Sophia Butler, The Daily Telegraph, September 22, 2014
Stirred (01347 868659; stirredtravel.com ) offers a six-night course - the next one runs from October 12 2014 at £2,400 per person (£250 single supplement) - including six nights’ accommodation, tuition, food, wine, trips, tours and tastings (unless otherwise stated), and transfers to and from Venice Airport at recommended times. Price does not include flights. Private transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
Other cookery courses in Italy
Flavours Holidays (0131 343 2500; flavoursholidays.co.uk ) offers week-long holidays in Tuscany, Puglia, Sicily and Umbria with shorter three-night breaks also available in Tuscany. Prices start at £899 for three nights, including three cookery lessons, all meals and wine, an afternoon excursion, transfers and private wine tasting. A longer, seven-night stay typically costs around £1,599. Within these prices there’s an allocation of £100 towards flight costs. Courses are scheduled throughout the autumn (finishing in early November).
Palazzo Seneca in Norcia, Umbria (0039 0743 817434; palazzoseneca.com ) offers cookery classes in a grand 16th-century building where guests can learn to cook with some of the region’s specialities, including cured meats, truffles and lentils. It also offers gelato courses and the chance to visit the local farms where you can sample local produce including wine and extra virgin oil. Classes cost €100 (£79) per person for up to four people preparing and eating a three-course menu. Rooms from €150 (£118) per night including breakfast.
Rosa Alpina in Italian Dolomites (0471 849500; rosalpina.it ) is a luxurious mountain hotel offering cooking lessons in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, St Hubertus, including biscuit- and gnocchi-making, as well as ice-cream and pizza masterclasses from €45 (£35) per person. Rooms from €325 (£255) per night, including breakfast.
L’Andana in Tuscany (0564 944800; andana.it ) offers cookery courses from the kitchens of Alain Ducasses’s first restaurant in Italy, Trattoria Toscana, including traditional Tuscan recipes. Courses last for two hours and are followed by lunch or dinner, with the dishes prepared during the lesson from €180 (£141) per adult. Rooms from €440 (£346) per night including breakfast.
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