Travel and Alternative Tours in Italy
Europea di Firenze
International School of Liberal and Performing
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.
Art & Heart
Studio in Florence, Italy
Intensive Airbrush and Painting Courses
Intensive Courses for all skill levels. Small classes
for a high level of individual attention. Individual workstations
and art supplies included.
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!
Cooking classes and gourmet tours in Bologna, Tuscany, Lucca,
Umbira, Venice and Sicily.
School, that offers language courses, high school and college study abroad programs for credit, Italian university preparation courses, and culinary classes.
Cooking classes in Florence with which begins with full
immersion into Tuscan life by shopping at the Central
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.
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.
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.
Study Music in Florence
Istituto Europeo offers a wide range of music courses, including music history, opera, vocal technique, and a variety of instrumental courses. Music programs are tailored to each student's interests and can be taken up for as short as two weeks to as long as a year. All music department teachers are accomplished musicians active in many organizations in Florence, Italy.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Tuscan Wine Tours
Offers a variety of wine and cheese tours around Tuscany, private and group.
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.
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