Cooking classes in Italy and Italian Tours


Welcome to Let’s Cook in Umbria
authentic and passionate cooking adventure in Italy

Your Gateway to Authentic Italian Culinary Experiences!


Enjoy the art of cooking in authentic Italian style while immersing yourself in fun-filled culinary classes.
Participate in Italian culinary adventures at a picturesque farm, exploring the artistic and gastronomic treasures of the Umbria region, nestled close to Tuscany.

Since 2005 we have been offering an authentic cooking experience.
We are set in a farmhouse located in the heart of Italy surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees. This is the perfect place to learn about authentic Italian food with our cooking classes in Italy, tour art sites and relax in gardens or by the pool.

Cooking courses in Italy

Get a taste of authentic Italian cooking classes in the Italian countryside, near Tuscany


The Cooking School of Let’s Cook in Umbria take place on our family’s farm in Perugia, located in the Umbria region of central Italy.

Our beautiful farm, in Italy called “agriturismo“, is situated amidst the picturesque countryside and offers breathtaking views.

Opting for a cooking school situated within an agriturismo is essential if you want to have a truly authentic culinary and life experience in Italy.

We provide our guests with charming accommodations in the recently renovated apartments of the farm.
Guests can delight in the pleasures of a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery, complemented by beautiful gardens for leisurely enjoyment.
This idyllic setting is perfect for an unforgettable Italian culinary holiday.

Why Choose Let’s Cook in Umbria Italian Cooking School?


  • Authenticity. Throughout your stay, you’ll become part of our farm family and with our cooking classes you will discover precious recipes handed down from generation to generation
  • Scenic Surroundings. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Umbria, our cooking classes offer a serene backdrop for your culinary adventures.
  • Hands-On Learning. Our cooking classes are designed to empower you with practical skills that you can replicate in your own kitchen.


Italy cooking lessons

Learn how to make a traditional 4 courses Italian lunch learning all the basic techniques of Italian cuisine.

Italy cooking classes and tour

Live an intense daily culinary experience. It includes an Italian cooking class followed by lunch and a private cultural or gastronomic tour.

week long Italy cooking classes

Programs feature farmhouse apartment stays, Italian cooking lessons with lunches, and guided gastronomic and cultural tours via minibus.

weekly cooking tour Italy
Join our week-long cooking experience with farm apartment stays, Italian cooking classes, and afternoon tours included.
culinary tours Italy

Experience 5-day Food Tours with accommodation, Italian cooking classes, and captivating half-day tours aligned with traditional events.

Italy cooking vacations

The Programs include accommodation in the apartments of the farm and cooking classes followed by the lunches. Free afternoons to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Culinary Program Dates


The One Day cooking classes are offered upon request and are available any day throughout the year, subject to availability.


For Multi-Day Cooking Tours, please refer to our calendar of available dates.
If your schedule doesn’t align with the dates listed, please email us with your preferred dates, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request by activating a program on those dates.


The Seasonal Cooking Tours occur at fixed periods because they coincide with traditional and religious events.


All our Programs are designed for a minimum of two and a maximum of eight people.
Solo travelers, contact us to discuss joining a booked group and explore potential dates for your journey. We aim to accommodate your preferences and provide a delightful culinary experience tailored to your needs.


Contact us for more information: +39 3406461480 (whatsapp) or

Secure your spot by registering in advance, as space is limited!

raffaella chef let's cook in Umbria

“I’m Raffaella, the owner of this serene family farm. Our cooking classes and lunches take place in the warmth of my family home. Join me, and I’ll guide you through the creation of delectable yet straightforward Italian recipes, sharing my culinary secrets along the way.

Here on our farm, we cultivate vegetables, fruits, craft jams, produce wine, and craft extra-virgin olive oil – these are the very same organic ingredients that grace our cooking lessons.

I look forward to welcoming you for a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure!”

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What do we offer for your culinary holiday in Italy?


You will cook together with friends who share the same passion as you, enjoy traditional Italian meals accompanied by the farm’s organic wine, discover the artistic and gastronomic riches of our region, and sleep in the tranquility of nature in our welcoming apartments in the hills of Umbria.

If you are planning a trip to Italy and seeking an authentic hands-on cooking class, or if you are interested in a multi-day vacation with cooking classes and tours, Let’s Cook in Umbria is your best choice.

Don’t just taste Italy – create it!

Book now and savor the essence of Italy with Let’s Cook in Umbria.


