Breathless Venice

Venice is widely considered the world’s most romantic city and beautiful city.

Venice’s lagune consists of 117 islands, and the city is connected by over 400 bridges crossing over 150 canals.

It’s small and compact, and the traffic-free streets (no vehicles allowed) along the winding canals are great for walking and sight-seeing. There are many interesting buildings, churches and palaces, lively piazzas and fun shops, including the very typical Venetian glass, lace  and masks shops.

venice-canal-through-gate-italian-art-angelicaSince no vehicles are allowed the  streets are traffic free and the small roads (calle) along the winding canals are great for walking and sight-seeing.

An amazing place to visit and fall in love with. Venice will leave you breathless

CLICK HERE to Take a piece of Venice with you 



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Italian Cooking Classes in S. Atlanta

FinestFOODSTake an Italian cooking class/lesson and learn recipes, techniques and a few Italian words and phrases that will be just what you need to make Italian Gourmet cooking an everyday part of your life. We are very aware of the health benefits of herbs and include them in our recipes to enhance the natural healing properties of GOOD food, which is not only a pleasurable experience, but provides much needed, quality fuel for our bodies. Using herbs and spices expands our taste palette without adding extra calories, and may decrease the amount of salt, fat, and sugars we use without sacrificing flavor.

Cooking classes are perfect for individuals, cInsalata di mare:calamariouples and small groups. Some classes feature an entire menu from appetizer to dessert; others focus on a specific technique or ingredient (e.g. basic cooking skills, bread and pizza workshops, meat recipes, pasta sauce making, risotto workshops, etc.). After the cooking is done, sit down and enjoy the dishes you cooked with your family and friends.


Classes are between two and three and a half hours in length, depending on the kind of class and the menu. During the lesson we will prepare three or four dishes from start to finish. All menus are custom-designed to suit your tastes, skills and kitchen equipment. One-on-one or group lessons and special private culinary trips to Italy are provided.

Melon saladDEMONSTRATION CLASSES are an intimate, interactive look at cooking. Each class features an entertaining and informative lesson by the instructor plus generous tastings of every dish prepared in class. Take notes as you watch our chef work, and ask questions throughout the process to walk away able to recreate the menu at home.

In HANDS-ON CLASSES, you participate in each step of the cooking, so you can master the techniques at home. The instructor will discuss the ins and outs of each recipe, give Festa foodsyou valuable tips and coach you as you work together with other students in small groups to prepare the dishes. You’ll sit down at the end of class to feast upon the fruits of your labor with your friends.

WORKSHOPS : we offer 3-4 hrs long workshops. Workshops tuition is $55 p.p., couple and group discounts offered
RISOTTO Workshop:Cotolette learn how to make authentic Risotto- 4 recipes
BREAD workshop- Basic White, Baguette and more
PIZZA Making Workshop
RICOTTA making Workshop

PRIVATE IN-HOME COOKING COURSES are a wonderful way to build skills and confidence or prepare for a special event in the privacy of your home. We offer package deals which start with a 10 hrs course in 3 or 4 sessions. Written recipes and tips are included along with hands on instruction. Course can be scheduled bi-weekly or weekly, according to your needs.


The following tuition applies, unless arranged otherwise:

* Demonstration Classes: $50
* Hands-On Classes: $70
* Workshops: $55
* Private Cooking Course STARTING AT $395 -10 hrs in 3 or 4 sessions. Intensive but packed with excellent learning materials and techniques.

Prize is per person. Discounts apply for couples and groups.


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Italian Vacation – Trieste

MiramareClick HERE to go to the Castle


Trieste, an often overlooked gem of the Adriatic, was such a pleasant surprise.
Among other sites we visited the Castle of Miramare, which stands on the tip of the promontory of Grignano. Commissioned and built between 1856 and 1860 by Archduke Maximilian of Austria, also eventually Emperor of Mexico, the building is positioned overlooking the sea, providing a stunning  view of  the Gulf of Trieste.

Miramare  has more than 20 rooms including Maximilian’s  bedroom, furnished as a ship’s cabin. The castle is  surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden  of 22 hectars and its interiors feature sumptuous original furniture. The poet Giosue Carducci speaks of the “white towers”  of Miramare, with its English and Italian style garden, stepping down towards the sea with a beautiful ‘Scalinata’.

What a fabulous place to visit, don’t miss it!!