What better place than the Italian countryside to learn how to make pasta! A hallmark of Italian cuisine, pasta continues to increase in popularity, and the ages-old preparation is as spectacular to watch as the final product is to taste. This demonstration and hands-on experience will give you the opportunity to make three types of pasta: water and flour pasta, egg pasta and potato pasta. After the learning experience, enjoy a five-course lunch (three courses feature pasta). After your meal, enjoy brief free time for taking photos from the farmhouse vantage point or for shopping for local genuine products. Note: See full description for complete notes & important information.
The Maremma is an area in Italy, consisting of part of southern Tuscany and part of northern Lazio. The poet Dante Alighieri in his Divina Commedia places the Maremma between Cecina and Corneto, the former name of Tarquinia. It was traditionally populated by the Butteri, cattle-breeders who until recently used horses with a distinctive style of saddle. Endowed with significant natural and environmental resources, the Maremma is today one of the best tourist destinations in Italy, a region where ancient traditions have survived and culture is preserved.
There will be a showing on "How to Make Pasta." This typical Italian dish, which is good to be eaten and beautiful to be seen, needs a special performance, the preparation of pasta with its different colors is a pleasure for the eyes before being a pleasure for the mouth. Guests will try, if they want, to put hands on. It will be performed in three different preparations: water and flour, egg-pasta, and potato-pasta. Lunch will follow with five courses, three of them with pasta. After lunch you will have brief time available or photo from the farm-house's vantage point or shop the local genuine products of the area at the farm-house shop.
Note: Minimum required in order for the tour to operate. Participants may share transportation to/from Maremma with other tour groups. A parent must accompany children under the age of 16. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 20 minutes for shopping at the farm house. The drive to/from the farm house is approximately 20 minutes each way, dependent upon traffic conditions.