Rome Excursion: Cooking & Lunch in the Country - Transfer by Minivan

Rome Excursion: Cooking & Lunch in the Country - Transfer by Minivan

Enjoy a cosy culinary day trip in a small group. Take the minivan to an authentic country estate, not far from Rome.

  • More individuality: 8 participants maximum
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Enjoy a cosy culinary day trip in a small group. Take the minivan to an authentic country estate, not far from Rome.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Experience a comfortable day trip at a short distance from Rome
  • Visit and enjoy an authentic country estate, not a restaurant or farmhouse
  • Learn to cook a traditional Roman 3-course meal with local, seasonal ingredients
  • Afterwards enjoy a lunch on the estate


Experience a unique excursion, away from the centre of Rome. Immerse yourself in the culinary world of Roman dishes and learn more about the true eating tradition of the region. You will remember this experience for a long time and you will also not easily forget the local personalities you will meet during the tour.

Departure is at 10 am from the centre of Rome (or directly from your hotel), after a pleasant start to the day. After about an hour's drive you will reach Villa delle Magnolia, a beautiful property in the countryside between Zagarolo and San Cesareo. The region has always been known as "The Garden of Rome" and enchants with its art treasures and medieval towns, which lie on gentle hills and give the landscape an incredible charm.

Once you arrive at the villa, you will be welcomed by the owners of the estate, Jessica and Eddy. Eddy is not only an avid cook, but a whole world of characters in one person: artist, musician, singer, director, composer, food journalist, publisher and professor of cinematography. Let him tell you the most exciting stories about his life and discover the beautiful rooms and the large garden of the villa. Enjoy a wonderful panorama over the valley and discover his vegetable garden, where you can even pick some fresh ingredients depending on the season.

After you have explored the property with Eddy and got to know each other a bit, it is time to start with a great cooking course. Immerse yourself in the world of Roman cuisine and learn the secrets of Italian cuisine. Also learn the best ways to eat seasonal food or how to prepare the perfect pasta.

After a charming welcome starter you can cook the typical pasta with "Amatriciana" sauce or a fantastic "Carbonara", depending on the season. During the second course you will enjoy the meat, thanks to famous dishes like "Pollo alla Cacciatora" (chicken with wine, sauce and vegetables) or "Abbacchio al forno con patate" (roast lamb with potatoes). Their efforts will be worthwhile, because afterwards they will enjoy the deliciously prepared food, accompanied by typical local red wine, which cannot be missed by a real Italian meal. Try your own creations while you chat and have fun and enjoy the peaceful Roman environment. Perhaps you also appreciate the Italian live music that your multitasking host Eddy sings and plays, or you discuss film and art with him.

At about 4.30 pm you return to the city by minivan. But it is only a farewell, Eddy and Jessica will be happy to welcome you on your next visit to Rome. You will arrive at your accommodation at about 17.30; you can also ask the driver to drop you off at a certain place in the city centre to enjoy further experiences

Please note

Additional information

Any food allergies, intolerances or other special requirements must be communicated at the time of reservation

Please inform the details of the accommodation in Rome when making your reservation to check if free pick up is possible

For late arrivals or no shows, no refunds or rebookings can be made.

Included in the price

  • Free pick-up and delivery service from your accommodation in Rome (central location)
  • Private round trip transfer from Rome to Zagaroloby
  • Minivan with professional driver
  • Cooking course with all ingredients
  • Delicious 3-course menu with wine

Meeting point

Pick up at your centrally located hotel in Rome, or in Piazzale di Porta Pia, near the statue of Bersagliere

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 7 days before the date of the activity.

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