Three Days Italian Cooking Course and Culinary Tours Lecce and Salento

Discovering the Treasures and the Great Tastes of Italy

If you are looking for something charming and authentic, and wish to experience a less well-known part of Italy, Lecce and Salento is an amazing place to visit. Stop here!

  • A full immersion in the traditions of the best Italian cuisine
  • 2 Cooking lessons tailor-made for you
  • 2 Exclusive culinary excursions and visits discovering authentic Treasures of History, Art, Culture, Nature, that belong to the immense Italian heritage, in short, authentic "goodies"

Day 1 - Arrival in Lecce

  • Arrival in Lecce, at the hotel, in the afternoon..
  • Welcome drink, Staff presentation, introduction to the program and itineraries.
  • Dinner on your own, in a typical restaurant recommended by us, with the specialties of the Leccese cuisine.
  • After dinner, guided tour Lecce by night, with the glow of the night, the lights and the nightlife, Lecce sheds its skin and becomes one of the most beautiful cities of Italy and vital.

Day 2 - Discover Otranto, the adriatic coast and the surrounding countryside. Cooking class 1.

  • After breakfast, depart from Lecce.
  • Arrival at Otranto. Besides its beautiful beaches, Otranto has many other things to offer you: it is definitely one of the most beautiful sea towns of Salento and of Puglia in general. It is a very ancient town, which preserves monuments, roads, rocks and a borderline vibe.
  • Transfer for the Wine Tour.
  • Wine tasting with traditional and local products.
  • Transfer to Lecce in the afternoon.
  • Cooking class n° 1 in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner with the dishes cooked and prepared during the class.

Day 3 - Lecce historical center. Cooking class 2.

  • After breakfast, tour “Discovering Lecce and its gems”.
  • At lunchtime, don't expect to eat while sitting at the classic restaurant! Walking through the alleys of Lecce, from an highlight to another, you will stop and delight your palate with the most famous and tasty delicacies of Salento (puccia, rustico, friselle, pasticciotto…)
  • Our tour continues through ancient palaces, baroque churches and a visit to the fascinating shops of the famous local handicrafts: cartapesta (papier-mâché) and pietra leccese..
  • Free time for shopping and exploring the surroundings on your own.
  • Cooking class n° 2 in the late afternoon..
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Day 4 - Departure

  • Check-out, departure from Lecce and Arrivederci!.


You stay in truly incredible locations in Lecce, rare and precious, being Ancient Noble Palaces or Historic Houses, located in the heart of the historic center of Lecce.Thanks to their preciousness and uniqueness, the one who will have the privilege of staying in one of these Historic Houses would undoubtedly be fascinated, much more than the best of the 5-star hotels existing in the city.The Cooking Classes will take place in the Residenza della Chef, an attic with a large terrace, in the residential area, just a few minutes from the Historic Center.

What the Three Days Italian cooking course includes

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights accomodation
  • 2 cooking classes, wine glasses included.
  • 2 dinners in the Chef's Residence, with the dishes cooked and prepared during your class, house wine and beverages, tasting of our homemade liqueurs, coffee, all included.
  • 1 full-day culinary excursion to Otranto or Ostuni, with tasting of traditional and local products.
  • 1 full-day culinary excursion to Lecce, with tasting of the most famous delicacies of Salento./li>
  • Culinary excursions (to be confirmed based on the availability of suppliers, holidays, periods of the year).
  • An English-speaking guide.
  • House wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee are freely available.
  • Cooking kit, with Nena’s recipe book and Nenà’s apron .
  • A certificate of participation in the cooking course after completion Italian cooking vacation.

What is not included

  • Airport and car transfers
  • Travel insurance. It is appropriate to take out travel insurance for any risk.

How to get there
Arrival by airplane

  • Please book your flight to arrive at Brindisi International Airport (BDS), Bari Palese International Airport (BRI).
  • Transfers from and to these airport are available upon request. Nenà al Borgo Castello provides a car with driver upon request.
  • Arrival by train

  • You can use Rome-Lecce railway, the Lecce train station is located very close to the center of the town.
  • Price per person

    • Participating guests, double occupancy € 1600 - $ 1728
    • Solo Travelers participating guests, single occupancy € 2490 - $ 2689
    • Non-partecipating guests € 1365 - $ 1474
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    All-Inclusive promotional offer

    We take care of everything! Our All-Inclusive offer is a package deal created especially for you. No Cares, only benefits !

    Italian cooking course exclude: reserved entrance to sites and monuments, entrance tickets (payable at the door), travel insurance, tips. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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