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Hands-On Cooking Lesson in Venice

The kitchen

The teaching kitchen

Would you like to learn how to cook like Italian mothers cook? With the help of Arianna and Monica you will learn to cook classic Venetian recipes in their warm traditional Venetian kitchen.

In this class, you'll learn to cook just like Venetian women do.  In an informal and relaxed setting you'll learn to cook simple, everyday recipes which are easy to recreate back home - all while learning a bit of everyday Italian in this friendly home setting. 

Venetian Cooking

Join your local Venetian cooking instructors in this fun and information cooking lesson where you will incorporate seasonal products into cooking  while learning to prepare delicious Venetian classic dishes.

Venetian recipes often incorporate spices and menu ideas from foreign lands; you see, Venice served as an international center for global commercial, military and religious traffic for more than 1,000 years and naturally, they inherited foods and ways of preparing the foods from foreign lands. During it's height of trade, Venice had a ruling class who were wealthy, business-minded in commerce and expansionism. 

At the beginning, the population learned to live with the few resources that the lagoon offered such as fish and a few vegetables, but as Venice's population grew, the people turned their attention to the imports and incorporated the very best products from these lands into their way of cooking that we know to be "Venetian" today. 


Spend time with your English speaking Venetian hosts shopping for fresh ingredients and visiting their personal garden picking fresh vegetables and herbs (seasonal) before learning to make classic Venetian recipes in a traditional Venetian kitchen.

This is a fun, informal and relaxed setting where you'll learn to cook simple, everyday recipes which are easy to recreate back home. The class includes an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert. Locals wines included. On arrival, you'll be welcomed with a traditional sparkling beverage.

The hands-on cooking class is taught in English and is approximately four hours long and includes a recipe booklet in English with the recipes of the day.

The cooking lesson takes place from 10 am to 1 pm with lunch based on the fruits of your labor. All meals are served with local white and red wine. On arrival a selection of local cold meats, breads and cheeses and local wines will be offered for tasting.

Special requests considered for vegetarians or other dietary restrictions - please inquire at

Transportation to/from Venice is included in the price with a meeting time is 9 am at the Tronchetto water bus stop in Venice with drop off around 2:30 pm


Euro 199,00 per person, minimum 2 people

3 people : Euro 189.00 per person
4 people : Euro 179.00 per person
5 people : Euro 169.00 per person
6 people : Euro 159.00 per person
7 people : Euro 149.00 per person
8 people : Euro 139.00 per person

Minimum of 2 persons (adult) per class. Maximum of 8. Prices quoted are based on number of persons booking together, not the final number of people booked in the class.

A non-refundable deposit of 15% of the above pricing is due to confirm your booking in a one day cooking lesson. The remaining balance is due on arrival, cash only please.

We also require a credit card number to reserve your placement in this course. The credit card will not be charged for the remaining balance due unless we receive cancellation by the client after the initial booking (upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit) and in this case, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the balance due in the event of a no show or cancellation for any reason. On receipt of deposit, we will issue your confirmation letter with the meeting point and local phone number.
Once we receive your deposit, we will provide directions to the meeting point to begin your wonderful culinary adventure in Venice.

Please note that no credit will be given for anyone who decides not to cook after the initial deposit is received, and the client will still be responsible for paying for the person if you do not show for class or decide that you no longer wish to participate. If the class is canceled by the hosts, your deposit will be returned in full less wiring fees, if applicable.

We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering. This includes missed transfers and connections and if the client is not able to find the driver, you agree to call the number provided in the confirmation letter and not hold us responsible for a missed transfer.

Cicchetti Walking tour of Venice also available - please inquire at for more information


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