Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays

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Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays

Convivio Rome Italian One Day Cooking Holidays
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Cooking Classes
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Book directly with us, through our website. Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holidays run Half Day and One Day Italian Cooking Classes, plus 3 & 5 night Italian Cooking Holidays. All your Italian Cooking Classes and Culinary Vacations are held in the magical and unspoilt medieval hilltop village of Toffia, in the Rome countryside, Italy. All your Italian cooking classes are fun, relaxed, informative and conducted in English by an eighth generation Roman, Chef Guido. These activities are suitable for all ages from 5 to 105 years old and enjoyable for all levels cooks. Come along and learn some authentic Italian cuisine from an Italian, who was born and raised in Rome, Italy.
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melissa dub ya
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
WOW, just WOW! Please just do it. Sign up, pay for it, take this class. It’s a really good one, friends, and you can totally make this your next favorite vacation! It’s affordable and will fill your heart with experiences and memories for a lifetime.
What an amazing experience we just had with the Convivio Rome Cooking Class! We were a group of six with varying degrees of culinary skills and we all learned something new over the course of five days.
This is a hands on way of learning to cook something new and traditional. Just to name a few of the things we created: we kneaded and rolled our own pasta and served it with a lovely meat sauce – it was delicious. We crafted an authentic Roman-style Pollo coi Peperoni – chicken and peppers (I plan on making this for my family soon); we learned the CORRECT method to make risotto (creamy and dreamy!) and a really good ricotta/sour cherry tart (that crust!). But that is not all. We also had a few local wine and olive oil tastings plus walking tours of the surrounding area.
The countryside where Guido and Sally live is spectacular. When we were not taking pictures, day dreaming over the views of the Sabine Hills or the nearby olive groves and vineyards, we were learning how to prepare and cook a few things! Chef Guido is informative and very patient. He did not hurry us through any part of the process and the results every day were spectacular. Sally, his wife, is kind, generous and knowledgeable of the area they call home in the Sabina/Sabine Hills.
We did not stay in their villa but instead in two beautiful little apartments in medieval Toffia, just a few minutes away. I fell in love with this little picturesque commune with all of its grey cobblestone and 9th century castle-y charm. Look it up – you won’t be disappointed. I am going to take this opportunity to high five the proprietor of the outside café where we had a coffee every morning. Each day she wore a glam t-shirt just for us and since she didn’t speak any English (and we didn’t have much Italian to offer back) this was her way of welcoming us to her wonderful establishment.
This 5 day cooking class with Guido and Sally was just part of an incredible 15 day adventure to Italy ❤
Sally and Guido – we all miss you and thank you for being a part of our amazing experience !
Written September 29, 2021
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Wow, I say Wow, too! What a fabulous review of your 5 Day Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holiday with us. It really was amazing meeting you and your friends/travel companions and we loved the positive energy you exuded, from the very beginning to the end of your time with us. Thank YOU for appreciating every single moment of your Italian experience. I also love your extra mention of the cafe owner, Roberta, she was so happy that you came along to her cafe everyday for breakfast, and was sad to see you all leave. We are so pleased that, while staying in our little medieval village you all had the opportunity to meet with some of the locals! We also miss you all and hope to see you again very soon, whether in person or online, so we can share our special part of Italy with you, all over again.
Written September 30, 2021
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Sophie W
Houston, TX1 contribution
Friends
Sally and Chef Guido provide a completely unique & personalized experience in the beautiful Italian countryside just outside of Rome. After an easy train ride from the city, Sally gave us a fascinating tour of a local medieval village and explained the history of the area. Then, they welcomed us into their home for an engaging cooking lesson & traditional meal. I have a gluten allergy, of which Chef Guido was very accommodating. Both Guido and Sally are incredibly warm and hospitable.
It was absolutely wonderful to get off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of the city for the day. We got a real glimpse into Italian country life, past and present, witnessed the beautiful countryside and villages, and learned to cook a delicious meal in the process. I will be recommending Convivio Rome to all of my family and friends traveling to Rome!
