Enjoy a great relaxing day away from the crowded metropolis of Rome cooking and enjoying the delicacies of the Italian spices.Spend a day in total relax discovering, learning and trying the famous traditional Roman dishes with us.
As food experiences in Rome and surroundings are becoming more and more common and generalized, this day tour is a different way to explore Roman’s real food tradition. This experience is something unique that will stay in your memory for a very long time. The local characters that you will encounter during the tour will not be easily forgotten either!
The departure will be from Termini Railway
Station. If you are staying in a centrally located hotel, we gladly offer the
transportation service from the hotel to the railway station; in this case the
pick-up will be approximately at 09.30 a.m. The train leaves at 10:15 AM.
30 minutes you will reach Zagarolo where you will meet our representative that
will escort you to the Villa delle Magnolie, a beautiful estate in the
countryside between Zagarolo and San Cesareo. This area has always been known
as "The Garden of Rome", thanks to its artistic treasures and
beautiful medieval towns perched on gentle hills giving an incredible charm to
the general landscape.
At the Villa, you will be greeted by Eddy and Jessica, the owners of the estate. Eddy is a world
of characters in one person: artist, musician, singer, director, composer, food
journalist, publisher, and professor of cinematography. His estate talks about
his many activities and he himself will tell you the most surprising stories
about his life. The real interesting part, although, is that Eddy is a real fan
of Roman cuisine and, needless saying, an excellent cook!
Once you arrive at
the estate, he will show you the interiors and the large garden of Villa delle
Magnolie, with its terrific panorama over the valley below. Then, he will take
you to his vegetable garden, where he will show you all the vegetables that
grow there and he will make you pick some of the fresh ingredients that you are
going to need for the recipes.
Now that you have all the ingredients, it is time to take action. Enter the kitchen with
Eddy and immerse yourself in a full course on Roman cooking. You will learn how
simple the secrets of Italian cuisine are, like the best ways to eat
seasonally, how to make the perfect pasta and the best suggestion for a great
second course. After a charming welcoming appetizer, you can cook the typical
Pasta with "Amatriciana” sauce or a fantastic "Carbonara”, depending on the
season. As for the second course, the meat will be the main cast, thanks to
famous dishes like "Pollo alla Cacciatora” (chicken with wine, sauce and
vegetables) or "Abbacchio al forno con patate” (roast lamb with potatoes).
After all your efforts for preparing this delicious food, it is time to eat!
Enjoy your lunch with Eddy and Jessica, accompanied by typical local red wine
that cannot miss during a real Italian meal. You will taste your own creations
while talking and having fun with real friends; it can be shocking, how
peaceful and relaxing can be the Roman surroundings, compared to the bustling
city! You may also appreciate some live Italian music sang and played by your
multitasking host, or discuss with him about cinema and art.
At approximately 04:00 PM you will return to Zagarolo Railway Station. You will arrive at the Termini
Railway station at approximately 05:15 PM and you still have the chance to enjoy
other stunning evening experiences in the Eternal City!
The meeting point is at Termini Rail Station, in front of Nike Store inside the main gallery from Piazza Dei Cinquecento Hall Entrance (pick-up from centrally located hotels is available)
- Free pick-up service from your accommodation in Rome, if centrally located, to Termini Rail Station
- Round Trip train ticket from Rome to Zagarolo
- Cooking class with all ingredients
- Final lunch with 3 courses menu with wine
- Small group best experience
- Tour Leader during Transportation by Train
- Hotel Drop-Off (you will be dropped off at the Termini Rail Station)
Please inform your accommodation in Rome to check if free pick-up service is available.
You will be contacted by I NEED TOURS a few days before the tours starts to get more details.
- Tour length is approximately 6 hours including round trip transportation by train from Rome
- Tour ends at approximately 05.15 p.m. at Termini Rail Station.
- Any food allergies, intolerances or any other special requirements need to be notified upon reservation
- The day before the tour departs, customers will receive further instructions for this activity
- No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after the tour departure
- Free cancellation up to 7 days before tour starts.
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