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Our school in Tropea gives you the possibility to combine an Italian language course with a special cooking course.

Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine of the world. Those who love Italy, also love the Italian cuisine. But what makes Italian cuisine so special? Italians don’t eat just to get full: For them eating is more a communicative experience, a true expression of zest for life. Mediterranean cuisine is light, tasty and rich in variety.

During our popular cooking course Cooking Mediterranean style you will be learning how to make Italian dishes and typical Calabrese specialties under the guidance of our amicable cooking teacher from Tropea.

Do not hesitate to delve yourself into typical Italian lifestyle and  Calabrese tastes even outside of the classroom!

Discover our package: Italian course and cooking lessons in Tropea!

Learn how to cook Mediterranean style

Course duration and programme:

Our cooking course consists of 3 lesson units, each unit takes 3,5 hours. This course lasts about 10 hours and starts at approx. 5 pm. It will be held in Italian. On your first day, you will receive a recipe list and an apron.

Minimum duration for this course is 1 week (= 3 evenings) and the maximum duration is 4 weeks. The maximum number of participants is 2 (e. g.: friends or a couple). This course is however very popular also amongst those who travel alone.


Each course day ends with having a meal together with your cooking teacher. The course fees cover the cost of all ingredients needed to prepare the meals, which are consumed afterwards with your teacher. Drinks have to be purchased separately by students. Should you have any special recipe requests, please advise us when booking.

We will do our best to make sure your preferences will be included in your cooking plan!

Here it is an example of a 1-week meal plan:

1st evening:

  • Starter: Homemade Fileja spiced and prepared with the sweet typical onions of Tropea
  • Main course: Omelette with onions and ‘Nduja cakes
  • Dessert: Traditional applecake

2nd evening:

  • Starter: Homemade potato-gnocchi with swordfish souce
  • Main course: Grilled swordfish with stuffed fried potatoes
  • Dessert: Tiramisù

3rd evening

  • Starter: Risotto with seafood
  • Main course: Golden baked cod and aubergine balls
  • Dessert: Shortcrust pastry cake with homemade orange marmelade


1 WEEK (3 evenings)

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