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Day 1: Check-in at your accommodation in Matera. Enjoy a Sassi of Matera guided tour in the afternoon (or earlier, depending on your arrival time). The guided tour of the Sassi of Matera will allow you to discover a truly unique town. Get a glimpse of the cave dwellings and sink into an ancient - and enchanting - atmosphere! As you walk through the neighborhoods, you will have a chance to understand what life was like for its inhabitants. It is one of the oldest towns in the world and you’ll be surprised by its original urban pattern, mostly unchanged through the centuries. Later, have a free evening to relax and explore the area on your own.
Day 2 (B-L) After breakfast, visit the local farmers’ market tour and buy the necessary products for your cooking session. You will be welcomed in the local supplier's private kitchen where you’ll have the opportunity to cook traditional dishes in a relaxed, familiar environment and peek into real life and family routine. You will have the chance to pick the fresh herbs and vegetables needed for the cooking session directly from the cook's own vegetable garden and use the best quality olive oil. During the session you will make 4 tasty recipes – which depend on the day and season (homemade pasta – ravioli, tagliatelle, cavatelli – fresh tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, tiramisu, cantucci, etc.), all with fresh organic ingredients. Once everything is cooked, you’ll sit around the kitchen table and enjoy your meal paired with a good wine. According to the most typical Italian tradition, an espresso will conclude this adventure.Learn about the local culinary traditions and techniques. In the afternoon head to Alta Murgia National Park and explore this protected area with your knowledgeable guide. In the evening, take the chance to explore Matera and surroundings on your own.
Day 3 (B-L) Have breakfast and get ready for your last cooking class. At the end of the day you’ll receive your Italian cooking certificate and a gift to remember this special experience. You’ll keep receiving our newsletter and updates on recipes, menus, tips and secrets of the Italian cuisine, and may count on our support if you need help in recreating our recipes.
2-night accommodation in a private apartment
Two 3-hour hands-on private Italian cooking classes (1 traditional and 1 pizza)
Breakfast and lunch as per itinerary
Local farmers’ market tour
Sassi of Matera tour
Alta Murgia National Park tour
Italian Cooking Diploma and a special gift
Cultural Association Membership (newsletter, updates on recipes, menus, tips and secrets of the Italian cuisine)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Please wear comfortable, non-slip shoes
May be operated in English or Italian
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required