Explore Tivoli and enjoy a cooking class


Duration: 8 Hours
Pick up & drop off (hotel)
Guided tour on request


Close to Rome is the wonderful town of Tivoli. Why not combine a very cool cooking-class with a visit to the enchanting Villa d’Este and its gardens?

Activity details

PICK UP TIME Suggested 8:00 am so that we will beat the traffic out of the city and we will be back right on time before the traffic builds back up (it is flexible and you can decide whenever during the day).

SHOPPING AT THE MARKET We will leave Rome at around 08.00 am and reach Tivoli at 09.00 am. You will meet up with your cooking class host and start to shop for the raw materials needed for your cooking class at the Tivoli local market.

COOKING CLASS Very close to the market is your cooking class venue, where you and the chief will start to cook and prepare your wonderful dishes. You will cook together until around 11.30 am when then you will get ready for your visit to Villa d’Este, while the food will cook and before trying it out for lunch.

VILLA D’ESTE You will have the chance to explore this amazing Villa and its Gardens for about 1 hour. Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles. The garden is generally considered within the larger –and altogether extraordinary– the context of Tivoli itself: its landscape, art, and history which includes the important ruins of ancient villas such as the Villa Adriana, as well as a zone rich in caves and waterfalls displaying the unending battle between water and stone. The imposing constructions and the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The addition of water– including an aqueduct tunneling beneath the city — evokes the engineering skill of the Romans themselves.

LUNCH After the visit to the Villa, now there is time to enjoy what you cooked. Buon Appetito!!! Finished with lunch at about 03.00 pm, you will leave Tivoli and reach Rome at around 04.00 pm

Back to the hotel by 04.00 pm

Starting from 400€ 
Contact us for more info about pricing

The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities.
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability.

RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund.

• English Speaking driver all day

• Pick up and drop off directly at your accommodation

• Visit to Villa D’Este

• Cooking class and shopping at a local food market

• First Class vehicle

Your English Speaking driver would pick you up at your accommodation in Rome, at the airport or train station on arrival, or where you prefer within the city of Rome

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.

This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else!
You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law.

This is the best way to go!
You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

Not included:

• Gratuities (recommended)

• Tickets to Villa D’Este are to be paid on site for 10 euro per person

• Villa D’Este 2 hour guided tour on demand for 150€ total


• Walking: Not easy at Villa D’Este with steps to go down to the gardens