Menica Marta is a rural Italian, self-catering bed and breakfast that offers culinary and art lessons.
Culinary Vacations (2)
Cinthia Angelini is a skilfull cooking instructor. She is half Piedmontaise and half Umbrian and has grown in a family where "cooking" was really important! She will share all the family secrets of the Italian traditional cuisine.
from Ireland, May 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Menica Marta. Cinthia and Enrico are lovely hosts and not only welcomed me into their home, but also into their way of life. The excursions were wonderful and the cooking lessons were beyond what I expected. We cooked so many dishes over the few days - dishes that I can easily incorporate at home. Cinthia is also a great teacher. She is patient, makes you feel at home in the kitchen, and explains why things are done a certain way. All in all, I would recommend!
from United States, May 2019
"Relaxing Culinary Escape from Rome"
Cinthia and Enrico were wonderful hosts that went out of their way to make me feel as if I was part of their family. It was truly a unique experience as Cinthia and her husband took me to explore the nearby towns after breakfast then we would cook authentic Italian dishes in the evening. Menica Marta Country House was the perfect addition to my trip to Rome and I plan to relive this experience every time I cook the recipes I learned with Cinthia and Enrico.
from United States, May 2019
"Delicious dining in a warm natural environment "
The warmth and hospitality, as well as the attention to detail and our comfort.
from United Kingdom, April 2019
"Wonderful relaxing and fun"
We had the best time on this trip. Cinthia and Enrico were wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcome. Everything was included and the whole schedule mapped out. We didn’t need to think of anything.
We loved the cooking and learnt so much. The ingredients were local and good quality. We felt immersed in the Italian culture for those few days. We had lots of laughs and fun. Brilliant! Thank you.
from India, February 2019
"My stay at Menica Marta! "
My stay at Menica Marta was wonderful. My host Cinthia and her husband Enrico are by far the best hosts i’ve had. They are so loving and caring. The culinary vacations was bery good and I learnt a lot of things. Cinthia is a very good cook and she knows all the recipes so well. I would love to go back and stay with couple.
from United States, October 2018
This was an immersion into an Italian family as we were made part of the family. The cooking lessons were amazing as was their home. Beautiful grounds and garden and loved their small village. Mostly, the hosts Cinthia and Enrico are warm, friendly and entertaining! This was the highlight of our visit to Italy.
from Ireland, October 2018
"Home from home"
From the minute we arrived, Cinthia and Enrico could not have been more welcome and accommadating. The food was authentic and local. The instruction was clear and straightforward. We will return.
from Ireland, September 2018
"A Truly wonderful experience"
Cinthia and Enrico were just the epitome of warmth and comfort. I know we have all read reviews that rave about the hosts but I can honestly say this was the most indulgent time I ever had as Cinthia and Enrico were so friendly and attentive to our every request. They went out of their way to guide us when we took wrong train ( to long to tell full story), they went above and beyond the requirements of a host, we felt truly relaxed and at ease . Cinthia was so willing to share her cooking and gardening skills that it was like being whisked away from the real world, she is a fount of informantion and is great fun which was an added bonus . We will be back 😁
from United Kingdom, September 2018
"Absolutely superb! "
Everything. From the moment we arrived we were thoroughly spoilt. Nothing was too much trouble for Cinthia. We were given truly wonderful food and drink. Our accommodation was lovely, we were taken to great places and immersed in the local culture. Just wonderful.
from Vietnam, August 2018
"An escape from Life's stress to embrace Italian countryside."
The place is charm personified. The rooms are clean, fun, and friendly. The grounds are beautiful. We needed an escape from the grind of life and Menica Marta was the perfect answer.
Only thing better than the place was the couple hosting us. I did not feel like a customer (though I was treated better than I have been in 5-star hotels). From over-abundance at breakfast, to the amazing dinner watching blood moon eclipse, and of course to the time in the kitchen, sharing lunches, and time out with their friends, there was not single negative spot. We got plenty of rest, learned a lot (looking forward to making home made fettuccine soon at our place) and more importantly feel like we made new friends for life!
Super impressing and wonderful cooking class with Cinthia and Enrico!
My friend Madhu and I spent 3 really impressing and pleasing days togther with Cinthia and Enrico. Both of us want to stay more with this cozy family. We learn not only Italian food of middle Italy, but also much about Italian culture!
During the free time of the class. Cinthia and Enrico took us to visit another village and we saw the yearly festival of that village. It brought us back to the middle age of Italy. Villagers provide pretty good performance, delicious food, fresh wine and various shops for all the visitors. We also visited the castle with a guide who speaks English! We saw the faith of the villagers and their love of the village. The most important thing is, it’s not a program for tourists! It’s totally held by the villagers and not commercial. We really like it.
During the cooking class, we had supper professional guide from Cinthia about pizza and pasta. Cinthia is a good teacher. She knows students and thus can choose a better way to teach us. We learned many ingredients and special cooking methods. Most of the ingredients we cooked are from the garden of Cinthia and Enrico.
The living at Menica Marta is also impressed. Menica Marta is village style and finely designed. You can see their care from many details. The cleaness is reliable and the appliances are all ready. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the garden as soon as you open the door. We also made friends with Cinthia and Enrico’s pets: two dogs and two cats. (There are actually four cats but we saw two of them.) they are also well friendly and cute. Besides, every meal we had with Cinthia and Enrico are well prepared and unforgottenable. We feel like at home, but at the same time, we are also well treated as guests by them.
All in all, we really enjoy this three days cooking lesson with Cinthia. I hope more and more people can find this lesson and share the happiness with us! At the same time, I also wish Cinthia, Enrico as well as our friends Monica and Ari happy everyday and meet more nice people like them in the future!
Debbie R United Kingdom
Beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature; relaxing, peaceful location yet ideally located to visit the many attractions of Tuscia.
It was easy to find (not always the case with remote properties in Italy!)
Good value for money with comfortable rooms, each having a nice patio seating area in front.
Breakfast is basic, but that suited us.
However, the best thing about Menica Marta are the wonderful hosts Cinthia and Enrico; they are genuinely lovely, friendly people; so knowledgeable and passionate about the area, taking time to suggest places to visit.
The highlight of our stay was having dinner with Enrico, Cinthia and their friends. Although we had only just met them they made us feel so welcome and included in the evening it was like dining with old friends.
Cinthia also runs cookery classes and judging by the meal we had, this is an experience not to miss. We hope to have the opportunity to visit again and participate.