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Cucina in Masseria - Homestay Cooking in Italy

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Learn Southern Italian Cooking from Locals!

This is an incredibly delayed review, but I knew I had to write it 6 months later because I’m still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Italian Cooking school at its finest!

Great 5 day hands on cooking under the guidance of Dona Rita and Victoria. We prepared lots of... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
e w
Seattle, Washington
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Our hands-on courses for small groups (max 6) are held within a 17th century countryside mansion,Masseria Serra dell’Isola, where you will learn the majesty of the hidden Puglia, land of great and healthy food habits, ancient traditions and recipes...more
Strada Provinciale 165 Mola Conversano n. 35, 70042 Mola di Bari, Italy
+39 349 531 1256
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredibly delayed review, but I knew I had to write it 6 months later because I’m still dreaming about the focaccia and ragu and other delicious food we made at the Masseria. First off, the masseria itself is beautiful. All the rooms...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Great 5 day hands on cooking under the guidance of Dona Rita and Victoria. We prepared lots of regional dishes from the freshest organic ingredients. Accomodation is perfect. If you want to perfect your italian culinary skills you will not be disappointed. Bellissimo!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank e w
Reviewed June 26, 2017

If you want to do something a little different a stay at Cucina in Masseria could be for you. We did the three day course which included all our meals plus a couple of restaurant visits and going to a farm to see mozzarella being...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

I stayed at Masseria Serra dell’Isola for eight days in October, 2016, and wish I could have stayed for another eight days . . . or eight months. The owner, Rita Guastamacchia, embodies the spirit of Puglia; Puglia defines Rita. She is kind, caring, full...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Rita is such a great host. We ate like kings, learned wonderful lessons and experienced an amazingly warm welcome. Rita tailored the experience to what we liked and did not like. If you want an authentic and original experience, book immediately, you won't regret it.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Rita rocks ! Great place to learn how to cook Molese style. This is a place to learn how the Cucina Molese needs to be done We Love it

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Costantino P
Reviewed July 26, 2016

After extensive research we decided to take Rita's cooking class to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately this was on a saturday and there was no cooking class available on that date. Rita made an exception for us and offered her weekend to teach us the ins...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank kooijmaniris
Reviewed June 26, 2016

I found Queen of Chefs Italian Cooking school after doing extensive research online. I wanted to come to Puglia to experience the region and also to learn about the foods and to learn to cook some of the dishes of the region. I enrolled into...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Betzy267
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We made pastas and many wonderful seafood dishes. Her beautiful home and culinary kitchen are a historical monument as are the ancient olive trees. Each morning we were treated to a variety a homemade pastries and marmalades.Rita was so warm and gracious. And her "assistant"...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed October 14, 2015

For our final day visiting Puglia and feeling overwhelmed about the amazing food we had been eating on the trip we decided to see if we could attend a cooking school. At late notice Rita kindly organised for us an action packed day at her...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank adamrM15
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