Italian cooking break

Northern Italy, Lake Garda, Italy

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About the location

Your Italian cooking lessons take place in a professional restaurant kitchen that operates as a cooking school by day and a restaurant by night.

Set inside a private villa on a hillside in Albisano surrounded by extensive terraced gardens with olive trees and rose bushes, you’ll learn to cook delicious Italian food in the restaurant kitchen with Chef Andrea.

The pretty hillside village of Albisano is just 5 minutes drive from Torri del Benaco just north of Garda on the Verona side of Lake Garda. Albisano is a peaceful village with stunning views over Lake Garda and is within easy driving distance of Verona, Bardolino, Malcesine and just over 30km from the famous Valpolicella wine region.

You'll stay in a newly renovated junior suite in the villa where the cookery school is located on the top floor. This is the only guest room in the villa and is 40 square metres and decorated in a Provencal style with incredible lake views. In the suite is a private bathroom, WiFi, coffee machine, independent entrance with two balconies overlooking the lake where you can choose to enjoy your breakfast. The villa also have a private covered parking space for you to use.

If the junior suite is unavailable, there may be availability in the charming 3* Hotel Garni Marina in Torri del Benaco just 5 minutes drive from the cooking school. With just 16 rooms, you’ll be assured personal attention and all rooms are well appointed with private bathrooms. The hotel boasts a sauna, massage room and a relaxation area with small indoor plunge pool. It has a nice restaurant and friendly and welcoming staff.

Torri del Benaco is ideally positioned for exploring Lake Garda. A car-ferry operates frequently taking you to the western shore where you can explore historic lakeside villages. The eastern side of the lake is dominated by the magnificent Monte Baldo, also known as 'The Garden of Europe' where an ultra modern cable-car takes you to the top of the mountain in just a few minutes.

- Learn to cook in Albisano overlooking stunning Lake Garda
- Just 45km from Verona and just over 30km from Valpolicella
- Stay a beautiful junior suite in the villa or in the 3* Hotel Garni Marina in Torre del Benaco near to the cookery school (5 minutes drive)
- Stunning views of Lake Garda
- A stone’s throw from the stunning swimming area of the lakes
- Parking available
- Learn to cook in a professional restaurant kitchen
- Learn from a local chef with many years of international experience
- ‘Lab’ area for pasta and bread preparation
- Enjoy the lunch you’ve cooked on the terrace overlooking Lake Garda
- Please note that as of Spring 2017 there is a crane in view of the lake; however, it will not obstruct the view and work expects to be finished shortly