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Cooking Holidays in Italy

Join Maccheroni and Wine for this wonderful tour and cooking holidays to study about the enticing Italian cuisines as well as explore the beauty of Italian landscapes. You will stay in a charming accommodation where you can fill up yourself with the fresh air, the tranquility, and the friendliness of people in Vallerano. Come and make your own dishes from traditional recipes and enjoy the life in Viterbo.

Highlights

  • 4 cooking classes
  • Lunches with wines
  • Afternoon tours and aperitifs
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 1 dinner at arrival
  • Daily breakfasts

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

You will stay overnight in a double room or apartment with a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lunchroom at Locanda al Sarapollo. Three houses are in the ancient borgo of Vallerano with an outstanding view of a valley surrounded by pure air and you can have chances to explore relaxed, ancient caves nearby.

MACCHERONI AND WINE Italian Cooking Tours Program

During this holiday, you will join four cooking classes, four trips into Italian taste. La vita è bella is sitting around a table with fresh pasta and old stories about maccaroni. Pane, amore e fantasia is an ancient dish and modern taste with gnocchi and pizza. La grande bellezza is Italy and its regional cuisine, variations on the theme. La dolce vita describes that sweet is rich, the salty is poor, and that is because of precise reasons.

The cooking classes are also organized around the idea of a pleasant journey relaxing with some little walks, maybe going to a gourmet restaurant or an appointment for a wine tasting, an organic olive grove, or an ancient castle. Along the path, you will pick wild herbs to be used during the cooking lesson at Osteria degli orti.

The arrival is Sunday. Then, you will have dinner at Osteria Degli Orti. Next days from Monday to Thursday, you will have classes in the morning, lunch together, afternoon tours with the aperitifs. After that, you are free for dinner. Maccheroni and Wine will give you all the tips you request so you can also cook at your apartment if you like it or book a shuttle service to reach a site if you do not have your car.

Included excursions

You will enjoy some narrative walks including some little walks going to a gourmet restaurant or an appointment for a wine tasting, an organic olive grove, or an ancient castle. Along the path, you will pick wild herbs for cooking classes.

Instructors

Francesca Angeli
Francesca used to work in a theatre and, together with Riccardo, She decided to live in the countryside with slow life, good food and wine, and a home in a small village. She then opened a restaurant Osteria degli Orti, that is now in the prestigious Gambero Rosso 2017 and 2018.

Location

This holiday will take place in Vallerano, Province of Viterbo, Latium, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Daly breakfasts, lunches with wines, aperitifs, and one dinner at arrival are included in the prices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 cooking classes
  • 4 meals with drink
  • 3 afternoon tours with aperitifs
  • 1 dinner on arrival day
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Shuttle service from Rome or Orte

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO). From Rome, it is preferable to reach Vallerano by car. Otherwise, it is possible also by train, slow or fast, as you prefer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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