Our Italian cookery course holiday in the Roman coastal town of Vasto in Abruzzo, just 3 hours east of Rome in central Italy, is perfect for foodies. Especially aimed at those that want to develop their passion for Italian food through an informal Italian cookery holiday, each hands-on lesson is accompanied by tastings of local seasonal specialities alongside carefully selected examples of Abruzzo wines.
Authentic Heirloom Recipes
At ItaliaSweetItalia we believe that the oldest and most authentic Italian recipes are best learnt from those with a direct link to the origins & traditions involved; our Italian cookery classes could include therefore:
- Lessons at home with ‘Mamma’ as well as in the kitchen with Chef
- Cooking on board Abruzzo’s unique trabocchi fishing platforms
- Visiting Abruzzo’s acclaimed cheese and wine makers
- A visit to an olive mill and olive harvest
- Tomato passata sauce making
- Gelato making
- Truffle hunting with our local expert
Each Italian and Abruzzese recipe that is shared is a carefully prized gastro heirloom, passed down from generation to generation, guaranteeing what you learn is completely authentic.
Italy’s Best Kept Secret
Our delicious Italian cookery tour holidays and vacations explores Abruzzese cuisine through Abruzzo’s multifaceted soul: its unspoilt coasts, lakes and mountain landscape that contains Italy’s largest number of national parks to make it Europe’s greenest region. Rated in Italy’s Top 3 regional cuisines, home to the oldest Italian cookery school and arguably Italy’s most famous pasta, De Cecco, this culinary landscape is Italy’s best kept secret. Abruzzo wines also advantage from this diversity, with the region’s wines winning 15% of last year’s world’s wine awards – several of which you will get to sample during the course.
Knowledgeable and Local Guides
A particular dish that you would love to learn? ItaliaSweetItalia will do our upmost to ensure that you return home as the ‘hostess with the mostest’, knowing exactly how to prepare it for your friends. We’ll be with you all the time during the lessons in our capacity as translators & guides, arranging your itinerary to include visits to local markets and specialist producers, inspiring excursions, mouthwatering restaurants, comfortable and spacious accommodation and transfer from the airport.
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