Let’s Get Cooking in Italy

Looking to take a half-day cooking lesson or even attend a longer cooking program? We’ve got you covered with our list of Italy’s Best Cooking Schools – more than 80 schools that were featured in our August and September issues! Learning to cooking in Italy isn’t just a fun activity, it is a cultural experience – a way to truly experience daily life in Italy.

Here are some of the highlights of our list:

Abruzzo: Enjoy a 7-day cooking extravaganza with time in the kitchen and visits to producers all over the region.

Amalfi Coast: Get down to the business of cooking with one of the most popular mamas in all of Italy!

Basilicata: Learn the art of pasta making at the palazzo that Francis Ford Coppola renovated in his ancestral hometown.

Bologna: Half-day lessons in all the local specialties from ragu to gelato making.

Emilia-Romagna: Learn the ins and outs of butchery from “The King of Culatello” at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Friuli: Learn dishes featuring the area’s prized San Daniele prosciutto.

Molise: Go on a truffle hunt with a man and his dog and then cook up some of the tasty tubers!

Naples: Attend professional pizza school with a master piazzaolo in the heart of Napoli!

Palermo: Cook with a real duchess in the palazzo once owned by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of the seminal work The Leopard.

Rome: A special class just for kids to learn to cook with Nonna (grandmother).

Tuscany: Be trained by one of the world’s most famous butchers – Dario Cecchini – when you’re a butcher for a day.

Umbria: If a day or two of cooking and eating isn’t enough for you, join our friends Bill and Suzy for Cucinapalooza!

Venice: If there’s ever a place to learn to prepare seafood, this is it and you can do it in style in a beautiful palazzo – but shop for ingredients at the Rialto Market first!

Verona: Join Giuliano Hazan – son of famed cookbook author Marcella Hazan – and his sommelier wife for a week of “Italian food, wine and life.”