4-Days Cooking Vacation

Program, Price and Details

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

COVID-19 Update: As prescribed by the Italian law, all guests and staff members will be required to check their temperature daily and wear face covers during cooking classes, in the car and during excursions (indoor and outdoor). Therefore, the published itinerary could be slightly adjusted to maximize your comfort, reducing long times with the mask on. To increase the social distance, we reduced the maximum size of the group to 4 people. Furthermore, to help our future guests plan their holidays and book with confidence, we also reduced the final payment deadline to 7 days before arrival (instead of 30 days). In the eventuality of new travel restrictions applied after your reservation has been confirmed, we will be happy to modify the travel period at no additional cost (within 1 year from the chosen dates). Total refund (except transaction fees) is also possible in case of exceptional documented circumstances, if not covered by your travel insurance. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Full Itinerary

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 (or airport) with a lot of wonderful memories, new friends and newly-acquired culinary skills

Rates (Special Offer!)

Double or Twin Room (double occupancy):
€ 1.995 per person ($ 2,164 / £ 1,699)*

Special Promotion:

All 2021 available dates:
€ 875 per person ($ 949 / £ 745)*
(see available dates in the Reservation form below)

Transfer from/to Rome airports or city center (per vehicle, up to 3 guests):
One-way € 95 ($ 103 / £ 81)*
Round-trip € 180 ($ 195 / £ 153)*
FREE Transfer for more than 2 guests in the same reservation!

Single occupancy room supplement: € 240 ($ 260 / £ 204)*

All taxes, admissions and service included.
Airfare not included.
* Exchange rates are approximate, payment will be processed in Euros.

Important Notes

Available: See available dates in the Reservation form below

Group size: max 12 people 4 people

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

Breakfast is served at: 9 am
Daily excursions departure: 10 am
Cooking classes start: 4.30 pm
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 organic bottled 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. Children of at least 12 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

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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 24 hours containing instructions about how to secure your booking.

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

Deposit: A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The remaining amount is due at least 7 days before your arrival date. For change and cancellation policy, please check our FAQs.

Important: We strongly recommend that you have a travel insurance covering your losses in case of cancellation and any unpleasant circumstances during your Italian culinary vacation. You will be required to sign a standard form upon arrival freeing us from any liability.

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) and GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679).

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