Don’t just eat amazing food on these delicious Italy holidays – learn how to make it, go to the best restaurants, visit world-famous vineyards and buy directly from some of the best independent food producers…
1. Sail the Amalfi Coast with Aldo Zilli
He’s best known for his successful Italian restaurants, countless recipe books and TV cooking shows, but next summer Aldo Zilli will also join Woman & Home’s new foodie cruise along the Amalfi Coast – sailing in the magnificent Royal Clipper tall ship.
On the 8-day voyage from Rome down to Sicily, you’ll have the chance to meet Aldo, hear about his life and career, enjoy two cooking demonstrations and join him for a special lunch in Amalfi. “I’m over the moon to be travelling to some of my favourite parts of Italy,” says Aldo. “I’ll be teaching and learning about the different foods this amazing region has to offer to us all.” See the details
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2. Learn to cook like an Italian in Sicily
How can a dish so simple be so utterly tasty? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself on our cooking holiday in Sicily – and happily, a team of local chefs will be on hand to show you all the secrets of Italian cooking. Based in a beautiful countryside farmhouse, with private terrace and pool, you’ll learn how to rustle up authentic dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment – before feasting on them of course!
You’ll also be joined by Woman & Home’s food editor Jane Curran, who’ll give an evening talk and Q&A about her career in food. And with no single supplement, this is a great trip for solo travellers too. See the details
3. Michelin-starred weight-loss in South Tyrol
With all of its pizza and pasta, you might not associate Italy with weight loss – but South Tyrol is home to one of Europe’s best fitness and wellness resort – the multi-award-winning Preidlhof. As well as 5,000 square metres of Spa and Wellness facilities, this five-star resort boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant where meals are designed to rebalance the body and promote weight loss.
Kick start your diet and fitness on Woman & Home’s 5-day Preidlhof fitness retreat, from £1,595 including flights, full-board ‘Vitality’ menu, accommodation and lots of fitness and wellness treatments. See the details
The treatments included in this special offer are: body fat & energy balance analysis; metabolic rate measurement; two personal training sessions; fitness, yoga and meditation classes; guided nature hikes; bike or Vespa rides. Guaranteed to make you feel brilliant!
Preidlhof’s modern Spa Tower has six floors with 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation spaces, plus an outdoor infinity sky pool and sun deck on the top floor. Its location is so beautiful – overlooking the sunny Vinschgau Valley, with the historical spa town of Merano just 10 miles away.