Explore Puglia welcomes you to an inclusive  Italian Cooking Holiday which we hope will be a truly unforgettable and unique experience for you in this wonderful undiscovered region of Italy

If you have been searching for something authentic and very Italian, charming and utterly different, our inclusive Italian cooking holiday in Puglia is perfect. Undiscovered and often overlooked, Puglia forms the “heel” of Italy (map)Surrounded by the Adriatic and the Ionian seas, Puglia has the longest coast of any Italian region with over eight hundred kilometres of coastline.

Puglia produces more wine and olive oil than any other part of Italy and is the country’s third largest producer of organic foods.  The food is delicious, rich and varied, based on fresh local vegetables, meat and seafood, pasta and cheeses, making it the ideal location to choose for your inclusive Italian cooking holiday.

Join us on your own inclusive Italian cooking holiday

Our inclusive Italian cooking holiday and culinary tour suits groups of all sizes and ages and individuals and single travellers can also enjoy this wonderful experience.  For the duration of your stay you will be based in the beautiful Masseria  Locanda Ventura , which dates back to XVII century situated in the picturesque valley of Canale di Pirro,  just 15 minutes from the sea.

Lunch is served!


Held in small groups of 10/12, your Puglia Cooking programme is very hands on and fun.  You will have 5 full morning/afternoon lessons (2 if you are just staying for the weekend) learning traditional Italian family recipes from Maria, a local lady whose cooking techniques have been passed down to her through the generations.  Italian Cooking does not get much more authentic than this!

We offer a perfect balance between cooking classes, culinary/wine excursions, discovering the delights of Puglia and relaxing in the peaceful and tranquil Locanda Ventura which makes our inclusive Italian cooking holiday and culinary tour an unforgettable experience.   We welcome non cooking partners and can arrange a choice of activities and entertainment during the Puglia cooking programme.  There are plenty of places for hiking, trekking, horse riding, golfing (5*course close by) fishing, bird watching, shopping or just chilling on the beach.  See our itinerary for more information.

Canale di Pirro
Canale di Pirro

Whatever your level of culinary ability, our Puglia cooking programme is perfect whether it is your first Italian cooking holiday or a follow up to a previous visit.  Our aim is to give you not just the best Italian cooking holiday of your life but an experience that you will remember for many years.

Italian cooking holiday options

We have created two exciting cooking holiday packages for you:

Option 1 – 7 night/8 day all inclusive Italian cooking holiday and culinary tour.    Accommodation, 7 dinners, 5 lunches wine/drinks (with meals) 5 cooking lessons and full tour.  £1399 per person

Option 2 – 4 night/5 day all inclusive Italian cooking holiday and culinary tour.            Accommodation, all meals, wine/drinks (with meals) 2 cooking lessons and featuring highlights of our longer tour.  £799 per person

Polignano al Mare

To book or find out more about our Italian cooking holiday and culinary tours please contact us

Should you wish to extend your stay there are a number of private villas available in the area for hire. 
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