Our local Chef Loredana who will teach you how to prepare some of the traditional local pasta varieties, including “Gnocchi” and “Tagliolini“, as well as some of the secrets of the local culinary tradition handed down by our Grandma Dina.
After the pasta making class, there will be a transfer waiting to get you to the Minardi Winery in less than 5 minutes.
As soon as you arrive at the farmhouse, you will meet the winemaker of the family, Umberto, who will take you on a tour across the old vineyards, which he still takes care of with the same old farming techniques the family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of the winemaking, listening to the stories and experiences of a passionate of this historic land.
Umberto will then lead you to visit the old wine cellar, where he will introduce you to the secrets and the old processes of the winemaking of the famous Frascati wine.
Time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! You will taste three wines of the family production: the famous Frascati Superiore white wine, the Vagnolo IGP red wine and a very typical product of this land, the sweet Cannellino wine. All of the wines will be paired with typical breads and pizzas, “Porchetta”, aged cheese with our Wine Jelly, and traditional wine cookies. You will also have an Oil tasting of the Minardi Family’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
At the end of the wine and olive oil tasting you will be lead to the tavern in the center of Frascati to enjoy a local lunch/dinner consisting of a starter (local cheeses and meats), a first course (a plate with two varieties of homemade Pasta that you have prepared, “Gnocchi” and “Tagliolini“, wine (again!), water, espresso coffee.
At the end of the lunch you will be able to have a walk in Frascati and take the train back to Rome (there is one train every hour in the afternoon).
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Antico Casale Minardi, Via San Marco 2a, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Meeying at Frascati railway station
You will catch the train in Rome Termini Station at 8r 9:49 am on weekdays for the morning class towards Frascati. The train ride is only 22 minutes and costs 2.20€. We suggest you arrive around 30 minutes earlier at the station to take the train tickets either in advance online (www.trenitalia.com) or at the newspaper kiosks or tobacco shops inside the station! On Saturdays: You will catch the train at 10:14 am from Rome Termini station to Tor Vergata station. The train ride is only 17 minutes and costs 1.50€.
Once arrived in Tor Vergata station, please exit from the opposite entrance by walking on the transparent tunnel above the train platforms and you will see a member of the Minardi Family welcome you outside the entrance of Tor Vergata station, waiting for you to start the experience!
Once arrived at Frascati railway station at 10:20 am on weekdays or 9:20 am on Saturday, please exit from the main door and you will see a member of the Minardi Family welcome you by the yellow Taxi Stand in front of you.