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4 Days Italian Cooking Holiday in Rome

4 Days Italian Cooking Holiday in Rome

  • Hotel Ponte Sisto, Via dei Pettinari, 64, 00186 Rome, Italy

Culinary Holiday in Italy

Immerse in the Italian culture and taste the delicious traditional dishes that beautiful Rome has to offer. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the garden or roof terrace as you partake in authentic Italian cooking courses with professional Italian chefs. Take a guided excursion through Rome and participate in a wine tasting at an authentic Italian winery. Stay in an elegant room with all the comforts that you may want and forget about the daily routine. Come and see for yourself; you will be glad you did!

Highlights

  • 2 hands-on cooking lessons
  • Wine tasting at an Italian winery
  • Full day, guided excursion through Rome
  • Professional English-speaking instructors and guides
  • Cookbook, apron and certificate of completion
  • Local wines and liquors with meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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You cannot be more conveniently located in the city center of Rome, the eternal city. The Tiber River, which can be admired from the hotels roof terrace, as well as from some of the rooms and suites, is just around the corner; and by crossing the pedestrian Ponte Sisto Bridge, you will find yourself in the traditional Trastevere district with its wide range of bars and dining venues, an excellent choice for an aperitivo enjoying the classic charm of the area, or even to spend a night out in Rome.

Campo de Fiori, offering many wine bars and pubs, is also right around the corner and you will find the unparalleled Piazza Navona only a few steps further. Famous attractions like the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Capitol are just about a 10-minute stroll away. In addition, you will be able to discover the world renowned Spanish Steps, the Popes Seat at Saint Peters or the Trevi Fountain. Hotel Ponte Sisto has several accommodation options available. For your cooking course holiday, you will be staying in the superior double room.

Superior double room

Hotel Ponte Sisto in downtown Rome provides their guests with the ultimate Roman experience when it comes to reliability and style. From some of the superior rooms, you can enjoy the view comfortably sitting on the small balcony, while other rooms feature a comfortable Jacuzzi. The classic double and twin rooms of this accommodation are elegantly furnished and offer you the right comfort for your Roman holiday. After a tiring day of sightseeing, you may retreat in the comfort of your hotel room, enjoying a refreshing bath or shower in your marble bathroom, spoiling yourself with selected toiletries. There is also a free Wi-Fi internet connection available.

Day 1

  • Check-in from 14:00 onwards
  • Welcome drinks and canaps
  • Afternoon free for sightseeing or relaxing and enjoying Rome
  • Dinner in the hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or to relax and enjoy Rome
  • Light lunch for those who are present at the hotel
  • At 14:45, there will be an introduction given by the chef and a chance to get to know the group
  • The first Italian cooking lesson starts at 15:00 and ends at 18:00
  • Dinner in the hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Full day excursion with a tour leader who speaks fluent English. You will visit the Tivoli Gardens; Villa d'Este or Villa Adriana; have lunch at a restaurant; and visit Castelgandolfo, the Popes Summer Residence
  • Visit to a winery for a wine tasting
  • The day will close with a light informal dinner in Hotel Ponte Sisto when you return

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • The second Italian cooking lesson starts at 12:00 and ends at 15:00
  • Lunch in the hotel
  • Departure
  • Guided visit of Castelgandolfo
  • Guided visit to Villa dEste or Villa Adriana in Tivoli
  • Visit to a winery for a tasting

This holiday will take place in Rome, also known as the eternal city, where shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the luxury boutiques and bargain shops of the close by Via Giulia, while culture lovers will be stunned by countless churches and monuments, ranging from Roman Empire to 19th century baroque buildings you will encounter almost around every corner in the city center.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Caf
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Mini bar
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Hotel Ponte Sisto provides delicious daily meals that will allow you to treat yourself to fine Italian and international dishes. They also provide unlimited soft drinks, tea, and coffee for the guests. A rich American buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room or in the enchanting palm-treed inner garden during the warmer season. You will be able to savor from bacon and eggs to homemade pastries, as well as excellent cappuccino and espresso coffee.