Rated by KitchenSanity as top cooking school in Umbria
selected by EVERY STEPH like the best cooking class in Umbria
Recommended by The Guardian for your culinary holidays in Umbria;
suggested by for your stay in Perugia

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How our guests experienced the courses and vacations of Let’s Cook in Umbria

Melissa D
Melissa D
Awesome experience! It was awesome! Been to several cooking classes and was by far the best!! Very hands on and recipes were easy and delicious.
Kevin T
Kevin T
Fantastic Cooking in Umbria! Raffaella is a fantastic host, teacher and person. We stayed 4 nights and had two days of lessons on how to cook in the traditional Italian style. We arrived very late due to flight issues, but Raffaella arranged for her daughter to greet us late at night and made sure we were comfortable. She taught us in her home and was so warm and welcoming. Raffaella is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. She has a comprehensive understanding of local ingredients and taught us recipes passed down from her grandmother. We ate what we prepared, and it was …. Mmm Delicious! I can’t wait to try them out at home. Raffaella also had great recommendations for activities in the nearby towns (we went to Assisi and Perugia) and very accommodating of our requests. Highly recommended!
Great Hands-on Cooking Lesson! Absolutely the best experience! Everything was hands-on. Raffella took our food requests into consideration when planning the lesson. Her home was warm and welcoming. Raffella was patient and very organized. We loved the opportunity and so glad we choose this experience! Thank you Raffella!
Barbara F
Barbara F
Online cooking with Raffaella Our son and daughter-in-law recently joined us Online for a great Online cooking class with Raffaella. It was a Christmas gift and we decided to join them. We live in two different states, it was so much fun to be able to connect with them in the kitchen. Raffaella is a very talented chef, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. We cooked a wonderful menu and we entertained friends for a special Italian dinner that evening. My husband and I spent a wonderful week cooking in Raffaella's beautiful home/farm in Umbria 2 years ago. One of our best vacations ever and we are hoping to return.
John R
John R
Meraviglioso Four of us attended “Let’s Cook in Umbria” for a 5 day cooking school. The owner/chef, Rafaella, welcomed us very, very late at night on the first day with open arms. We stayed in her warm, comfortable apartments located next to her home where the cooking classes take place. She and her family maintain a large garden, olive groves, and a vineyard on their farm. It’s a beautiful setting. Rafaella is charming, personable, has great sense of humor, and is a wonderful teacher.The classes take place in her home very near her kitchen in a living area that provides a cozy comfortable atmosphere. Rafaella uses her grandmother’s recipes, demonstrates necessary techniques, then encourages her students to do almost all of the preparation and cooking. Fantastic! She has to be a great chef because our meals accompanied by the family’s wines, were delicious. Let’s Cook in Umbria couldn’t have been better and therefore highly recommended.
Exploring Umbria while learning family cooking secrets We are experienced travelers who have enjoyed exploring local cooking classes and cultures. Rafaella offered exactly what we were seeking and more in her 7 day vacation package. Each morning she shared family cooking secrets from appetizers to main course to desserts followed by local tours as described on her website. Her family farm and warm reception offered the perfect setting for creating new memories and friendships. With a group of 7 others, we each partiipated in food preparation and enjoyed our efforts while sharing stories over lunch accompanied by the farm's own wine. Thanks to Raffaella, we had an absolutely perfect time.
An Exceptional Umbrian Experience We came to Umbria as a group of eight friends, and Raffaella helped us create an unforgettable experience. We had the best Umbrian meal in her beautiful farmhouse setting, where we also enjoyed learning about local food and customs. Raffaella is an amazing chef, host, and expert on the entire area. She also helped us to organize three different day trips in Umbria - guiding us to beautiful wineries, historic hilltop towns, and the most authentic truffle hunting experience with a friendly local hunter and his talented dog. In summary - whether you choose to stay, cook, eat or tour with Raffaella - you will have an exceptional experience.
Wonderful cooking class-highlight of our Umbrian trip! We attended a cooking class with Raffaella in October 2022. It was the highlight of our Umbrian vacation. The classes are in her home, a beautiful farm. She is a talented and kind teacher. The meal we made was absolutely delicious! The best meal in a trip of many delicious meals. I look forward to recreating it at home. I highly recommend taking one of her classes. You won't be disappointed.
Thomas M
Thomas M
Real home cooking Rafaella is an excellent, patient teacher of classic Umbrian cooking. In her home kitchen located in a beautiful countryside location, we made strangozzi, grape flavored pork loin, sausage and mushroom sauce, and crostata. All incredibly tasty, especially when served with her homemade rosso wine. A wonderful afternoon that was a great and fortifying break from sightseeing.
Marielle A
Marielle A
Great class! My parents and I had so much fun learning how to make this delicious food! They had everything ready and set out for us so that we were able to make all four courses. I can't wait to try the recipes at home.

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