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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

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Get an authentic taste of local culture during this 3-hour cooking class in a private Lecce estate. Join the estate’s owners, both professional sommeliers, to create a meal of Pugliese specialties, and then enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
  • 3-hour Italian cooking class in a private estate in central Lecce
  • Learn to create regional Pugliese specialties, like pasticiotto, from local sommeliers
  • Enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wines, with all food and drinks included
  • See the inside of a private 17th century palazzo
  • Get an insider perspective on the region from close interactions with locals
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Pasta fresca
Fine Local wine ( 1/2 bottle every participant )
Hands on cooking class with the chef
Pick-up under the arch of Porta Napoli (Lecce)
Hands on cooking class
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Viale delle Querce, 76 , Viale delle Querce, 76, 73016 San Cesario di Lecce LE, Italy

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This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to a traditional masseria just outside Lecce in Apulia (exact location received upon confirmation). Meet your teachers, two professional sommeliers who own the estate, and begin your authentic Pugliese cooking class.

Using all local ingredients, learn how to craft a full lunch or dinner menu with an appetizer, pasta, meat, and dessert. A typical menu includes cream of broccoli with burrata and anchovies, cavalieri spaghetti with tomatoes, Negroamaro pot roast with creamed potatoes, and pasticiotto flan.

After you finish cooking, enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Have you got any dietary requirements?
  • If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A fun evening in Lecce - cooking and making friends…the best.
, Jul 2022
This was our first trip to Lecce and we were going with friends. Never have any of us taking a cooking class, so we thought to give it a try. Lisa and Fabio picked the four of us up at the Porta Napoli and drove us to their home along with another couple. Lisa and Fabio were so friendly and open and happy to entertain us all. Truly this was the highlight of our stay in Lecce. We had fun (and some good laughs) learning how to make the local pasta - orecchiette. Fabio took pictures…which he promptly sent to us the next day so we could share. Thank you Lisa and Fabio for letting us into your lives this summer. We will always our time making “little ears” in Lecce.
A night to remember
, Jun 2022
Lisa and Fabio were wonderful hosts and would highly recommend this activity. They have a beautiful home and took great care teaching us and two other couples how to make two kinds of pasta. They prepared a variety of local dishes all lovingly homemade. We had great conversation learning all about the food, wine, and culture of the region. They made many recommendations of places to visit. We all left the evening as friends.
Friendly people but disappointing
, Jun 2022
We had a nice evening with nice people, but it was very disappointing. We waited long to post a review (We are still waiting for a reply from the touroperator). Its been a month now, so I decided to post a review. The whole evening was different comparing with other reviews, photo’s and the discription of the tour. The evening was in a regular house: no estate outside Lecce and no garden (just a patio). We made two pasta’s and that was it. No futher information about the wine or more background information. Both ladies were very kind, but they hardly speak english. So we had a nice evening with friendly people, but it was absolutley not worth the €75,- we paid each person. We had a strange feeling because they changed the date last minute. Perhaps the original location was not available and they had to improvice.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
hello thanks for your review. Please understand that 25% of the price goes to viator/tripadvisor as a commission. so we believe price is more than fair. thanks
Great cooking experience
, May 2022
We were 2 Australians and shared the class with 6 Canadians who were great fun. The cooking (and eating) experience was fantastic - the hosts Stephi and Lisa are brilliant. Highly recommended.
Pasta connecting cultures
, May 2022
It was a lovely experience and my sister and I learnt a lot about food and local dishes as well as making pasta. Lisa and Stefanie were great teachers and made us feel really welcome.
Amazing food, delicious wine- great experience!
, May 2022
We love taking cooking classes when we travel, and this was one of the best! We lucked out with two outstanding chefs and a really interesting and fun group of travelers!
