Experience authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Umbria.

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Cooking in Orvieto, Italy

Perched atop cliff faces, overlooking the Italian countryside of Umbria, the ancient town of Orvieto has become Nikki’s second home. Her love affair with the region’s culinary delights continues here, and much of Nikki’s inspiration lies in the variety of fresh seasonal Mediterranean produce available – and it’s simple use in Italian cooking.

Nikki is fortunate to have been able to spend the last few years sharing space in a busy family kitchen, gaining wonderful exposure to techniques and secrets handed down through generations of Italian chefs.

Italian Cooking Course

Our course will be hosted on the picturesque wine and truffle estate, Cantina VeNtiSei.

Owned and run by Michiel and Larissa, this boutique winery combines modern winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology.

They are renowned for practicing traditional and environmentally-friendly agriculture.

Course Itinerary & Details

Join Nikki and her team on a culinary adventure of Umbrian fare.

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Your Orvieto Cooking course includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in the Hotel Duomo – with check in from 14h00
  • Welcome aperitivi and orientation at Nikki’s home followed by dinner
  • Our sommelier will pair Cantina VeNtiSei wines to the dishes you prepare
  • Local Umbrian dinners and wine
  • Daily transportation to and from the Cantina VeNtiSei wine and truffle estate
  • Wine tasting excursion – with an emphasis on Umbrian produce
  • Apron and recipe book

In response to overwhelming demand, we are thrilled to announce the addition of extra dates to this year’s calendar.

2023 Dates:

  • 27 November 2023 – 2 December 2023

2024 Dates:

  • April/May 2024
  • June/July 2024
  • September 2024
  • November/December 2024

Customisable dates are also available upon request.

Cost: € 2550 per person
Deposit is required to secure your booking

Accommodation can be viewed at:

For more information on the wine and truffle estate, visit: Cantina VeNtiSei

Alternative accommodation requirements are available within Orvieto and will be subject to rate adjustments as quoted by the supplier.
The course does not include flights or transportation to and from Orvieto.
A maximum number of 6 participants will be accepted for each course with a minimum of 4 participants in order for the course to run. Non-participating partners are most welcome to join you on the culinary experience at an additional fee of €200 per day.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking
The cooking itinerary may change within the value of the course.
A one or two day course is available within the above dates.
Dates may vary based on demand.