Cooking classes

Exclusive cooking class in Riomaggiore

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Duration 3h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Hands-on cooking class with bruschetta, 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) followed by an Italian aperitivo and a 3-course menu with the recipes prepared during the class

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  • Bruschetta with oil and vegetables from the garden
  • Homemade fresh pasta
  • Traditional desert or seasonal fresh fruit

Learn how to make fresh pasta in a picturesque vineyard, where natural wine is produced, overlooking the sea in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre. In this cooking class you will discover the art of creating an appetizer with seasonal vegetables, fresh homemade pasta. My husband and I select only local products of the best quality: fresh basil, pine nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Sardo. Soak in the serene atmosphere of our vineyard as you savor your creations and enjoy fresh seasonal fruit or the traditional dessert we have prepared for you!


54 reviews
Our cooking lessons and meal with Barbara and her husband Stefano will be one of our greatest memories of our trip to Italy. Their hospitality and company were top tier. We truly felt like guests and not like patrons. I wish them nothing but happiness in the future.

Jake - July 2024

Other than it was difficult to find her house but she helped me through FaceTime, everything was absolutely amazing and delicious. Barbara really took care of us and taught us two ways to prepare pasta and her Husband was so funny and helped out as well making the Bruschetta. The views from her house were incredible and love her two dogs. I would recommend Barbara’s delicious pasta making class to anyone explore the Cinque Terra area.

Joey F.  - July 2024

Beautiful setting, incredibly delicious food, wonderful host, amazing evening! Barbara and Stefano provided a truly unique cooking experience and made us feel like a part of their family. We loved every minute of it!

Daniel White - July 2024

Barbara & husband Stefan were very friendly and nice to watch them prepare food together. Pasta lesson was fun and well explained by Barbara. The reason for my 4 stars only is that the meeting point was not well received and we were pretty stressed out to miss our class. We managed to find a taxi who knew where Barbara lives.

Nathalie & Tiffany - July 2024

Barbara & Stefano were wonderful hosts. We had so much fun cooking pesto and gnocchi. Absolutely worth the hike up to their house for great views, company, and food.

Sam - May 2024

€179.00 per guest

€90.00 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2022Location: Riomaggiore    Languages: Italian and English
Hi there, I'm Barbara!
 I was born in the Gulf of Poets, to a Sardinian mother and a Genoese father, and spent my childhood with my beloved grandparents. I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world, but I have a strong connection to my land and its traditions, as does my husband Stefano. Together, we want to share our passion for cooking and our roots with other enthusiasts and curious minds. Since I was a child, I developed a strong passion for cooking, thanks to my grandmother who taught me to experiment and taste new flavors. I have always been adventurous and have tried all the original recipes from different countries around the world, but Ligurian cuisine remains my favorite. We decided to open the doors of our house, located on the terraces of the Cinque Terre above Riomaggiore, to share our passion for cooking and local culture. For us, cooking is the best way to tell the story of our land and pass on the true Ligurian tradition to others. We are excited to share this culinary journey with guests from around the world!
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