Welcome to Nenà Al Borgo Castello, Albergo Diffuso in the medieval village of Pico that will provide you culinary vacation.
Chef Francesca is originally from Lecce, she is a member of the prestigious Federazione Italiana Professional Personal Chef. Her cuisine has three souls: Salento, Roman and Lazio. Salentine blood flows in her and the recipes of her land are well mixed with those of the Roman and Lazio tradition, after twenty years of life in Rome, she loves sharing with customers how to make the traditional specialties of both Roman and Salento cultures. Her strengths are territoriality, innovation, study and a deep love for cooking. She has been working with Nenà Al Borgo Castello in Pico since 2016.
from United States, October 2019
"Can’t say enough good things!"
I just had an incredible experience, and one that I will never forget! I love to cook (and eat) and wanted to see a part of Italy that is away from the tourist areas, which is exactly what I found. When I arrived I was met by Carlo as if I was a long-lost friend, and I realized that this was going to be beyond all my expectations. It was a one-on-one, customized tour and cooking experience. The accommodations were beautiful, the house was incredible, and the food was absolutely beyond. The chef Francesca is extremely talented and we made the most delicious and beautiful meals from simple, fresh ingredients. The daily excursions were delightful and customized to my interests, and it was wonderful to have a personal tour guide who loves the area. At the end of the trip I was truly sad to leave my new friends, but I am anxious to share my wonderful new cooking skills with my old friends back home. I am already trying to figure out how to come back next year. Arrivederci Carlo and Francesca!