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Parma: Cooking Class at a Private Villa

Parma: Cooking Class at a Private Villa


From US$ 408.90 per group up to 2

Enter a stunning private villa of a local cook to enjoy a typical Italian aperitivo, learn all the tips and tricks of fresh pasta making, and savor the fruits of your labor during lunch or dinner.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a traditional aperitif with your hostess
  • Become a pasta-making savvy during the hands-on cooking class
  • Taste what you have prepared during lunch or dinner with a glass of local wine
  • Round-off your experience with a homemade sweet and coffee
Full description
Every successful cooking class must start with a nice aperitivo! Meet the local cook at her own villa at 10:30 am (lunch option) or at 4:30 pm (dinner option) and before getting your hands dirty sit in a gorgeous garden of the villa and enjoy some finger-food with a glass of wine while chit-chatting with your hostess. During the cooking class you will prepare two types of pasta - classical tagliatelle with tomato and basil and tortelli d’erbetta, traditional pasta with a filling of ricotta cheese, spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano, a must-try in Parma. You will be hands-on for the entire cooking class. Observe the cook at work and learn how to prepare fresh egg pasta from the scratch. Listen to the cook’s tips and have fun learning all the secrets of Parma cuisine! In a nice setting of the villa, sit at a table together with your cook and savor your meal matched with some excellent local wine. Round off the experience with a homemade cake and a good coffee. Your cooking class ends at 2:30 pm (lunch option) or 8:30 pm (dinner option)
  • Aperitif with snacks and local wine
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch or dinner with what you've prepared
  • Dessert
  • Water, wine, coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

You will receive the exact address of the villa at the time of booking. You can easily reach it: By taxi. Once you reach your preferred pick-up point in Parma, you can call a taxi at +39 0521252562. From Parma train station, it will take you 7 minutes to reach the villa and the price of the taxi ride will be around 10 EUR. On foot. Parma is a safe city where you can easily walk around to reach your destination. The villa is located approximately 35 minutes walk from Parma train station. By car. If you are in Parma with your car, you can reach the villa independently. From Parma train station, it takes approximately 7 minutes. Parking space is available at the villa at no extra charge.

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  • Pets
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Highlight of our Europe trip; relaxing, fun, delicious!

We had the best time cooking with Antonia. My boyfriend and I went in a tad anxious, as we had no idea what the experience would be like, but ended up having an incredible experience. Antonia welcomes us with coffee and treats in her garden, and was patient and encouraging as we made three dishes together. Her kitchen and property are beautiful, her family is so kind and charming, and I'm thankful for her sharing her family recipes with us. Having dinner together in her garden with plenty of wine and good conversation made it an experience we will remember for years to come. Hope to be back in Parma soon to visit Antonia again -- and you can bet we will be making her recipes for our friends back in NY.

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June 8, 2017

One of the best tours/classes we've ever had! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

We can't begin to say enough good things about this cooking tour! My husband and I felt great from the time we were picked up by the tour operator, Eliza, to the very last hugs and goodbyes with our host/instructor, Antonia. Eliza arrived early and waited patiently for us to finish breakfast and was very personable and engaging during the drive to Antonia's home. Antonia met us as we drove up as one would a dear old friend or family member, so we instantly felt at home. She treated us to an aperitif in her beautiful garden and informed well about what we were going to do. Throughout the day, she demonstrated each course, then guided and instructed us through them, giving us encouragement and keeping up light conversation along the way. Her kitchen was spacious and clean, and she was well-equipped with enough tools for us to use. The dishes themselves were basic and traditional, yet extremely delicious. We highly recommend this cooking class and look forward to returning to Parma!

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April 16, 2017

Product ID: 68696