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Casa Caponetti - Italian Cooking & Wines, culture & more: Friends & family who’d be happy to let you do the cooking with Laura, are also welcome to join you in the countryside near Tuscania, one of Italy’s oldest medieval hilltowns, only one hour from Rome. Immerse yourself in Italian Culture & Food, and stunning landscapes. The estate features a country home with views of Tuscania from the garden, and the Marta River Valley from the guest rooms; an Etruscan necropolis, 500 olive trees, and a horse farm. Laura and her family extend a warm welcome to guests from all over.

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Rome airport pick up is included in price.

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Laura’s Cooking School
Giorgio’s Cultural Vacations - Custom designed
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations:

Select 1 of several great extras:

  • a gift from Casa Caponneti (olive oil, jams),
  • 2 Italian language lessons,
  • 2 ceramic painting lessons,
  • 1 Italian and 1 ceramic painting lesson.
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What People are Saying

“I had a real good time! I learned a lot of what not to dos and a lot of history too. We went to little places I wouldn’t go to normally. It is a beautiful place. I recommend it.” Rita, USA

“We just wanted to send you our greetings and give a Thank You for the delightful time we had in the Cooking School. We look forward to staying with you again in the future.” Dave and Kristin, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Guided horseback, cycling, or walking excursions through history, art and nature; garden tours; art, gardens & thermal baths; ballooning; horseback riding lessons, ceramic painting, too.

Accommodation Choices

Stay in single or double rooms on-site in the family villa.

Program Details
Laura’s Cooking School

Laura Caponetti Brezzi’s background as hotel and restaurant consultant, a degree in Italian Gastronomic History, and years of practical application, give her perfect qualifications for teaching the secrets of her own cooking and of Italian “eating culture”. She has 30 years of experience and has a good knowledge of herbs, wild fruits and vegetables. In her classes, Laura teaches the real “quick and easy” Italian everyday cooking, but also some more demanding dishes, the special ones you cook for a real treat. The dishes, tasty but light yet subtly home-flavored, are based on the real traditions and art of Italian cookery.

Learn the tricks to cooking the real “pasta al dente” or the best risotto; the tiramisu as it is made by mamma e nonna (mom and grandma), different from what you get in restaurants. Everyday a different menu, from “antipasto” to dessert, every dinner a treat, but never too rich, always with a look at the healthy way, so deep-rooted in Italian cookery. Learn also about extra virgin olive oil, the pride of the farm.

Step by step you will taste the flavor of culture passing through the ages as you progress from Pompeian to new century cooking. The program includes cooking lessons (6 students max.), double room accommodation (single, option), meals and wines, excursions, and Rome airport transfers. Duration: 1 week.

Program 2004

07—13 March
(six nights)


Hot meals for cold days.  Soups, “pasta” dishes, “zabaioe” and “tirami su”

14—20 March
(six nights)


Traditional Italian recipes focused on Spring products

04—10 April
(six nights)


First tasting of asparagus, artichokes, strawberries and free range eggs

25 April — 02 May
(six nights)

16—23 May
(six nights)

(with garden tours at Villa Lante, Isola Bisentina, etc.)

From the vegetable garden to real wonderful blooming gardens and flower festivals.

06—12 June
(six nights)

13—19 June
(six nights)


Creative recipes focused on garden products and fresh cheese

04—10 July
(six nights)

01—07 August
(six nights)


From the organic garden, refreshing and health “insalata” and colorful vegetable dishes

29 August — 04 Sept.
(six nights)


Focus on the red ripe fragrant tomato.  From the pasta sauce to the jam.

26 Sept. — 02 Oct.
(six nights)


Preserves for the Winter, and the best “peperoni” and eggplant recipes

24—30 Oct.
(six nights)

31 Oct. — 06 Nov.
(six nights)

07—13 Nov.
(six nights)

14—20 Nov.
(six nights)

(with olive harvesting and visits to the mills!)

Pick olives, bring them to the oil mill, nd taste the new “extra virgin" organic olive oil:  an unforgettable experience

05—11 Dec.
(six nights)

waiting for an ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

Traditional recipes from North to South Italy.  An old style Christmas dinner

For a different program — shorter, without transfer, without sightseeing or for non-cook partner, etc.,: please ask and it can be customized on request.

Deposit = 10% of package price.

Price:  US$ 1690 to US$ 1990, depending on the period.  Please inquire.

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Giorgio’s Cultural Vacations – Custom designed

Around Tuscania, you can find some of the most impressive examples of the meaning of Italy: archaeological sites, architecture of past centuries, historical gardens, natural spots all in a wonderful countryside. Every program may be customized according to your interests, and the seasonal events and feasts, always experiencing the real Italian life. For Casa Caponetti guests, Giorgio loves to plan trips to the unknown sites of Central Italy. He will inspire you to feel the “soul and magic” of your surroundings.

Program 1, Secrets of the Etruscans
“The most beautiful view in all of Italy: the Etruscan valley of Tuscania.”
— D.H. Lawrence, author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover

In 1 week discover the civilization of the “Italian lovers of life”. Visit Tuscania, Tarquinia, Vulci, Orvieto, Blera, Cerveteri, Ansedonia. Suggested seasons: July, August, September, October.

Program 2, Garden Tours
Spend 1 week visiting the region around Tuscania, its hidden beautiful Italian gardens and villas. Suggested season: April, May, June

Program 3, The Mysterious Ghost Towns of Latium
Explore 3000 years of hidden history with people who know where to look. This is a program for good and fit hikers. The trips are taken in areas that can be reached only walking, and full of wild vegetation. Suggested season: November, December.

Dates:  Upon request

Please inquire.

Deposit = 10%
of package price

Airport transfer:
(round trip)

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