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Cooking in the Kitchens of Pontelandolfo

A Culinary and Cultural Adventure

Limited to 6 people!

You and Your Pals Choose the Dates


Roll up your sleeves, don your apron and get ready to gain a cultural understanding of what lies behind the great Southern Italian dishes.  This experience is for those of you who want to see a part of Italy that is off the crowded tourist trail and taste dishes that go back generations.
Spend mornings not in a restaurant or cooking school kitchen, but in a real family’s kitchen, learning the recipes and menus that have been handed down for generations.
We will try to accommodate the dates you and your friends choose. Many villagers are involved in the program, we ask that you be a wee bit flexible. Our standard course is one chock filled week. If you are interested in a shorter or longer stay, we will work with you on creating a unique experience.
During this one-week exploration of the food and culture of Southern Italy, almost everything is included.
Includes -
  • Transportation from the Benevento Train Station
  • 7 nights in a local hotel or agriturismo. All participants will be sharing rooms, so ask a friend to come on the adventure.
  • Welcoming Night Bar Crawl – meet the locals at their favorite hang-outs. 
  • 4 half-day cooking classes with local cooks. After preparing the dishes for pranzo or cena you will sit down and eat multi-courses with the family.  
  • English Speaking Translator for all classes and events.
  • Wine and artesian food tasting at a local vintner
  • Pontelandolfo Day – open air market, tasting of locally produced products, other local activities and light cena.
  • Excursion to Sepino Altilia Roman Ruins    
  • Walking Tour of Historical Pontelandolfo
  • Enjoy traditional cultural activities like folk dancing, cheese tossing or bocci.
  • Last night serata di arriverderci with all the local cooks.
  • Apron
  • Written recipes in English.


Regretfully, there are no special dietary considerations.  Since you will be cooking and eating in people's homes, not restaurants, accommodations cannot be made for allergies or preferences. This medieval village has charming cobblestone streets but it is not handicapped accessible.  The adventure and experience in the home of local families requires the ability to climb stairs, walk on uneven streets and feel comfortable in a hilly environment.
Visit our Facebook Page.   Read about Pontelandolfo
Registration materials and financial information will be sent via e-mail to those that want to join the adventure. 
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