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Live a fun activity steeped in culture and customs, in a real-family environment! Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine through our private hands-on cooking classes in Matera. Mary will welcome you and your friends in her private...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Via Monsignor di Macco 67A, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 320 693 6553
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

We attended half day class where we learned to make a full meal. We have done many half and full day cooking classes in Italy. Some are more observing , some are very hands on, and this one was very hands on. She explained everything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The evening my husband and I and our three children (ages 7, 9, and 13) spent with Mary and her husband was the best part of our amazing time in Matera. The food was absolutely delicious and Mary’s guidance was perfect, but the real stand...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Spent a great 4 hours with Mary cooking up an amazing 4 course lunch combined with chat and getting to know so much about the area and life in Matera We started making an amazing vanilla and coffee pannacotta Then made amazing bread balls and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time learning to cook some delicious food with Mariangela and Fillippo. From the moment we arrived at their beautiful home we were made to feel welcome and by the time we left we felt like we'd made two new friends. The...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Mariangelo and Filippo were gracious hosts and we all felt comfortable in their lovely home. The cooking lessons were inspiring and the food was the best meal we had during our trip. Our discussions about Matera increased our understanding of this historic region. We look...More

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

Vegetarian family of three learnt to cook traditional cruise from Matera in Mariangelas stylish airconditioned home with funky kitchen. Learning about culture while cooking with Mariangela was fun and surprisingly easy, even making pasta from scratch with our on hand turns out to be children's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

These are possibly some of the nicest people you will meet if you want a fun time doing some cooking and enjoying a fantastic home visit. We cooked pasta and sauces and baked biscuits. It was a lot of fun and the hosts are so...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

If you like to learn about the local culture , enjoy delicious food, and have an awesome time, then you should take a cooking class with Mary. Cook'n Fun at Mary's was a highlight of our recent trip to Matera, Italy. Mary was a very...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

I enjoyed a lovely few hours cooking, chatting, drinking and eating at Mary's. Made pasta for the 1st time...mine was ok but i rolled it a little thin. A great thing to do whilst in Matera. i was fortunate to be able to tag along...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Marian A
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Mary's cooking lesson was filled with authentic, typical recipes from Matera, in fact from her grandparents. The ingredients were simple but incredibly delicious. Mary and her husband were so gracious and interesting. We spent time cooking, laughing, and learning about the culture and history of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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