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Unique Italian cookery experiences

Enjoy an 8 day cookery and culinary vacation with luxury accommodation at a 17th century private castle, nestling in the tranquil hills of the Monferrato region of Piedmont.

You will receive 4 x 3.5 hour cookery lessons from local Italian chefs.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is included and prepared in our kitchen. Wines, mineral water, soft drinks etc are included and you will, on three occasions, be taken to local restaurants.

You will experience escorted culinary and wine tasting tours, including a visit to the local food market and to several wine and food producers.

A whole day excursion to Portofino, weather and season permitting, including lunch in the famous harbour of this beautiful fishing village is part of your vacation.

The 12m x 6m swimming pool is available for guests to relax, swim, sunbathe.

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  • What's included :
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Light refreshments
    • Dinner - 4-course dinner
    • Lunch - 3-course lunch
    • Driver/guide for excursions
    • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Local taxes
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    What's excluded :
    • Flights
    • Tips and gratuities
  •                                            Saturday:

    Transfer from Malpensa International Airport

    Welcome drinks at Castello di Montalero

    Free-time to relax, sunbathe, swim, walk.....

    Aperitivi followed by dinner.


    Leisurely breakfast.

    Excursion to leading wine producer, Mauro Gaudio, in Vignale Monferrato.

    Lunch at Mongetto Dre Caste restaurant, Vignale Monferrato.

    Return to castello to capture the last rays of the Italian sun by the pool, followed by a light, candle lit dinner on the terrace.


    Leisurely breakfast

    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.

    Lunch of the day's course theme.

    Afternoon break, sunbathe, swim, relax.

    Visit to local salami and lardo producer.

    Visit to local wine producer.

    Return to castello for aperitivi and dinner.


    Early breakfast.

    Portofino excursion.

    Lunch at Portofino.

    Return to castello for aperitivi and dinner.


    Leisurely breakfast.

    Visit to Casale Monferrato food market and some nearby architectural treasures.

    Return to castello for lunch.

    Cookery course - 2.30am until 6.00pm.

    Late afternoon break, sunbathe, swim, relax.

    Dinner of the day's course theme and aperitivi at the castello.


    Leisurely breakfast.

    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.

    Lunch of the day's course theme.

    Truffle hunting (For vacations after 15th September).

    Wine tasting at the world famous 'Braida' cantina of the Bologna family. (Prior to 15th September).

    Wine tasting at Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta. (Prior to 15th September).

    Dinner at local restaurant.


    Leisurely breakfast.

    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.

    Lunch of the day's course theme.

    Visit to local goat cheese producer.

    Visit to Mazzetti Grappa Distillery.

    Visit to Olivola for aperitivi.

    Return to castello for dinner.


    Leisurely breakfast.

    Dependant on flight timings, sunbathe, swim, relax, prior to transfer to Malpensa.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Malpensa Airport, 21010 Ferno Italy
    • Linate Airport, Viale Enrico Forlanini, 20090 Segrate Italy
    Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 15 years
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Italian Cookery Courses

Activity ID: V-122815P1

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