A finely renovated 18th-century palace located in the picturesque medieval village of Arce, in the middle of the Roman countryside, on the ancient road connecting Rome and Naples, overlooking one of Italy’s most enchanting valleys and the property-owned vineyards.
A state-of-the-art professional kitchen, perfectly integrated into the lively atmosphere of the “Palazzo”, is the ideal setting for our hands-on cooking program.
Here you can live a fantastic learning experience, cooking, tasting, watching and having fun!
With the perfect combination of selected local food producers and experienced wine makers, we offer you a unique opportunity to become familiar with genuine Italian products and lifestyle, while exploring small little-known villages drenched with atmosphere.
The accommodation for your Italian cooking vacation is a luxuriously renovated Palazzo dating back to the 18th century. Once home to nobility, the building has since been converted into a six-bedroom boutique hotel, which still maintains elements of the original structure, combined with modern, contemporary decor. And instead of the noisy din of city traffic, you’ll wake up to the sounds of bells in the distance in a picturesque medieval village. The hotel also boasts cellars stocked with a range of biodynamic wines, which guests will get to sample during their stay.
Six elegant rooms (each playfully named after wines we produce) feature their own personality and unique view of the countryside. After a day full of cooking classes, food tours of the region, and other new discoveries, unwind and relax with a refreshing shower, or bath, share photos of your culinary holiday with free high-speed Wi-Fi, or catch your favorite show on your room’s flat-screen TV.
Learn the secrets of the bel paese’s cuisine in our series of four Italian cooking classes, where you will experiment with traditional recipes at your own individualized work station. Dishes you’ll master include a variety of starters, regional specialties, delectable desserts, pizza, and how to make fresh, home-made pasta. Our local, talented chefs will bring their expertise to the classroom, creating a fun and relaxed environment to fine-tune your culinary prowess.
The ingredients used in your cooking courses are organic, and locally-sourced. All techniques you’ll master demonstrate how to yield superior flavor and freshness out of each product. Once you’ve wrapped up your work in the kitchen, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Our modern dining room is the setting for a classic, Italian family-style meal, which includes the dishes you personally prepared as well as other delicacies prepared by our gifted chefs. A selection of organic wines also round out the menu.
Italy’s breathtaking panoramas, artistic treasures, and rich cultural patrimony are renowned worldwide. Even small, little-known villages are open air museums, with rhythms far from those of the chaos of big cities. From unspoiled landscapes to medieval castles, from old fishing villages to mountain ones, from the legends of Roman ruins to the mystery of splendid Benedictine abbeys, we’ve put together an itinerary of the best of Rome’s countryside.
Not all extra virgin olive oil, wine, mozzarella, and prosciutto are created equal! During your cooking vacation, you’ll have the possibility to taste true, farm-to-table Italian products, so that you’ll eventually become familiar with their authentic flavor and quality. On board deluxe 9-seat minivans, with our guides’ assistance, you’ll visit the best olive oil mills, organic wineries, dairy farms, cured meat manufacturers, and charming markets. The local vendors you visit will be proud to share the history and secrets of their award-winning goods. A unique opportunity to taste natural Italian food and wine at the source, learning what’s behind the scenes of the production process.
A gorgeous view on the valley, a typical small center very close to the structure. The staff is very friendly and the top is logically the typical food and their wine production as well. You should try it !!!
The place is really exceptional. The old building is fantastically restored. Rooms are comfortable. Off the building are amazing views! Breakfast is wonderful!
A unique place with an amazing atmosphere! Beautifully located, great restored, clean and quiet. Perfect place for short vacations as well as for longer stay. I dearly recommend !!!
What a find, luxury in an ancient palazzo!
I wish we had been staying longer. We were extremely well looked after… I hope to go back!