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Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays

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Address: Via Monte Cavallo 30, 02039 Toffia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0765 326144
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Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holidays run Half Day and One Day Italian...

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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A highly intimate cooking experience in the villages around Rome

We wanted to take a cooking class and explore one of the hilltop villages surrounding Rome. Guido and Sally offered both. After providing us with detailed instructions to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to take a cooking class and explore one of the hilltop villages surrounding Rome. Guido and Sally offered both. After providing us with detailed instructions to take the train from Rome to Fara Sabina, Sally met us at the train station and took us on a tour of Toffia, a sleepy, but beautiful, picturesque, and charming village. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 10 year old daughter and I took a half day cooking course with Guido and Sally and we can highly recommend it. We prepared pastry and pasta for a main meal and dessert and had the lunch on the patio overlooking the hills. The food was excellent and the setting out in the country was beautiful. Don't miss this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Such a lovely day and such a lovely family! We were a group of 4 and 2 of us had just arrived to Italy from the US the night before, so jet lag was an issue. The weather was rainy and cool. The perfect set up for a "stay at your hotel" kind of day. But I am so glad... More 

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

Thank you for capturing the essence of your cooking day with us. I feel like I am re-living it again with you, as your description is so vivid. Guido and I also feel, as the day goes on, and the conversation flows that we have also made new friends. It was wonderful that you all came along and hope we... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Quite possibly our most favorite experience while visiting Rome. I had been searching for a fun activity while we were in town and none of the other cooking class choices quite seemed to gel with me. I found Convivio through happenchance and I am so glad! Communication prior to our visit was perfect with Sally. My husband and I are... More 

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

Thank you so much for your enchanting account of your one day italian cooking class experience. We certainly enjoyed meeting you both and are always happy to fulfil special recipe requests, whenever we can. It is really important to Guido and I that everyone enjoys what we offer and that it becomes a day filled with positive experiences, and wonderful... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Our day with Sally and Guido was the perfect way to break up our five days in Rome. There is nothing slick or fancy about the Convivio Rome experience, just the thoughtful and professional touch of the hosts. Their home, near Castelnuovo di Farfa (they recently moved from the listed location) is informal and comfortable, with a lovely deck off... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful account of your day with us. It was fun meeting you and your daughter and the group really got along famously. The results of the day's cooking class were delicious and I am glad you enjoyed learning the secret of Italian cuisine. Coming along in Spring/Summer time, means more festivals and flowers everywhere in this... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had a fantastic day with Sally and Guido. The instructions on how to get there were great and the journey itself simple. Sally picked us up on time and showed us around a beautiful medieval hilltop village and the on to her new home with a magnificent view across a valley to a 10th century monastery. Guido then took... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and opening our family home to you to enjoy an italian cooking class. We hope that visiting to close by medieval villages and monasteries, will add to the experience.... and I am glad you enjoyed these, too. The field of red poppies that we passed made a... More 

Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My husband (who is not an obsessively keen cook) and I had a wonderful day with Sally and Guido at Convivio Rome. We loved the personalised tour of tiny fortified villages in the area and the cooking session was fabulous. We learned how to make handmade pasta and other traditional dishes with beautiful local produce, and then ate it with... More 

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

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the full 'non touristy' experience: visiting the medieval villages, your cooking lesson, long lunch with wines and a day with our family in the Roman countryside. I am glad you were inspired enough to even consider buying a long pasta rolling pin to add to your luggage to return to Australia! We... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My sisters and I booked a full day cooking class with Sally and Guido and we could not have been happier. Sally was great to work with prior to our visit. She provided very clear and precise instructions on how to get from our hotel to the train which took us to the beautiful country side. Sally greeted us at... More 

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

Your review captures the day you had with us, beautifully. Thank you. From the moment I met you at the train station I knew that you were going to have fun with the programme we had planned for you. I am really excited that you are recreating part of your menu for your family this weekend and I am sure... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My three adult children and I spent 4 days in Rome. My Christmas gift from them was a half day cooking school. We had a really great day cooking, having fun, we learned a lot, and the hosts were really nice and helpful in all matters, - both arranging the tour and during the day. We can highly recommend a... More 

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

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great fun meeting you and your family and also learning about life in Denmark. It is wonderful to see families coming along to visit us and enjoying an activity together in a completely different environment: our home, in the Sabine Hills; and as you said, really "... More 

Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The perfect day-trip from Rome is just a short train ride into hilly terrain with spectacular views, where the olive reigns supreme: there is even a local museum devoted to the luscious green fruit and the olive oil produced in this area is suitably famous. But what makes this a terrific take are the hosts, Guido Santi and Sally Ransom.... More 

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

Thank you for capturing the highlights of your cooking class with us. It is always a pleasure to have cooking guests in our home and often after a cooking class followed by a relaxed lunch with wines and free flowing conversation, it feels like we have just had friends over...so I am really pleased you felt this way too. We... More 

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