Art Tours in Italy with Italian Cooking Courses in le Marche

Taste of Marche Art Tours and Cookery in Italy

Be Inspired by the Beauty of Italian Art and Architecture, enjoy lovely Italian meals and wines in this one week Cultural Holidays for Lovers of Italian Food, wines and Art.
Discover the beauty of the Marche with art tours to hidden art treasures. In a beautiful venue in the heart of central Italy, with all comforts, wonderful accommodations, young, friendly and informal atmosphere, restaurant with excellent kitchen, large swimming pool surrounded by a park with woods and fields and with spectacular 300 degree views of the strolling hills and the Sibillini Mountains, a stunning views of the Italian landscape.

Have a taste of Central Italy, Marche, Umbria and Tuscany.

Enjoy yuor travel in Italy with daily activities: tours to Art towns, Italian cooking courses, visit to local markets, wine tastings and lively lectures on Italian culture and relaxing in the swimming pool with a nice glass of Italian wine, with informal atmosphere, in a fantastic location with fun and new friends.

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Cooking classes in Marche Italy

Ennio and his friends will leads you to Art Cities, monuments, churches, museums and to magnificent frescoes and inspiring convents and abbeys. He opens doors to impressive Art collections that usually remain closed to the public.
Art and gastronomy go hand in hand during the Taste of Marche Italy holiday course. It is designed to let people be inspired by all the beauty that Italy has to offer!
We make wonderful tours to stunning places that Ennio has selected during years of research in the heart of Italy. On one side it gives you the occassion to discover this (for many) unknown area and on the other it deepens your knowlegde about Italian (art) history. In an informal and friendly environment and most of all to enjoy!
This course is open for beginners and also for the experienced art lovers and cooks.
Cooking classes with visit to local cellars in Marche Italy The cooking classes are held in English, at the Caravanserraglio restaurant, by your Italian chef and host Ennio Barbieri.
At the end of the course you will be able to cook some simple and delicious Italian dishes and surprise your friends and beloved ones when your are back home. You will have a great overview of Italian Art and learned some new tools to enjoy art even more! And you will know more about the major Marche wines through wine tastings, visits to producers and lively background lectures.

This is a unique experience and will introduce you in a relaxed way to the art, food, wine and life of one of Italy's most beautiful regions.

Italy art tours to hidden art treasures

Italy art tours to hidden art treasures

discover the beauty of Marche Italy

discover the beauty of Marche Italy!

Art & food Holidays for Lovers of Italy

Taste of Marche combines Italian cooking classes with Art Tours in Marche Italy. Enjoy daily Italy activities: tours to Art towns, Italian cooking courses, visit to local markets, wine tastings and lively lectures on Italian culture and....relaxing in the swimming pool or in the sun with a nice glass of Italian wine!

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visits to wine producers and lively background lectures in Marche Italy

visits to wine producers and lively background lectures

Italian cooking courses and delicious Italian meals at the Caravanserraglio Agriturismo Marche

Italian cooking courses and delicious Italian meals at the Caravanserraglio Agriturismo

Cooking classes with hands-on classes Italy

wonderful tours to stunning places in the heart of Italy
wonderful tours to stunning places in the heart of Italy
Visits to town in central Italy

Visits to town in central Italy

Cooking classes with visit to local markets in Marche Italy

1250,00 € Taste of Marche, Art &Cooking Course Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfasts
  • 7 dinners + 6 lunches with Wine at the Caravanserraglio restaurant
  • 3 full-day excursions with lunch (art towns, exhibitions, medieval villages, monuments, open markets)
  • 3 cooking classes
  • 3 half-day excursions with lunch (art towns, medieval villages, open markets, hiking)
  • the ingredients for the hands-on cookery course
  • all land travel in Italy included in the itinerary by private 8 person coach
  • Entrance fee, or Entry fees for museum or when is request, is not included in the tour price
  • use of swimming pool

Guided visits to wonderful Italy Art towns

Visits to wonderful Italy Art towns.

This is a unique experience and will introduce you in a relaxed way to the art, food, wine and life of one of Italy's most beautiful regions.

