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Cooking classes that will make you cook like an Italian

 “First and foremost, we have fun!  We feel cooking should be relaxing and enjoyable.  You won’t have some high-class chef peering over your shoulder criticizing everything.  In fact, what you’ll have is us (who were taught everything by Italian grandmothers), perhaps a couple of those Italian grandmothers, a glass of wine, and an amazing meal at the end of your cooking classes.” ~Villa Capelli.   

About the cooking classes

Italian cooking is easy! And Villa Capelli has taught everyone, from those who could barely boil water to the Senior Vice President of the Food Network.  Therefore you will be in good hands!  If time permits, the most important part of the whole “cooking” process is the shopping.  As a consequence you’ll head into town where you will help pick out the amazing local vegetables from the farm stands, have the butcher cut meat to order, and head to the fish market for some of the freshest seafood in the world.

Lessons at the cooking school can be arranged on an individual basis and largely depend on the season. Even if you are not staying at Villa Cappelli, they can certainly work with you to create an amazing Italian cooking lesson.

Leave with a graduation certificate and proudly display your new skills back home!

Cooking classes that will make you cook like an Italian

The Villa sits majestically on the ancient Via Appia in the town of Terlizzi, just northwest of Bari in the region of Puglia. It is just 20 minutes from the Bari Palese airport and approximately 7 miles from the Adriatic Sea.

No one is quite sure when the villa first sprung up, but some historians believe the garden to have begun as a 13th century monastic garden. The “farm” buildings on the property probably date to the 14th and 15th centuries.  While the newest additions were probably built in the 17th or 18th centuries, one peculiar location in the villa is believed to be pre-Christian. This is a very odd shaped grotto under the garden, we’ve been told it was probably an Ipogeum, used for rituals.

Since the property sits directly alongside the Appian Way, we know for a fact that Roman legions, Crusaders, saints and pilgrims have been traversing it since it was built circa 115 AD. In fact, we discovered an ancient stone cross that is believed to be from the Knights Templar. The entire villa is completely enclosed by an 18 ft. wall and features a formal half-acre garden planted almost exclusively with citrus trees, roses and lavender.

Further info for Villa Capelli

For further information or to book a cooking class visit Villa Capelli, “Top Vacation Rental” via Flipkey



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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!


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