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Cooking In A Castle In Northern Italy-Depart Any Day

Wed, May 1, 2024 (Departure Date)

Cost: Prices in listing


Experience authentic cooking in an ancient hill town nestled in stunning landscape and learn the secrets of Northern Italian food and wine. After 3 days in Milan, savoring the food, culture, art and wine, we head to the Monferrato region of Piemonte where we will stay in a medieval castle to explore the riches of wine, food and scenery. We'll learn from celebrated chefs how to cook regional Piemontese dishes using the world's best local ingredients chosen from the vibrant markets, farms and gardens in this region. You'll meet many local producers and taste the food and wine grown in Piemonte. There will be excursions to charming markets, local family run farms, vineyards and village trattorias. Our next stop will be Turin, Torino in Italian, to discover the treasures of chocolate, pasta, cheese and gelato that fill the plazas and avenues lined with palaces and elegant, Baroque architecture. We'll stroll the tree-lined boulevards that open to 16th century plazas dotted with cafes, shops and street-food. This trip will fulfill all your culinary dreams!

Choose your date for this unparalleled experience


  • 3 cooking classes in a medieval castle with luxury accommodations
  • Get to know Barolo and other regional wines with a sommelier led food pairing
  • Enjoy the art of aperitivo 
  • Dinner at Osteria del Treno, featured on Stanley Tucci's show Searching for Italy
  • Visit to world famous affineur Luigi Guffanti's cheese caves
  • 2 cooking classes in a mediaeval castle with luxury accommodations
  • Explore vibrant local markets
  • Journey to Bra Italy, where the Slow Food Movement began and eat at the restaurant where Carlo Petrini gathered with wine makers, farmers and chefs 
  •  Stop at small producers of wine, cheese and other goods along the way
  • Feast on homemade pastas, risottos, cheese and sausage in family-run restaurants and trattorias

What's Included:

  • 8 nights luxury accommodations
  • Daily gourmet breakfast daily
  • 3 cooking classes preparing local Piemonte cuisine
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Luxury transportation 
  • Wine tasting throughout
  • Markets and farms
  • Cheese tasting
  • Weekly departures

 Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  •  Expenses of personal nature such as telephone calls, cigarettes, gifts 
  • Anything not indicated in the itinerary

From $7380 per person $2440 Single supplement


  • trip
  • cooking
  • Italy
  • food
  • wine