The great dine Experience with real locals at a short distance from Rome
At a short distance from Rome, finally far from the chaos of the city, you will spend great time in total relax discovering the famous traditional Roman dishes with us. Depending on the season period you will even share this dinner experience being fascinated by a magnificent sunset light. The local characters that you will encounter during the tour will not be easily forgotten, too. The departure will be from Termini Railway Station, if you are staying in a centrally located hotel, we are glad to offer the transportation service from the hotel to the railway station; in this case the pick-up will be approximately at 05.00 p.m. The train leaves at 05.40 p.m. and in about 30 minutes, you will reach Zagarolo where you will meet our meet guide Eddy that will escort you to the Villa delle Magnolie, a beautiful estate in the countryside between Zagarolo and San Cesareo.
At the Villa, Eddy and Jessica, the owners of the estate will be happy to show you the estate. Eddy is a world of characters in one person: artist, musician, singer, director, composer, food journalist, publisher, and professor of cinematography. His estate talks about his many activities and he himself will tell you the most surprising stories about his life. The real interesting part, although, is that Eddy is a real fan of Roman cuisine and, needless saying, an excellent cook! Once you arrive at the estate, he will show you the interiors and the large garden of Villa delle Magnolie, with its terrific panorama over the valley below. Then, he will take you to his vegetable garden, depending on the season you can even pick some of the fresh ingredients that you are going to need for the recipes.
When you will have finished visiting the estate and its area, it is time for dinner! You will see how simple the secrets of Italian cuisine are, like the best ways to eat seasonally, how to make the perfect pasta and the best suggestion for a great second course. As first course, you will savor the famous Roman Pasta like the delicious “Amatriciana”, or a fantastic “Carbonara” or the famous “Arrabbiata” with spicy tomato sauce. As for the second course, the meat will be the main cast, with the “Pollo alla Cacciatora” (chicken with wine, sauce and vegetables) or “Abbacchio al forno con patate” (roast lamb with potatoes). The perfect way to finish a Roman dinner is sharing a tempting fruit salad or a delicious Ice Cream. During the whole dinner, you will see how peaceful and relaxing can be the Roman surroundings, compared to the bustling city!
Unfortunately, as always happens, even the most fascinating experience have an end. At approximately 09.00 p.m. you will back to Zagarolo Railway Station to return to Rome. You will arrive at Termini Railway station at approx. 10.30 p.m., if you have loved Eddy and Jessica you will certainly look forward to see them again!