Carmela teaches in Romagna – from 26th till 30th May 2020!

Come to cook with Carmela in Italy and enjoy a fully immersive 5 day cooking experience. You will discover the secrets of regional Romagna cooking, with Nonna Violante at Hotel Eliseo in Bellaria Igea Marina, a seaside town near Rimini.

Do you want to learn the secrets, techniques and recipes that are the cornerstone of Emilia Romagna cuisine?

Carmela will showcase an array of pasta-making techniques from colouring pasta, technical work and beyond. Her passion and skill set have become renowned.

Immerse yourself in the world of Pasta, Piadina and Sangiovese wine in the beautiful seaside resort of Bellaria Igea Marina, the Blue Flag beach near Rimini in Italy.

Book your flight with Ryanair direct to Rimini and join this incredible cooking vacation!

About Carmela’s Kitchen: Carmela is a passionate Italian cookery tutor who specialises in the art of making pasta. Carmela is known as a pastaia (specialist pasta maker) and is also an event cookery demonstrator, recipe developer, food writer and author of three beautiful cookery books ‘A Passion for Pasta’ and ‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’, Northern and Central Italian Family Cooking will be released this July.

About Nonna Violante: granny (nonna) Violante is the family matriarch at the Eliseo Hotel, she is a renowned cook and local historian, who learned cooking from her mother. Her recipes and stories are passed down in the family for generations.

  • Day 1 – 26th May 2020
    Arrival and check-in
    Afternoon: Free time at your disposal
    Dinner in the hotel
    Evening Free
  • Day 2 – 27th May 2020
    Morning: Excursion to Santarcangelo di Romagna, the birthplace of Sangiovese wine. Guided tour of the medieval and picturesque town in English including the visit at its mysterious underground caves and the canvas rust-printing crafts shops
    Lunch in the Hotel
    Afternoon: Cooking Class with Carmela & Nonna Violante
    Dinner in the hotel
    Evening Free
  • Day 3 – 28th May 2020
    Morning: Excursion and tasting at a local winery and at a local oil producer
    Lunch in the Hotel
    Afternoon: Cooking Class with Carmela & Nonna Violante
    Dinner in the hotel
    Dolce Vita party
  • Day 4 – 29th May 2020
    Morning: Free (Optional excursion to Rimini to discover Federico Fellini’s hometown, the Master film director of international fame. Rimini has a place in his film histories such as the harbour, the Grand Hotel, Piazza Cavour, and the Fulgor Cinema)
    Lunch in the Hotel
    Afternoon: Cocktail Class with Tony, the barman of Hotel Eliseo
    Dinner in the hotel
    Evening Free
  • Day 5 – 30th May 2020
    Morning: free
    Lunch in the Hotel
    Return to Rimini Airport

Cost per person – if sharing a double room with en-suite bathroom: Euro 349.00

Cost per person for a single room with en-suite bathroom: Euro 389.00

  • Included in this package tour:
    4 nights at Hotel Eliseo, 3 star family-run hotel, full board (drinks not included)
    2 Romagna x 3 hour hands-on cooking lessons held in English
    1 Cocktail class (drinks included)
    Recipe book in English
    Excursion to Santarcangelo di Romagna
    Visit and tasting in Winery and Olive Oil Producer
    Private transfers and assistance on arrival and at departure (from and to Rimini airport)
    All local taxes
  • Not included in this package tour:
    Airline ticket (you can purchase it through Ryanair direct flight to Rimini)
    Optional guided tour to Rimini including transfer (€ 30,00 per person)
    Drinks (outside of the cocktails class)
    Personal expenses
    Anything not written in the program
    Maximum number of participants is 10, minimum number for the package to be held is 6 people.

Terms of Payment and Cancellation fees are as follow:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable at time of booking to confirm your participation in the course, as described above.
The remaining payment of 70% is due 20 days prior to arrival.
If booking this course within 20 days of the course date, payment is due in full at time of booking.
Penalty for cancellation of booking by client is the loss of the non-refundable deposit if cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to arrival.
Penalty for cancellation is 100% penalty in the event of cancellation by the client less than 15 days prior to arrival.
Clients are advised to book a private separate travel insurance.

Bookings: please contact Ms Maria Regina Rubinetti at

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47814 Bellaria Igea Marina · Rimini
+39 0541330413
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