The rite of taste: a cooking class at the Papal Residence of Castel Gandolfo

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Castel Gandolfo, a charming small city in the hillside of Rome, is well known for being the seat of the Papal summer residence, which hosts art masterpieces was turned into a museum in 2016. Just aside, lies an impressive organic farm called “Fattoria Ville Pontificie”, where all the raw ingredients used in the Vatican kitchens are produced. Here, you will learn how to turn these extraordinary matters into traditional, mouth-watering recipes, such as fresh pasta, guided by a qualified chef in a professional kitchen. A complete, surrounding experience, involving art, nature and taste, which will leave you breathless.

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Duration: 7 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes



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Castel Gandolfo, a charming small city in the hillside of Rome, is well known for being the seat of the Papal summer residence, which hosts art masterpieces was turned into a museum in 2016. Just aside, lies an impressive organic farm called “Fattoria Ville Pontificie”, where all the raw ingredients used in the Vatican kitchens are produced. Here, you will learn how to turn these extraordinary matters into traditional, mouth-watering recipes, such as fresh pasta, guided by a qualified chef in a professional kitchen. A complete, surrounding experience, involving art, nature and taste, which will leave you breathless.

After visiting the gardens of the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, you will reach the Fattoria Ville Pontificie, an organic farm which provides all the raw ingredients for the Vatican kitchens; here, a professional chef will follow you in preparing traditional fresh pasta and desserts.
After lunch, when you will taste the courses you will have prepared by yourselves, a private guide will take you for an exclusive tour of the interiors of the Papal residence, now a museum.

Stop At:

• Palazzo Pontificio, Piazza della Liberta, 00120 Castel Gandolfo Italy
• Giardino Barberini, Strada Provinciale 71/b Via Carlo Rosselli, davanti al Piazzale Urbano VIII, 00073 Castel Gandolfo Italy

Sample Menu

• Spaghetti alla chitarra



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