Travel and Alternative Tours in Italy
Europea di Firenze
International School of Liberal and Performing Arts
The Accademia Europea di Firenze is one of the main
Italian language, art, culture, and music schools
in Italy, situated in the heart of historic Florence;
founded in 2005 and located in a historical palace
built in the Renaissance period of the 1500s. Our
method allows students to learn and practice Italian
language through their subjects of greatest interest,
whether art, music, culture, or cuisine. We include
short courses, long courses, academic programs, and
bachelors degrees. We offer diverse cultural activities,
including cultural exchanges with Italian students,
a school soccer team, breakfasts with friends, walking
tours, field trips to cities famous for their art,
visits to museums and theaters, culinary courses with
Tuscan chefs, and much more! During their activities
students will practice Italian language in very spontaneous
and pleasurable situations.
Dates: Starts every Monday the year
round except on holidays.
Contact: Isabel Berger, Accademia
Europea di Firenze, Via Cavour,
37. 50129. Florence, Italy.
Tel.: 39 +055 211 599
The Abruzzi Mountain
Art Workshop in Italy
Live and work in a rustic mountain village as
AMW continues its innovative fine arts program in drawing,
painting, collage, mask-making, digital photography, encaustic,
fresco and clay sculpture in stunning studios one hour from
Rome. May-Oct. Work at 12th century sites, abandonded abbeys
and in our WWF reserve. Independent studio space available.
Antonucci, 56 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002 212
260 7603; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Two Week Writing Workshop in Assisi, Italy
Immerse yourself in your writing, whether you
have a work-in-progress or are just starting to explore
the border between fiction and memoir. Exquisite accomodations,
breakfast and gourmet dinner, and daily workshop with award-winning
teachers Sarah Van Arsdale and Peter Bricklebank. $3750
for two weeks, August 9-22. In conjunction with Art Workshops
Contact: email@example.com, www.atlanticwritersworkshop.org
Art & Heart
Studio in Florence, Italy
Intensive Airbrush and Painting Courses
Intensive Courses for all skill levels from July
4 - 8 and September 26 - 30 on afternoons. Small classes
for a high level of individual attention. Individual workstations
and art supplies included.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artandheart.it
Ciao Bella Tours,
European Travel Experts
A unique and experienced tour operator offering
complete customized itineraries throughout Europe.
Contact: email@example.com, www.ciaobellatours.com
Italian Cooking Holidays
Italian Cooking Holidays in Sabina, near Rome
Fun, creative, relaxing and affordable Italian
cooking holidays in Sabina, a magical land of olive groves,
vineyards and sunflower fields between Rome and Umbria.
Luxury accommodation in villa with swimming pool, plenty
of exciting activities!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.conviviorome.com
Cooking programs, largely in Italy, for the experienced
and novice cook combiining dining, sightseeing, and shopping.
From the time of your arrival and throughout your stay you
will experience the true feeling of being a guest not a
tourist in an informal fun environment.
Cooking classes and gourmet tours in Bologna, Tuscany, Lucca,
Umbira, Venice and Sicily.
School: Private Italian cooking schools in Tuscany
CookinItaly is an Italian cooking school created
by food enthusiasts to meet the needs of people coming to
Italy to enjoy its kitchen and learning how to cook. Our
aim is to propose only nice locations and interesting programs,
with a particular attention to our clients' satisfaction.
Contact: email@example.com, www.cookinitaly.org
Da Vinci Capers
A week-long cultural travel program led by a sculptress
and based upon a reading of Leonardo da Vinci's principles
of learning and creativity.
Cooking classes for all levels in the cultural center of
Siena at this fine language school.
Cooking classes in Florence with which begins with full
immersion into Tuscan life by shopping at the Central
At Ecotouring Tuscany, we approach our adventure
tours with great enthusiasm, within the frame of an environment-friendly
approach. With us you will enjoy numerous easy-going activity
options, selecting from a range of biking, walking and non-walking
choices not offered by other tour operators; food while
walking, wine and ecotourism. Tuscany and other regions
in north-central Italy, display individual aspects of Italian
culture and history, and these will be brought to life by
our friendly, expert local guides.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ecotouringtuscany.com
The noted author offers cooking classes in Florence. "I
teach market-to-table sessions in my 18th century kitchen
in the center of Florence. Classes are limited to 6 participants,
held on Wednesdays and begin at 9:30 with an espresso and
an Italian coffee lesson. We adjourn to the nearby Santo
Spirito market, to visit the Innocenti family’s stand
and purchase their organic, just-picked produce and eggs.
