Handmade pasta with grandma

Rome, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Chiara & Nonna

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in 12 languages
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

Cook with one of the best chefs ever: Our grandma, Nonna Nerina!

She and her sisters will show you how to prepare the perfect handmade pasta—no machines, just your hands, the freshest local ingredients, and love.

All of these women started to make pasta in their childhood, keeping alive a tradition that is slowly disappearing. And they are ready to pass it to you!

You’ll be part of our crazy big family for a day and join us as we walk the tiny medieval streets of Palombara Sabina to Grandma’s kitchen, located in the old winepress where my great-grandpa used to make wine that the community tapped straight from the barrel (or in Grandma's home... according to the weather). It's a special place for my family and the entire village.

We will cook Ravioli, Fettuccine and Farfalle... you will be in a food coma at the end of the experience!

Please Note: Nonna Nerina is 83 yo so she could feel tired. In that case there will be Grandma Angela, Auntie Giovanna and all the rest of the family to take care of you!!!
Cook with one of the best chefs ever: Our grandma, Nonna Nerina!

She and her sisters will show you how to prepare the perfect handmade pasta—no machines, just your hands, the freshest local ingredients, and love.

All of these women started to make pasta in their childhood, keeping alive a tradition that is slowly disappearing. And they are ready to pass it to you!

You’ll be part of our crazy big family for a day…

What's included

  • Food
    Two kinds of handmade pasta and bruschetta made with local, extra virgin ol...
  • Drinks
    Two kinds of wine and coffee
  • Transportation
    Train tickets to and from our village

Meet your Host, Chiara & Nonna

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 1,305 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Whenever I sat in my grandma's kitchen growing up, she’d make pasta while sharing memories of her own mom and grandma. I soon realized my generation was missing something important: The handmade pasta techniques and traditions passed down through the ages.

I asked if I could post photos online, to which she replied, “Do what you want, I don’t understand you at all.” Today, she knows what an impact she’s making because people from all over the world come to our home to cook with her, making her very happy.
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From $97/ person

Private groups only
From $680 per group
Private groups only
From $680 per group
Private groups only
From $680 per group
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet at Piana Bella di Montelibretti Station and travel together to Palombara Sabina, a small village known for its castle and famous olive oil. We’ll share our time in grandma's cozy cucina.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 1,305 reviews.

Clint
January 2022
This was incredible. They arranged all of the travel and picked us up from the train station. Our guide was very personable and gave us an amazing tour or
Michael
January 2022
Everything you expect and more. The hospitality, the experience, and the pasta were great and by the time you left you felt like one of the family. And the small village in which the experience is located is beautiful and could actually be worth a night or two’s stay.
Carter
January 2022
Pasta with grandma was an amazing experience and might have been the highlight of our two week trip in Italy. Everyone from the family was extremely welcoming and it felt more like a meeting of good friends than a class on making pasta. Would recommend to anyone visiting Rome!
Michael
January 2022
My wife and I took this cooking class. For me, it was the second time, but for my wife, it was her first. We were paired up with Angela and her Nonna Lala. The experience was extraordinary! We ended up being the only guests that day so it was truly a personal experience. We made three pastas and had a great time with these two lovely people. The love between these two really made this an extra special day. We felt like we were part of the family. Do not hesitate on this experience. It's one of the best!
Todd
January 2022
Where do I begin? Nona and her assistants were wonderful.! We went to a beautiful, small village outside of Rome to our destination. It was like visiting my grandmother’s kitchen. A gigantic table sat in the center of the room and this is where we made our pastas. The instructions and demonstrations were excellent. I feel confident that I can go home and make a batch of pasta. We ate with Nonna and the other families. I felt like I was on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show. Don’t miss this wonderful experience. You can also have an Italian Nonna.
Bryana
January 2022
Please listen to the other reviews when they say BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE! We knew it was going to be the best part of our trip before even going and that’s exactly what it was. It’s not just any pasta making class. Find out why, enjoy! 🥂

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  • Thu, Jan 27
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Thu, Jan 27
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Fri, Jan 28
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    From $680 per group
  • Sat, Jan 29
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    From $680 per group
  • Sun, Jan 30
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $97 per person
  • Mon, Jan 31
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $97 per person
  • Mon, Jan 31
    11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $680 per group
  • Mon, Jan 31
    3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $680 per group

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.
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Fish allergy

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 30 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.

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.