Italy is famous not only for its amazing art, the never ending history, stunning churches, aristocratic palaces or breath taking sightseeing. Italy is also one of the greatest places in the world for gastronomy, excellent wines and food. This is the country where you want to be to enjoy a real Art and Food experience!
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See Rome at your pace, enjoy the most famous sites in the city, discover the hidden neighbours with us and skip the herds of tourists queuing for hours at the entrance of museums!
Me and Sab we were both born in Rome but we grown up in the roman countryside. Living in the roman outskirts is a great privilege: we have the convenience of a large city and the quite pace of the countryside. My passion for art and archaeology started right in this area outside Rome. Come with us to discover where the roman civilization started, roman emperors had the most sumptuous villas during ancient times and the popes still take vacation today!! See Rome at your pace, enjoy the most famous sites in the city, discover the hidden neighbours with us and skip the herds of tourists queuing for hours at the entrance of museums!
The villa of your dreams: stay and tour with us!! If you want to enjoy a relaxing experience and complete immersion into the Italian culture and traditions this is what you are looking for! Enjoy your stay in a villa merged in the countryside far from noise and traffic but close enough to major locations and attractions such as archaeological sites, pretty little towns, amazing natural landscapes and local farmers.
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Nice to meet you!
We are Ale and Sab, husband and wife, companions for life and adventure! Our passion for art, traveling, great food and good wines brought us to share a lot of experiences in the past years, so we decided to combine our professionalism and our interests to work together as partners!!
What they say about us
We had a fabulous evening with Ale and Sab at their home, where they taught us to make i ravioli ricotta e spinaci, la pasta alla carbonara and tiramasu in their spacious kitchen. After prosecco and antipasti, we eat both primi, followed by insalata caprese, and the tiramasu out on the patio in their tranquil garden. During the meal, we had a chilled rosato.
They were delightful hosts and clear, encouraging teachers: Sab speaks a good deal of English, and Ale is fluent. They were both intelligent, down-to-earth, humorous, and charming guides to Italian food and the good life during our visit.
Although we did not ask for a tour of the area, they are both locals and especially knowledgeable about the Castelli Romani. Hoping to get a tour of the hill towns before we leave.
Highly recommended for Americans visiting Rome who want to get out into the countryside and encounter real Italian life–its food and its people.
We had Alessandra and her husband Sab over to our Rome holiday rental apartment for a 4 hour cooking experience and meal. They’re a really nice couple who were very patient with my 2 young children wanting to get involved with the prep a bit, they even bought along a couple of junior chef hats for them to wear!
First of all we made some fettuccine which was fresh and lovely served with an amatriciana sauce, then veal escalopes were made with prosciutto and sage which was really hearty and served with mozzarella and tomato. Finally the girls made tiramisu which was delicious. While that was all being prepared we had really tasty salami and cheese with toasted soldiers for appestisers, served with some drinks. Ale and Sab bought with them a bottle of presecco and a bottle of chianti which went down very well.
We were blessed with a beautiful evening sunset to sit on the roof terrace and eat in. The food was delicious and the company was very nice and easy going, so much so that I, rather embarrassingly, almost forgot to pay them when they were leaving as it was just like seeing some good friends off home!!
They will bring pretty much everything they need if coming to your place (you can go to theirs for more thorough pasta making experiences) but best to check with them if there’s anything particular they might need to use at the apartment, just in case.
If you fancy picking up some proper Roman cooking techniques and having a lovely couple of locals to spend some time/share a meal with then do not hesitate to book this experience. It was a relaxing evening that I have very fond memories of and
I really look forward to seeing them both again sometime.
Our family of four ( My husband, myself and two adult sons in their 20’s) spent a full day touring the Vatican, Colosseum and many other must see sites with Alessandra. She is a wealth of knowledge and truly went out of her way to make our experience as special as possible. Her husband Sab drove us all over town in his new and very comfortable van and we never had to wait more then a few moments to see any of the sights. We never felt rushed and they both offered first class hospitality and service. If looking for a private tour, we highly recommend Alessandra and Sab!
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