Back in the kitchen everyone works together, pairing vegetables
with superior extra virgin olive oils, real (not supermarket)
balsamic vinegar, single wheat cultivar pasta. Each session
prepares 8-10 dishes. Appropriately fantastic wines are
served, during the class and at lunch, followed by fruit
distillates and grappa for the intrepid. Participants receive
a gift bag packed with special ingredients that we've worked
Cooking, Painting & Pilates Vacations in Italy Cooking,
painting and pilates holidays in stunning Italian regions
- with zero single supplements for solo travelers - offered
by Flavours Holidays a leading specialist tour operator
Cooking vacations in Italy
The Flavours recipe for cooking vacations combines taking
you to stay in amazing private villas in some of the most
beautiful areas of Italy, learning various Italian dishes
from some of the best local cooks and having great fun exploring
the local area.
Painting vacations in Italy
Flavours Italian Painting vacations provide beautiful surroundings
in various Italian regions and inspiring tutors to stir
one's creative imagination. Whether you are painting for
the first time or are more experienced, you will relish
the experience of working from life, "en plein air".
Pilates vacations in Italy
Flavours Italian Pilates vacations are led by experts in
Pilates who teach the body control technique, a method of
Pilates with a huge amount of physical advantages from toning
your body to combating back problems and arthritus and it
really is suitable for any age or ability. The course will
leave you feeling truly rejuvenated!
Singles vacations in Italy
At Flavours we encourage people to go it alone! In fact,
we made a promise when we opened 15 years ago that we'd
never charge a singles holiday supplement, which is perhaps
why our painting, Pilates and cooking vacations have proved
so popular with solo travelers looking for singles vacations.
Good Tastes of
Cooking School in Tuscany, Italy
Experience firsthand the good tastes of Tuscany.
We have designed our cooking and wine classes to expose
you to an intimate side of that Italian lifestyle that is
so appealing to all. Spend a fruitful day in an original
gallery kitchen of the 13th century villa with hands-on
instruction by one of our professional Italian chefs.
Contact: email@example.com, www.tuscany-cooking-class.com
Workshops in Italy
Il Chiostro offers a variety of arts and learning
vacations in Italy inculding painting, photography, fiction
writing, poetry, cooking and cabaret performance. Our programs
are in Tuscany, Venice, Rome, Sorrento and Lake Garda.
A gourmet vacation while learning Prosecco wine production.
It is a B&B and vacation rental in the splendid wine
country near Venice Venetian which offers cooking classes,
wine tasting, and winnery tours.
Culinary Courses in Florence
Our courses aim at creating a new profession, the "BioChef." The
Bio Chef is a figure who can transform the traditional
chef tasks into a new chef profile, fundamentally
and essentially focused on a healthy eating culture.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.istitutoeuropeo.it
Italy Loves To
Take back home with you the secrets of Italian
traditional cuisine while having a memorable and fun experience
Italy Loves to Cook provides single day or multiple day
hands-on cooking classes in English. Classes are from 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and include lunch.
Non-participant travel companions can join the rest of the
group for lunch.
We also offer wine tastings with a professional Sommelier
AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) to add to the cooking
class and/or a guided visit to the pottery factories in
Contact: Via Vincara,
6 , Deruta PG 06053, Italy; tel. 348-4790868/348-4790883, email@example.com, www.italylovestocook.com.
Italian Language and Culture in Florence, Lucca, Cortona,
Elba Island, and Bologna
Koinè is a special kind of school. In fact,
it was set up in 1980 as an association of teachers, all
with personal and professional experience in the area of
teaching Italian. Since these teachers were dissatisfied
with their experiences, they decided to create a new type
of organization which would differ from other schools in
its style of working and teaching methods. At our five centers:
Florence, Lucca, Cortona, Elba Island and Bologna, we offer
a variety of courses to satisfy all learning
Courses are available in Italian Language and Culture in
a Group; Combined Intensive Italian, Tutoring; Bread, Wine,
and Language; The Artists' Workshop; Photography Workship;
and Italian Language While Sailing. See website for details.
