Cook in the Castle


“Cook in the castle” is a fabulous cooking class held in a very special location. The Earl Dario del Bufalo welcomes guests at his exclusive Medieval Castle located in the city of Rome.

Dario is a great host and one of the most respected ancient art experts in Italy. He will guide you around his beautiful property talking about History and Food with Claudia an ingredients expert and sommelier. Claudia will show you how to buy fresh products from local markets to make the best traditional Roman dishes or an ancient Imperial Roman menu.

The cooking class and lunch are held in the main Popes (Pope Paolo V, Pope Leo XII)  apartment of the Castle, which is decorated by the painted Annibale Durante in 1615 and surrounded by majestic views.

Life with us is about enjoying Italian food and art!


  • Arrive at the castle (transfer available on request).
  • Meet the Earl and then off to the local market for food shopping.
  • In season visit to the local shepherd for his dairy products and the fruit garden with more then 20 variety of Italian Fruits.
  • Back to the castle for the hands on cooking class with Claudia and Dario’s charming stories.
  • 10 Italian recipes taught in fast and traditional method.
  • Lunch with our own preparations and selected wines.
  • Arrangement for the transfer back to Rome (on request possible sleep in the castello limited number).

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