• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Escape Rome for a day in the countryside learning how to cook authentic Italian dishes. 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 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

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. 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. Work with three different types of homemade pasta, and 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

Angela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide/cook was amazing! My fiance and I had such a great time!!! It was us and one other couple who showed up later on. I loved seeing the countryside and us going with the cook to pick up all the groceries for dinner in the small completely unique town. The little house we cooked in was so adorable and had amazing views! I loved learning and being able to make all the recipes and wow sooo much food and all of it was insanely delicious!! Definitely want to do this again if we ever come back to Rome!

Megan P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful experience! One of very best tours weve ever booked.

After about a 45 minute ride in a comfortable shuttle bus, we arrived at the idyllic town of Mazzano Romano and met our chef/guide, Elisa. She took us along with her as we went into three little shops for fresh ingredients for our menu. We then ventured to the apartment which was apparently built in about 1300 AD, where Alisa guided us in how to make: a simple pizza prepared three ways potatoes, red onions, mozzarella with tomatoes, veal saltimbocca, ravioli stuffed with ricotta/spinach, gnocchi with prosciutto and sweet pepper sauce, fettuccine with delicious homemade tomato based pasta sauce, and a dark chocolate lava cake. Elisa choose the menu with our preferences in mind as well as freshness of produce. We left very satisfied with full bellies and an eagerness to try out the recipes at home!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary while we participated in this wonderful event. It was a bit of a ride to Mazzano Romano, but it was worth it for the beautiful view from the apartment where our chef led the eight guest in our cooking class. Prior to arriving there, we shopped at the local butcher shop and market. With supplies in tow, we walked up to the beautiful apartment where the chef and her assistant first showed us how to make a simple pizza with various toppings and then several tricks for making pasta several different ways, All the activities were supported with many laughs and plenty of wine. We sat together for a multi-course feast with more wine and laughter. We napped on on the ride back with full bellies and a great memory.

maria c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Phenomenal. Highly recommended. Had a blast w Eliza and Marco our chefs

Vicki M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Such an awesome day. From being picked up by our wonderful driver Roy, meeting our chef Elisa, buying our ingredients and then cooking and eating our four course meal-it was a perfect. The highlight of my trip and now ticked off my bucket list - bellisimo

Thor E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Best day spent in Italy ever, great chef wonderful cooking experience in an over the top place. I want to go back.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was excellent, would highly recommend it.

Albert J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This activity actually teaches you practical Italian home cooking technique. 10 stars.

Christine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

such a fun time and the food was amazing, actually some of my favorite food out of our 2 week trip! would definitely do again!

Antony D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a great tour. We learnt how to make pasta, saltimbocca alla roma and mushroom fresh porcini risotto. The old village was very beautiful, the butcher that supplied the veal sang and the two cooks were great. A very enjoyable tour.

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