Barbara is young and dynamic, a true volcano of ideas. She is already an accomplished creative culinary talent. After a long period of practice, she has become a teacher in the most famous Italian cooking school, Il Gambero Rosso, and now collaborates with La Cucina Sabina offering the guests cooking lessons that are always creative original and fun.
The Villa was even better than I imagined, it was even nicer than the pictures. We were a group of 11 adults, from 20 to 61 years old. We had so much room to relax. In the evenings we will gather in the huge kitchen and dining room to exchange our stories from our daily adventure. The Villa was very clean and the grounds impeccable.
We have chosen to have a dinner on the day we arrived but did not expect such an amazing feast even though Giuseppe had let us chose our options from a diverse menu. The food was exquisite and well as the wine.
We had also chosen to have breakfast everyday that was specially prepared for us every morning by Nonna Carla who amazed us with her home made jams and freshly baked croissants, a meal fit for a king.
Our pizza class was so much fun and the recipe Nancy and Nonna Carla taught us was so easy to follow and the results were delicious, we had so much pizza and wine which was so much meaningful because we prepared ourselves (with help of course).
Our cooking class with Chef Barbara was so delightful, fun and the end results are out of this world. Chef Barbara was very patient and knowledgeable and impress us so much with her cooking skills ( we all cook in my family and love food and one of my sons went to culinary school so we have a great appreciation for this work). We were so impressed when the dishes kept on coming each one better than the last one, the presentation was extraordinary.
The view of the sunset while having dinner was something not to be missed.
Giuseppe was an amazing host from the day we arrived, my suitcases were coming on a later flight and the GPS stop working and Giuseppe was on the phone with me and helping me get to the Villa. My kids also called Giuseppe and he guided them from the train station to the Villa. We were so late for our first dinner and getting to the Villa and finally meeting Giuseppe was such a relief when I saw his welcoming smile and understanding.
I would recommend staying at the Villa to everyone, it was pleasant, comfortable, clean and so relaxing, specially after walking the whole day the peaceful atmosphere made it all worth it. Try to get the meal plan, you will not be disappointed, we regret not having dinner at the villa every night.
The supermarkets are very close, there is an agriturismo next door if you want to have a meal. The train station is 5 minutes driving distance. You will need a car.
Thank you again Giuseppe for making us feel at home in your beautiful Villa.