Exploring, Cooking & Fun
We are a boutique resort hosting a seven-day, six-night all inclusive (except air) luxury culinary and cultural vacation program at a private villa. We combine food, culture, exclusive excursions and fun into an experience of a lifetime! The best of the Sabina countryside is combined with our proximity to Rome providing tours into Umbria, family-owned wineries, Rome, Tivoli, Orvieto and castles in Sabina.
Enjoy access to places and people you would not find on your own. This creates a unique and AUTHENTIC experience that is unforgettable. When our guests depart after a week of our hospitality, they feel they got to know the “real Italy” with its people and culture.“Exploring, Cooking & Fun”.
The first cooking lesson begins mid-morning with our professional chef. You will learn how to prepare some of the best regional and seasonal dishes. (Lessons are for all levels of foodies and designed to be hands-on and fun). After lunch, just relax or enjoy an optional massage by a professional Masseur.
Late afternoon, you will head to a local medieval castle in Sabina for a private tour and sunset prosecco reception. This is a rare opportunity to tour the castle and absorb the rich history and stunning views. We will enjoy a private dinner prepared exclusively for us set among the Renaissance paintings and frescos.
After lunch at renowned local restaurant in Tivoli that overlooks ancient Roman Temples, we return to La Cucina Sabina for your afternoon lesson followed by dinner on the sunset terrace overlooking the olive groves and Monte Serrate (weather permitting).
Both lunch and dinner will be enjoyed in Rome. The afternoon also offers optional independent shopping or leisure time. Dinner is at a trendy rooftop bistro/restaurant in the historic center of Rome and offers an unsurpassed 360 degree panoramic view of the ancient skyline and magical sunset.
In the evening, you will learn how to make pizza using our authentic outdoor wood burning oven.
Back at the villa, you will taste olive oils and come to understand what makes an olive oil great. After some leisure time or massage, you will have your fourth lesson with our chef. Using all your new skills, you will cook everything from antipasto to dolce!
We provide a full schedule but also include time to relax and enjoy the grounds and each other’s company. You may add optional massages or opt out of any activity if you prefer a swim in the Olympic sized pool or simply to relax. We provide a small group vacation and try to be flexible to accommodate your needs as best as possible.