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Live a fun activity steeped in culture and customs, in a real-family environment! Get to know the Italian and local culture through its food and wine; chat and have a glass of wine during the cooking lesson and relax while you dine. Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine and its genuine ingredients through our private hands-on cooking classes in Matera. Mary will welcome you and your friends in her private kitchen where you will cook traditional dishes that you can easily reproduce at home and enjoy the masterpiece you haveve just learned to prepare!
Lo Scorcio is a brand new luxury apartment in the heart of the Sassi and of the historic center. It is a stylish typical dwelling that has undergone a fine renovation and that retains all the charm of the past. It offers breathtaking views of the Sassi and the Murgia park and its the best way to fully enjoy your stay in Matera. Accommodation is in a large, private apartment that can accommodate two to five guests.
Cook'n Fun at Mary's cooking classes will allow you to live a fun activity steeped in culture and customs, in a real-family environment! You will get to know the Italian and local culture through its food and wine. Chat and have a glass of wine during the cooking lesson and relax while you dine. Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine and its genuine ingredients through our private hands-on cooking classes.
Mary will welcome you and your friends in her private kitchen where you'll cook four traditional dishes that you can easily reproduce at home and enjoy the masterpiece you have just learned to prepare! Once everything is cooked, you will sit around my kitchen table and enjoy your meal paired with a good wine. According to the most typical Italian tradition, an espresso will conclude this adventure. At the end of the classes you will receive your Italian cooking diploma and a gift to remember this special experience.
As part of the club, you will keep receiving Cook'n Fun at Mary's newsletter and updates on recipes, menus, tips and secrets of the Italian cuisine, and you may count on their support if you need help in recreating their recipes. Classes are hands-on: you will not just watch, you will take an active role in making your own meal!
Cook'n Fun at Mary's guided tour of the Sassi will allow you to discover a truly unique town. It is one of the oldest towns in the world and you will be surprised by its original urban pattern mostly unchanged through the centuries and by the merge of man-made rock dwellings and natural caves. As the town expanded, new streets were often constructed on the rooftops of other houses and it is this layering of the Sassi houses that has created the extraordinary images for which Matera has become famous.
These cave dwellings were lived until the 1950s and you will have a chance to understand the misery of these inhabitants and see how their unhealthy homes have now become luxury hotels and restaurants. Cook'n Fun at Mary's excursion to the Murgia Park will take your breath away! The stunning panorama you will enjoy will be hard to forget, and it will also grant you a different point of view over the Sassi district. The unspoiled scenery, the majesty of the Gravina canyon, the beauty of the frescoes in the rupestrian churches, are only a few of the many unique things you will get to admire during this memorable experience.
This retreat will take place in Italy, visiting Matera and Sassi.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI).
Please arrive at Matera train station.
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