Written August 14, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure meeting you, your sister and your mom and taking you around our neighbouring medieval village, and into our family home, here in the Rome countryside to cook a wonderful two course traditional Italian meal together. We are very happy to adapt the cooking class and recipes to what is in season and also to any food allergies that our guests have. It makes it even more fun for everyone. We also had a lot of fun and really enjoyed your questions and enthusiasm to learn more about our beautiful country and it's food and culture. All the best to you all and we hope you have a safe return journey to the US.
Written August 16, 2021
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Cynthia F
East Providence, RI60 contributions
The one-day class represented for me the best Italy has to offer: warm and knowledgable hosts, delicious food we (mostly!) made ourselves, in a beautiful setting just a short train ride from Rome but feeling like a time-machine to a medieval world. Sally and Guido could not have been better hosts and my four fellow guests felt immediately like friends. There was a nice balance of sightseeing, guided learning, relaxing, and of course enjoying great local food and wine.
Written September 18, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your One Day Cooking-Touring Experience with us (Sally and Guido). It really felt like a group of friends coming over and we are so pleased that you all got on so well together. It was a lot of fun for us, too. We were also so pleased to meet you in person, after you being a member of our online monthly cook club, Guido's Cook Club, for the past 8 months. Chatting to you online for all those months made it feel like we were just reconnectiong as friends when we met for the first time in person. Wonderful! We hope to see you again, very soon.
Written September 27, 2021
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LJWooo
19 contributions
We did a half-day cooking course and loved every minute. Sally and Guido were great hosts; very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to chat with. It was a great experience, cooking against the backdrop of stunning views across the valley and hills and using high quality local products. Sally and Guido shared lots of interesting tips about the area. They were very good at accommodating for our food preferences, and the end result was delicious. Highly recommended.
Written September 6, 2020
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So pleased you enjoyed your cooking class with us. It was a great pleasure meeting you both and we also had a great time showing you this area and taking you into our family home for your cooking class. We were very pleased to give you further information on nearby villages in the Sabine Hills to explore. It was wonderful to meet you both and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your week in Italy. Thank you so much for your positive review, and we hope to meet you both again soon.
Written September 7, 2020
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Margaret P
Concord, NC3 contributions
Sally and Guido were awesome hosts, I could not ask for better! We were six friends looking for an exceptional Italian trip and I found the 5 day Cooking Holiday. From the moment I reached out to Sally to the day we left, everything was taken care of for us.
We stayed at apartment in the medieval village of Toffia, living among the locals is an experience everyone should have. Fresh, clean and awesome views and you get a little exercise in from the hills. Our cooking classes were so much more than I expected! Guido is a superb cook and teacher! All of us had so much fun and learned so many tricks and tips from him. We made the most awesome pasta, veal saltimbocca, risotto - just to name a few of the 3 course meals we cooked!
Guido's love of food and his beloved Rome clearly shines through as guides us through the classes and tells the history of Toffia and his home surroundings. He shared his knowledge as we walked through a vineyard and toured a winery.
This is not all though, there are a lot of little things that happen which enhances your stay that I will forever smile when they come to mind.
Believe me when I say, if you are looking for a Magical Italian Experience ~ this is the one for you!
Sally and Guido are the best and they will take care of you.
I miss them already and want to go back!
Written September 23, 2021
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Thank you! It really was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your friends and taking you around our magical area of Italy. We are so pleased you really enjoyed yourselves and we knew from the moment we met you that you were all out to have a 'blast' and we really appreciated the way you embraced all the experiences we offered in our 5 Day Cooking Holiday. You really touched my heart when you wrote " there are a lot of little things that happen which enhances your stay that I will forever smile when they come to mind.", this really made me smile! Thank you! We also miss your wonderfully positive energy and love for our beautiful country and really hope that you will return very soon. Sally and Guido - Convivio Rome
Written September 30, 2021
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Sandra L
Tampa, FL1 contribution
If you are on the fence about signing up for one or more of Guido and Sally’s Convivio experiences, put all uncertainties aside and go for it! We spent 4 glorious days in a stunning, still vastly undiscovered part of Italy. Guido will take your cooking skills to the next level. And he and Sally will share all the wonderful farming, agriculture, and historical secrets that make the hills above the Fara River so special. Your time with Convivio is sure to be a highlight of any European vacation.
