italian cooking classes: 17th century luxury
“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
The Third Man
Perfect Italian cooking classes
As Orson pointed out that Italy has an exciting and creative history, if a trifle unsavoury at times. But you cant make an omelette without breaking eggs, or some such. Le Marche is one of the most interesting and authentic destinations in Italy and the perfect place for foodie holidays and we believe Italian Food and Flavours is the best way to experience them!
Italian cooking classes: Town
Le Marche is divided into five regions and Cossignano is located in the most southerly, the area called after its regional capital Ascoli Piceno. Your holiday is based in one of the most picturesque hill-towns of the region. Its charm stems partly from its history that formed the layout and structure, and partly from the efforts of the current mayor and townsfolk that support his efforts in restoring many important town buildings to their former glory.
Italian cooking classes: Accommodation
Two of these recent restorations flank the building which we have secured as accommodation. The house, built into the ancient town walls has been lovingly restored over the past five years by Luca the owner and manager of the property. We can promise you a comfortable and memorable stay in one of the most delightfully atmospheric period properties in the area.
Italian cooking classes: History
Most regions of Italy reflect past glories and few more than Le Marche. Le Marche is perhaps the perfect combination of all that makes up the foreigner’s idea of Italy. There is a saying in Italy that “Le Marche è tutta l’Italia in una regione” (the Marche is all of Italy in one region). The region has a long and turbulent history from the original Piceno tribe through Roman rule, middle ages war lords, Medieval and Renaissance stability followed by control the Papal state and final integration into the state of Italy in 1861.
Italian cooking classes: Today
Much of the vibrant past is still visible today and happily not swamped by the trappings of tourism that make enjoying Italy so difficult 21 century Tuscany. Le Marche has managed to retain its Italian heritage and unique identity. For those seeking authentic, unspoiled Italy, Italy of the imagination, this is one of the perfect destinations for Italian cooking classes.