If you want to experience authentic Italy you should visit Il Fontanaro Organic Farmhouse which is situated near Paciano. This beautiful estate, set between the rolling hills of Umbria is an ideal place for relaxing holiday while enjoying delicious food and wines.
Wheather you are staying at one of several holiday villas on the property or visiting Il Fontanaro from Rome, learning how to prepare Italian regional food will become the highlight of your trip to Italy.
You will be greeted by friendly owners, Alina and her mother Lucia and treated like old friends. In a cosy kitchen of Fontanaro you will spend several hours making different kind of pasta such as ravioli and fettucine, delicious pasta sauces, tender gnocchi and at the end desserts.
All this will be made from the best ingredients that can be found on the local markets as well as picked up from owner's vegetable garden just outside the kitchen.
The fact that Pinelli family produce their own superb olive oil, wines and the honey makes this experience more authentic. You will taste all these amazing products during your cooking as well you will find out how to recognize true olive oil.
Late in the afternoon cooking will be finishes and you will enjoy a feast in a beautiful outdoor dining area with a view of the surrounding olive groves and vineyard. Amazing food will be accompanied by host's wines.
Cooking classes at Il Fontanaro are small and intimate experience which are held throughout the week, except on Saturdays and Sundays. They start in the morning and last about 4 hours.
Il Fontanaro Farmhouse offers the following cooking classes: