“I CAN’T RECOMMEND THIS HOLIDAY ENOUGH”
it was relaxed, fun, educational and entertaining.
High points – the cooking classes, wine tasting, and the beauty of the country."
— Anthony Lopez, Haslemere, UK
“A DELIGHTFULLY AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE...”
delicious food and wine… Marco and Claudio are incredibly accommodating as well as knowledgeable and informative hosts.
— Nancy L Lynches, Pittsburgh, USA
Just back from a fabulous week of cooking, eating, drinking and shopping with the Whatsookin’ team. We were so well taken care of from start to finish. Marco and Claudio were the ultimate hosts, nothing was too much trouble, and we felt totally pampered. I can’t wait to book again next year.
— Lucy Manley Cooper Haslemere, UK
Every holiday I have spent with Claudio & Marco has been a magical adventure; each day more amazing than the day before.
Their excursions are thoughtfully planned for unique & optimal experiences of local & regional cuisine, arts, culture, as well as 'off the beaten path adventures.
- Jean Fahey M, Syracuse, US
How did we experience the perfect vacation? Well, as my 60th birthday was approaching, my wife, Lyn, asked where I wanted to go. My immediate response was “Let’s go back to Italy.” Having toured the country a few times already, we decided for this occasion, we would like a small group experience mixing some traditional venues with the Tuscan countryside. After notifying my son and his fiancé of our plans, the trip quickly morphed from a birthday celebration to include an Italian wedding with guests.
Through a life-long friend, we were introduced to Claudio and Marco, the geniuses behind Whatscookin’. Claudio and Marco provided us with the most memorable trip. With their expert knowledge of local foods, vendors, towns, and wineries, along with their expert cooking classes, we managed to have the wedding and birthday of a lifetime. Claudio and Marco’s unique planning skills and their expertise in developing customized itineraries and menus resulted in a relaxed intimate vacation for our group.
If you have never visited Europe/Italy or if you are an old pro navigating through the Old Country, your visit will be enhanced by the personal attention and dedicated service of Claudio and Marco at Whatscookin’. From walking the streets of Florence or Assisi to sipping wine while learning to cook and eat Ricotta with marjoram ravioli or biscotti, you will never experience a more relaxed and romantic time. Grazie mille Claudio e Marco!
- Lyn and Leonard Burrelli, Olney, MD, US
“WE INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE…”
with Marco and Claudio who after five years are more like family than anything else. The first cooking holiday we attended was with strangers, and these strangers are now our closest friends. Each year we go back our group gets bigger and bigger as more friends join us.
— Catherine Oakley London, UK.
Our time in Italy with Claudio and Marco was an absolute treat that we shall treasure forever. Claudio and Marco are hosts from heaven. Their friendship, knowledge of the area and of course food was unparalleled.
— Colin and Monika van Heerden Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
To date, we have taken 3 "villa-stay" and 6 mushroom-hunting vacations with WhatsCookin' and have been deeply impressed by the care that Marco & Claudio take in looking after their guests. Not only do they do a fantastic job of introducing us to restaurants we never would have found on our own, but they are actually first-rate, well-trained chefs themselves. The villa accommodations are top-shelf, and cooking classes are great fun. Bottom line: What'sCookin provides an excellent vacation and an excellent value for your vacation dollar, euro, pound, rand, etc.
— Barbara DeRiso and Donald Newman Pittsburgh, PA USA
“A completely wonderful, well-planned and well-organized excursion”
In fact, I’ve never been on such a well-organized tour. The combination of mushroom stuff and all the other experiences was just perfect.
— Britt Bunyard Moorpark, CA USA
...Marco and Claudio's passion for food, wine and culture shines through. Each trip has been fantastic and the itinerary varied to suit everyone. You get to experience and discover the ‘real Italy’ that so few trips deliver; from visiting local food markets, wine tastings and cultural excursions to sight seeing and all in a relaxed atmosphere. We travel all over the world yet find ourselves always keeping a spare week to ensure we spend time with Marco and Claudio - and are planning our 5th trip with them this year.
- Debbie and Ivan Leng, Burgess Hill, UK