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Host: Silvia

Ravenna, Italy

USD
$62-$100 per person

Handmade pasta making class using family recipes

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Silvia

A tour guide for over two decades, Silvia she enjoys sharing stories about Ravenna, the city in which she grew up. Silvia has always loved cooking and has fond memories of helping her grandmother in the kitchen make handmade pasta and piadina (a typical bread of the Emilia Romagna region, amongst other regional favorites). She remembers the simple, fresh and delicious meals at her grandparents’ home, and that is the experience she wants to replicate for guests! Silvia and her boyfriend love experimenting in the kitchen and creating new recipes. Apart from cooking, she is also very passionate about art, especially the mosaic technique.

When asked why she wanted to host, she said “When I started traveling I brought back home many recipes from different countries - I think that food is the best memory we can preserve from a trip and I want to give that to guests.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Meet your host Silvia at her bed and breakfast located in the Ravenna city center. She will welcome you with an appetizer of piadina (a traditional Italian flatbread) served with Italian cheese, honey and jam. Silvia is excited to share with you her love and passion for Romagna cuisine. You can expect a traditional Italian meal, made from recipes passed down to Silvia from her grandmother. A few dishes that you might enjoy at Silvia’s dining table are strozzapreti panna e salsiccia (cream and sausage pasta) or gnocchi di patate alla sorrentina (potato gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella), fresh salad or seasonal roasted vegetables and a sweet dessert such as apple cake.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Your hands-on Italian cooking class takes place at Silvia's bed and breakfast and lasts about two hours. You will learn to make pasta or gnocchi from scratch, a traditional sauce and dessert. Silvia can make a variety of pasta such as tagliatelle, tagliolini, strozzapreti, cappelletti and ravioli, so please let her know if you have a preference. She learned to make handmade pasta from her grandmother and will share some wonderful stories from her childhood while you cook together. After cooking, share the meal you helped prepare with Silvia and her boyfriend at the dining table.

Notes: Silvia can offer vegetarian and lactose free meals on request. Please note that Silvia also runs a bnb, so you may see other guests, however, your Traveling Spoon experience will be private.

Languages spoken: Italian, English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Piadina (Italian flatbread) served with cheese, honey and jam
  • Strozzapreti panna e salsiccia (cream and sausage pasta) or gnocchi di patate alla sorrentina (potato gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella)
  • Vegetable side or salad
  • Tiramisù
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Silvia

$62-$100 USD

per person
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$78 $62 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$78 $62 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Silvia

A tour guide for over two decades, Silvia she enjoys sharing stories about Ravenna, the city in which she grew up. Silvia has always loved cooking and has fond memories of helping her grandmother in the kitchen make handmade pasta and piadina (a typical bread of the Emilia Romagna region, amongst other regional favorites). She remembers the simple, fresh and delicious meals at her grandparents’ home, and that is the experience she wants to replicate for guests! Silvia and her boyfriend love experimenting in the kitchen and creating new recipes. Apart from cooking, she is also very passionate about art, especially the mosaic technique.

When asked why she wanted to host, she said “When I started traveling I brought back home many recipes from different countries - I think that food is the best memory we can preserve from a trip and I want to give that to guests.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Meet your host Silvia at her bed and breakfast located in the Ravenna city center. She will welcome you with an appetizer of piadina (a traditional Italian flatbread) served with Italian cheese, honey and jam. Silvia is excited to share with you her love and passion for Romagna cuisine. You can expect a traditional Italian meal, made from recipes passed down to Silvia from her grandmother. A few dishes that you might enjoy at Silvia’s dining table are strozzapreti panna e salsiccia (cream and sausage pasta) or gnocchi di patate alla sorrentina (potato gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella), fresh salad or seasonal roasted vegetables and a sweet dessert such as apple cake.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Your hands-on Italian cooking class takes place at Silvia's bed and breakfast and lasts about two hours. You will learn to make pasta or gnocchi from scratch, a traditional sauce and dessert. Silvia can make a variety of pasta such as tagliatelle, tagliolini, strozzapreti, cappelletti and ravioli, so please let her know if you have a preference. She learned to make handmade pasta from her grandmother and will share some wonderful stories from her childhood while you cook together. After cooking, share the meal you helped prepare with Silvia and her boyfriend at the dining table.

Notes: Silvia can offer vegetarian and lactose free meals on request. Please note that Silvia also runs a bnb, so you may see other guests, however, your Traveling Spoon experience will be private.

Languages spoken: Italian, English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Piadina (Italian flatbread) served with cheese, honey and jam
  • Strozzapreti panna e salsiccia (cream and sausage pasta) or gnocchi di patate alla sorrentina (potato gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella)
  • Vegetable side or salad
  • Tiramisù
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$78 $62 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$78 $62 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
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