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
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

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
  • 1,234 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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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 1,234 reviews.

Will
October 2021
Such a great time! Was the first thing I did when I landed, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way! Nonna and Chiara were so so sweet and so so funny! I learned so much about the culture in the short time. I had a rental car and met them at the village and I’ll tell ya, the views on the drive were amazing! Between the tour of the village that happens before we got to the kitchen, to the sound effects we were using while we were cooking and the inside jokes we were creating it really felt like you were with family! When I say everything was so cool, I mean EVERYTHING WAS SOO COOL!! Lol Even if there’s a “language barrier” they speak the language of love, and that is very easy to understand ! I wish I had more stars to give!
Andrea
October 2021
The amount of attention and detail that was put into this experience was unforgettable. Energy was high, people were wonderful, location fantastic. A beautiful experience in the countryside. Thank you for the wonderful memories and, of course, teaching us the correct way to make homemade pasta! XX
Jamie
October 2021
Amazing experience. So much fun and laughter that I would do it again. The sweet hilltop town is beautiful. The hostesses are generous and kind. Also, there’s lots of fresh pasta!
Erika
October 2021
A truly unique and wonderful experience. Absolutely worth the half day spent outside of busy Rome to get a taste of life out on the countryside in this sweet and quaint village. Sylvia (our hostess) was beyond friendly and welcoming on our way to her Nonna’s. We were lucky enough to have Nonna herself, plus two other Nonnas in the kitchen showing us the art of their family traditions! This experience exceeded our expectations and I would love to come back here and share this experience again with family or friends.
Steven
October 2021
This was above and beyond what I could have imagined. Chiara and her family welcomed us into their home(s) and made fast friends with us immediately. The setting, storytelling, and food were all amazing, but we really felt the warmth and connection above all. Also made friends with great co-experiencees. Highly recommended !!
Sarah
October 2021
Book this. It was magical and amazing. If I ever find my way back to Rome, I will be visiting with these sweet women again.

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

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.