4-Days Cooking Vacation

Program, Price and Details

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4 Days Cooking Holiday in the Roman Countryside

The “Taste of Ciociaria” Italian Culinary Holiday includes:

3 nights in a luxurious accommodation, an 18th-century renovated Palazzo with an enclosed wine cellar, located in the heart of a medieval village immersed in the Roman Countryside
2 hands-on cooking classes with our local experienced chef, covering typical dishes from the local tradition and Mediterranean diet, using seasonal organic ingredients
2 cultural and culinary excursions on board a 9-seats luxury vehicle
● Dinner out at the best local Pizzeria or a renowned restaurant
All meals, fine Italian wines and other beverages included (i.e. espresso coffee, limoncello)
Free transfer from and to the local train station (Airport transfer available on request)
Assistance from a qualified staff fluent in both English and Italian
● Apron, recipe book and certificate of attendance
Exclusive discounts on selected food and wine products and cooking equipment to take home

Full Itinerary

Itinerary 1: Sunday to Wednesday

First Day (Sunday)

  • Free transfer from local train station if coming by train
  • Check-in at Palazzo and visit of the enclosed biodynamic wine cellar
  • Light lunch upon arrival with a glass of Prosecco
  • Time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room
  • Guided walking tour among the alleys of our medieval town center
  • Welcome dinner at the best local Pizzeria with mixed starters, and authentic Italian Pizza baked in a wood-burning oven with great local wines

Second Day (Monday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries and a lot more)
  • Departure of the excursion to: Casamari Gothic abbey, a pre-Roman acropolis with megalithic walls and Cicero’s hometown
  • Stop at an outdoor farmers’ market to buy fresh organic produce like the locals
  • Light lunch at a traditional family-run olive oil mill with an explanation of the extra-virgin oil extraction process
  • First Cooking Lesson: Homemade Pasta and Primi Piatti (i.e. Lasagna, fettuccine al ragù, bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, etc.)
  • Dinner is served in the Palazzo’s main dining room with the fruits of your labor and other delicacies prepared by our talented chef, paired with our great biodynamic wines

Third day (Tuesday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Departure of the excursion to: the medieval town of Anagni, called the “city of the Popes”, with its 12th-century cathedral, the Papal residence during the Middle Ages and a lot of artisan workshops
  • Light lunch at a selected winery with a tasting of “Cesanese del Piglio” red wine (called the Chianti of Ciociaria) and visit to the vineyards and cellars
  • Second Cooking Lesson: Main courses and side dishes (i.e. pollo con peperoni, saltimbocca alla romana, etc.)
  • Dinner at the Palazzo with natural wines from our cellar

Last day (Wednesday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Check-out and transfer to local train station with a lot of wonderful memories, new friends and newly-acquired culinary skills

Itinerary 2: Wednesday to Saturday

First Day (Wednesday)

  • Free transfer from local train station if coming by train
  • Check-in at Palazzo and visit of the enclosed biodynamic wine cellar
  • Light lunch upon arrival with a glass of Prosecco
  • Time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room
  • Guided walking tour among the alleys of our medieval town center
  • Welcome dinner in the Palazzo’s main dining room with selected natural wines from our cellar

Second day (Thursday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Departure of the excursion to: Montecassino abbey, famous in the world for being an important battle theater during World War II
  • Opportunity to go on shopping in Cassino city center with Italian style hints from our guides
  • Light lunch at an historic country house which hosted the English writer D.H. Lawrence in 1919. The owner also makes one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy and other delicious dairy products and cured meat to taste with a local variety of Cabernet wine
  • First Cooking Lesson: Homemade Pizza and Italian Desserts (i.e. Tiramisu, crostata with home-made jam, red wine ciambelline, etc.)
  • Dinner is served in the Palazzo’s main dining room with the fruits of your labor and other delicacies prepared by our talented chef, paired with our great biodynamic wines

Third day (Friday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Second cooking lesson: Mixed hot and cold Italian starters (i.e. tomato bruschetta, stuffed zucchini flowers, eggplant Parmigiana, etc.)
  • Light lunch at the Palazzo with natural wines from our cellar
  • Excursion to Arpino (Cicero’s hometown) and its pre-Roman acropolis with megalithic walls, surrounded by olive trees
  • Visit of a traditional family-run olive oil mill with an explanation of the extra-virgin oil extraction process
  • Gourmet farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant of the area with a selection of the best local wines

Last day (Saturday)

  • Full Italian Breakfast
  • Check-out and transfer to local train station with lot of wonderful memories, new friends and newly-acquired culinary skills

Prices

Deluxe Room (Double or Twin beds):
€ 1.995 per person ($ 2,347 / £ 1,775)*

Autumn Promotion:
Book for any remaining 2017 dates by October 31th and get more than 50% off the original price!
€ 950 per person ($ 1,118 / £ 845)*

All taxes, admissions and service included.

Transfer from/to Rome airports or city center (per vehicle):
One-way € 75 ($ 88 / £ 67)*
Round-trip € 150 ($ 176 / £ 133)*

Single occupancy room supplement: € 250 ($ 294 / £ 222)*

Airfare not included.
* Exchange rates are approximate.

Notes

Available: All year round (see available dates in the Reservation form below)

Group size: 1 – 12 people

Itinerary 1 

Check-in: Sunday at 3 pm
Check-out: Wednesday at 11 am

Itinerary 2

Check-in: Wednesday at 3 pm
Check-out: Saturday at 11 am

Breakfast is served at: 9 am
Daily excursions departure: 10 am (except Friday at 4.30 pm)
Cooking classes start: 4.30 pm (except Friday at 10 am)
Dinner is served at: 7.30 pm (at the end of the cooking class)

Free transfer from/to the local train station is available at previously agreed time.
Arrival by car is possible, ask us for directions. Free parking is located in front of our building.

Transfer from/to Rome airports, city center or other Italian locations is available upon request.

Self-produced natural wines will be served during in-house dinners, with a maximum of 1 bottle for every 2 people per night (if there are 10 people dining, up to 5 bottles of different wines can be opened for free!). Extra and special bottles can be opened at a small additional charge.

The previous are sample programs, little changes may occur due to weather conditions, seasonality of fresh products and as we are always looking for new interesting culinary activities and special events not to be missed.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to check in.

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How to book

Instructions: To make a reservation please fill in your personal data and the desired dates for your culinary stay.
You will receive an e-mail from us within 12 hours containing instructions about how to secure your booking.
If the selected dates are not available, we will suggest you the closest available ones.

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, Bank Transfer

Deposit: A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. Balance is due 30 days before checking in. Deposit is fully refundable until 90 days before your arrival date.

Important: We strongly recommend that you have a travel and medical insurance covering your losses in case of cancellation and any unpleasant circumstances during your Italian culinary vacation.

Your personal data will not be used for commercial scopes, nor shared with external subjects, according to the Italian Privacy Act (D.Lgs. 196/2003).

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