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Tour code: 5034COOKING
Escape Rome for a day in the countryside learning how to cook authentic Italian dishes. You’ll travel from the city to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where your experience starts by shopping for ingredients at the local market. Then help to prepare and cook a traditional 4-course meal under the guidance of an experienced instructor before sitting down to enjoy your creations with Italian wine. The class is limited to 12 people to provide an intimate, small-group experience.   


  • Small-group Italian cooking class in the Roman countryside
  • Purchase cooking ingredients and experience local life in the market
  • Prepare and enjoy a 4-course Italian meal
  • Learn how to match each dish to local wines
  • Maximum of 12 participants ensures a highly personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

Small Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

Spend an idyllic day in the Roman countryside, where you can immerse yourself in the glorious Italian tradition of cooking. After hotel pickup in Rome, depart the city with your guide for the village of Mazzano Romano.

When you arrive, visit the local market to shop for ingredients for your cooking class. As you browse the food stalls, learn how to spot the freshest vegetables, eggs, spices and meat. Then head to a fully equipped kitchen, where your chef provides step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking traditional Italian dishes.

The small-group class ensures you’ll receive personalized attention as you help to make a 4-course meal, from appetizer to dessert. You’ll work with three different types of homemade pasta, and you’ll learn how to pair dishes with the right varietal of wine to bring out the fullest flavors. When the cooking is over, sit down with your group to enjoy your meal with wine.

With a full stomach and newfound skills, your culinary experience ends with the drive back to Rome.  

Customer Reviews

Edelweiss P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the most fun things my husband and I did in Rome! We enjoyed shopping for the food we would be cooking , too. The group was small everyone participated. The town and the house were lovely. The chef / teacher was patient and talented. The only suggestion I would make is , it would really have been nice to have been given the recipes for the dishes we made. We were given a web address where we were told we could find them. They are there, but not exactly the same. This being said, we would definitely recommend this Viator cooking class!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kimberly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing, recommend as a must do


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the best cooking classes we have done in Europe. Just getting outside of Rome was fun and being picked up and dropped off at your hotel was an added treat. We shared the day with a delightful family which made the experience even better. Selecting your fruit, veggies, and meat from the local shops was an added bonus too. The entire day was just so much fun and the food was so good. We loved our chef and enjoyed being in a home atmosphere for the class. Would highly recommend this experience.

Christopher S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing amazing amazing!!! Early start to a long funfilled day. Our chef was great and was so patient with us non-chefs. The food was the best we had the entire trip. Can and #39;t say enough about this experience. If you are considering, DO IT!!!!

Julie A. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a great tour for food lovers!
A small group of 6 ppl, a lovely and knowledgeable chef (and little helpers!) and some delicious, fresh local ingredients. There you have it : the perfect recipe for a fun and tasty cooking class!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food.

bruce m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a first class tour. Our host and chef , Francesco, drove us to Mazzano Romano a 1500 year old castle north of Rome. He was very friendly and informative. We stopped to shop at a butcher shop and vegetable shop before heading to a villa in the old fort. What a great experience. The class was informative and fun. We chatted , cooked and ate in the charming villa. It was a first class day.

Gloria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. would suggest anyone interesting in Italian cooking take this course

kelli k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

this was such a unique experience, highly recommended!! i would book this experience again in a heartbeat

Dennis E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous day! This was the highlight of my trip to Rome.

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