Your hosts

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Your Hosts

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

The Godfather

Our guarantees

Luxury accommodation
Authentic and fun cooking
Food and produce tours
Great hospitality
Authentic Italy
Ideal for singles, couples or groups
Wine tours and tasting
Friendly and approachable staff
Prompt and efficient responses

The team to guide you on your Italian Food and Flavours, culinary adventures

Sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that by booking with us you will be in safe hands. Our team is dedicated to meeting all your needs and making your culinary adventures holiday a memorable one . Everyone involved in our Italian Food and Flavours culinary adventures is either Italian or has lived here long enough to know the area and its people very well. Between us we have a range of expertise covering everything from management, hospitality and culinary skills to detailed knowledge of local produce and Italian culture.

Unlike culinary adventures holidays run by large anonymous businesses, agencies and corporations, we are real people who live work and bring up our families in this beautiful part of Italy. We know our town like you you know yours. On our culinary adventures we can show you the secrets, specialisms and delights that only locals know.

We don’t employ staff to work for us. All the people you see here are co-owners in our business. Unlike other anonymous culinary adventures holidays, you will not be “looked after“ by a graduate fresh from a hospitality course with “local knowledge” picked up from books.

We believe that hospitality, organised and run by local experts passionate about the region, is the best way to ensure you have an experience that will remain with you for many years to come

We are all looking forward to meeting you.

Your Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your culinary adventures holiday one to remember


Jo: Organiser of your culinary adventures

You will be greeted by Jo a dedicated professional with over ten years experience of hosting guests in and around Cossignano.  Jo is a gardener when not acting as host for Italian Food and Flavours, so she is very well known locally and on good terms with locals and expats alike.  Jo speaks the local dialect as well as fluent Italian so is able to communicate with just about everybody! Jo will make you very welcome and you will feel at home in no time at all.

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Fabio: Chef and your cooking instructor

Your chef and culinary adventures tutor Fabio lives and works at his renowned restaurant “Castello de Marte” in the atmospheric main square just around the corner from your base. Fabio regularly posts authentic rural Italian recipes on the Italian Food and Flavours blog.


Rupert: Culture guide and marketing.

For those interested in the art and culture of Italy as part of their Italy food tours, Rupert, a retired university lecturer, can provide a few insights into the history and context of the town, region and its art. Rupert also posts articles on the local Italian culture on the blog.

Debby: PR and host

Debby has lived in italy for over ten years bring up her family and running her letting business. Debby has a background in education and hospitality management and will be your host for some of the sessions on your holiday. Debby may well have been in contact with you already via email when you made your enquiry or booking and she posts regular recipes, great photographs and other articles on Le Marche on our blog.

Free Authentic Italian Recipes

Aniseed Ring Cake

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