Lovely experience for whole family
, Apr 2022
Very enjoyable experience with Master Chef, Lisa, who cpuld entertain and teach both adults and children, thank you! Wonderful family experience, cpuld have spent the whole day with this lovely host family.Grazie mille!!!!!!
You won't regret it - an amazing evening
, Oct 2021
Paola and Tiziano were great hosts and we would highly recommend this. The evening felt really tailored, was only us and not merged with other people and we learnt a lot about the region, local food and seasonal produce. As a confident cook with friends less so experienced, it was a good starter for pasta making and Paola had prepared the most part of the meal so it's more about learning rather than cooking from scratch the entire meal. Was a lovely starter, pasta course, secondi and pudding, paired with local wine. If there are more than 4 of you, you might need to pay a small subsidy for transfers but Tiziano will arrange. All in all we left saying it was one of the best and most memorable evenings in Puglia.
Beware last minute cancellations
, Sep 2020
Cancelled the morning after payment went out due to an illness that was several days old apparently. Waiting for a refund. We were in Lecce so spoke to someone locally and had a different but wonderful pasta cooking course run privately.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for your comment ! your host got a serious injury and we immediately wrote you that ! maybe next time try to book the class with more notice as a cooking class is not like selling a museum tickets
A lovely evening with stefi and lisa the pasta master!
, Aug 2020
Amazing experience with Stefi and Lisa! I highly recommend this activity! Thank you so much for this lovely evening.
, Aug 2020
Experience looks very nice but was canceled.... without any explanation and at the very last minute...
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
hello . sorry tosee this review. as we have wrote you our host had a serious personal issue. Thanks for your understanding and review!
An evening of cooking in a lovely family home
, Nov 2019
Paola and Triziano provided a great evening of good local food and an introduction to making many types of local pasta. We practiced making local pasta, of all different shapes, then sat down to great wine, conversation and food. It was a lovely evening that we will always remember of Lecce.
Memorable experience
, Oct 2019
What a privilege to be invited into this wonderful home and to join the family for an evening. The food was amazing and the company even better. We loved having a go at making the local pasta.
A fabulous evening
, Sep 2019
Paola and Tiziano where wonderful hosts in their beautiful home. Cooking tips we can't wait to try when we get home and food and wine flowed til we groaned. Thoroughly recommended.
Cooking class outside Lecce
, Sep 2019
It is the highlight of our trip. Warm and friendly, delicious food and wine, the class was taught with patience and humor. We ate dinner in the garden under soft lights. Magical!
Fantastic experience
, Sep 2019
Tiziano and Paola welcomed us to their beautiful home for a great evening of cooking, drinking wine, conversation and lots of laughter. Thank you so much! We highly recommend this experience.
Unforgettable experience!
, Aug 2019
Tiziano and Paola delivered to us an incredible experience, something definitely to remember. It was a beautiful day together where we felt welcome from the very beginning being immersed in a very home and friendly environment. The cooking class with Paola was fun and engaging, and the food was made by simple but delicious ingredients, as the local tradition wants. I definitely recommend it!
Great experience!
, Apr 2019
Paula & Tiziano are great guests and their home is beautiful! Experiencing a traditional dinner with an Italian family was one of the highlights of our visit to Lecce. We highly recommend it!
This was the most amazing experience...
Shelley B
, Sep 2018
This was the most amazing experience - our hosts have a lovely home and made us feel welcome the minute we arrived - wonderful Rosato wine and Foccia bread as a welcome appetizer. We then learned how to make locat pasta, sauces etc - the hosts were amazing - beautiful property, ate figs from their tree and enjoyed many other wonderful food. Just cant say enough great things about how great the evening was!
This was the highlight of our trip...
Barbara H
, Jul 2018
This was the highlight of our trip! Paola and Tiziano welcomed us into their beautiful home and treated us like royalty. They not only taught us how to cook delicious Southern Italian food, but also shared great wines and wonderful stories. It felt like an evening with fascinating friends. The evening with them was enchanting to say the least.We would highly recommend this experience!
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