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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Best tour took!! Highly recommend this to everyone. Monica was wondeful and her and her assistant were so much fun! My husband and I took this and were just accompanied by one other lady. It was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I wish I'd known sooner about how wonderful an event this truly is. I've been to Italy 4 times in as many years, and it wasn't until last week, that I took this tour. I booked it as part of my fiancée's 40th birthday surprise trip, and we had so much fun, not to mention, learned a lot. If you enjoy cooking even just a little bit, or having any sort of fun and adventure in a foreign land, THIS is one of those must-do tours. When we go back to Italy, this will be on our re-do list!

Annette B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our experience was fantastic. We were picked up from our hotel in Rome and then dropped back very close to our hotel in rome. The day was fun and Monica our guide for the day was absolutely lovely. She was very warm and welcoming. We cooked and chatted about food, family life and lifestyles in Italy and Australia. Even though I am Italian and cook a lot I still learnt a lot and enjoyed the day very much. We loved the food we cooked. We couldnt finish eating it all. We would highly recommend this day out. Annette and Carla.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Fabulous day in an ancient hilltop town with Monica and her asst Alicia. We chopped, we sipped, we kneaded, we sipped, we rolled, we sipped, we filled, we sipped some more! I am a good cook but I learned many new ways to make more delicious Italian dishes. Our lunch included bruscetta, pizza, stuffed tomatoes, raviolis, lasagna, veal saltimbocca, caprese salad, and lots of red and white wine. So worth every penny, thanks for a wonderful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was the highlight of our stay in Rome. Monica and her assistant Lisa were wonderful. The town was beautiful and the setting was just perfect. Food was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Excellent experience. While market is only open on Thursdays, Monica showed us how to shop in 2 small stores for everything we needed to make a 6 course lunch of simply delicious Italian food. We particularly enjoyed our group and had a ton of fun while we learned about Italian food. Have already tried one of the recipes at home - all recipes provided to you via Web! Note that I took my reluctant husband on this trip, and he describes this as one of his vacation highlight. Good for: couples, singles, foodies, not-so-foodies. Highly recommend this and/or the Rome version.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

A simply wonderful day with Monica. A drive out to the country where we shopped for fresh ingredients. Then to the beautiful home where we made lunch. A truly magical experience with Monica making us feel very welcome, more like friends having a lovely day together.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Arriving in Rome, jet lagged, there is no better way to acclimatise that with a full day of concentrated activity. Door to door pickup and delivery was a real bonus. We also got to enjoy some Roman countryside on our forty-five minute journal to a delightful country village. After purchasing some ingredients from the local vendors, Monica, our guide and chef, introduced us to and took us through the finer points of preparing pasta. Without going into the details of the day, we learned several amazing techniques and recipes that we will take back home. I can thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to expand his/her knowledge on Italian cooking and who would enjoy something off the normal tourist track.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Words can not express how much fun this cooking lesson was! My husband and I had the best time EVER and it made our Italy experience that much more special. We were greeted by our driver, tour guide, chef... Claudia. She was so much fun. It was a short drive about 45 minutes to a very small village with a population of 50. It was quaint and a lovely location. We stopped at the butchers, the fresh market for veges and fruit and then to the local market for our bread and cheese! We purchased all our fresh ingredients that we'd be cooking with for the day. We entered the home and was greeted by her assistant and everything waiting for us. We prepared food, listened to music, laughed, ate and drank lots of wine. My husband does not eat cheese so he was referred to and nicknamed "Victor No Frommagio" "Victor No Cheese"! We had a blast and met a wonderful group of friends. Just typing my review now makes me so happy and thankful we were able to experience this day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Had lots of fun. Wonderful experience. Monica and her coworker were wonderful. Let's not forget how delicious everything was

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was great. We loved the appetizers and the pastas. THe main course were soso but that may have been our fault. I would highly recommend this. It is a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome and see how people live on the outskirts. Our two chefs were sooo nice and made the experience incredible.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We LOVED this excursion! I had my reservations about a simple cooking lesson, but it turned out to be a wonderful side trip into a tiny Roman village. Our chef was very welcoming and patient. We had a wonderful time walking around the small town, hands-on cooking at the house, and enjoying a LOT of food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We participated in this tour on April 26, 2014. I have to say it was a magical experience. The location was great. I have a love of Medieval villages and this was not spoiled by tourists! The private home where the class was hosted was terrific and spacious. Our instructor, Monica, made us feel like friends visiting for dinner, we learned to make pasta and traditional village dishes and drank wonderful wines. Best of all we met lovely people who we will never forget.

The tour company was easy to work with and the communication was good. I had the opportunity to communicated via email and telephone and both were easy experiences. We were staying at a local apartment so we arranged to be picked up at a large nearby hotel in Piazza Barberini. The bus was about 15 mins late. Just enough time to cause me concern, but I was reassured by the doorman at the hotel that they are always late (Italian time!).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Monica is a natural teacher, so warm, patient and really good at explaining cooking procedures in English. When I was organizing our trip, I threw this tour in at the end as a filler. It actually turned out to be one of my favorites. Rarely do I come home from a vacation having learned valuable new skills, but that's exactly what happened this time. I can't wait to try out some of the techniques I learned on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This particular cooking lesson wasn't available on the day I wanted, so I ended up taking the other cooking class in Rome, which was amazing and definitely worth doing. :) I can't say I recommend this particular tour because I have no experience with it, but I'm sure it would be amazing.

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