Italy trips are now set for 2021 and 2022... 

to Roseto Valfortore and Alberona.  

All dates are listed below. 

IF any 2021 trips need to be postponed due to covid- all guests with deposits in are automatically set for future trip.

We are making plans and praying for the best!  

Italy Cooking Trips

Cooking and travel to Italy… It doesn’t get any better than that!  Let’s Cook… Let’s Eat… and let’s learn how to live Italian style in Roseto Valfortore, or Alberona, Italy.  Come take a trip to my small southern Italian village of Roseto Valfortore or the neighboring town of Alberona . Come Cook and learn why the “Roseto Effect” is sought the world over and fully evident in these villages.

EACH TRIP INCLUDES:

  • 10 days in a small village in Italy

  • Lodging ​

  • Welcome dinner 

  • 4-5 Cooking lessons with Dorina, Chef Giuseppe and Mamma's of town!

  • A walking tour of the town, (these southern villages date back to 900 A.D and older!) that explores the culture, history and traditions of the town

  • Day trip to nearby Lucera to tour a Roman Amphitheater, dating to Augustus' times, the Cathedral and more

  • Visit to Giuseppina and Nicola the cheese-makers

  • On Market day of your trip shop for food, shoes, clothing, souvenirs etc. in town at the Mercato (the street market)

  • Transfers to and from the Naples Airport or train station to town

  • and more...See individual trip pages for details by season

A peek into our Italian Cooking Trips in Roseto Valfortore, ITALY! Come learn to cook and about the Roseto Effect... so we can spread it... revive it... and get BACK TO THE TABLE... with Dorina's Kitchen leading the way!

Rosetani and Alberonesi of the World…

For those of Rosetan or Alberonese Heritage that want to explore their roots…. All trips will give you the opportunity to learn about the town, the foods, the culture not only of these towns but also of the Puglia region.

If you are looking to explore your genealogy, we can arrange a visit the Town Hall to look up your family records.  You may find addresses of homes your family may have lived in … who knows you may even meet some cousins!!!​

It is recommended that your discuss your genealogy goals with Dorina at the time of booking. We can help you with preparation that would need to be arranged prior to your arrival.

Let me show you OUR TOWN!!!

Upcoming Cooking Trips to Italy

  • Trip 21-2: Summer - July 2-12 2021 (Roseto Valfortore).
    Jul 02, 7:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    All the sun isn’t in Tuscany! Puglia is beautiful! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers and a day at a beach on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Trip 21-3: Autumn 1-11 Oct 2021 (Roseto)
    Fri, Oct 01
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy
    Oct 01, 7:00 PM – Oct 11, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall is harvest time in Puglia! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, and a day in San Giovanni Rotondo where Saint Pio served.
  • Trip 21-4:  Autumn 8-18 Oct 2021(Roseto)
    Fri, Oct 08
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy
    Oct 08, 7:00 PM – Oct 18, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall is harvest time in Puglia! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, and a day in San Giovanni Rotondo where Saint Pio served.
  • Trip 22-A: Spring -17-27 May 2022 (Roseto Valfortore)
    May 17, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 28, 2022, 8:00 AM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Spring is Beautiful in Southern Italy!! Enjoy a 10 day trip (May 18-28, 2020) in the village of Roseto Valfortore, Italy. Trip includes: lodging, 4-5 hands on authentic cooking classes, day trip to Lucera, Giuseppina & Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, & San Giovanni Rotondo.
  • Trip 22-B: Spring -24 May-3 June 2022 (Roseto Valfortore)
    May 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 03, 2022, 4:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Spring is Beautiful in Southern Italy!! Enjoy a 10 day trip (May 18-28, 2020) in the village of Roseto Valfortore, Italy. Trip includes: lodging, 4-5 hands on authentic cooking classes, day trip to Lucera, Giuseppina & Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, & San Giovanni Rotondo.
  • Trip 22-C: Summer - 10-20 June-2022 (Alberona).
    Jun 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 20, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Alberona, 71031 Alberona, Province of Foggia, Italy
    All the sun isn’t in Tuscany! Puglia is beautiful! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers and a day at a beach on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Trip 22-D: Summer - 24 June-4 July 2022 (Roseto Valfortore).  (1)
    Jun 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jul 04, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    All the sun isn’t in Tuscany! Puglia is beautiful! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers and a day at a beach on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Trip 22-E: Summer - 1-11 July 2022 (Roseto Valfortore)
    Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jul 11, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    All the sun isn’t in Tuscany! Puglia is beautiful! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers and a day at a beach on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Trip 22-F:  Autumn  30 Sept-10 Oct 2022 (Roseto Valfortore)
    Sep 30, 2022, 7:00 PM – Oct 10, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall is harvest time in Puglia! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, and a day in San Giovanni Rotondo where Saint Pio served.
  • Trip 22-G:  Autumn  7-17 Oct 2022 (Roseto Valfortore)
    Fri, Oct 07
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy
    Oct 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – Oct 17, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Roseto Valfortore, Italy, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall is harvest time in Puglia! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, and a day in San Giovanni Rotondo where Saint Pio served.
  • Trip 22-H: Autumn  7-17 October 2022 (Alberona)
    Oct 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Alberona, 71031 Alberona, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall is harvest time in Puglia! Participate in 4-5 hands on cooking classes in our Cucina Pugliese. Enjoy a few day trips including nearby city of Lucera, Giuseppina and Nicola the cheesemakers, Monte Sant' Angelo, and a day in San Giovanni Rotondo where Saint Pio served.
  • Authentic Italian Cooking Class
    When you want...
    Where you want!
    When you want...
    Where you want!
    Dorina’s Kitchen offers authentic Italian cooking classes for the home cook. Dorina will teach you easily reproducible recipes and methods including what a handful of this and a pinch of that is!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I was lucky enough to go on Dorina’s trip to Roseto. The time there was beyond what I could ever imagine. The town itself is perched on a mountain top. People are kind and welcoming.  From day one I took a step back in time. Days were spent hiking about the town or traveling to nearby towns, evening sitting in the Piazza socializing like days of old when people had time for one another.

My family ancestors happened to be from a nearby town which Dorina and I visited. A dream come true for me since grandma often spoke about it. The taste of the food is indescribable…the fruity tomatoes, the fresh baked bread daily, the homemade cheese, the gelato and oh my, the olive oil, beyond amazing. I even found a plum tree on a hike that tasted just like the plums I loved so much and picked with my grandmother on our trees in PA. Those trees haven’t existed for years but one taste of that plum brought back so many memories it was incredible. I can only imagine those trees were grown from seeds brought over and planted by the people who settled in the small Pennsylvania town I’m from. Having the opportunity to live the daily life of a true Italian is irreplaceable. I wasn’t a tourist in the town. The people welcomed me and I became part of the town. An inner peace surfaces within you and it’s a feeling you want to hold on to forever.”

 

—  Niki P