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Maria's Cookery Course - Cooking School Venice

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Address: Villa Castel Venezze, 45030 Venice, Italy
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+39 0425 99667
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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For more than 10 years, for lovers of Italian food, we have been offering a...

For more than 10 years, for lovers of Italian food, we have been offering a unique opportunity to participate in small groups in a hands-on cooking experience in the peace of an historic Venetian Villa of the 15th century. Meeting point is in Venice: Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto Parking or at the airport. The local women of Veneto will share Countess Maria's cooking philosopy, her traditional techniques, special ingredients, and family recipes. And you'll enjoy your creation "a tavola" for lunch, together with the best Italian wines of the region. We use fresh products like the vegetables of our garden, the eggs of our chicken for making pasta, and the best products of the day that we find on the local market. Programs are offered from March to December. Our daily classes begin at 10:30 and end at around 14:30, including lunch with d.o.c. Italian wines. In the afternoon, you can enjoy food and wine traditions of Veneto taking part in our optional excursions and wine & food tasting tours. Our programs are flexible. We can customize them according to your wishes and the activities you prefer. Send us an enquiry to get your program and rates.

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Amazing value, great fun!

This class was an excellent value. It was an easy and scenic train ride from Venice, and we were picked up at the train station and given a ride to the villa. It was in a stunning... read more

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Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Kennesaw
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This class was an excellent value. It was an easy and scenic train ride from Venice, and we were picked up at the train station and given a ride to the villa. It was in a stunning location, and was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Venice. The class itself was so much fun. A sweet Italian... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

My friend Suzanne and I had just completed a 10 day Mediterranean cruise out of Venice and hopped on a train to Rovigo. We stayed 4 night at this enchanting historic property and so glad we did. Were were asked in advance of any preferences or allergies so they could prepare for our visit. We stay on site and enjoyed... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Gianluca was so accommodating and helpful with all aspects of our experience. He translated as needed and even helped entertain the kids once their attention span had finished :) the villa is enchanting and the location is so quiet and beautiful. The menu is completely customized to your preferences and needs. Our kids loved making the biscottino and pizza. I... More 

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Boston
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Custom Menu that was requested was delivered with great professionalism and dedication. Met the owner of the place and he sat down and ate with us. Great time! Would def do it again!

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Mattawa, Washington
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We attended this cooking class on our last day in Venice. It was a great experience and was a fun way to end our vacation. This is located at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast. We actually made the meals that the guests were going to eat that night. We learned how to make pizza, ravioli, tortellini, eggplant Parmesan, stuffed zucchini... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Maria's Cookery Course was incredible! My boyfriend and I were staying in Venice on vacation and it was very easy to get to, just a quick train ride to Rovigo and then Gianluca will come from the villa to pick you up and drive you to the class, really easy. The course itself was fun, educational, and most importantly delicious!... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Beautiful house and gardens. Perfect place to relax and very accessible to travel to Venice. Really enjoyed the cooking classes with Annalise and Michaela. Great recipes and interesting tips for authentic Italian food. Gianluca was the perfect host making us feel very comfortable and overall a unique experience which I would highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

My 12 year-old daughter loves to cook, so my husband and I wanted to plan an authentic Italian cooking experience for her during our trip to Italy. We couldn't have chosen a better place. The cooking course was on our first full day in Italy, and was a fantastic way to begin our trip. Gianluca is a great host, and... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

What a dream to view this property, cooking authentic was a dream come true! Diego was fantastic in coordinating and communication assistance! Our meal together when we where done was like a celebration. Highly recommend the experience!

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We took the train and taxi through the country side to this beautiful and quiet setting - a nice contrast to the busy tourist activities in Venice the day before. Pleasant greetings and introductions led us into the cooking lessons where we prepared pizza, ravioli, peppers and other side dishes - all vegetarian as per our request. Patiently they guided... More 

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Dear guest, many thanks for your clever review. We're glad that you enjoy our spirit and appreciate our cooking class. We put a lot of effort to let our students understand how a typical italian kithcen works and to discover some secrets of our dishes. Glad that you appreciate that. My very best. Diego and all the staff of Maria's... More 

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