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Learn the magic of Italian cuisine, experimenting with traditional recipes in your individual workstation: from a large variety of starters to the joy of home-made pasta, from a range of regional recipes, to the sweetness of Italian desserts and obviously the original pizza! I Cook in Italy local talented chefs will bring their long experience to the classroom, creating for you an enjoyable way to learn new culinary skills and a great way to spend time together in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
During this vacation, you will enjoy an all-inclusive stay in the authentic Italy, surrounded by good taste and familiar atmosphere. A luxury accommodation consisting of a historical 18th century building, ideally based in the heart of a pleasant medieval village of the Roman countryside, halfway between Rome and Naples. As I Cook in Italy is in a totally-renewed historical building, rooms are slightly different from each other. Every room has its own personality and a different design touch in the furniture. Their dimensions vary from 18 to 25 square meters (195 to 270 sq. feet). Rooms are available with double or twin beds. An extra bed can be arranged in some rooms on request.
Rooms are located on first and second floor, all areas of the building are accessible by elevators. All the rooms have a private bathroom and the following amenities: mountains and valley view (except one with town center view), air conditioning/heating with adjustable temperature, flat-screen smart TV with local channels and internet access, free unlimited Wi-Fi, wardrobe or closet, clothes rack, marble or parquet floor, shower or bathtub, hairdryer, bidet, free toiletries and towels. “Mocevò” room has a Jacuzzi tub inside, next to the main bathroom. “Lauterie” room is situated in a quiet area of the building and has a private large bathroom next to the room door. If you require a specific room, please let I Cook in Italy know during reservation.
A new culinary experience made up of prime organic ingredients, short supply chains, traditional cooking techniques, extraordinary wine pairings and partnerships with award-winning local producers. The perfect combination of traditional Italian style and contemporary influences: from interior to food design, from the finest hospitality to genuine flavors, every aspect of the tour has its own unique personality, offering you, who love art, culture, music, fine wine and food an authentic “Italian living” experience.
During this retreat ,you will have the chance to experience the perfect combination of selected local food producers and experienced wine makers, I Cook in Italy offers everyone a unique opportunity to experience genuine Italian products and lifestyle, while exploring small little-known villages drenched in atmosphere.
The historical area known as The Ciociaria (pronounced: cho-cha-ree-a) is a geographic bridge between Rome and Naples. Its name originates from the word “ciocie”, ancient and typical footwear once worn by local shepherds. The history and spirit of The Ciociaria have been forged through its intimate connection with the landscape, from the pre-Roman era with its ancient acropolises surrounded by megalithic walls, to the era of Imperial Rome and the emergence of many prosperous towns along the Via Latina.
The Ciociaria that we see today, however, was formed during the first centuries of the Middle Ages, through the civilizing work of the Benedictine Abbeys and the splendor of the Papal City. The Ciociaria is a land to discover and know through a journey into the past through history, myth, and legend following the steps of Ernici, Cicero, St. Thomas and St. Benedict.
Far from stereotypes, “I Cook in Italy” aims at giving its guests a special experience, out of traditional touristic routes. A real food and wine tasty travel among authentic Italian culinary traditions, with a daily original discovery of new flavors, that's why all through this culinary retreat you will be spoiled with all meals included: daily typical breakfast, light lunch, dinner, tastings and more. During a meal all your senses are involved: the eyes see colors and composition, the ears listen to the sound of cooking, the nose smells scents and flavors, then touch and imagination mix them well together to start an extraordinary culinary experience! And if that was not enough, you will enjoy self-produced natural bottled wines (1 bottle maximum every 2 persons per day), water and espresso coffee included during your Italian dinners.
The closest international airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airport, 1 hour and 20 minutes from the location. Transfer is available on request at a small additional charge of 75 EUR per vehicle (up to 3 persons), each way (just a little bit more than a taxi ride from the airport to the heart of Rome).
The closest train station to the location is Roccasecca, 1 hour and 25 minutes from Roma Termini central station. Transfer is included in the package.
The location is 10 minutes from the A1 motorway; 1 hour and 25 minutes from both Rome and Naples. If you wish to arrive by car, ask for detailed directions during reservation. Free parking is available next to the building.