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

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

Experience a relaxed day trip in a small group and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on an authentic country estate.

  • More individuality: 8 participants maximum
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Experience a relaxed day trip in a small group and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on an authentic country estate.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Your experience


  • Comfortable day trip at a short distance from Rome
  • Visit an authentic country estate
  • Learn to cook a traditional Roman 3-course meal with local, seasonal ingredients
  • Then taste the fruits of your labour over lunch on the estate


Enjoy a very special day during your stay in Rome. Just a few kilometres from the city you will visit an authentic country estate to learn about traditional Roman cuisine. As the food culture in Rome and the surrounding area is becoming more and more generalized, you will be introduced to the real Roman food tradition here. Not only the great cooking course, but also the local personalities you will meet during the tour will not be easily forgotten

Your excursion starts at Termini railway station, if you stay in a central hotel, you will be offered a transport service from the hotel to the railway station, with pick-up at about 09.30 am. The train leaves at 10:15. In about half an hour you will reach Zagarolo, where you will meet your host Eddy, who will accompany you to Villa delle Magnolia. The area in which the property is situated has always been known as "The Garden of Rome", thanks to its artistic treasures and medieval towns perched on gentle hills, the landscape is given an incredible charm

In the villa you will first be welcomed 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. Let Him show you the interiors and the beautiful garden, while He will tell you the stories of His life himself. This also includes the fact that Eddy is a real fan of the Roman cuisine and of course an excellent cook! Admire the magnificent panorama over the valley and discover its vegetable garden where, depending on the season, you can pick some fresh ingredients needed for the recipes.

After you have got to know each other and the property, the cooking course can begin. Immerse yourself in the world of Roman culinary tradition together with your host Eddy. Learn what are the secrets of Italian cuisine, the best ways to eat seasonal food and how to prepare the best traditional pasta. After a small welcome appetizer you can cook, depending on the season, the typical pasta with "Amatriciana" sauce or a fantastic "Carbonara". In the second course, the meat will play the main role and you will learn how to prepare 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 to prepare this delicious meal, it is then time to eat. Enjoy your self-created lunch with Eddy and Jessica, accompanied by typical local red wine, which should not be missing from an Italian meal. Experience culinary delights while you chat and have fun; it can be shocking how peaceful and relaxing the Roman environment can be compared to the busy city! You may also appreciate the Italian live music that your multitasking host is happy to sing and play for you.

At about 16.00 hours you will return to the Zagarolo train station to travel to Rome. You arrive at Termini station at about 17.15 and have the opportunity to enjoy other experiences in the Eternal City. Eddy and Jessica are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Rome.

Please note

Additional information

The tour ends at about 17.15 at Termini station, the trip to the hotel is not included.

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

The day before the departure of the tour the participants will receive further instructions for this activity.

No refunds or changes can be made for late arrival or no-shows.

Included in the price

  • Free pick-up service from your accommodation in Rome (if centrally located)
  • Train ticket for the return journey from Rome to Zagarolo
  • Cooking course with all ingredients
  • 3-course menu with wine

Meeting point

Pick up from your centrally located accommodation. If it is not possible to pick you up from your accommodation, the tour starts directly from Termini station.

Cancellation Conditions

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

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