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Italian country kitchen! 1h from Milan

Sesto Calende, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Marco

5 hours
Italian
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

We will prepare Italian dishes together, I'm a Personal Chef and I'll be happy to share with you my best recipes.

This is not a fixed menu experience, let me know what interests you, and I'll match with the other participants needs and define wich dishes we will prepare, examples (not limited to) are: Pasta, Lasagne, Gnocchi, Ravioli, Risotto, Parmigiana, Caponata, Ossobuco, Involtini, Cannoli, Tiramisù, Panna cotta, Zabaione.

We will use organic ingredients, coming mainly from local farms, Angus beef grass-fed, pork, poultry, dairy products, vegetables ...

As my home is located in the Ticino Natural Park, you will enjoy the beautiful natural environment and we will have lunch in the wood, literally, enjoying food and complimentary beer or wine.

Outside my property we will be able to have a walk in the woods trying to spot the different animals that live in there: foxes, hares, dormouses, wild boars, buzzards, cuckoos, woodpickers etc.

In case of adverse weather conditions lunch will be held in the living room of my home that has large windows overlooking the woods.
I speak Italian, English and French, if guests speak different languages, English will be used.
Other things to note
bring your camera, your hunger and the willingness of learn how to cook italian dishes, that's all !
We will prepare Italian dishes together, I'm a Personal Chef and I'll be happy to share with you my best recipes.

This is not a fixed menu experience, let me know what interests you, and I'll match with the other participants needs and define wich dishes we will prepare, examples (not limited to) are: Pasta, Lasagne, Gnocchi, Ravioli, Risotto, Parmigiana, Caponata, Ossobuco, Involtini, Cannoli, Tiramisù, Panna cotta, Zabaione.…

Marco's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch (morning session) or dinner (evening session)
    Starter - Main Co...
  • Drinks
    Drinks
    Water, Soft drinks, two glasses of wine or beer, Italian Espres...
From $103
/ person
Tue, Jan 19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$103 per person
$103 per person
Wed, Jan 20
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$103 per person
$103 per person
Thu, Jan 21
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$103 per person
$103 per person

Meet your host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 45 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Passionate about cooking, after having cooked as amateur for 35 years for family, friends and colleagues, since 2017 I started as a professional, my activities comprise: personal chef, supper club and cooking classes.
I'm now very happy to host people coming from all over the world, this is for me a kind of "reverse travel", you know what I mean?
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Where you'll be

The location is 60 Km (36 mi) from the center of Milan.
From Milan:
- by train it takes 45' to get to Sesto Calende, I can pick you up at the railway station
- by car it takes one hour / one hour and a half, depending on where are you located in Milan
From Malpensa International Airport:
- by car it takes less than half an hour
- by train it takes about 1 hour, I can pick you up at the railway station

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Leila
January 2021
Marco is extremely knowledgable and hospitable. A beautiful 400 years old cottage in the wood , the experience started from planning the most personalised menu, the super market shopping, then an relaxing cooking experience to a great meal and chat over the dining table. Marco is a very kind gentleman and I appreciate him a lot taking care of my Wife.
Marco is extremely knowledgable and hospitable. A beautiful 400 years old cottage in the wood , the experience started from planning the most personalised menu, the super market sh…
Ebru
August 2020
Marco has a very warm and welcoming personality and his skills are amazing. He is very passionate and involved and his recipes are the best. We have eaten a lot in Italy but this was outstanding. We were wrong about the time so we would be an hour too late, which was no problem at all, so much flexibility from Marco as well. We learned a lot and will take this lovely memory with us.
Marco has a very warm and welcoming personality and his skills are amazing. He is very passionate and involved and his recipes are the best. We have eaten a lot in Italy but this w…
Lara
August 2020
Marco è ospitale, gentile e competente. Spiega con passione e accuratezza piatti e trucchi del mestiere, adattando l'esperienza al livello di preparazione dei partecipanti. Ne segue un pranzo da ristorante di prim'ordine (e che avrai preparato proprio tu!) con conversazione piacevole e rilassante.
Marco è ospitale, gentile e competente. Spiega con passione e accuratezza piatti e trucchi del mestiere, adattando l'esperienza al livello di preparazione dei partecipanti. Ne segu…
Jessica
August 2020
un'esperienza interessante, prima volta per noi. Marco ha saputo darci tutti gli strumenti per affrontare il menù che avremmo cucinato e ricette simili. Ha anche gentilmente risposto a molte nostre curiosità culinarie. Inutile dire che il menù si è poi rivelato anche buonissimo. Il posto non è immediatamente riconoscibile ma con le indicazioni di Marco non abbiamo avuto grandi problemi ad arrivare. Consiglio l'esperienza, soprattutto se avrete l'opportunità di usufruire del bosco (nel mio caso pioveva).
un'esperienza interessante, prima volta per noi. Marco ha saputo darci tutti gli strumenti per affrontare il menù che avremmo cucinato e ricette simili. Ha anche gentilmente rispos…
Franka
August 2020
Ich hatte einen fantastischen Tag. Wir sind gemeinsam einkaufen gewesen und haben ein tolles 3 Gänge Menü gezaubert. Marco hat mir die basics der italienischen Küche gezeigt, wir hatten tolle Gespräche, sein Haus und Garten sind wunderschön. Da mein Zug erst 90min fuhr, hat er sich noch Zeit genommen mir das Flussufer von Seste Calende zu zeigen. Ein tolles Erlebnis, ich würde es definitiv wieder buchen. Highly recommended!!
Ich hatte einen fantastischen Tag. Wir sind gemeinsam einkaufen gewesen und haben ein tolles 3 Gänge Menü gezaubert. Marco hat mir die basics der italienischen Küche gezeigt, wir h…
Sebastien
August 2020
Très bonne expérience. Marco est très agréable , très pro. Nous avons vécu un moment en famille , vraiment agréable . La cuisine et les plats étaient très bons. Marco s'est très bien occupé de nous, pour nous indiquer comment préparer nos plats ! Parmiggiana, Canoli, Lasagnes végétariennes à la ricotta et épinards, inviltini !! La table, la nourriture et le vin étaient très réussi ! Merci
Très bonne expérience. Marco est très agréable , très pro. Nous avons vécu un moment en famille , vraiment agréable . La cuisine et les plats étaient très bons. Marco s'est très bi…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
Soy-free
Vegan
Dairy-free
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.