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Buongiorno! Ciao Laura Culinary Vacations in Italy is the Premier Provider of cooking lessons, cooking vacations and culinary based foodie adventures throughout Italy. IN fact, we've often been called the Culinary Concierge of Italy Vacations and we have testimonials to prove it!

All of our programs are hand-picked through extensive research and personal recommendations from our Italian counterparts whom we communicate with daily.

While we our office is not based in Italy, we do spend many weeks and months per year in Italy visiting our colleagues, cooking schools, restaurants, historic sites, personal drivers and even the train stations throughout Italy gaining invaluable knowledge of the lay of the land so that we can share important details with our clients - a value-added service that we offer our clients and one that sets us apart from the competition.

We feel strongly that a quality experience begins with providing a great match between the participant and the program and we treat each of our clients as we would treat our very own friends and family.

We do our best to provide the best suitable match for all of our clients based on individual levels of cooking experience, personal taste, budget and timeframe's.


Ciao Laura was named after the company's owner Laura Faust. Over the course of her life she has enjoyed a love of travel, cooking, and a never-ending quest for her next great culinary adventure in Italy.

Look - it's me - Ciao Laura!

Thanks so much for considering Ciao Laura Culinary Vacations for your next cooking vacation in Italy! We look forward to hearing from you soon - our email address is

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Laura Faust was featured in Italia! magazine as a guest culinary vacation professional and is considered to be a leader in the field of cooking vacations throughout Italy!


Laura Faust served as an editor working closely with Chiara Lima, the daughter of the world famous Mamma Agata editing Mamma Agata's first cook book.

Simple and Genuine is on sale now. Please send us an email at for more information on purchasing a copy of this fabulous book!

Mamma Agata's Book Simple and Genuine


Proud member of Slow Food USA and the James Beard Foundation


Some of our Awards:

We're a winner!StartupNation Winner 2009

Highest Vote-Getter

Click Here to Read about Ciao Laura has been recognized as a 2007 Yummiest in the Home-Based 100 Winners Ciao Laura has been recognized as a 2007 Top 10 Highest Vote Getters in the Home-Based 100 Winners



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  • Cooking Vacations
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Customized Itineraries
  • Excursions to Wineries and Food Producers
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Open-Air Market Tours
  • Truffle Hunting Excursions
  • Group Travel Planning
  • Vacation Planning
  • Destination Weddings
  • Consulting Services




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