Duration: approx. 5 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 For its originality: compared to the usual cooking classes for tourists in Venice, this is housed in a historic 15th century Venetian palace!
2 Because there is a small tasting before the course and final lunch with the dishes prepared during the lesson
3 To be close to the traditional Venetian cuisine in a fun and engaging way thanks to the explanations of Monica and Arianna

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Important information


all year, subject to availability.

Departure point:

Campo Cesare Battisti già della Bella Vienna – At the entrance of the vaporetto stop ‘Rialto Mercato'.

Departure time

From Monday to Saturday

9.00 am

Languages available



Full: €299.00

Children up to 4 years: free
Children 5 to 12 years: €149.50

approx. 5 hours
  • Shopping at the Rialto market
  • Tasting focaccia, pizza, local wines
  • Preparation of the dishes
  • Lunch
  • Recipes sheet prepared during the course
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

The voucher issued at the end of the reservation must be printed (hard copy) and presented at the time of the visit.

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and the meeting point indicated on the voucher). 

Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes earlier than the indicated departure time. 

The tour is collective, so it is expected the presence of other participants who have booked is to be expected.

Reductions (0-4 years and 5-12 years) are valid only if the child is accompanied by 2 adults.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Do you want to learn how to cook in Italy? If you are on holiday in Venice and looking for an original experience, this solution could be of interest to you!

Our one-day cooking class in Venice, Italy can count on a new event of great charm, housed in an authentic Venetian palace: whether you're a beginner or have a great passion for cooking be prepared to live a unique experience!

Arianna and Monica will teach you to prepare traditional Venetian dishes and some simple and tasty recipes that require only seasonal ingredients or products that we commonly have at home. The idea behind these original Italian cuisine classes is that we can all cook , you just need a bit of imagination and some general indication to follow to learn how to cook Italian food in Italy. Passion for food is another important component when taking part in our cooking lessons: Italian food is passion, passion for good food, natural ingredients and small things! Arianna and Monica will help you get in touch with the rich Italian culinary tradition, bringing you hints and tips to follow even at home in your daily activities. 

The first part of the tour is dedicated to the selection and purchase of ingredients at the Rialto market. What better start for our Italian cuisine classes in Italy? The Rialto market will take you to the heart of the Venetian cuisine ... Picturesque and colourful, the Rialto market will give you a vivid glimpse of Venice and its inhabitants. After purchasing the necessary ingredients you will head towards the location of the cooking classes for tourists in Italy, a Venetian palace dating back to  the 1400s, to prepare a typical Venetian five-course menu and taste it at the end of the lesson.



The building, of which you can see some images scrolling the photo gallery of the tour, dates from the 15th century and is located in the Dorsoduro district, a short walk from Campo Santa Margherita.

Tastefully decorated by the owner, who loves antiques and interior design, the building offers the ideal setting to relive the glories of the Venice Republic: a large entrance hall, typical of elegant Venetian dwellings of the past, three dining rooms decorated with stucco by soft colours and furnished with antiques, overlooking a picturesque canal and a lovely garden will welcome you for a few hours of tastings and enjoyment!

The luxuries of the past are recalled only in the ambience, as today the building has all the modern comforts, including a fully equipped kitchen where you will learn how to prepare Italian recipes for tourists in Venice without any problems!


THE TEACHERS: Monica and Arianna

Monica has a great passion for cooking and brings over 20 years of experience in teaching while Arianna fell in love with the Venetian and regional specialties thanks to recipes that her grandmother has passed to her since she was a child. In 2014 some of their recipes have been included in the book Venice: Recipes Lost & Found by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi; Monica has also partnered with Ada Gatti in the preparation of a book dedicated to the Venetian cicchetti.

Arianna and Monica will guide you through the long history of Venetian cuisine and wines from the Veneto region teaching you some simple recipes that can be easily replicated at home. There will be tips and ideas to customize the dishes or to design the perfect menu for a dinner with family and friends!



  • You will meet Monica and Arianna at 9am at the Rialto market to buy the ingredients, fresh and in season, needed for the preparation of the typical Venetian menu.
  • After you have acquired everything you need, you will walk to the palace (approx 15-20 minutes) to begin the lesson with a small tasting of focaccia, pizza and local wines.
  • Preparation of the five-course menu under the careful supervision of Monica and Arianna.
  • At the end of the lesson, you can sample the dishes prepared during the course combined with excellent wines.


The lessons have only 10 places available (to be able to give maximum attention to each participant) and are organized for a minimum of 2 people: if you wish to book the course for one participant, you can do so only if there are the already confirmed groups, to which you can be joined. Bear in mind that the course is not private: the number of participants varies from a minimum 2 to a maximum of 10 people on the basis of bookings received.

The cosy atmosphere and genuine Venetian hospitality, found with attention to detail in the presentation of the food and the wine selection will make this unusual cookery course an unforgettable experience.

There are not many Italian cooking classes in Venice in Venetian palaces, and that is why Monica and Arianna thought of this original combination: cooking classes for tourists in Venice in an ancient Venetian palace. The charm and elegance of the Venice Republic meet the genuine taste of traditional cuisine!

Monica and Arianna are waiting for you!

Cooking classes in your apartment for rent in Venice or in a beautiful 15th-century house to prepare a typical Venetian menu and enjoy it at the end of the lesson. What better way to create a bond with the town you are visiting?

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