Written April 19, 2022
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It was a great pleasure to be able to share our area with you both on your 5 Day Italian Cooking Holiday with us. Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased we could offer you a variety of experiences, cooking classes and tours that unlocked to key to our local region. I know that you have previously travelled extensively in Italy and your husband even lived the earlier part of his life in this country, so your words of praise about how beautiful this area is and how much you enjoyed your experience and cooking holiday with us, is really appreciated! Thank you again and we look forward to your return!
Written April 28, 2022
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Dream813117
1 contribution
Sally and Guido not only opened their home for our cooking and eating experience but also arranged our stay in the absolutely charming medieval town of Toffia in the Sabine hills. We toured a winery, learned about the how wine is processed, stored and bottled—with some tasting along the way. We also saw olive groves and learned how to determine good olive oil. Our hosts put so much thought and planning into our visit. I highly recommend this holiday as a true Italian experience never to be forgotten.
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you so much for enjoying your 5 Day Italian Cooking Holiday with us, in the heart of Italy. So pleased you enjoyed staying in Toffia, our little medieval village just north of Rome. It really feels like worlds away, doesn't it?! Thank you also for appreciating all the different aspects of this Vacation and how we have taken many different experiences and put them altogether!....... combining local wines, extra virgin olive oil, authentic Italian cooking and visits/tours to the local countryside and other close by medieval villages and monasteries, with a unique experience of 'living like a local' within the walls of a magical medieval village. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon, in person or for one of our online cooking classes.
Written September 30, 2021
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Ariel Hornik
1 contribution
Family
Everything about our experience was amazing. The hosts, the food, the OLIVE OIL. I have never had such quality and tasty olive oil. You would be remiss to skip out on this experience. We had our two young children and Sally and Chef Guido were so sweet and accommodating. The view was gorgeous, we learned a lot, and felt no need to head up to Tuscany after seeing all of the treasures Lazio has to offer.
Written April 18, 2022
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We are so pleased that you and your husband and young family really enjoyed your Half Day Italian Cooking Class with us. When families with very young children come along we make it a private experience so that everyone can really enjoy themselves. I was so impressed how you kept the flow of the class going by putting your 18 month old son on your back so that you could ALL enjoy, learn and participate in Chef Guido's hands-on gnocchi making class. We loved the way your older son got into the gnocchi making and how your younger son ate the whole plateful! Impressive! It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family and we hope your return flight to Germany went smoothly and you will have fun replicating your gnocchi and Roman dessert at home. All the best to you all.
Written April 28, 2022
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mariacalabrese25
Franklin, MA1 contribution
We attended the one-day cooking class with Guido and Sally. They took us on a tour of a medieval town on the way to their house where we learned to make a delicious meal that we then shared with them. Truly an amazing day. Really enjoyed the lesson but even more so, our guests they were the best. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun cooking class experience.
Written November 8, 2021
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So pleased you really enjoyed your One Day Cooking -Touring Experience with us. It looked like the 4 of you were out to have fun and we loved the way you all embraced every aspect of the day with us. We really enjoyed your company and it felt like we were having friends over. Thanks so much for your wonderful review and we hope to see you all again. All the best to all of you, from Sally and Guido in Italy!
Written November 18, 2021
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blep
Chicago, IL10 contributions
We enjoyed our tour of two beautiful villages with Sally and the cooking lesson from Guido. It was a fun experience and would recommend this to anyone visiting in Rome. It is an easy train ride from Rome. Thank you Sally and Guido! We hope to see you again for the olive grove tour and another cooking lesson.
Written May 17, 2022
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Thanks so much for your wonderful review of your One Day Italian Cooking and Touring Experience. The visit to the 2 medieval villages ( both very different) before and after your cooking class and lunch, give our guests a wonderful chance to visit these non-touristy ancient villages and get a taste of the day-to-day life in our area. We are so pleased to hear you will be returning with your friends later this year to take another one of our One Day Cooking Classes with an Olive Oil theme. Wonderful! We look forward to seeing you again and meeting your friends!
Written June 27, 2022
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