  • Attend a mass next door to the hotel, in the church of SS.Salvatore in Onda under the spiritual direction of the Pallottine Fathers
  • Discover the world-renowned Spanish steps, the Popes seat at St. Peters, and the Trevi Fountain
  • Enjoy the classic charm of the Trastevere district, Piazza Navona, and Campo de Fiori
  • Explore Rome
  • Sightseeing
  • Taste wines, assorted cheeses, olive oil, chestnuts, and bruschetta
  • Visit luxury boutiques and bargain shops
  • Visit the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Capitol
  • Visit the Vatican City
  • 2 cooking lessons of approximately 3 hours each
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Cookbook, apron and certificate of completion of your Italian cooking holiday
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as presented in the itinerary
  • Full-day excursion
  • Soft drinks, tea, and coffee
  • Superb Italian wines during dinner and liquors for after dinner
  • Visit to a winery for a wine tasting
  • Airfare
  • City tax
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Transfers to and from the train station
  • Travel expenses

Driving directions from Fiumicino / Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)

  • Head east on Via Arturo Ferrarin - 50 meters
  • Slight right toward Via Leone Delagrange Cayley - 62 meters
  • Slight right at Via Pietro Dona' delle Rose (signs for Area Tecnica) - 0.1 kilometers
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Via Leone Delagrange Cayley - 0.1 kilometers
  • Continue onto Via Francesco Paolo Remotti - 0.4 kilometers
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the Via Mario de Bernardi ramp to Roma / Austria - 0.6 kilometers
  • Continue onto Via Mario de Bernardi - 0.4 kilometers
  • Continue onto A91 (signs for Roma / Aeroporto di Fiumicino) - 20.2 kilometers
  • Take the exit toward V.Le C. Colombo Centro - 0.3 kilometers
  • Merge onto Via Cristoforo Colombo - 1.7 kilometers
  • Slight left toward Via Cristoforo Colombo - 14 m
  • Merge onto Via Cristoforo Colombo - 3.0 kilometers
  • Turn left onto Viale Guido Baccelli - 0.7 kilometers
  • Keep right to continue toward Viale Guido Baccelli - 51 m
  • Slight right onto Viale Guido Baccelli - 0.4 kilometers
  • Continue onto Largo delle Vittime del Terrorismo - 0.1 kilometers
  • Turn left onto Piazza di Porta Capena - 0.1 kilometers
  • Make a u-turn - 0.1 kilometers
  • Continue straight onto Viale Aventino - 0.1 kilometers
  • Turn right onto Via del Circo Massimo - 0.7 kilometers
  • Continue straight onto Via della Greca - 85 meters
  • Continue onto Largo Amerigo Petrucci - 93 meters
  • Slight right onto Lungotevere Aventino - 0.1 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere dei Pierleoni, entering toll zone - 0.2 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere de' Cenci - 0.3 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere dei Vallati - 0.3 kilometers
  • Turn right onto Via dei Pettinari - 57 meters

Driving directions from Ciampino Airport (CIA)

  • Head north toward Piazza Francesco Baracca - 51 meters
  • Exit the roundabout onto the Strada Statale 7 Via Appia ramp to Roma Centro - 0.3 kilometers
  • Merge onto Strada Statale 7 Via Appia - 2.1 kilometers
  • Continue straight to stay on Strada Statale 7 Via Appia - 2.9 kilometers
  • Slight left onto Via Appia Pignatelli - 0.7 kilometers
  • Turn left onto Via Erode Attico - 0.8 kilometers
  • Continue onto Via di Tor Carbone - 2.8 kilometers
  • Turn right onto Via Ardeatina / Strada Provinciale 3 / e Ardeatina / SP3 / e - 3.7 kilometers
  • Turn right to stay on Via Ardeatina / Strada Provinciale 3 / e Ardeatina / SP3 / e
  • Continue to follow Via Ardeatina / SP3 / e - 1.1 kilometers
  • Slight left onto Via Appia Antica - 0.8 kilometers
  • Via Appia Antica turns left and becomes Viale di Porta Ardeatina - 1.4 kilometers
  • Continue onto Piazzale Ardeatino - 0.1 kilometers
  • Continue onto Viale di Porta Ardeatina - 0.3 kilometers
  • Slight right onto Piazzale Ostiense - 0.1 kilometers
  • Keep left to continue on Piazza di Porta S. P olo - 0.1 kilometers
  • Turn right onto Via Marmorata - 0.8 kilometers
  • Slight right onto Lungotevere Aventino - 0.8 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere dei Pierleoni, entering toll zone - 0.2 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere de' Cenci - 0.3 kilometers
  • Continue onto Lungotevere dei Vallati - 0.3 kilometers
  • Turn right onto Via dei Pettinari - 57 meters

Arrival by airplane

  • Arrive at Fiumicino / Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) or Ciampino Airport (CIA) and take a bus or train to the Termini train station.

Arrival by train

  • From the Termini station, take bus 64 and get off at the C.so Vittorio Emanuele II / Sant'Andrea della Valle stop
  • Cross the street to the 116 mini bus stop. Take this bus to the Via Giulia / Polverone stop and walk to Via dei Pettinari
  • The Hotel Ponte Sisto is about 50 meters down the street

GPS

  • N 41 53' 35.42", E 12 28' 18.87"