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Learn Italian cooking in Italy: choose Venice!

Learn how to prepare traditional Italian recipes. Mix theory and practice to enjoy and appreciate the regional differences, and improve your knowledge of Italian with this fun experience.



Cooking course venice – Learn Italian and venetian cooking at the same time!

Have you ever thought about trying cooking courses in venice Italy? Have you tasted Venetian dishes in restaurants and enjoyed our varied cuisine? Would you like to learn the secrets of Venetian cuisine and try  to recreate them yourself, while improving your Italian language skills? Learning to cook the way the Venetians do is a perfect way to increase your understanding of the local culture, learn new culinary skills and all in the local language!

Why not try one of our cooking classes in venice and make your vacation a cooking vacation!


Venetian cuisine, from from the region of Veneto, has a centuries-long history and differs significantly from other cuisines of northern Italy.

Cuisine in Veneto may be divided into three main categories, based on geography: the coastal areas, the plains, and the mountains. Each one (especially the plains) can have many local cuisines, each city with its own dishes.

The most common dish is polenta, which is cooked in various ways within the local cuisines of Veneto. Polenta once was the universal staple food of the poorer classes, who could afford little else. In Veneto, the corns are ground in much smaller fragments in comparison with the rest of Italy: so, when cooked, it tastes like a pudding.

Typical of many coastal areas, communities along the coast of the Laguna Veneta serve mainly seafood  dishes.

In the plains it is very popular to serve grilled meat (often on a barbequeue, and in a mix of pork, beef and chicken meat) together with grilled polenta, potatoes or vegetables. Other popular dishes include risotto, rice cooked with many different kinds of food, from vegetables, mushrooms, pumpkin or radicchio to seafood, pork meat or chicken livers.Bigoli is a typical fresh pasta, fettuccine and ravioli,  and the similar tortelli (filled with meat, cheese, vegetables or pumpkin) and gnocchi (potatoes-made fresh pasta), are fresh and often hand-made pasta dishes  served together with meat sauce (ragù) often made with duck meat, sometimes together with mushrooms or peas, or simply with melted butter.


Cooking courses in Venice

We offer two kinds of cooking experience in Venice through vivovenetia. In both you will have expert tuition and get the chance to try your hand at cooking real Venetian recipes and learn how to prepare these typical specialties! You will also improve your Italian and find out it’s great fun to learn a new language through cooking!


Venetian cuisine obviously features a lot of seafood as the lagoon is a huge natural resource, but there are also many vegetables grown on the garden islands of Sant’ Erasmo which also feature heavily in Venetian cuisine. Italian food from this region encompasses everything from fish appetizers, to typical risottos and meat dishes. Not to mention the desserts, such as the fragrant “zaeti” biscuits or the typical zabaione! One of the most famous and ancient regional specialties of Venice, Risi i Bisi is offered in most Venetian restaurants and homes. This simple and tasty dish is a unique combination of soup and thick risotto made of fresh peas and risotto (rice) and cooked with chunks of pancetta (thick Italian bacon) And of course the famous dessert Tiramisu was also invented in this part of Italy.

Cooking lesson while learning Italian!

With this great value Italian cooking class you can create spciailties from the veneto region along with the taste of the real Italian language!

It is offered on Thursday evenings from 17.00 to 20.00.

This course is held in a language school and includes an introduction to and explanation of the recipes you will be using. You will  cook the dishes and then you will eat the dishes at dinner, with of course some prosecco to go with your food!

You can customise the course content with fish, meat or gluten free dishes on request

Cost 50 EUR/pers. Minimum four people.

This course is also offered on a Saturday morning and then it includes shopping for ingredients at the Rialto fish market first at 10am and an aperitif. Then there is a break before cooking starts, followed by dinner with a selection of wines!

Cost 60 EUR/pers minimum three people

Cancellation and refunds

If you cancel 7 days before the class date, a 10% fee will be withhold and the rest will be reimbursed. If you cancel later you will be charged 30% of the fee. If you don’t turn up or don’t finish the class there is no refund.

The school reserves the right to change the schedule if this is deemed necessary.





    € 50 / person : course on Thursday evening, from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm (minimum 4 persons)
    60 EUR / person: course with shopping and aperitif on Saturday (minimum 3 people)


    From half a day to a whole day.


    Every Thursday.

    Spoken Languages

    • Italian

    Included / Excluded

    Included :

    Theory and practice;
    All the materials used in class;
    Aperitif in Rialto (only Saturday);
    Dinner with wine selection.

    Excluded :

    Sales Conditions

    Should the experience be cancelled 7 days before the class date, a 10% fee will be withhold and the rest will be reimbursed. After that period, a 30% penalty will be charged. In case of a no show, there will be no reimbursement.
    If the student does not finish the class, there will be no refund. Any unattended lesson or unused services will not be refunded.
    The school reserves the right to change the schedule if this is deemed necessary to the smooth running of the Institute activities.

    Other practical information

    Experience for a minimum of 3 persons to a maximum of 10
    Experience suitable for 16-year-old people and more
    Cooking class is on Thursday afternoons only (from 5 pm). Class on Saturday starts at 10 am with shopping and a drink. Then, after an afternoon break, it starts again in the evening with the supper.
    As the class is held in Italian, a minimum knowledge of the language is required (A2)

    Meeting Point EN


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