Six Nations Rugby Rome Italy v England - Culinary Weekend .
6 Nations Rugby, Rome, fine food, fine wine, fine company. All the ingredients for the perfect weekend.
Two nights and three days of fine food, wine and six nations rugby. Staying at the beautiful Santo Pietro country hotel, set in amongst the olive groves and orchards of Fara Sabina in the Italian countryside . Italy v England 6 nations rugby at the Stadio Olimpico Rome is always a colourful, wonderful experience and one of the highlights of the six nations calendar, combine this with a first class Italian cooking lesson and dinner with Paula and Franco at Gusto al Borgo, a 15th century palazzo in the hilltop village of Casperia. Welcome dinner and wine tasting and morning guided tour of Rome ahead of the match with guaranteed official ticket are also included in this special six nations culinary weekend.
February 2nd - 4th 2018. 2 nights / 3 days. En-suite rooms, country hotel
2 Nights / 3 days staying at Santo Pietro country hotel.
Gourmet cooking lesson including dinner.
Guided pre-match tour of Rome
Official 6 nations Italy rugby match ticket ( curva sud )
Free transfer from Rome Ciampino airport ( CIA )
Places are limited. £100 deposit secures your place.
per person sharing
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Santo Pietro is our venue for your 6 nations culinary weekend. It lies just below the hilltop village of Fara Sabina and is situated in the Olive groves, Vines and Orchards. It was built by the Benedictine Monks from nearby Farfa abbey on top of pre-existing Roman ruins in the early middle ages. The building had served as the first line of defence for one of Europe's most powerful abbeys.
It has been transformed into what we see today, a fine restored country house with a lovely restaurant where people travel from miles around to taste its freshly prepared local produce .
Its also the venue for the welcome dinner .
This is the perfect place to relax with its lounging areas, lawned gardens, fine swimming pool and comfortable en-suite bedrooms
Santo Pietro grow themselves the vast majority of their produce as well as producing first class extra virgin olive oil - Sabina DOP.
Gusto al Borgo
Paula's love for cooking was born since she was a child and played in her grandparent’s restaurant inside Rome's Cinecitta movie studios.
From her mother, a refined and exacting cook, she learned the secrets and techniques of Italian cuisine and by attending a number of specialised in- depth courses.
She practiced her cooking with passion in a few small yet gourmet restaurants, afterwards she wanted to transfer her experience, passion and love for traditional Italian food and pass on her knowledge and experience.
That’s why with Franco she set up Gusto al Borgo Cooking School, where people come from all over the world to learn Italian recipes, as well as professional foreign chefs who come to be trained acquiring an overall good knowledge of Italian cuisine that they will practice in their everyday professional lives.
Saturday after our culinary lesson and dinner with Paula at Gusto al Borgo we complete our Saturday with a fine wine tasting , tasting a selection of wines from throughout Italy.
Sunday morning after breakfast we make our way to Rome and our morning guided tour finishing just in time for a light lunch and a pre-match aperitivo and to soak up the atmosphere at the Stadio Olimpico.
All tickets are official 6 nations rugby Italy tickets are guaranteed and are situated in the Curva Sud section of the stadium.
Rome has two International airports . Rome Fiumicino ( for the National airlines BA , Aer Lingus etc ) and Rome Ciampino for Ryanair.
For those arriving in Rome Fiumicino ( FCO ) , guests would take the excellent train service from right inside the airport ( €11 euros - 2016) When your train is departing the airport you would simply send me a text message and then I would know exactly what time you would arrive locally at Fara Sabina train station and I would be there to meet you. It is all very simple and safe and we have not lost anyone yet!
For those arriving in Rome Ciampino ( CIA ) we would collect you in person and transfer you ourselves to Fara Sabina - We don't charge for this.