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Italian Cooking Schools in Italy

The beauty of Italy is not only seen and experienced in its architectural marvels, picturesque countryside and friendly people but also in its culture, which is rich in history, artistry and tradition. Experiencing and learning Italian cooking while you are touring in Italy will give you a “taste” of this country’s culture at its best.

Azienda Agrituristica Seliano

Azienda Agrituristica Seliano is the farm-inn, “agriturismo” (agriculture and tourism), owned by Baronessa Cecilia Bellelli Baratta. It offers a culinary vacation that includes hands-on cooking of Italian cuisine and a cultural tour of south Italy, such as the towns of Basilicata, Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.

Various fruits and vegetables are available for picking at Tenuta Seliano that you can use as ingredients. In addition, the farm has olive trees with fruits that you can use as ingredients. The olive fruits can also be pressed onsite to make olive oil. The farm even makes cheeses, such as mozzarella and ricotta.

Different sessions are available to suit your needs. Each session includes different menus, recipes and cultural activities. Each session lasts up to three days each, with half of each day devoted for cooking and the other half devoted for other cultural activities, including tours of the countryside. You will enjoy the food that you cook in the company of the host and other guests.

Azienda Agrituristica Seliano
Tenuta Seliano
Paestum (Salerno), Italy 84063

Anna Tasca Lanza

Anna Tasca Lanza created this cooking school in 1989 at her 19th century country estate known as the Case Vecchie. The classes cater to different types of food enthusiasts–from the beginner to the passionate food lover to someone who wants to learn and try new recipes. The choices of classes include one-, three- and five-day classes.

Anna Tasca Lanza specializes in traditional Sicilian cooking, which is rich in vegetables and greens. You have an option of whether to take an intensive class or opt for a simpler style of teaching. The teachers let their guests choose the method of learning that best suits their needs and preferences. With the help of the teachers, beginners learn to cook simple recipes, while cooks with more expertise can concentrate on dishes that are more complicated. You will enjoy eating the food you cook along with the other guests and the hosts.

Case Vecchie offers a picturesque setting amidst a beautiful landscape with view of the vineyard and olive orchard, making it an unforgettable experience altogether.

Anna Tasca Lanza
Via Principessa Giovanna 9
Palermo, Italy 90149

Italian Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu

Visit the Italian Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu. Established in Rome in 1966, it was the first cooking school to offer classes for professionals and amateurs in Italy. Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu has branches all over Italy, including the branch established in 1985 in Florence, Italy. Aside from Italian cooking, the Florence branch teaches specialized courses, such as Tuscan cooking, pastry making and cooking regional first-course dishes. Courses are available in Italian, English and French. Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu in Florence teaches its students the nutritional value of food and often invites well-known chefs to conduct lessons.

Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu
Via di Mezzo 55/r
Florence, Italy 50121

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