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Learning to cook Italian cuisine while vacationing in Italy?  Yes, and there are many other things you can 'cook up' for pleasure and entertainment as well!

Cooking and playing in a historical dwelling…

A relaxing culinary experience in the Roman Countryside can be yours!

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Stay in a Historic Hotel

Parts of Casa Gregorio date back to the 18th century, when it was a home for nobles. A full restoration in 2010 added modern comforts to the  many rooms, but you can still see historic features such as coffered wooden ceilings and the original tile flooring. Downstairs, there's a 16th-century olive oil mill. (See photo below).

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Hands-On Cooking Classes

You'll meet with local chefs for cooking classes that cover each course of a traditional Italian dinner, from antipasti to dessert. Using fresh ingredients, participants prepare classic dishes such as fettuccine with truffles, stuffed zucchini, and pizza.

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Culinary Tours

Ciociaria is known for its fresh provolone, ricotta, and buffalo mozzarella; you can taste all three on a tour of a local dairy farm. The trip also includes tours of an olive oil mill, a vineyard and wine cellar, and a prosciuttificio, where you can sample hand-cut prosciutto and pork sausage.

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