Explore the garden of Venice

We take you to wineries, food markets and beautiful medieval towns.

When not in the kitchen or relaxing, we'll take you to a top Prosecco wine producer, or a traditional maker of Raboso, the favoured red wine of the Venetians during the Republic's heyday.

We visit food markets in the medieval towns of Vittorio Veneto or Conegliano. We might take a trip into the mountains to see Belluno, or visit Asolo, considered one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy. We can visit a Palladian villa and the Abbey of Follina, a national monument from before 1000AD.

We have an 18th century bread oven that is used to bake bread and pizzas. There are many beautiful walks that begin right at our gate. We also have mountain bikes, a small indoor swimming pool, and a table-tennis table for your enjoyment. Horse riding can be arranged for anyone interested.

CastelBrando, which can be reached by a five minute walk, followed by a short trip in a funicular railway, has a spa, theatre, and various bars - the views from its ramparts are wonderful. Throughout the year there are various food festivals in local villages that add colour and fun. Our own artisan village festival in August is famous in the area for its stands, concerts and the atmosphere in general. Numerous producers of stylish clothes and shoes sell their products directly at factory prices in the region.

For non-cooks, a local sculptor offers lessons in his craft, or will take you rock-climbing in the Dolomites. We can organise language lessons in Italian. We'll try our best to accommodate any further interests. Or just relax while your partner is in the kitchen!

Italian cooking school

Ready for dinner

Italian Cooking

Visiting a local winery


Discover the beauty and fascination of the heart of the Veneto, Italian tourism's best-kept secret. Bordered to the north by the spectacular Dolomites, to the east by the Adriatic, and to the west by Lake Garda, Venice is merely the jewel in the crown. Combine your cooking holiday with time in Venice, trekking in the Dolomites, or going to the opera in Verona

Our village, Cison di Valmarino, is located 50km to the north of Venice and 65km south of Cortina d'Ampezzo. Situated in the hills, we're spared the summer heat of the Venetian plain. The beautiful towns of Treviso, Padua, Belluno, Bassano, Asolo and Feltre all lie within a one hour drive.

Arte Culinaria, Via dall'Oglio 10,
Cison di Valmarino, 31030 TV, Italy
Tel: +39 0438 975510