Cooking classes that will make you cook like an Italian
At Villa Capelli you won’t have some high-class chef peering over your shoulder criticizing everything. In fact, what you get is us, who were taught everything via our Italian grandmamas, a glass of wine, and a scrumptious Italian meal at the end of your cooking classes. Here, first and foremost we have fun!
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.
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.
Leave with a graduation certificate and proudly display your new skills back home!
Further info for Villa Capelli.
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Explore the vibrant and fresh Italian markets, and decide what to make based on the amazing produce that you find. Learn to make authentic pasta from scratch, an ideal pizza in ancient wood-burning ovens, or any other of Italy’s infamous dishes.
Choose from other Culture & Culinary Tours:
Discover local foods, markets, vineyards, wineries and more. Partake in cooking classes and wine tastings. Visit cheese producers and learn the secrets of making great limoncello and other liqueurs.
You are also welcome to create your own culinary experience during your stay in Puglia. You can work with Villa Capelli to customize your trip and create an experience uniquely yours.