Cooking Classes in Bologna

Impress your friends and family back home by mastering the art of pasta making and traditional Italian cooking in Italy's culinary heartland of Bologna.

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Apr - Sep

The locals like to say that a Bolognese innkeeper caught a glimpse of Venus in her bedroom and dashed to his kitchen to create a dish inspired by her beauty, in the process contributing tortellini in brodo to the world. We're not sure how accurate that story is, but Bologna - the food capital of Italy, which is seriously saying something - is surely the best place to learn how to make it, along with rich ragùs, carnival sfrappole (sweet fried pastries), and all manner of other delectable dishes.

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Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, luxury hotel in Italy

Verdura Resort

Located on the South coast of Sicily, this luxury Rocco Forte property caters for all, with extensive grounds, a sea front location, and fantastic facilities including a world class championship golf course.

Villa Fontelunga, luxury hotel in Italy

Villa Fontelunga

A beautifully restored Tuscan manor house, set above the Val di Chiana and enjoying panoramic views towards the hilltop town of Cortona.

Restaurant at Il Pellicano at night

Il Pellicano

This magnificent hotel, on Tuscany’s Argentario peninsula, is surrounded by centuries-old olive trees set in an extensive garden.

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Furnirussi Tenuta

Nestled into Europe’s largest organic fig plantation, Furnirussi Tenuta offers a luxury hideaway in the heart of Puglia.

L'Albereta in the Italian Lake District

L’Albereta

Tucked away just minutes from Lake Iseo is the beautiful L’Albereta, a one-time summer residence for the nobility of Brescia and Bergamo which has been lovingly transformed into an enchanting boutique hotel, surrounded by landscaped gardens and vineyards.

Ciasa Salares exterior

Hotel Ciasa Salares

Escape to the charming Hotel Ciasa Salares, situated in Val Badia at the heart of the Dolomites. Built above central San Cassiano, this family-run hotel is surrounded by verdant pastures and the woods of Fanes Park, in the land of the ‘Ladin’ people.

Outdoor Terrace, Sextantio Grotte Della Civitta Matera

Sextantio Grotte Della Civitta Matera

Sextantio Grotte Della Civitta hotel is set into the hillside of the historic Apennine village in Matera, southern Italy. This charming village is also home to the Sassi (ancient) quarters, which were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1993.

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu sits on the north coast of Sardinia, overlooking the clear waters of the La Maddalena archipelago, and provides a secret escape for those seeking tranquillity.

Grand Hotel Miramare

Grand Hotel Miramare

Situated in the heart of the Italian Riviera, the Grand Hotel Miramare is a wonderful family owned luxury hotel, just a short stroll from the cable car down to Taormina Beach.

Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

From the owners of the Masserias San Domenico and Cimono respectively comes Borgo Egnazia, the single smartest luxury hotel on the Puglian coast, with private villas for families and a boutique hotel for couples.

Masseria San Domenico hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Masseria San Domenico

Located on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, the Masseria San Domenico is one of the finest hotels in south east Italy.

Masseria Torre Coccaro hotel, luxury hotel in Puglia, Italy

Masseria Torre Coccaro

Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 16th-century watchtower just outside the ancient fishing village of Savelletri di Fasano near Brindisi.

Swimming Pool at Masseria Torre Maizza, luxury hotel in italy

Masseria Torre Maizza

The more elegant and sophisticated sister property of Masseria Torre Coccaro, is about five minutes’ walk across an olive grove and located on a nine hole golf course.

Canne Bianche

Canne Bianche

Canne Bianche Hotel & Spa is a whitewashed, beachfront chic boutique hotel in Fasano, nestled between Brindisi and Bari on the Puglian coast.

La Fiermontina

La Fiermontina

In case you hadn’t already guessed, Puglia is easily one of our favourite places in Italy and so we’re really excited about La Fiermontina – a 16 suite labour of love set amidst the 18th century Baroque churches of Lecce’s historical centre.

Capofaro hotel. luxury hotel in Italy

Capofaro

Set amidst a working vineyard producing Malvasia wine, Capofaro is arguably the best boutique hotel on Salina Island.

Aerial view of Hotel Raya, luxury hotel in Italy

Hotel Raya

Hotel Raya is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Mediterranean, an immaculate, whitewashed property of elegant simplicity on the tiny Aeolian island of Panarea.

Villa Belvedere hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Villa Belvedere

Built by the Bambara-Pécaut family at the end of the 19th Century, Villa Belvedere is still owned by the same family today.

Blue Deer

Blue Deer

Giorgia and Stefano Barbini, the deeply stylish owners of the equally stylish San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites, have an eye for detail that even we are in awe of. They are purists, perfectionists and now, with the launch of Blue Deer (to the Mountain Lodge’s White Deer), a beautiful 74ft catamaran, they are also visionaries.

Casa Angelina

Casa Angelina

With just 39 rooms, the boutique Casa Angelina hotel offers the luxury and comforts of a five star hotel in a charming and artistic atmosphere in laidback Praiano.

Terrace at the Le Sirenuse, luxury hotel in Italy

Le Sirenuse

Opened in 1951 by the Sersale family who still run it, Le Sirenuse has a deserved reputation as one of Italy’s finest hotels.

Santa Caterina Hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Santa Caterina

Founded in 1880 and run ever since by succeeding generations of the Gambardella family, the Santa Caterina is one of the great hotels of the Amalfi Coast.

Monastero Santa Rosa, luxury hotel in Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa

Owner Bianca salvaged the 17th Century monastery in 2001, and thanks to her painstaking restoration project, it has now been restored to its former self and is home to the luxury boutique hotel Monastero Santa Rosa.

Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino

Housed in a converted 12th century palazzo, Palazzo Avino is a charming boutique hotel located on Ravello’s eastern ridge and has stunning views across to Monte Avvocata and the Bay of Salerno.

Romeo Hotel

Romeo Hotel

On the exclusive Naples waterfront lies the 5* Romeo Hotel, a unique boutique residence with views of Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi coast.

JK Place Capri, luxury hotel in Italy

JK Place Capri

JK Place Capri is an attractive white villa dating from the late 19th century and a hotel since 1885, opened in its latest incarnation in 2007.

Capri Palace hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Capri Palace

Situated at 900ft above sea level, the hotel has superb views over the Gulf of Naples and the nearby islands of Ischia and Procida.

Caesar Augustus hotel at night, luxury hotel in Italy

Caesar Augustus

If you appreciate a good view and don’t suffer from vertigo, the family-run Caesar Augustus on Capri might be the place for you.

Mezzatorre Resort & Spa, luxury hotel in Italy

Mezzatorre Resort & Spa

The hotel is located in Forio d'Ischia, on the north-western side of the island of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples.

Hotel pool at Hotel Cervo, luxury hotel in Italy

Hotel Cervo

The Cervo Hotel is situated in the centre of Porto Cervo Village - the heart of the Costa Smeralda - and facing the famous Piazzetta.

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