Food, Fun & Friends

Italian culinary experience

Culinary Vacations

It started with one location. Our beautifully renovated villa with state-of the art kitchen in the Sabina region near Rome combines the best of modern convenience and elegance, but the culinary adventure doesn’t end in the kitchen or even in Sabina! We have pieced together four remarkable trips throughout Italy. Each one is unique. If you’ve visited before, now there are even more reasons to visit us again.

Sabina

Seven-days, six-nights of culinary and cultural vacation combining food, culture, fun, and friendships at our original villa location just outside of Rome.

Sicily

Nine-day, eight-nights spent exploring the undiscovered southern region of Calabria and the beautiful eastern coast of Sicily.

Tuscany

Eight-days, seven-nights experiencing classic Renaissance towns full of medieval charm paired with a cooking experience of a lifetime, which includes a hands-on lesson with a Michelin Star Chef.

Umbria

Eight-days, Seven-nights in the Umbrian countryside at a beautifully restored villa on an estate situated in the middle of vineyards, winery and restored ancient church.

AMALFI

Eight-days, Seven-nights spent experiencing some of the most famous and iconic places along the iconic Amalfi Coast of Italy.

SABINA RITORNO

For those who have done our ‘flagship’ Sabina program, we have an all-new program. Seven-days, six-nights of culinary and cultural vacation at our beautiful villa location just outside of Rome.

Each location is truly an unforgettable foodie dream vacation, designed for people of all skill levels! Don’t want to cook during one of the lessons? Sit back and enjoy all of the amenities, food, tours and fun.

A Taste of Our Cucina

Authentic Italian culture is the heart of our vacations and food is integral to Italian Culture. Each of our trips combine food, cooking and learning in optimal environments, whether hands on, or demonstrations.

Cooking is the heart of your trip, and all of the kitchens are beautifully setup for an optimal cooking experience. From floor-to-ceiling glass in Sabina with our chef Riccardo Bombelli, to hands-on cooking with Michelin-Star Chef Silvia Baracchi in her restaurant’s kitchen, Falconiere. You’ll be inspired by the natural beauty surrounding these areas as well as the romance, zest for life and friendliness you’ll encounter from our team.

Our Approach

La Cucina Sabina combines the best of what can be learned from professional chefs and local cooks, “nonnas” (grandmothers in Italian). Our local chefs specialize in the traditional as well as more contemporary Italian dishes with regional and seasonal dishes, pasta and of course pizza and gelato. We also feature occasional visiting chefs for a unique experience. Our chefs offer well-rounded, easy to follow cooking lessons so that you will leave with specialty dishes that are easy to prepare but sure to impress your friends.

What’s Included

Each location combines food, culture, exclusive excursions and fun into an experience of a lifetime! You will enjoy access to places and people you would never find on your own. This creates a unique and AUTHENTIC experience that is unforgettable.

Lodging and meals, including wine, coffee and tea are provided during your stay as well as culinary and cultural excursions (some trips offer a meal on your own). We offer four hands-on and or demonstration lessons. Cooking focuses on authentic and contemporary Italian cuisine, taught by our professional chef or local Nonna. We teach regional recipes using seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients including antipasti, fresh pasta, risotto, vegetarian dishes, meats, and seafood dishes, wood-fired pizza , dolci (desserts) and gelato. Not keen on too much cooking? The lessons are optional with plenty of ways to relax and enjoy your time.

Transfers are provided to and from the airport, the main train stations, or centrally located hotels are included.

Dates & Pricing

All-inclusive vacation pricing (except air) is listed below. These are the baseline prices. Please note that there is a single supplement for solo travelers. Interested in putting together a group? Contact us for more specific pricing, availability and customization options.

Sabina / Rome

Our Primary Villa Location hosts culinary vacations throughout the Spring and Fall, and can also host customized vacations and weddings.

2024 Dates: Click For Availability & Booking
Pricing: Begins at $3,900 per person double occupancy. $4,600 for solo travelers.

Tuscany
2024 Dates: May 4th – 11th | May 11th – 18th | June 8th – 15th | Sept 21st – 28th | Sept 28th – Oct 5th | Oct 19th – 26th
Pricing: $5,100 per person double occupancy. $5,700 for solo travelers. 

Umbria
2024 Dates: June 15th – 22nd | Oct 12th – 19th
Pricing: $4,200 per person double occupancy. $5,100 for solo travelers.

Sicily
2024 Dates: April 13th – 20th | April 20th – 27th | Sept 28th – Oct 5th
Oct 5th – 12th.
Pricing: $4,900 per person double occupancy. $6,700 for solo travelers.

Amalfi
2024 Dates: September21st – 28th | October 12th – 19th
Please inquire for 2025 Dates.
Pricing: Begins at $7,400 per person for double occupancy. $8,400 for solo travelers.

 

Sabina Ritorno
2024 Dates: April 14th – 20th | June 9th – 15th | Sept 8th – 14th |
Oct 27th – Nov 2nd
Pricing: Begins at $3,900 per person double occupancy. $4,600 for solo travelers.

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Celebrate in Style

Book your custom villa stay and Italian cultural experience today. Packages are available for weddings, family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, and any other special occasion that requires a truly unique and extraordinary setting.