Italian Dining & Cooking Experiences and Language Classes

The best way to experience Italy at home or abroad

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Upcoming Escapes


A Taste of Italy Weekend getaway
3 - 5 May 2019
19 - 21 Jun 2019
25 - 27 Oct 2019

Enjoy A Taste of Italy on the Fleurieu Peninsula at Waverley Estate. A two night getaway to enjoy delicious meals, fine wines, traditional Italian cooking and pasta making and a little Italian language.

Tuscan Experience
SEP 7 - SEP 21, 2019
SEP 5 - SEP 19, 2020

A two week indulgent and relaxing stay in the heart of Tuscany and Cinque Terre in a 15th Century villa. Experience Italy's incredible gastronomy while exploring picturesque locales.

Simply Sicily
SEP 23 - OCT 5, 2019 Sold Out
SEP 21 - OCT 3, 2020

Refined hospitality in an environment of rare beauty. Let Sicily seduce you as it has to visitors for centuries.


Renato's Story

An experienced lecturer, Renato Di Stefano has a passion for Italy, Italian Food and the romantic Italian language. 

From an early age, under his Nonna's guidance, Renato learned the correlation between choice, fresh ingredients often gathered at local markets and delicious meals. His childhood experiences together with the repertoire of tips and tricks learned while helping Nonna prepare family meals laid the foundations for Renato's love of good food and traditional Italian cooking.


Enjoyable Learning 

As a TAFE lecturer for many years, Renato introduced the concept of teaching the Italian language and culture through it's cuisine, giving students a small taste of the broad and varied gastronomy of Italy's regions.


Relax & Explore 

Hosting tours in italy since 2002, Renato's tours are a point of difference. With strong local ties, a passionate knowledge of the region and a casual relaxed pace, an Eat Learn Live tour gives you a taste of the real Italian lifestyle.


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