home made pasta for everyone!

Francavilla Angitola, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ciccio

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in Italian, German, and English

What you'll do

We will make pasta! We could choose between tagliatelle, scilatelle, lasagna, spaghetti alla chitarra and many other types of pasta. In the meantime, caps of the excellent Calabrian wine and we will cook the sauce to accompany our creation. We will all eat together in the dining room or in the garden. All in close contact with nature, immersed in the green countryside of Francavilla Angitola.
Other things to note
If You don't have a car, contact us and we can pick-up you at your home/hotel. Or we can call a taxi for you :)

What's included

  • Food
    Wine, water and sweet food.
  • Drinks
    Home made wine

Meet your Host, Ciccio

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! I'm Nonna Caterina and my mother taught me how to make pasta more than 50 years ago. I still remember the flavour of home-made flour! I've been training with my nephews for years and now you could learn and lick your lips!
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Where you'll be

We will make the lecture in my grandma's house, between flowers and a lot of memories.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

October 2019
Such a unique, welcoming, and once in a lifetime experience! We felt very comfortable and connected as soon as we arrived, and all throughout the entire experience. Our family heritage is Calabrese, so I booked this for my mom’s birthday. Ciccio was amazing at staying connected and helping me to book (at an additional cost) a special cake for my mom. Mirella was a beautiful hostess with thorough knowledge of cooking and how to make many dishes. She also made the amazingly special and delicious cake to help surprise my mom. I loved hearing her stories too! Nonna Caterina welcomed us like we were family and I know that her interactions with my mom were very special. It reminded my mom a lot of her family growing up in an Italian culture. We honestly felt like we left with new friends and family here in Italy, and I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday experience for my mom. Thank you all so so so much! Much love! 💕
August 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. My husband and I booked it last minute and I am so happy we did. We were able to spend the afternoon with the most wonderful family. We shared stories and experiences as we made fresh pasta together. Everyone made us feel like we were part of the family. It was beautiful. I was sad to leave at the end! Thank you all for the most amazing day!
August 2019
This family invited us into their homes as if we were one of their own. It was an unforgettable experience that we will forever cherish.
August 2019
I highly recommend to try this experience. It is not only about how to prepare real Italian pasta but also to see how a real Italian family lives their life. We could feel with my 11 years old daughter to be part of this beautiful family for a while. They all were warm-hearted, kind and gave us perfect hospitality. The pasta we prepared was really delicious and we were provided with many other tasty local dishes. We had the lunch together with Mirella’s family which resulted nice discussions and great atmosphere. Thank you Mirella and Nonna that you shared with us your culinary knowledge but more importantly that you were so nice with us :)
July 2019
An amazing experience which allowed us to immerse ourself in the local culture! The family were exceptionally warm and hospitable and the food was to die for! Almost everything we ate came straight from the garden. I'd thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who likes cooking, eating or learning about the local way of life!
July 2019
Definitiv das Highlight unseres Urlaubes in Kalabrien. Was für eine tolle Erfahrung! Ab dem Moment unserer Ankunft fühlten wir uns bei Ciccios Familie sehr willkommen. Wir lernten nicht nur Pasta zu machen sondern auch die kalabrische Kultur authentisch kennen. Neben der Pasta gab es noch viele traditionelle und vor allem selbstgemacht Kleinigkeiten sowie Wein. Wir aßen gemeinsam mit der ganzen Familie im Freien und genossen die Zeit wirklich sehr.

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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Your taste buds

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.