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Make pasta from scratch

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60 EUR

This is the Italian culinary experience! Have you ever eaten fresh pasta made with your own hands? At the end of the cooking class the yummy meal will be served to you and your friends inside a beautiful local house in city center.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Tour by Nicola
Local

Hello I'm Nicola and I was BORN and raised in Trastevere IN THE VERY CENTRE OF ROME. Since I was a child I loved to show my places to friends and visitors and make them feel completely at ease walking in the narrow streets of my city. Today many things are changed…I remember during the 80s when the area was full of handmade workshops, the kids like me were still playing soccer in the streets and you could feel a strong identity of the neighborhood. Nowadays many restaurants and clubs have been opened and the noise of the trolleys on the "sanpietrini" (the typical kind of pavement in the centre of Rome) can be heard everywhere! Anyway A REAL ROME STILL EXISTS and it is exactly this one I WANT TO SHOW you.

I attended the classical high school, I graduated in "Geography" and then a specialization in "Land Management and Valorization of the Territory" at Sapienza university of Rome. The PASSION OF SHOWING MY CITY and its surroundings became a real work almost more than ten years ago when I started to work with the Richmond University in Rome carrying out outdoor activities for the students. At the moment I collaborate also with other American universities based in Rome organizing all the "not touristic" tours. In the last four years I started to carry out private tours for travelers who want to visit the "OTHER SIDE" of Rome creating PERSONALISED ITINERARIES.

I'm a curious and positive person and my background of studies allows me to show you the city from a geographical point of view focusing on a mix of historical information, anecdotes and curiosities involving as much as possible the participants. SOCIAL ASPECTS, HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, ANECDOTES about Rome and a bit of culinary make my experiences much more appealing and complete to understand different ASPECTS OF THE ITALIAN CULTURE. I'm also a tireless traveler and I am convinced that having spent so much time in contact with other cultures allows me to enter easily in tune with people. During my tours I like to make you FEEL "ITALIAN" and to stop by my favourite places to have COFFEE, a SUPPLI' (ball of rice with mozzarella inside typical of Rome), a slice of PIZZA or a GELATO.

Most of my itineraries are by bicycle or electric bicycle since I've always loved to ride my bike. In recent years I started promoting cycling in Rome with the association Rebike Altermobility, for which I'm the president, most of all through elementary school educational projects.

What is important for me is YOUR complete SATISFACTION and I will do my best to match your needs. If there is something specific you want to visit, to eat or know I will be glad to make it possible, just let me know. Write me also to have any suggestion or advice about Rome and its surroundings, it will be a pleasure to help you.

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Highlights

  • You will learn how to make pasta
  • You will eat your own pasta inside a beautiful house
  • Professional chef will give you tips and tricks about Italian cousine

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Description

You do not need to be experienced in cooking since me and the local professional chef will guide you through the hands-on process. It is a perfect experience for seasoned cooks, amateurs and even children who will love to knead the dough. It is not just pasta making, we will prepare also two different kind of sauces one with tomato and the other with…it is a surprise, according to the season.

We will meet two and half hours before the meal so to have time to prepare our fantastic lunch or dinner, according to your preferences. To break the ice we can start with an Italian aperitivo. According to the season we can start with a glass of red wine, better when it is cold outside or a glass of white wine or Prosecco!

Once you have relaxed it is time to learn how to make pasta from zero. Step by step we will guide you to do all by yourself, from mixing the flour, kneading the dough, preparing the sauces and so on. Not just one kind of pasta but two: ravioli and fettuccine!

Have you ever seen green pasta? We will prepare even that! Do not be shy…. we invite you to ask everything you have in mind about Italian cuisine.

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What’s included & not included

  • Ingedients
  • Meal
  • Aperitivo with wine or prosecco

Meeting point

Learn how to make and taste the delicious homemade Italian pasta (Vicolo della Renella, 95, Roma, RM, Italia)

This operator has 1 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Fantastic experience - Highly recommended
I've visited Rome a few times so I was seeking a more local experience so chose this tour. Other friends were arriving into Rome so in the end we were 6 (mid age) women. Nicola our guide could not have been more accommodating, apart from the murals we also wanted to stop and sample some food/wine along our route so he happily incorporated this too into our ride. What we all really loved was exploring another side of Rome away from the tourists and the classic must sees, on this tour we visited exciting and quaint neighbourhoods and saw how the local folk really live and some really fantastic murals! Nicola was informative and we learnt some great information too. Nicola is really easy- going and wants you to have a great experience and each of us, regardless of our cycling skills (from near none to a tri-athlete) had a fantastic time. Do yourself a favor and book this tour, you won't regret it.
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