Cooking classes take place in a charming 13th century
manor situated on a sixty-hectar estate, surrounded
by vineyards and a magnificent park on the gentle slopes
of the Collio hills, one of Italy's finest wine-growing
locations, only about one-hour drive from Venice.
The atmosphere is lovely and peaceful,
just the perfect location to enjoy a leisurely vacation
mixed with an unforgettable cooking experience.
The estate also houses a renowned winery producing
prized D.O.C. red and white wines and an excellent grappa.
The cellar, which can be reached by descending seventy steps
underground, was a former military bunker. It was built
at the end of the 30's and used during the Second World
War as a bomb shelter. It crosses the heart of the castle
from east to west and it is the pride of the estate.
Participants can choose to stay in the castle's comfortable
suites with private bathroom, all decorated with refined
antiques reflecting a different style in each suite and
offering incredible views of the Collio hills, or in the
charming rooms with mansard ceilings of the castle's
Inn, a cosy, welcoming country house set at the castle's
foothills. The Inn, entirely rebuilt on the site of the
castle's old tavern, hosts a refined restaurant on the ground
floor and ten enchanting suites with private bathroom (some
with jacuzzi shower or bath), air conditioning, phone, minibar,
hair dryer, satellite TV, on the first floor. All adorned
with elegant tapestries and furnishings, they offer delightful
views of a breathtaking landscape.
Cooking classes take place in the castles' well-equipped
kitchen and are taught by experienced and professional
instructors. Following the true Italian way of eating,
all meals are prepared using fresh ingredients and
what's available in season, to guarantee the best quality
and success of all culinary creations.