If you want to do an experiential cooking activity on your trip, Italy is the place to visit. Take tours such as Discover Your Italy’s food valley tour, where you can visit a famous producer of Culatello di Zibello, as well as visit parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar producers and cook using the ingredients. And if truffle hunting is your jam guests at Il Castelfalfi in Tuscany can choose to forage for truffles in the natural reserve with a self-guided map, or tap into a local expert who will guide them on the adventure. There’s also a harvest tour every year in Puglia, where guests can harvest their own olives, then take them to the mill, watch them being crushed, and leave with a tin of extra virgin olive oil they helped make. Another great pick: The Northern Italy Cooking School allows students to make pasta, visit a rice producer who is using the same machines as when the factory was established in 1648.