Small Group Culinary and Cooking day in Roman Countryside by train from Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Very peaceful 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 using local, seasonal ingredients. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with lunch inside the estate ● Enjoy a small group of 8 people or fewer for the best intimate experience

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
Private transportation
Tour Leader during transportation by Train

Departure Point

Roma Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick-up service from hotel in Rome (if centrally located)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
San Cesareo in Palatio
Get ready to live a peculiar day during your stay in Rome. At a short distance from the city, you will spend a day in total relax discovering the famous traditional Roman dishes with us. As food experiences in Rome and surroundings are becoming more and more common and generalized, we at I Need Tours offer a different way to explore Roman’s real food tradition. We ensure you will experience something unique that will stay in your memories for a very long time. The local characters that you will encounter during the tour will not be easily forgotten, too. 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. In about 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 p.m. you will return to Zagarolo Railway Station. You will arrive at Termini Railway station at approx. 05.15 p.m. and you still have the chance to enjoy other stunning evening experiences in the Eternal City!
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation policy

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