Make your own way to Milan train station in the morning, and meet your friendly, private guide. After getting acquainted, board a comfortable train to Lake Como, and relax on your journey to Como, the vibrant city at the southern end of the lake.
After roughly an hour, arrive at Como and take the short ferry ride to Blevio, set on the lake’s eastern banks. As you cruise, admire the views of the luxury villas, gardens and cliffs that frame the lake, and gaze out over the surrounding mountains.
Go ashore at Blevio, and head for the cooking school where your private culinary class will take place. Meet the friendly chef, and make yourself at home in the charming kitchen.
Enjoy a welcome drink and snacks as you chat about the 2-course lunch menu, and once you’re ready, set about preparing the dishes, drawn from different regions of Italy.
With guidance from your chef, use the fresh ingredients to conjure up a main dish such as homemade pasta or risotto. Then, follow it up by making a classic Italian dessert such as tiramisu, creating a delectable final flourish to your meal.
After your 2.5-hour class and with everything ready, sit down with your chef and enjoy your creations. Get feedback on your dishes, hear about the history of each recipe, and wash down your food with a delicious Italian wine, specially chosen to complement your meal.
Following lunch, bid farewell to your chef, and catch the ferry back to Como, admiring more of the enchanting scenery as you cruise. Then, finish your visit with a leisurely walking tour of Como’s main sights, including the picturesque waterfront, with your guide.
Lastly, return by train to Milan, where your tour ends at the station.