ICE Chef Instructor Gerri Sarnataro demonstrates how to prepare a fresh chicken for cooking

Italy: Culinary Immersion Tours

Join ICE Chef-Instructor Gerri Sarnataro, owner of Cucina Della Terra cooking school in Umbria, for a truly authentic culinary experience.

Cucina della Terra is a unique vacation experience located in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy. Founded by Chef Gerri in 2008, their mission is to provide immersive cultural experiences through the lens of wine, food and local craftsmanship—and to share culinary experiences that guests can recreate at home.

Our tours are intimate and personal, hosting no more than 15 guests at a time. This provides for a true hands-on learning experience, both in and out of the kitchen. In addition to tasting regional products and gaining hands-on skills, guests will enjoy trips to UNESCO landmarked hill towns, leading Umbrian and Tuscan wineries, and the finest local artisans. From architecture to history, food to wine, each trip is designed around the highlights of the season, as is the Italian way.

Exclusions:

  • Airfare and ground transport to and from Rome Fiumicino airport to Chiusi Chianciano station 
  • Personal expenses including phone, tips for staff, as well as heating at the property. (Ambient temperatures are personal, and we prefer to leave the choice up to our guests. Costs run approximately 10 euro/night.) There is an addition 5 euro state tax per person paid directly to the innkeeper

To register:
A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation.

Contact Gerri Sarnataro at Gerri@cucinadellaterra.com or call 646.761.8037.


For a complete itinerary, please visit www.cucinadellaterra.com.

Immersion Tours

Make pasta on this culinary tour of Italy.

Classic Culinary Immersion Tour

Dates (all trips are eight days, seven nights):

  • July 14-21
  • Sept 1-8

Guests will enjoy a week in an Umbrian farmhouse, participating in 6 hands-on cooking classes followed by dinners paired with local wines, 2 dinners at regional restaurants and so much more!

Price: $3,395 per person

Wine glasses filled with red wine and white wine

Wine Country Tour

Dates (all trips are eight days, seven nights):

  • June 30-July 7
  • Sept 22-29

Guests will enjoy a week in an Umbrian farmhouse, participating in 6 hands-on cooking classes followed by dinners paired with local wines, 2 dinners at regional restaurants and so much more!

Price: $3,495 per person

Focus on truffles on this Italian culinary tour.

Truffle Tour

Dates (all trips are eight days, seven nights):

  • October 6-13

Guests will enjoy a week in an Umbrian farmhouse, participating in 5 hands-on cooking classes followed by dinners paired with local wines, a dinner at regional restaurant and so much more!

Price: $3,450 per person

Olive oil jug photo by Roberta Sorge, via Unsplash

Olive Oil & Truffle Hunting Tour

Dates (all trips are nine days, eight nights):

  • October 20-28

Guests will enjoy 8 nights in an Umbrian farmhouse, participating in 5 hands-on cooking classes followed by dinners paired with local wines, 2 dinners at regional restaurants and so much more!

Price: $3,495 per person