One-Week Cooking Class

From April through October, Travel Calabria offers a One-Week Cooking Class for those who want to delve deeper into Calabrian cuisine by learning the techniques and age-old, authentic recipes of the region.

antipasto calabrese - One-Week Cooking Class - Travel Calabria

Day 1: Arrival at Lamezia Terme airport and transfer to Badolato. Check-in at the hotel from 14:00 onwards. Welcoming dinner and overnight. Introduction given by the chef and a chance to get to know each other.

Day 2 : Buffet breakfast. In the morning you will enjoy three-hour walking tour of BADOLATO, an old medieval village perched on a hill at 250 meters above sea level. Visit of the Monastery of “S. Maria degli Angeli,” the Church of Santa Caterina, the Church of Immacolata, and the Bell Tower. Short stop for a tasting of local products at a “catojo,” a typical local wine cellar. Light lunch for those who are present. In the afternoon first Cooking Lesson starts at 15:00. Dinner  and overnight.

Day 3: Buffet breakfast. Morning free for sightseeing or relaxing time. Light lunch for those who are present. Second Cooking class  starts at 15:00. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Lamezia Terme for a visit to “Statti,” one of the most important Calabrian wineries.  Walking along the vineyard and olives grove. Lunch is planned in a breathtaking location and before going back to Badolato you visit a olive oil farm to taste various cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil and learn how it is made. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Buffet breakfast. Morning free for sightseeing or relaxing at the hotel. Light lunch for those who are present. Third Cooking lesson starts at 15:00. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Free day. On the free day, only breakfast is served. After breakfast you have the day to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This is an ideal day to take a trip to Soverato for shopping and sightseeing. Tip: Our guide can organize and accompany your group on excursions in the area. You also have the option to go the beach and relax. Lunch and dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice.

Day: Buffet breakfast. Morning free for sightseeing or taking a walk in the countryside. Light lunch for those who are present. Final Cooking Lesson starts at 15:00. You prepare an elaborate dinner covering all the cooking techniques you have learned during the week and more. Presentation of food will be demonstrated. Farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Breakfast, check-out, and transfer to Lamezia Airport and end of our services.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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