Cooking Classes in Venice

Have you checked out Mama Isa’s page?  Her recipes are outstanding and our clients have loved her private cooking classes.  She teaches you the authentic Veneto cuisine–seafood, meats, pastas, veggies, desserts…all the good stuff!  There are scads of great local markets in the Padova area from which she sources fantastic ingredients.

We include cooking classes in a lot of itineraries these days, as it’s a great way to take a little slice of Italy home with you. 


English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseu...

I remember my first trip to Italy with Dad.  I was 14.  I’d never been out of the country.  I couldn’t sleep with excitement on the plane, and I landed beat, bleary eyed, and amazed at everything.  We hopped on a shuttle bus to the hotel and even though my mind was racing with “wow, so this is Rome!”..I fell asleep.

I spent the next three weeks amazed at all the things my Dad knew and had my worldview forever changed by seeing an amazing culture up close.

Sassi Italy Tours is all about sharing the amazement that 14 year old boy experienced with the rest of the world.  We’re here to share culture, art, food, wine, history, architecture, and the dolce vita in a private, intimate setting that offers a deep immersion in all that is wonderful about Italy.  I’m biased for obvious reasons, but I really do think people who travel to Italy without Doug Sassi’s perspective are missing out.

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