I Cook In Italy: Cooking vacation in rome’s countryside

culinary holidays in rome's countryside

A Food & Wine Experience

If thoughts of carbonara are more thrilling than the Colosseum, consider a culinary holiday. “I Cook in Italy” organizes cooking tours for those eager to learn the art of Italian cuisine and wine.  The adventure unfolds in Ciociaria, found just 1-hour south of Rome, an off-the-beaten-path town tucked away in the Roman countryside.

Ciociaria is known for its stunning landscapes and untouched nature, a far cry from the chaos and noise of the big cities (yet close enough to Rome and Naples’ main routes). Historical ruins dating back to the pre-Roman era stand alongside medieval abbeys. Iconic Italian actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Gina Lollobrigida also hail from Ciociaria. But it’s when we refer to food and wine that Ciociaria reigns supreme, thanks to its tradition of high-quality produce, meats, and cheeses, unsurprising of a land that has more or less avoided mass tourism and commercialization.

centro storico falvaterra

So what to expect on your cooking vacation in Italy? Accommodations in a luxurious, renovated 18th-century palazzo; cultural excursions around and outside of Ciociaria; culinary foodie field trips to the local farmer’s market and to the artisans behind Italy’s best-loved products; and fabulous dinners at both the palazzo’s dining room and authentic, local restaurants. Expect to put in some time in the kitchen, too.  Talented chefs will impart their culinary skills and secrets in the palazzo’s professional kitchen, teaching you how to make delectable appetizers, fresh pasta, meat, fish, and side dishes, as well as Italian desserts.

culinary holidays in rome's countryside

“I Cook in Italy” will introduce you to the charm of historic villages, and the sheer pleasure of tasting real extra-virgin olive oil, organic wines, buffalo mozzarella, Italian prosciutto, and more. This is an alternative way to connect with the locals, landscapes and flavors that make Italy so special.

Participants can choose between a 4-days/3-nights or a 7-days/6-nights package, detailed below.

 

TASTE OF CIOCIARIA

3 days cooking holiday in italy

  • 4 days (3 nights) in a luxurious accommodation located in the heart of a medieval village in the Roman countryside
  • 2 complete hands-on Italian cooking classes with a local experienced chef covering typical dishes from the local tradition and the Mediterranean diet, using organic seasonal ingredients
  • 2 cultural and culinary excursions
  • Dinner out at the best local Pizzeria
  • All meals, fine Italian wines and other beverages included
  • 24h assistance in English by qualified staff

ITALIAN LIVING

7 days cooking vacation in italy

  • 7 days (6 nights) in a luxurious accommodation located in the heart of a medieval village in the Roman countryside
  • 4 complete hands-on Italian cooking classes with a local experienced chef covering typical dishes from the local tradition and the Mediterranean diet, using organic seasonal ingredients
  • 3 cultural and culinary excursions
  • A full-day culinary excursion to the famous Ulysses Riviera, with a seafood lunch included
  • Welcome dinner at the best local pizzeria
  • Multi-course gourmet farewell dinner
  • Self-produced natural wine tasting and short introduction to biodynamic wines
  • All meals, fine Italian wines and other beverages included
  • 24h assistance in English by qualified staff

Shorter stays and 1-day excursions are also available on request.

 

Contact Information

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I Cook in Italy – Cooking Vacations

Via Corte Vecchia, Arce, FR

+39 06 6220 8100 (Italy), +1 (347) 964-0110 (US)

info@icookinitaly.com

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www.icookinitaly.com/cooking-programs/

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