Abruzzo Traditional Pasta Making with 83y old local Grandma

Abruzzo Traditional Pasta Making with 83y old local Grandma

I grew up at my Nonna's house in a village nearby Teramo in the Abruzzo region. I grew up with the sound of the pasta making machine and the smell of her superb tomatoes sauce. I used to hide under the table and steal the row pasta...that's where my passion for food started.

The passion for food and people took me to found ExperienceBellaVita.com, a company that promotes sustainable tourism experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo.

One of the 5* Reviews
"We had a fantastic time with Marino and his Nonna Amina. We made it all from scratch and it was a lot of fun, not to mention absolutely delicious. Doing it at his home with his family made for a really memorable experience for us, because when travelling it's those local connections that make it extra special."

This is not a simple pasta making class. We are going to make from scratch, the traditional pasta from Teramo, called 'pasta alla chitarra'.
Very few people still make it following the tradition, with this old wooden tool called 'chitarra'. Restaurants and housewives nowadays make it with the pasta machine, but you will experience with your senses that it's a totally different story making it completely by hand! Your life will change when you will learn why is important to make it by hand, and how to make it home under 20m time.

During the experience I and Nonna we will show you and keep alive this 400y old pasta making tradition, for then savouring our delicious results together in our family.

After collecting the eggs & tomatoes from our little farm, Nonna Amina will share with you all the secrets for making the best tomatoes sauce on earth, so that once back home you can take with you a piece of Abruzzo and impress your friends and loved ones.

With the two of us together, You will learn all the secrets recipes my nonna keeps within the family for generations. Together we will share a typical day of a family from southern Italy.

Stop At:

• Campovalano, Via Piceno Aprutina, 67, 64012 Campli TE, Italy

Sample Menu

• Aperitivi - Local cheeses (pecorino/fresh cow cheese),
Honey tasting,
Our own Extra Virgin Olive oil,
Artisanal Bread.
• 4 courses lunch - 1 Our traditional 'pasta alla chitarra' & tomatoes sauce.
2 Juicy meat from the tomatoes' sauce.
3 Organic seasonal vegetables.
4 Fruit from garden
• Drinks & coffe: - 1 Welcome drink.
2 Water.
3 Organic local wine.
4 Local spirits/digestives.
5 Traditional Italian CAFFE'.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"

Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: Frazione Campovalano Sp, 16, 64012 Campli TE, Italy

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Lunch - 4 courses lunch: 1.Our traditonal pasta & pasta sauce 2.Tagliatelle 3.Tomatoes' sauce meat 4.Organic seasonal vegetables 5.Organic fresh fruit
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks & coffe: 1.Welcome drink 2.Water 3.Organic local wine 4.Local spirits/digestives 5.Traditional Italian CAFFE'
  • Snacks - Traditional Aperitivi: 1.Local cheeses (pecorino/fresh cow cheese) 2.Honey tasting (3/4 types) 3.Our own Extra Virgin Olive oil 4.Artisanal Bread

Not Included


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