A Lesson in Pugliese Cooking

Our cooking class is in a whitewashed former stable with a lipstick-red door, called Stalla del Prete, featuring a wood-fired oven dating from 1500. Our three-hour morning class includes lots of hands-on participation, demonstrations and lunch afterward.

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Cooking Up a Storm in Venice: Two Cooking Classes With Local Chefs

The best way for a traveler to experience Italy's abundant heart is to take a cooking class. Recently, in Venice, contributor Susan Van Allen had kitchen time with two native chefs. You can do the same with their half-day cooking classes.

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Learn from the Masters of Sicilian Cuisine at These Sicily Cooking Schools

Our writer says: "I think Sicily is enormously appealing, intoxicating even, and above and beyond the island's natural beauty, history, traditions and cultural attractions, I love its cuisine, also quite distinct from the other regional cuisines of Italy. Spending part of a visit to Sicily in a cooking school is therefore a kind of paradiso."

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Rome Cooking Class: Cook Out of Your Comfort Zone

This native Roman chef has been using his talent and passion for cooking in his family's restaurants for over a decade. In January of this year, he opened up his own special spot in the heart of Trastevere where he invites in those with a hunger to learn Roman cooking.

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Where to Stay in Puglia: Rustic Charm, Peacocks, Cooking Lessons and Pizzica at This Masseria

Visiting this Puglia masseria truly feels a soulful journey back in time. It is the landscape (ducks and chickens in a coop; an ancient olive mill wheel in the center of the courtyard) and the people here (the warm and welcoming Mamma Giulia who is a fixture in the kitchen) that make it special.

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Where to Stay in Puglia: Il Frantoio

Il Frantoio offers lovely accommodations, welcoming hosts and the chance to try five different DOP-grade extra virgin olive oils from the farm's 600-year-old underground olive oil press. Cooking lessons too!

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Palazzo Margherita: Francis Ford Coppola’s Love Letter to Basilicata

Leaving a hotel has never made me cry...that is until I have to leave Palazzo Margherita. My eyes well up as I saw goodbye to the new 9-room hotel Francis Ford Coppola has opened in his ancestral hometown in Basilicata. While the luxury and beauty have been sublime, I'm moved by something much deeper.

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A Magical Maremma Hideaway in Tuscany

The renovated castle in one of Tuscany's wild and uncrowded Maremma region offers an upscale escape complete with Tuscan cooking lessons led by the proprietor who is also a cookbook author.

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Cooking in Piedmont: Lessons in a Lovely Mountain B&B

This combination cooking school and B&B in the region of Piedmont is situated near the top of a mountain, surrounded by snow capped peaks off in the distance. The owners are thrilled to share the local food and wine traditions.

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Casa Artusi: A Living Museum of Italian Home Cooking in Emilia-Romagna

This museum and cooking school in Emilia-Romagna is devoted to Pellegrino Artusi, the man who has been called the father of Italian home cooking. Read on to find out why and how you can experience his cooking.

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