Food & Wine Experiences in Venice
AT A VENETIAN LADY’S HOME
Ciao, my name is Gioia Tiozzo, born and bred in Venice where I first learnt to cook from my mother and grandmother before receiving professional training. I organize private Cooking Classes, Food Tour and Food&Wine Tasting for anyone interested in Italian food & wine, all of which are conducted in English. I focus on local produce and recipes, wines of Veneto region, and our thousand-year history. Come and join an authentic experience that will connect you with the local culture.
WHAT I CAN ORGANIZE FOR YOU IN VENICE
Do you want to learn the basics of Italian cuisine? I organize private Italian cooking classes in Venice for anyone interested in Italian food and wine. The classes, which are held in English, will show you how to cook dishes you can prepare every day at home, so that by the end of the course, you will be able to cook homemade fresh pasta, lasagne, gnocchi, risotto, tiramisù. Read more…
175 € per person
A private walking tour around the places frequented by Venetians, far from the tourist crowds. Learn the history, traditions and curious facts about Venetian food and wine and visit the best shops where to buy local produce. Read more…
100 € per person
An entertaining and informative evening featuring homemade Venetian food accompanied by a selection of local wines. For each dish and each type of wine, there will be a detailed explanation of the history and ancient traditions of Venice – illustrated with maps, objects made by Venetian artisans, and videos – that will set the food and wine in a wider historical, social and cultural context. Read more…
125 € per person
MY VIDEOS IN MY KITCHEN
MY ONLINE COOKING CLASSES
Do you want to learn to cook from the comfort of your own kitchen?
Try my online course. It’s a comprehensive, step-by-step guide which will show you how to master the basics of Italian cooking.
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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE
This video recipe explains different methods of how to make homemade tomato sauce. It’s easier than you may think. Start by buying some fresh tomatoes, you choose the variety you prefer. You can also read the comprehensive tutorial to learn more. Read more.
HOW TO MAKE A BASIC RISOTTO
In this video recipe, I will introduce you to the “risotto”, an Italian first-course dish typical of Northern Italy. I will teach you the basics of cooking a perfect risotto, Italian style. Once you have learnt the cooking technique, you can cook any other kind of risotto you may like. Read more.
Thank you for stopping here
Hi, my name is Gioia Tiozzo. Cooking is my passion.
I am a psychologist specializing in nutrition, a professional cooking instructor, and a licensed tour guide.
I was born in Venice to a large family who taught me the pleasure of sitting around a table and sharing a meal with friends or relatives. In 2015 I founded Cooking&Travelling, my website and my space where I connect with anybody interested in enjoying Food & Wine tourism.
In 2022, I founded Accademia di Cucina Italiana, an e-learning platform that helps people to learn how to cook from the comfort of their homes. Have a look at the pre-recorded videos about the most iconic Italian recipes
If you want to keep in touch with me I have a Facebook account, Gioia Tiozzo, an Instagram account gioia.tiozzo, and you can also find me on Accademia di Cucina Italiana.
WHERE? IN VENICE
Venice: the most beautiful city in the world
My cooking classes will be held in my home, a typical Venetian house which is mainly geared towards hospitality. During the summer, on my sunny terrace, I often have dinner parties. I enjoy opening the door of my home to travellers who love Venice and the Italian lifestyle. My home is in the historical centre in Venice, precisely in the area of Dorsoduro, just round the corner from campo San Barnaba.
READ WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES
★★★★★ The Best Gioia’s cooking class was AMAZING! Definitely worth the time. She started off giving us some history about Italy, and then we starting cooking. She showed us each step, then let us practice. Recommend 100% if you want to know how to make good Italian dishes! Read more…
★★★★★ The most memorable part of an incredibly trip to Italy What an extraordinary experience! My 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter and I learned so much about cooking but also about Venice and Italian life in general from Gioia. She is quintessentially Venetian…we were calmer and more in the moment with her than we’ve been on the trip thus far. What a life lesson. Read more
★★★★★ It was a wonderful experience – a real hightlight Such fun and so informative! It’s a hands-on class, so you really learn what you are doing and will be confident to recreate the dishes at home. She also taught us about Venetian customs and traditions. Thanks, Gioia! Read more
★★★★★ Ann G. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with Gioia. Gioia is friendly and engaging, and we enjoyed our conversation. We also loved making and eating wonderful food with her. The class itself was very hands on and very educational. This was the best thing we did during our 4 day stay in Venice and we can’t wait to make the dishes we learned at home for our friends and family. Read more
★★★★★ Marina F. Do not miss the opportunity to spend time with Gioia shopping at the Rialto Market and then cooking in her kitchen. She brings Venetian history, culture and cooking to life. This is not just a technical cooking class but a true organic farm-to-table experience. Read more
★★★★★ Keisha Ross My husband and I went on our honeymoon for a cooking class with Gioia and it was an absolutely phenomenal time. She was very friendly and personable, with an absolute wealth of knowledge on authentic Italian cuisine. We made ravioli, tagliatelle, and tiramisu for an absolutely beautiful lunch paired with Prosecco! I fully recommend this class! Read more
Sustainable tourism in Venice for responsible travellers
Welcome to my website. Proud to say I set up it all by myself. I organize Food&Wine Experiences for those interested in travelling around Italy and who wish to participate in sustainable tourism in Venice. A trip to discover flavours and traditions. I use cooking as a means to help and understand what the Italian lifestyle is all about: good food, family orientated, the pleasure of sharing company, the love for beauty and quality.
Radicchio and Sausage Risotto
Radicchio is generally available in the winter months. Varieties other than Radicchio di Treviso are also acceptable.
Winter squash risotto – Risotto di zucca
This method—creating a vegetable broth, including onions, and then adding it slowly to rice that gradually absorbs the liquid—can be applied to any risotto. Feel free to use it with potatoes or cabbage instead of squash/pumpkin, but note that the…