Visit an Italian masseria near Lecce and discover the process of making Giuncata cheese

To immerse yourself in the authenticity and traditions of Puglia’s culture, exploring the Salento countryside and visiting the Masseria Cinque Santi is a must.

The Cucugliato family welcomes you to a hidden heaven made of palm and olive trees, where sheep and goats graze freely on the Salento grasses. And it’s in this setting that delicious, traditional cheeses are made.

Join the family for a workshop on how to make giuncata, a traditional local fresh cheese. Guided by Lina, the farm’s passionate owner, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the methods she uses on a daily basis. You’ll make giuncata by hand and take it with you in a reed container wrapped in fig leaves.

Discover the flavors of Sicily in a traditional market in the center of Palermo

The Capo market is a must-see in Palermo. Located in an ancient district known as Seralcadio, the Capo market is the most authentic and traditional market in town. It offers insights into the history of Palermo, formerly under Arab domination. Enter through the famous Porta Carini and immerse yourself in the gastronomy, flavors, colors and history of Palermo. 

Discover the Capo market, a truly lively landmark, by first smelling the various odors emanating from the many stations selling typical Sicilian food.

Then take a minute to talk with the vendors, who will speak with passion about their local products, harvested or made with care each day. Finally, taste what they have to offer, such as Arancina, a saffron rice ball filled with peas, meat and cheese and fried in breadcrumbs.

Try homemade fettucine recipes in the heart of Roma

Thanks to movies and famous photographs, the typical Roman cuisine is known worldwide for its authentic, simple and yet mouth-watering dishes. At Mattarello Piazza Bologna, fresh fettucine, the typical roman pasta, are prepared every morning and with passion in the restaurant’s small laboratory using locally sourced ingredients. 

During an ordinary morning, enter the laboratory and discover how to make this renowned fettucine. Learn about the techniques and skills to make your own pasta,  then discover the recipes of different typical sauces.

The most famous are the renowned Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, with black pepper and pecorino, and Amatriciana, made with pork “guanciale”, pecorino and tomato sauce. Finally, taste the recipes you’ve carefully prepared all morning.