PRIVATE TOUR – A cooking class and lunch at the Pope’s summer residence in Rome

A VIP day, following the footsteps of the Papacy. A relaxing day trip far from the noise and the crowd of Rome, plunged into nature, art and taste. The perfect combination of a cultural tour and a wine-gastronomical one enriched with a one-to-one private cooking class at the Pope’s farm!
Meeting with a private driver at your hotel in Rome and transfer to the Papal estate by car/minivan. Known as Castel Gandolfo, it is placed 20 kilometers far from Rome in the countryside area of the Alban Hills. Its amazing and lucky position was already chosen by the Emperor Domitian for his summer villa and as Popes have been doing since the 16th century. A golf cart or a minivan will be arranged for you to explore the meticulously kept grounds including the roman amphitheater, the antiquarium and the crypto portico, one of the finest examples of landscaped gardens in Italy.

Your luxury culinary experience will start with the visit to the impressive organic farm, which covers 55 hectares and features stables, henhouses, orchards, gardens, citrus groves, a vineyard, a spices garden, an olive grove and a dairy. The farm also produces its own olive oil and dairy products, such as a tasty ricotta, one of the ingredients used during your cooking class.

After that panoramic tour, you will meet your professional chef, who will welcome you with a sparkling prosecco and with whom you will practice the traditional method of hand-made authentic fresh pasta as well as a scratch dessert, using all the fresh ingredients coming from the Pope’s farm itself. After your lunch, based on what you, yourself, have just prepared, you will meet your private licensed tour guide for an exclusive visit to the Papal Palace, including the Papal Apartments, rich in pieces of furniture and precious works of ar, and the magnificent sculpted Barberini Gardens.
Back to Rome by private car/minivan late in the afternoon.

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  • An exclusive visit to the Pope’s summer residence
  • An exclusive visit to the Pope’s farm by golf cart
  • A private cooking class with an expert chef
  • Amazing natural landscapes
  • A private guided tour


  • The rate includes: a private transfer by car/minivan to/from Rome, a private exclusive tour inside the Papal Apartments, a private chef at your disposal, hire a private kitchen, all the ingredients for cooking, use of an apron and cooking tools, lunch, wine included


  • Tour always available (not on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays and religious feasts)
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Meeting point: the meeting point with the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).

Intolerances or allergies must be communicated on your booking.


In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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