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Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations

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Half and full day cooking classes, cooking vacations, winery excursions, olive mill tastings, and sightseeing excursions through Lazio, Tuscany & Umbria year round. All day tours start and end right in Soriano nel Cimino's main piazza.
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01038 Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

While I am happy that I went, I would never go again and I will tell you why. One of the cooking locations was too small for our group and it wasn’t even as full as could have been. The instructors were not organized, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank judithw577
mkovnick, Owner at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Judith :-) Our apologies for the experience you mentioned regarding one of the cooking locations being too small and disorganized. It seems that you anticipated that it might have been a larger group. Your group was actually full. We see that you came on...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018

Culture Discovery Vacations is truly a group of wonderful individuals who treat their guests like royalty. A group of high school girlfriends, reuniting nearly 50 years later, were fortunate to enjoy our first CDV tour in June, 2017. We were welcomed at the airport with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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mkovnick, Owner at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much!!! Yeah, you pretty much nailed it... We ARE like a big family and love to just bring more people into what we are supposed to be calling "work" :-). And you got to meet Agnese! She is just the sweetest!!!!!...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018

This was my 2nd vacation with CDV and won't be my last. The hosts in Amalfi were wonderful and made us feel like family from day 1. The location of the villa was excellent with outstanding views of the Amalfi Coast. Wine, cooking, sightseeing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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mkovnick, Owner at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wendy! I soooo wish I had been there when you came to Amalfi! I remember the week you were in Soriano back in 2011 so fondly!!!!! Remember the "Flour Battle" in the kitchen? Or all of that grappa on the counter the last night...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was my wife and I’s 3rd vacation with CDV. Everything about their vacations is amazing. The vacation hosts, accommodations, itinerary,locations——-all aspects are fantastic. The experience is so unique it’s hard to describe. I explain to my family and friends that these trips are like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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mkovnick, Owner at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!! I just saw that you are coming again in September, and I will be back in the states at that time. So bummed! You need to talk to Rocky and make sure you come when Paola and I are there. The...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Soriano nel Cimino was the location for our first Italian cooking vacation, and it was the perfect choice. We were instantly made to feel more than welcome, and throughout our time there we were completely looked after and became family. The people we met from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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mkovnick, Owner at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!! I wish I could convey how much it warms all of our hearts when people embrace the less touristy side of Italy, and the real culture that I fell so in love with so many years ago. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

I recently got home from the wine and cooking adventure in Tuscany and it was everything it was advertised to be. It was the most incredible week and I cannot wait to return and go on another CDV adventure. The accommodations were gorgeous - an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was my third trip with Culture Discovery. Each one has been amazing. This trip out did itself with the scenery, the food, the location. Our hosts in Amalfi made us feel like family. The group starts Saturday as strangers and by departure the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The whole thing was exceptionally fine. One of the best ideas was a food tour in Florence where we were taught about local specialities and got to taste various products in six or more shops. The visits to the cashmere farm, the cooking classes, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Just returned from a week in Sicily. Culture Discovery, I thought you couldn't impress me more, but I was wrong. What a fabulous week. Sophie and Ivan with the rest of the crew could not have been better guides. The food was amazing and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

“Cooking in Paradise on the Amalfi Coast”, July 7-14 2018, was outstanding ....absolutely the best vacation yet! The Villa Erema di San Francesco with its extraordinary views and infinity pool was a perfect home away from home. The group size of 17 was ideal. By...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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JoanneBaltimore
December 21, 2017|
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Response from mkovnick | Property representative |
Hi Joanne, the tine spent in the bus really depends on the day. The biggest is Wednesday, because we make a 2 hour drive to the furthest point of the day, then slowly make our way back to home base. The Assisi day is... More
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JoanneBaltimore
December 20, 2017|
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Response from judithw577 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which tour you are on. The Bologna one you can figure 1-2 hours in the morning and the same for the return trip to the hotel
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tlsportsgalOhio
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Betsy H | Reviewed this property |
I too have only done the Soriano trip and it was wonderful. I am planning on going back next year and am considering the Amalfi vaca. I agree with Lauren that any one would be great. CDV really makes it a wonderful... More
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