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Top Cooking Classes in Rome

By Viator, March 2016

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Italy may be littered with important art and medieval ruins, but it’s the food (and vino) that makes you fall in love with the place. Pasta, pizza, pinot grigio – bring on the carbs! Walking through vast cathedrals and across expansive piazzas is going to burn it all off anyway (just keep telling yourself that), so go ahead. Finish that lasagna. Who cares if you return with a few extra pounds but chances are with all your walking it will equal out. So do Italy right, and savor every last bite.

While eating your way through the country is a perfectly acceptable way to spend your time, learning how to cook the food yourself is even better. Take an Italian cooking class so you can bring Italy into your own kitchen, impressing your friends with the smells, tastes and pleasures that one can only find in Italia.

With the Rome Walking Tour and Cooking Class, combine a lesson in handmade pasta with a little exercise and history. A walk around Rome’s famous sights like the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain will give you the appetite to eat the plentiful lunch you’re about to make.

To truly master the art of Italian cooking, you must also learn the art of choosing fresh ingredients. The Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome and the Florence Cooking Course with Local Market Visit will give you the foundation you need to become an expert. Visit a local market with a guide and be introduced to regional food producers as you learn to distinguish high-quality ingredients and try your hand at bargaining for the perfect tomato (perhaps don’t try this part at your local grocery store.)

Of course, no Italian meal is complete without the wine. Get a lesson in pairing your favorite dishes with the perfect glass of red or white during the Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence or during the Small-Group Cooking Class in the Roman Countryside.

Whichever class (or classes) you choose, get ready to stuff your own ravioli, and then stuff yourself. You might want to save room in your suitcase for a bigger pair of jeans.

-Viator Team

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Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 223 Reviews

Learn how to cook a four-course Italian meal in a private kitchen in the heart of Rome! You know the saying. When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and the Romans ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.14

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 476 Reviews

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this 5.5-hour market visit and cooking class in Florence. Led by local chefs, visit Florence’s Central Market to choose ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $104.08

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 Reviews

Calling all Italian food lovers! If you’re a gourmand, cooking aficionado or a fan of homemade cuisine, this intimate, full-day cooking tour from Rome is for ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.53

Experience Italy: Cooking Class and Dinner with Nonna

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Make the most of your time in Rome with this 4-hour Italian cooking lesson, led by an experienced Italian cook. Meet ‘Nonna’ — your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4-4.5 hours

From USD $114.60

Tuscan Agriturismo Day Trip from Rome: Cooking Class, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Swap Rome for Tuscany and spend a day at an authentic ‘agristurismo,’ a rustic working farm and wine estate in the rolling Tuscan hills. With the farm’s ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.55

Pasta 101- Learn to make your own home-made pasta or pizza at a chef's home

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Ever wanted to master the art of Italian cuisine? Join host Francesca at her lovely home kitchen, for a private cooking class to learn how to prepare homemade ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.00

Artisan Gelato Class in Rome

Master the art of gelato making at a family-owned 'gelateria' during a 1-hour class in Rome. Under the guidance of a local gelato maker, be introduced into the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.82

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