We stayed at Alla Madonna del Piatto while visiting Umbria and attended one of the cooking classes. The location is magnificent with a wonderful view of Assisi. The cooking class was a highlight of our holiday. Letizia made us all feel so welcome in her kitchen, the food was delicious and I have made her dishes many times over - they are no fail recipes. I hope we have a chance to return again soon and I must say, I fell in love with Google her adorable dog. I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was and hope others will have the chance to visit. System wouldn't allow me to put the date of our visit April 2013.
This was my third wonderful visit to Alla Madonna del Piatto. The setting for this B&B outside of Assisi is breathtaking. So peaceful. The hosts are the nicest, most accommodating people who now have become friends. They make sure you get to see and taste the best of Umbria with their right on suggestions. On top of that, Letizia is an amazing cook and runs an acclaimed cooking school on the premises (which you should take part in as it is a real treat). The rooms are lovely with stunning views, all with ensuite bathrooms and plenty of hot water. The home made breakfasts are also delicious. You do need a car here as it is 15" to Assisi. If you are considering an Umbrian holiday, look no further than this special place.
We were fitted into part of a tour as our dates did not fit in fully. This was very helpful and resulted in a fantastic stay with lovely people. We would love to come back one day! We stayed in September 14 but the system will not let me show this.
We had the good fortune to take a cooking class with the amazing Letizia Mattiacci last week. Her kitchen is so welcoming and inviting and the entire experience was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. We enjoyed not only Letizia and her expertise and enthusiasm but we also had a great time with the other students. Letizia makes sure that everyone was comfortable and that we all understood not only the food that we were preparing and eating, but the culture of food in her beautiful home-region of Umbria. We can't wait to try our hand at ravioli making and, armed with the instructions, we are confident that we will be successful.
A wonderful experience with a wonderful lady named Letizia who gave us a highly informative cooking class making raviolis, gelato, etc. The food was simple to make (make sure you prep beforehand!) and well worth taking the time to do by hand. Letizia herself is a great instructor, always making sure our class understood what we were doing and why. For anyone who is interested in a vacation where you learn to make your food as traditional as possible The Kitchen With A View is the place to go. I would happily come back for more classes with her. Letizia was always helpful with advice on local restaurants and shops around Assisi as well as valuable information about driving and parking in the area. Information the average tourist wouldn’t know about.