Venice, like all other regions in Italy, has it’s own food specialities. A cookery holidays to Venice and the Veneto region offers 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 it’s 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.
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At a Glance
- Discover the culinary traditions of the Veneto Region.
- Explore Venice’s elegant and luxurious scenery.
- Taste Prosecco in Conegliano, the home of Prosecco.
- Relax in the beautiful Villa Bianchini in its quiet, peaceful setting.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No Single Supplement
- £100 towards your flight costs.
- 5 cookery lessons with our Italian chef.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Venetian Villa.
- Day trip to Venice & towns such as Treviso.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
Villa Susegana, a historic rural building, is situated in the countryside and on the hills outside of Venice. You will be surrounded by the quiet nature of the woodlands, pastures and rolling hills; a perfect idyllic escape from the everyday life. Within the villa, there are all the modern conveniences, a well-tended garden, plenty of outdoor space for relaxing and alfresco dining and even a swimming pool. On top of that, you will be staying in the Valdobbiadene wine region, which is famous for producing Prosecco, and near a farm which produces its own buffalo mozzaerlla, cure meats, yoghurt and honey. So basically, this place is a must for all foodies.
Cooking Holiday in Venice - Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday)
Benvenuti! Arrival in Venice & private 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 is in the beautiful Villa Bianchini.
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.
Day 3 (Monday)
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 foat along the maze of canals, Venice offers an abundance of stunning architecture and breath-taking views. Later this afternoon, you will return to the villa for dinner.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Relax in the beautiful Venetian countryside and have your second cookery lesson.
After breakfast you will have another hands-on cookery lesson with the chef, followed by lunch. Later this afternoon you’ll have time to relax before dinner at the villa.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Enjoy your excursion to Treviso - dinner in our favourite trattoria included.
After breakfast you will have another hands-on cookery lesson with the chef, followed by lunch. Later this afternoon we will visit the beautiful city of Treviso. Here we will spend some time sight-seeing before dinner in our favourite local trattoria.
Day 6 (Thursday)
Enjoy a private wine tasting in the home of Prosecco and have another cookery lesson.
After breakfast you will have another hands-on cookery lesson with the chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Conegliano (the home of Prosecco). Here you will enjoy a private wine tasting. Later this afternoon you will return to villa for dinner.
Day 7 (Friday)
Enjoy your final cooking lesson followed by delicious dinner at the villa.
After breakfast you’ll have your final cooking lesson followed by lunch. In the afternoon you’ll have time to relax before your final dinner.
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!
Discover authentic Venice
No visit to Venice is complete without tasting Baccala – Salt Cod prepared with cream, parsley and garlic or Sarde in Saor (literally translated as Sardines infused with flavour). Another staple is Polenta (originally known for it’s cucina povera). One of the most famous specialitiesof Venice is Risi e bisi – this hearty dish consists of creamy risotto and pancetta – buono! Would you like to find out more? Make a holiday enquiry here >
Get inspired in Venice
Our week long cooking courses in Venice run from May through to October, and are held in the stunning countryside of the Veneto region. On this course you will sample some of the local cuisine as well as recreate these during your lessons. Of course, Venice isn’t just known for it’s food, no visit to Venice is complete without enjoying a bellini – the famous cocktail created in Venice by the staff at Harry’s Bar! Do you have any questions? We are here to help – so simply contact us >
Still unsure? Look at some pictures our guests have taken on their holiday!
Our guests' photo gallery shows you a selection of images which will give you a flavour of your authentic Italian cooking holiday - from the renowned canals and gondolas in Venice to our historic villa in the Venetian countryside - here is what you can expect from your holiday.