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Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays

Address: Via Montecavallo 30, 02039 Toffia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0765 326144
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holidays run Half Day and One Day Italian Cooking Classes, plus 3 & 5 night Italian Cooking Holidays. All our Italian Cooking Classes and Culinary Vacations are held in the magical and unspoilt medieval hilltop village of Toffia, just north of Rome, in Italy.
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My 2 sisters and I had a wonderful time cooking with Guido in his lovely home in the beautiful medieval town of Toffia, Italy. We took the train to Fara Sabina and were picked up by Sally, Guido's lovely wife. The drive to their town was breathtaking. Sally took us for a walk thru the town with a stop at... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am really pleased you and your sisters had a great day with us, and we would love to see you all return. The stories we exchanged over lunch really made my day. The joy of our cooking classes, for us, is not only being able to impart all of our local knowledge about seasonal foods, traditional italian recipes and... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Sally and Guido of Convivio offer amazing cooking, wine and olive oil tours based in Toffia. Toffia is a small hilltop village in the Sabine Hills - and is a little known gem just a short trip from Rome. With Convivio, visitors have the unique opportunity to experience genuine Italian lifestyle, not just monuments. My children and I have been... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

It sounds like you have soaked up the wonderful atmosphere of our medieval hilltop village and taken home much more than a cooking class experience. The experience we offer in this little ancient village is certainly unique and not many other tourists have discovered the beautiful Sabine Hills, and all it has to offer. I am happy that we could... More

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I completely enjoyed our day with Guido and Sally. We took the train from Rome about 45 min., and were picked up by Sally at the station. The drive to Toffia was about 20min. of winding roads and comfortable conversation. Sally was careful to introduce everyone in our small class, and put us into the capable and... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am really glad you enjoyed your One Day Cooking-Touring Experience with us and found it a unique and memorable experience. It sounds like you will have fun replicating the authentic italian recipes, Guido taught on the day, at home. The mini polenta cakes are also one of my favourite recipes. If you have any questions about any of the... More

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As a home cook, loving Nonna and semi-retired professional, Convivio Rome provided more then expected. I met up with a long-time friend in Rome and we traveled easily by train to the magnificent town of Toffia for the three day class. We stayed in town and soaked up the country air and sunsets, the people, the history, and of course... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am glad you found head chef, Guido to be 'a patient teacher and an artful chef'. Guido aims to make the cooking lessons informative and interesting in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. It is a fun way to learn while absorbing the atmosphere of what is like to cook in a well-equipped Italian family home kitchen. Thank you for... More

Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have just returned from my 2nd visit to Convivio Rome, my initial trip was in Sept 2012. The course (over 5 days) was as expected and I was fortunate enough to be involved in learning how to prepare and cook different things 2nd time round. There were 2 exceptions: One being making pasta, demonstrated by Lucia, I hadn't realised... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

Firstly, I want to say a BIG thank you for returning to Toffia and enjoying another series of Guido's cooking classes and afternoon excursions, plus welcome dinners, theatre visits, the local art festival and generally enjoying your time with us again. It was a pleasure and I must say it was just like seeing a good friend again. I am... More

Burlington, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! We learned to make some handmade Ravioli, Saltimbocca, and a Ricotta cake. It was well taught so that I feel like I could try it at home and have success and the the class size was small enough so that you could all really get your "hands on", or in this case "hands in",... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am glad you and your husband really enjoyed your One Day cooking class with us. As you have mentioned in your comment, it is certainly more than just a cooking class. Being set in a medieval hilltop village in the untouched and very beautiful Sabine Hills, just a short distance from Rome, makes it a perfect Day Trip to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We loved every minute of our half day cooking class! Sally picked us up in the ancient square and walked us around the village (stopping at an herb garden and bay leaf tree to pick some of the freshest herbs I have ever used)! Sally and Guido welcomed us into their home, where we began our cooking lesson. Guido was... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am really glad you and your family enjoyed your Half Day cooking class with us. Your wonderful review captures what we offer as an easy day trip from Rome: We try to offer much more than just a cooking class, with the mini tour around our medieval hilltop village and a visit to the herb garden to set the... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

For a group of six foodie friends and family, this was the perfect adventure -- a respite from the bustle of Rome and a delightful half-day with a real Italian family. From the moment Guido collected us at the train station and began telling us of the history of this part of Lazio, we knew that we were in for... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

It really was great fun having you and your friends and family along for our Half Day cooking class. As you so warmly described, the cooking-touring programme is much much more than just a cooking lesson. Coming to our medieval hilltop town which is not only picturesque, but completely unknown by tourism, is just the beginning of the experience we... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This cooking tour was recommended by a good friend who visits Italy nearly every year, and every year her friends do this cooking course. I decided to book this cooking course (my friends and I did a half day course where we made a main meal and dessert due to lack of time in the country) but we all came... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your glowing review. It would be wonderful to see you both again, and I am really pleased you followed your friends recommendation for us. This is always great to hear. Many cooking guests take our half day or one day cooking class and then return for another one of our longer 3 or 5 night cooking... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our group had one of the best days of our trip traveling to Toffia and cooking a delicious 3-course meal together, under the expert guidance of Guido and Sally. There was also time to enjoy the surrounding landscape, visit nearby historic sites, and catch our breath from the fast-paced days of sightseeing we were having in Rome. A really wonderful... More

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ConvivioRome, Owner at Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays, responded to this review

I am really glad you enjoyed your day with us. We also had a lot of fun meeting you all and sharing with you the wonderful food, history and spectacular scenery that is so unknown to tourism, and yet so close to Rome. You are right, our little medieval town of Toffia, surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves is... More

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