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Top Cooking Classes in Rome

By Viator, December 2014

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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. If you don’t return from Italy without a couple of extra pounds, you are either the luckiest metabolizer around, or you didn’t do Italy right.

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 137 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 $136.89

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 372 Reviews

Meet Chef Giovanni and learn how to cook a four-course Tuscan banquet in a private home in the heart of Florence! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.78

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 97 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 $161.78

Rome Walking Tour and Cooking Class

4.5 star rating: Recommended 191 Reviews

Calling all history and food lovers! Get the most out of your vacation in Rome with the Roman City Walking Tour and Cooking Class. Experience Rome’s history, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.11

Experience Italy: Cooking Class and Dinner with Nonna

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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 ‘grandma’ for the evening — ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4-4.5 hours

From USD $105.78

Florence Super Saver: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Plus Gelato and Pizza Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Lick your lips and roll up your sleeves for an evening of food tasting and cooking during an exciting Florence Super Saver. Combining two best-selling food ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.08
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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 $56.00

Kids Pizza Cooking Class in Rome

Treat the family to a 2.5-hour cooking class, and discover the history of pizza and the science behind their creation from a local ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.00

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