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

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

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 you! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 people on this small-group Italian cooking class, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable food expert. You will travel to a small village in the Roman countryside, where you’ll learn to cook a traditional Italian meal.


  • 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

Where better than the Roman countryside to take an Italian cooking class? You will spend the day with a skilled chef who will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing a traditional Italian meal, from appetizer to dessert. The small number of participants in this class ensures you will have personalized attention from your expert chef and a highly memorable Italian culinary experience.

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Rome. Your guide will take you off the beaten path to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where you’ll visit the local market to acquire all the necessary ingredients for your class. Your guide will give you tips for selecting the best and freshest vegetables, eggs, spices and meat. Then it’s time to start cooking!

Your cooking lesson takes place in a fully equipped, typical Roman kitchen. Under the guidance of your chef, you will learn how to prepare a four-course Italian meal, including three different types of homemade pasta. You will also learn how to match each dish with suitable wines, selected from the best local varieties. Of course, no Italian cooking experience would be complete without sampling your creations – when you have finished in the kitchen, you’ll gather round the table with your fellow aspiring chefs, sip some wine and taste the delicious Italian meal you have prepared.

On the way back to your hotel in Rome, you’ll be taken to the nearby village of Calcata, a thriving old town known for its restaurants, galleries, cafés and shops. Calcata makes a perfect end to a truly unique Roman vacation experience. Please note, the visit to Calcata is only included when traveling between November 2014 - March, 2015.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I'd give this 10 stars if it were an option!!! Our chef, Mari not sure of spelling and her assistant Francisco were great. We learned so much in a very warm and inviting setting not to mention beautiful and it felt like spending the day in the kitchen with old friends. Do not miss this one!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was without a doubt the best experience I had while in Rome. The chef, Marinella, was wonderful, and the small size of the group 7 meant we got lots of hands-on experience. Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a wonderful experience. Learnt lots and location was amazing. Instructor was great and whole trip was informative and fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My wife and enjoyed this very much. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this cooking class to everyone. Not only was the food amazing but the view from the home was so beautiful.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really enjoyed all of the activities on this tour, the drive to the countryside, shopping in the little town, the villa where we cooked and ate. It was a special day that my husband and I will never forget.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip! This experience was amazing! The chefs were fun and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a delightful day.
Fantastic teacher, lovely group and just a fabulous day of cooking and laughing and eating.
A real highlight of our holiday in Rome - thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Experience was spectacular. Monica and Mariella were the best chefs to have in the kitchen. Class was interactive and the food was outrageous! Amazing what we were able to cook with simple ingredients! Highly recommend this fun filled experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

this was a remarkable tour. It was certainly a highlight. Vitoria was a great chef and host. Very enjoyable day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved the experience! We were with Chef Leo who was fantastic with interesting stories and great cooking tips. Delicious food and a lot of it - we ended up 6 or 7 courses! The little town is very quaint and lovely. I'd highly recommended it, it is so worth it!

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