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Cooking Class and Lunch inside the Pope’s Organic Farm with Visit of the Apostolic Palace and Gardens, plus Exclusive Entrance to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums | Shared
Experience a day like no other, following in the footsteps of the Papacy. Your day begins bright and early, at 7:10 outside the Vatican Museums. As part of this tour, you are granted super early access to the Sistine Chapel, literally before anyone else. Allowing you to enjoy the magnificent art of Michelangelo and Raphael in peace, with the inspiring knowledge of your local guide.
We’ll then transport you into the Alban Hills, specifically the charming hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo with its spectacular views of the volcanic Lake Albano. Reminiscent of the Tuscan landscape, the Roman hills are brimming with rustic beauty. The emperor Domitian built his summer palace here in the first century AD. Well over 1,000 years later, the Papal State purchased the plot to build the palace that would serve as the Pope’s official summer residence.
Upon arriving in Castel Gandolfo, you will explore the palace, including the Papal Apartments and the celebrated Barberini Gardens, one of the finest examples of landscaped sculptured gardens in Italy. A golf cart or minivan has been arranged for you to get around the estate, and bring you to the most exciting part of the day, a cooking class in the Pope’s personal farmhouse.
The “Fattoria delle Ville Pontificie” covers 55 hectares and features stables, hen houses, orchards, gardens, citrus groves, a vineyard, spices garden, an olive grove and a dairy. At our cooking school in the estate, our chef will welcome you with antipasti and prosecco. Fresh pasta and dessert are on the menu, and chef is a specialist in teaching cookery enthusiasts how to master both. Lunch will be served with the food you have prepared and local wines.
To wind down this exceptional day, you will have time to wander the sleepy town center of Castel Gandolfo for some souvenir shopping or perhaps take table at the cafe in the piazza and enjoy a final gelato. Then we’ll transfer you back to the center of Rome.
A True Roman Holiday. Amazing evening. Marco and Roberto were fabulous, fun and very knowledgeable! DONT miss this class when in Rome! Grazie
Pizza and gelato awccess What a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we... read moreWhat a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we got all the recipes of the food we made plus additional recipes for pastas and more. 3 young adults and 1 young at heart enjoyed every minute of it. read less
Great experience! Pay for private or small group- worth it. Loved Julia Julia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never... read moreJulia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never stop talking. Very friendly and professional- ask for her- but I would guess all their guides are good. read less