can settle in, meet your host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner tonight at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 (Sunday) - Enjoy your first cooking lesson and relax in the afternoon.

After breakfast you will have your first hands-on cookery lesson with the chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon you’ll have the afternoon to relax before dinner at the villa.

Guests Cooking Seafood

Day 3 (Monday) - Cooking Lesson and Prosecco Tasting

After breakfast, you will return to the villa for another hands-on cookery lesson and you will enjoy your dishes for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will visit a nearby vineyard for a Prosecco tasting and then it’s back to the villa later for dinner.

Day 4 (Tuesday) - Visit Treviso's fish market and explore this stunning town

This morning you will visit the charming town of Treviso with its canals and cobbled streets not to mention it is the birthplace of Tiramisu. Have a wander through the market then return to the villa for lunch. This afternoon you’ll have your fourth cookery lesson, followed by dinner.


Day 5 (Wednesday) - Discover stunning Venice on your day trip.

Following breakfast, our transfer will collect the group and take you to Venice. Here you will have the day at your leisure to wander around this stunning city. Whether you choose to explore the mysterious passageways by foot or float along the maze of canals, Venice offers an abundance of stunning architecture and breath-taking views – don’t miss the Basilica di San Marco or the hustle and bustle of the Rialto food market. Enjoy lunch at a typical Bacaro in the heart of the city. Later this afternoon, you will return to the villa for dinner.

A gondola floating along one of the Venetian canals

Day 6 (Thursday) - Another cookery lesson followed by a trip to Treviso

This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent in the charming town of Treviso. Explore the historic town centre before dinner in our favourite local trattoria.


Day 7 (Friday) - Enjoy your final cooking lesson followed by a special farewell dinner at the villa.

After breakfast, you will have your final cookery lesson and lunch. Spend your last afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 8 (Saturday) - Transfer to Marco Polo Airport. Arrivederci!

After breakfast some time to pack before our transfer will collect you and take you back to Marco Polo Airport for your fight home. Arrivederci!

No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.

Travel Information

We understand that you would prefer flying direct from your local airport. Please see our transfer times below to help with your travel plans:

  • On the first day of  your holiday your transfer driver will  meet you in the arrivals hall of Venice Marco Polo Airport at 12:30pm.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Venice Marco Polo Airport between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

Please note: transfer times are subject to change so please get in touch before booking your flight to ensure the timings work with the complimentary group transfer between Venice Marco Polo Airport and your villa.

Venice Marco Polo Airport Map

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If you might be interested in activities other than Cooking, you can find out more about the Painting holiday that we offer in Venice.

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