Cooking Weeks

Cooking Weeks

Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific theme, click on the tabs below to see what we will do that day.
The days may be in different order than what is displayed depending on weather conditions and special events.


  • Welcome, Benvenuti
  • Transfers from airport/trainstation to house (scheduled time)
  • Settle in and explore the house
  • Relax and enjoy the garden
  • Welcome apertivo and get acquainted
  • Overview of the weeks activities,  background on the territory
  • Dinner “al fresco” prepared by our host chef


  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Fossombrone explore historic center
  • Visit the open market
  • Drive up through the olive groves visit an olive oil mill
  • Artisan cheese and olive oil tasting along with light lunch of local specialty  foods
  • Back to the town piazza for gelato
  • Return home for cooking lesson and dinner prepared by you and the other guests


  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Urbino “the pearl of the Renaissance”
  • Visit the Ducal Palace – the National Gallery of Le Marche
  • Explore the historic center
  • Lunch including Urbinate specialty foods
  • Visit to Raphael’s house and the Oratory of San Giovanni
  • Walk up to the fortress , time to take in the fantastic view and relax
  • Apertivo in piazza
  • Dinner at a local characteristic restaurant


  • Breakfast
  • Take a walk through Natural Reserve of the Furlo Gorge
  • Visit to Acqualagna the the white truffle capital, learn about the “food of the gods” with a local truffle hunter
  • Visit a local artisan butcher, learn about specialty meats from the region
  • Lunch in typical osteria tasting the best acqualagna has to offer
  • Make a stop at the potter’s studio, maybe “pull up” your own pot
  • Visit to a super sustainable vineyard to learn about the territory’s wines
  • Wine tasting with local specialty “nibbles”
  • Return home for cooking lesson and dinner prepared by you and the other guests


  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Urbania, antique capital of majolica Casteldurante
  • Visit artisan ceramist studio learn about history and decorating process
  • Explore the historic center
  • Lunch in an enchanting spot along the lazy river
  • People watching and gelato stop in the main piazza
  • Visit another master ceramist’s studio to see finished creations
  • Brick oven pizza and locally brewed beer for dinner…need we say more !


  • Breakfast
  • Trip to the seaside and stop at the open fish market
  • Drive along the panoramic coastline of the San Bartolo National Park
  • Visit a village from Roman times perched on the cliffs above the sea
  • Visit Gradara , walled fortress castle, home of Dante’s lovers Paolo and Francesca
  • Lunch in a lovely shaded garden inside the city’s walls
  • Explore the historic center
  • Return home for cooking lesson and dinner prepared by you and the other guests


  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Gubbio medieval city and site of saint francis’ miracle of the taming the wolf
  • Take a lift to the sanctuary on top of the mountain, the finishing point of “the Three Ceri Race”
  • Explore the historic center
  • Lunch in an acclaimed restaurant in the heart of the city
  • Head back over the mountain stopping in the tiny town of Cantiano for hearth baked bread, amarena and viscolata … sour cherry liquore
  • Return home to relax and prepare for departure
  • Fantastic farewell dinner prepared by our host chef


  • Breakfast
  • Farewells
  • Transfers to trainstation or airport (scheduled time)


  • Airport/Trainstation transfer to house in scheduled time frame.
  • 7 nights lodging double occupancy.
  • All meals:
    7 Breakfasts at house
    6 Lunches in proposed restaurants
    7 Dinners (4 Dinner lessons and 3 prepared Dinners)
  • Scheduled visits to museums.
  • Cheese, Truffle, Oil and Wine tastings.
  • Daily Transportation
  • Recipe / Memoir Book


  • Airfare
  • Travel and Medical Insurance – Highly Recommended
  • Specialty foods, Wine or Liquor ordered individually outside proposed menus
  • Transfer transporation outside of scheduled time frame
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in “COOKING WEEK INCLUDES”


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