Classes & Workshops in Basilicata
THE 10 BEST Basilicata Classes & Workshops
Classes & Workshops in Basilicata
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- Wow, what an experience! We have travelled all over the world with the intentions of experiencing every country’s culture and heritage and Greg & Silvia did a fantastic job of doing exactly that!!! (Arguably our best tour yet!)
We were first greeted by Greg, who took us on a tour of the farm and explained the heritage around the area and farm (with a few treats on the way). We then met Silvia who provided some more context around the family run business and history behind the amazing Italian food - then it was cooking time! Amazing facilities and cooking lesson from Silvia. At every stage she explained what we were doing and why. The food was FIRST CLASS as expected! If you are reading this review and wondering whether to do a cooking class or not, just do it - you will not regret it and it will probably be your best part of the holiday!
Top tip - if you are reading this before you have arrived in the country, I would recommend you save some space/weight in your bags to purchase the extra virgin olive oil or other home made products from the farm!!
Greg and Silvia really made the tour personal and took the time to get to know us which was a lovely touch. Anyone that is coming to Italy should go on this tour!Written June 10, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic way to experience Matera is to take a cooking class with Mary! We spend a lovely day making food from the Matera region and learning more about the people, culture and history of the region. She is warm, inviting and very experienced chef. We learned how to make pasta, tiramisu and other delicious food! I never dreamt that making pasta would be so much fun and easy. If you go to Matera, you should take a cooking class with Mary!Written November 1, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in the Basilicata and Campania regions but this one is truly unique. Not as touristy as many of the others (like Amalfi, Positano) although it was named the cultural center of europe. Bring a camera and allow time (a full day at minimum to allow a relaxed pace). We ate in the old city and it was wonderful. Look up it’s history before you go.Written June 28, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We started out with an Italian lesson including lots of interesting afternoon activities coordinated by the dynamic and easy going teacher.
After the lesson everyone enjoyed a trip to the local farmer's market to buy the ingredients for the cooking class.
The scenery is breathtaking. Please bring cameras to photograph the landscape and historical sites.
Visiting the butterfly house was an unusual and unforgettable experience, followed by an excellent dinner at the restaurant where we tasted delicious regional specialities and fine wines.Written February 20, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Italyside's services were incredible. Because of their hard work, we enjoyed the trip of a lifetime.
First, Michele was able to do ancestral research that resulted in my family finding out about a great-grandmother who died in the 1800s, leaving no trace as to where she was born or even who her parents were. Lack of information plagued her surviving infant daughter her entire life.
While genetic testing, the use of multiple ancestral websites, and the help of professional researchers in the United States all failed to identify even where this lost relative was born, Michele was able to successfully find her birth certificate and additional information about the lost relative, her parents, and her siblings. Most amazing of all, Michele discovered the lost relative was actually born in France to Italian parents. A visit to the small Basilicata village the family was from resulted in additional information being uncovered, including a plaque honoring a relative who died fighting for his country.
Wait, wait, that isn’t all. Michele also found the birth certificate from our grandfather on the other side of the family. When we visited the Basilicata village where this relative was from, tour guide Dora arranged for us to meet with a local villager who helped us to locate relatives still living in the town. They showed us the home where my grandfather was born but warned us that the home was due to be demolished the very next day because of earthquake damage (what timing!) The town's local policeman volunteered to show us around. We all talked about it over a beer and shared family photos, with our tour guide serving as the interpreter.
Finally, we visited yet a third Basilicata village where relatives are from. Our tour guide knew some of the local people there too, and with their help, we had a coffee with a group of local women who had gone to school with one of our deceased relatives!
Did this experience exceed our expectations? Resoundingly YES, this all exceeded our wildest expectations.
Additionally, through Michele, we met Dora with Ferula Viaggi tours. Dora is to tour companies what Michele is to ancestral research. Every hotel she booked us in was wonderful, especially La Foresteria di San Leo in Trivigno. The local tour guides she introduced us to are amazing. They are all informative, pleasant, intelligent locals who know Basilicata and were able to adjust the tour to our needs and requests. The transport vehicles were clean and safe drivers transported us through the windy mountain roads.
If I have one regret, it is that we didn’t spend more time in Basilicata. A week was not enough.Written September 30, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We booked a trip through Viator where they offer cooking with a local foodie, making great Italian food.
I have to say this was the highlight of our trip. We were lucky enough to land a class with Francesco Linzalone and his sister Luchia. We had such a fun time making pizza and Tiramisu and drank some champagne and limoncello. He even brought us to our hotel when we were done. I would tell anyone that this was one of the best experiences we've ever had!Written May 16, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Basilicata
- These experiences are best for classes & workshops in Basilicata:
- Home Restaurant Made In Slow Food Mmatera - Cook with us!
- Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Policoro
- Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Matera
- Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Policoro
- Private cooking class with lunch or dinner at a local's home in Policoro
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