Via Pandolfini 27, Florence 50122, Italy; tel. +39
055 213881; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.koinecenter.com
Let's Cook in Umbria
Olive Harvest in Italy
Participate in the Olive Harvest and enjoy the
fruits of the Umbria region (Italy): cooking and eating
local foods, drinking area wines, and soaking up the rural
beauty of Umbria while staying in a beautiful farmhouse.
The Olive Harvest is a unique opportunity to participate
in an autumnal ritual that is essential to Italy's agrarian
and culinary interests. Also see their other offerings such
as the Corpus Domini in Umbria June - a Feast of Flowers!
Like Heaven Writing
Writing Workshop in Tuscany, Italy
The first Like Heaven Writing Holiday will be
held in an old family villa in Tuscany between June 25-
July 1. At least 30 hours of workshop time with a highly-qualified
writing coach, authentic Tuscan cuisine, introduction to
Tuscany by a local family. A. Special low introductory price.
Contact: email@example.com, www.nialamaharaj.com/Siena
We'll take you with us, as part of our family.
Our mission is to teach our students the art of traditional
southern Italian cooking, specifically those dishes rooted
in our culture and way of life. In this way we not only
offer cooking classes, but a piece of our historical heritage.
Language classes are offered in conjunction with the cooking
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mamicamilla.com
An Italian cooking school
that offers week-long "farm to table" organic cooking courses.
The program Includes visits to local organic farms, cooking
classes using organic ingredients, olive oil and wine tastings
and tours of Siena, Florence and San Gimignano.
Contact: email@example.com, www.organictuscany.org
Tours in Italy
Painting and drawing in the heart of Italy, join
Leanne for a unique tour of amazing places. An unforgettable
trip of fun, relaxation and learning. Art, culture, excellent
food and wines, and beautiful places to enjoy.
Contact: Leanne@portray.it, www.portray.it
International School of Art
Semester and Summer Art Courses in Florence,
Santa Reparata offers accredited semester and
summer courses in studio art and art history. The school
is located in the historical center of Florence, and provides
housing in nearby apartments. The faculty is made up of
Italian and American artists andd scholars and all teaching
is in English.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.santareparata.org
Slow Food: Master
An exclusive 10-week program for professional
chefs located in Jesi. The courses are designed for chefs
working outside Italy who wish to widen and improve their
knowledge of Italian cuisine. In particular we are addressing
cooks who have completed their training and have worked
alongside established chefs for some time. Our aim is to
provide a wide-ranging frame of reference with plenty of
in-depth detail that will enable cooks to interpret Italian
cuisine to the highest standards throughout the world.
Italian Cooking Lessons On The Sorrento & Amalfi
Coast – Wine Tours
Daily hands-on cooking classes with lunch or dinner
Included; 3-night Or 7-night packages; wine tours with wine
tasting; culinary excursions.
Contact: email@example.com; www.sorrentocookingschool.com
Taste A Place:
Unique Culinary Vacations in Tuscany
Website contains information on Italian food,
wine, olive oil, festivals plus great Tuscan recipes.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tasteaplace.com
Tenuta di Capezzana
Sample Program: A five day program exploring the foods and
wines of Tuscany. Faith Heller Willinger, Director of
the Capezzana Wine & Culinary Center, has designed
a program to meet the needs of the food professional
as well as those interested in exploring wines and foods
Toscana Mia Cooking
Toscana Mia offers a variety of programs about
Italian cooking, wine, food and language in Florence and
Chianti region, Tuscany's countryside, with an Italian family
to experience real Italian life.
Contact: email@example.com, www.welcometuscany.com
Tuscan Women Cook
A cooking school run by American expatriates. Learn to cook
Tuscan style from the source -- the local women using
recipes and techniques passed down over the generations,
cooking with what they find fresh each day at the market
and in the garden.
Gastronomical Adventure in Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany Cooking Class offers beginning and advanced
cooking classes in Tuscany and wine tours in Chianti, Tuscany.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tuscany-cooking-class.com
Printmaking Workshops in Italy
Learn safe, non-toxic printmaking mediums, Carborundum
Aquatint or Silk Aquatint, in an inspiring Tuscany location.
The workshop package includes tuition, housing and full
board (3 meals/day), a day trip to Siena, and ground transportation
to and from Grosseto to the workshop site at Castello di
Contact: email@example.com, wsworkshop.org