Handmade pasta with grandma

Rome, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Chiara & Nonna

4.5 hours, 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
  • 1,224 Reviews
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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 1,224 reviews.

Britt
October 2021
This is a must do. We did this on the last day of our honeymoon and I don’t think I have ever loved anything more. We had so much fun with everyone including the hosts. We learned so much and felt so loved. By the end of the day I felt like we were spending time with people we had known forever. From start to finish this experience was beyond what I expected. I am going to tell everyone I know about this and will be talking about it forever.
Felipe
October 2021
Si algo es imperdible al ir a roma, es comer pasta y disfrutar y esta experiencia es más que eso… si estás leyendo esto, no lo dudes, tómala y disfrútala como nosotros lo hicimos! (5 estrellas Michellin)
Adam
October 2021
This was the perfect experience to explore outside of the city into the beautiful countryside paired with some of the best pasta we had our entire trip. On top of that, you learn how to make it yourself and can take that skill home with you. Exploring the city and the castle were added bonuses that we didn’t expect and I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to visit Rome. We felt like a member of the family and couldn’t believe how quickly the time had passed. Come prepared to eat because you will leave full!
Evan
October 2021
This was an incredible experience! The village is beautiful, the food was by far the best we’ve had since arriving in Italy, and we met people from all over the world we were able to creat our meal and dine with! The families love for each other is clear and it is an honor to be welcomed into their home! Well worth the money spent for a unique experience in Italy.
Cristina
October 2021
Such an authentic and special experience all around. From the town, the people and the pasta. It was totally authentic and memorable. Highly recommend this experience, we even want to do the virtual class so we can have another chance to see Chiara, Nonna and the rest of the family.
Blake
October 2021
This was our absolute, bar far, favorite part of our visit to Italy. Being invited into this family’s small village and home was so honoring. Then to be treated like family and taught the family recipes was in every way wonderful. We enjoyed our selves to the full and inspired by their great humility and love towards us. 10/10 if you go please keep honor these families and show them love and respect. I wish I had brought a gift :)

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