Art tours in Italy

He opens doors to collections that usually remain closed to the public

Wine tastings in Italy

Lovely Italian wines

Cooking Classes in Marche Ital

Delicious Italian meals during the Holiday

  • Day 1
  • 8.00 pm Welcome dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant, Introduction to the course program by your hosts.
  • During each cooking class we prepair a full menu with aperitif, antipasti, first and second course, vegetables and dessert. After each lesson the prepaired menu is served to the participants in the restaurant.
  • Each member of the course receives at the beginning of the holiday a detailed program of the week with the description of the recipes. At the end of the Cooking Holiday participants get a cd with the complete description of the recipes and the pictures made during the cooking courses.
  • Day 2
  • Tranquil awakening at the peacefull agriturismo. The accommodation at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo is in an independent apartment with kitchen. You'll find in the fridge milk, fresh bread, butter, home made marmelate, coffee and tea, for your breakfasts.
  • 10.00 am Excursion to the Basilica and convent of S. Nicola at Tolentino and to the Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra, surrounded by woods and Roman remains. Romanesque and Gothic architecture; Early 14th Century fresco's of Pietro da Rimini (school of Giotto)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at the Abbey of Fiastra.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • Day 3
  • 9.30 am Excursion to Asissi where we visit the basilica of Saint Francis, one of Italy's most important Gothic Monuments with fresco's of Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and the Lorenzetti-brothers. Wandering about the streets of Assisi makes you feel like a pilgrim....a pilgrim of art. Around 1.00 pm Lunch in Assisi
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • Day 4
  • 10.00 am Cooking course at the Caravanserraglio restaurant with excursion to market and pecorino cheese maker. Around 1.00 pm Lunch.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking course with dinner.
  • Day 5
  • 9.00 am Excursion to Macerata, capital of the province. Today there is the shoe market in the historical part of the city. Around 1.00 pm Lunch at Macerata and around 3.00 pm We visit Palazzo Ricci, a villa right in the centre of the city. It will open it's doors especially for us to the wonderful collection of 19th and 20th Century Italian art (modern art). Art pieces of De Chirico, Medardo Rosso, Manzù, Ivo Pannaggi and Trubbiani
  • 8.00 pm Dinner.
  • Day 6
  • 10 .00 am Cooking course at the Caravanserraglio restaurant and excursion to local wine producers with lunch around 1.00 pm.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking course with Dinner.
  • Day 7
  • 9.30 am Excursion to the Renaissance city of Urbino. In the morning we visit the Ducal Palace, with masterpieces of Titian, Raphael and Piero della Francesca.
  • Lunch at Urbino
  • 3.30 pm Visit to the family house of the famous Renaissance painter Raphael and to the Oratory of Saint John with late Gothic fresco's of the Salimbeni brothers from San Severino.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • Day 8
  • After preparations farewell and departure...
General description of Taste of Marche

The maximum number of people for each group is eight, to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service.

The cooking classes and the excursions are held in English

For information and reservations info@caravanserraglio.com

Highlights of the Taste of Marche:

  • Guided visits to Urbino, Assisi, Loreto, Macerata, and beautiful convents and abbey in Tolentino and Abbadia di Fiastra.
    With the new road 77 we will easily visit Perugia, Spello, Gubbio and others cities
  • Italian hands-on cooking classes and dinners based on regional recipes at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • A series of lively and informative background lectures on the Italian Kitchen and Italian wines.
  • Cooking classes with excursions in Marche Italy
  • You will learn directly from an Italian Chef about gastronomic delights such as Truffle, porcini Mushrooms, fresh pasta, gourmet dishes and much more.
  • Cooking classes with gastronomic delights 
          such as Truffle, porcini Mushrooms in Marche Italy
  • Visits to various local wine cellars where Vernaccia reds have gained the prestigious DOCG title in Italy.
  • Cooking classes with visit to local cellars in Marche Italy
  • Visit to local pecorino cheesemakers. Demonstration of the making of mozzarella cheese, ricotta and pecorino cheeses.
  • Cooking classes with visit to local pecorino cheesemakers in Marche Italy
  • Accommodation at the beautiful Caravanserraglio agriturismo with swimming pool, in comfortable self-catering apartments.
  • Cooking classes with accommodation in agriturismo with swimming pool in Marche Italy

The cooking classes.

The cooking classes are held in English, by your Italian chef and host Ennio Barbieri and his friends. Behind his joking and informal attitude hides an enormous source of knowledge and information that satisfies both the lover of the Italian Kitchen and the professional. He is an active member of the Slow Food association, researcher of ancient traditions, receips and alchemy. Everyday a cooking course, excursions to local markets to buy the ingredients, picking aromatic herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden, wine tasting and lectures. Italian cuisine is inseparable from the Wines and the vineyards the markets and the medieval villages, the landscape and the climate and Marche is the perfect place to experience the real authentic Italy.

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Italian life-style

Someone have said: we are what we eat. We can say that we are so lucky that we eat with all ours senses, with our mouth, with our eyes and with our ears and with the complete atmosphere that surrounds us. We do not simply feed ourselves. We try to take care of ourselves and of our guests. This will be the topic, this will be the philosophy of the courses: to use the best ingredients and preparing food with care. We will use the best products that come from organic farms, and we will chose all the products are with the greatest care.

Cooking classes with Particular attention and space for 
        vegetarians recipes in Italy

Particular attention and space for vegetarians recipes. The meat-products are carefully selected and they come from the local producers. Also the different kinds of cheeses, vegetables and the home-made pasta's are of the highest quality, with a view to a well balanced diet. The wines that we serve are selected and mainly local. The dining room of the restaurant is maintaining it's rustic and warm atmosphere with wooden floor, furniture and ceramics, together with the informal presentation, form the backdrop for the food that is well taken care of. Than just enjoy an Italian cooking course with us!


Cooking classes with excursions in Marche Italy
mail contact us at info@caravanserraglio.com
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Cooking classes with excursions on the vineyards in Marche Italy