Cooking Vacation near Venice
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One Week Cooking Vacation

This is our best selling class. We peel, we bash, we chop, and we cook together. At the end, we sit down and enjoy the meal with a good bottle of wine.

Class length is about three hours in the morning. Make sure to reserve the class early. The classes are small enough to accommodate cooks of all levels and are ideal for small groups of family and friends.

A full-day excursion is set up with visit to the traditional and well-known fish market in Chioggia.

Other optional tours are available in the afternoon every day. You will also be able to book our tours full day such as the visit to explore the Euganean Hills region, tasting its many noble wines.

Program: 3 Lessons > Arrival in Sunday for dinner or in Monday morning for the cooking course: 5 or 6 nights at the Villa

1st Day (Sunday): Arrival at the Villa - the Transfer is not included

Time to mingle with the other guests and welcome dinner with Italians wines.

2nd Day: 1st Cooking Lesson Wine tasting course

10.30 am: Hands-on Cooking Lesson

Get ready! Today we're going to start using techniques and recipes handed down through generations of local women. Lunch at the villa, with wine.

In the afternoon you can relax at the villa, or visiting the beauties of the nearer Sightseeings. We also offer you the possibility to participate in one of our Tours.

Dinner at the Villa.

3rd Day: 2nd Cooking Lesson Dominio di Bagnoli winery

Hands-on cooking lesson during which you will learn how to make and cook another complete traditional Italian menu, from appetizers to dessert. Lunch at the villa with wine.

After lunch you can choose a wine tasting at the historical winery Il Dominio di Bagnoli where you'll taste the famous Friularo (red dry wine) in the cellars of the 14th century. Will be back at 6.00 pm.

Dinner at the Villa.

4th Day: 3rd Cooking Lesson food-tasting-tour

Third hands-on cooking lesson. At the end, we sit down and enjoy the meal together.

in the afternoon you can visit a Salami production farm or near Ferrara, where we will have an unforgettable tasting together with the farmers and our guide.

Dinner at the Villa.

5th Day: Tour Full-Day
Fish Market TourToday the program includes a tour full day such as a Fish Market tour & Seafood Cooking demonstrationsuch, in the Chioggia, the "little Venice". First, we will visit the Mercato Centrale, the famous fish market, and then take time also for sightseeing and shopping. Cooking lesson with focus on Seafood and lunch today will be at one of Chioggia's oldest and best trattorias. Return to Tenuta Castel Venezze.

Dinner at the Villa.

6th Day: Tour Full-Day
Prosecco Wine TourToday the program includes a tour full day the Euganean Hills wine tour. We leave from Tenuta Castel Venezze at 9.30 am, for driving towards the Euganean Hills near Padua. Visit to a Cellar in the morning, where you will visit the vineyards, and have an unforgettable tasting. Lunch in a typical trattoria on the hills. In the afternoon, we will drive through the lovely hilly countryside to arrive to another cellar. Our visit will include cellar visit and wine tasting. Return to Tenuta Castel Venezze in the late afternoon.

Dinner at the Villa.

7th Day: Breakfast and check-out - (Transfer is not included)

*Reservations are required.


Our programs are very flexible in the choice

  • The basic program includes:
    • 5-night stay at the Villa, full board accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom.
    • 3 hands-on cooking lessons at the Villa
    • 1 full-day Seafood cooking lesson in Chioggia, visit to the Fish Market in Chioggia and lunch at the trattoria
    • 1 full-day visit to the Euganean Hills, with visit and tasting at two cellars, and lunch at a typical trattoria, wine included
    • Euros 1.100,00 per person
    • this program is arranged for a number of people from 2 to 4 for larger groups ask the staff
  • In the afternoon are avallables the following vists (half day):
    • Bagnoli visit and wine tasting
    • Cheese production Farm near Anguillara, visit and cheese tasting
  • The basic program includes the following tours (full day):
    • Euganean Hills wine tour with two wine tasting and lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area
    • Chioggia fish market and seafood with lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area
  • Is possible to change the basic tours with the following others tours (full day) avallables:
    • Oil-Mill tour with tasting and lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area
    • Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG wine tour with two wine tasting and lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area
    • Valpolicella wine tour with two wine tasting and lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area
    • Delta del Po' in the boat tour with lunch in a typical Trattoria in the area

Maria's Cookery Course: - Tel and Fax: +39 042599667