VIP Private Cooking Class in Rome's historic center

Cooking Class Rome private exclusive rooftop Marquise Guerrieri Gonzaga food tour

108 Violante cook

Exclusive Italian experience, lifestyle, culture & passion for food

Personal guests of Most Hon. Marquise Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga

The art of setting a luxurious table, worthy of a Queen

Cook in a very fashionable way.
An exclusive Italian experience, about lifestyle, culture & passion for food

The Most Hon. Marquise Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga, painter, photographer and sophisticated “cook”, cookbook writer and expert in “tablescaping” will welcome you on her trendy terrace as her personal guests…

For her great aesthetic sense and passion for colours and creativity she invented with success the” Vio’s Cooking” experience years ago.

Many important people have passed by:

  • HRH Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
  • HRH Princess Bolkiah of Brunei
  • Nacho Figueras, Golf World Champion
  • Steve Ballmer, former CEO at Microsoft
  • Mattew Upchurch, CEO at Virtuoso World’s
  • Elisabetta Franchi, Fashion designer
  • Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior director
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Angelina Jolie… and so on…
    For one day you’ll be part of this rarefied and exclusive world.


ROME, historical city center
A stunning 15th-century palace with an astonishing roof top terrace.


Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 5

It’s NOT just a cooking class, be serious, it’s a “cooking with the stars day” and a way to be introduced to all the secrets of the perfect way to prepare luxury dishes and, above all, you will learn how to prepare a perfect luxury table, worthy of a queen!

All Violante’s dishes are accompanied to excellent wines but one of the best wines of Italy happens to be just her family production, the famous “San Leonardo” wine, world renowned and multiple award winner (Wine Spectator’s magazine TOP 100…).

You will meet Violante at the Campo de Fiori market and together you will buy fresh ingredients, then go up to the roof top of her ancient building to have an aperitif in the panoramic tower.

So at work, the cooking class starts for three spectacular courses that you will cook and then you will taste with Violante.

The lesson, amusing but professional, will also focus on the topic of table equipment and wine pairing.

It all starts shopping at Campo dei Fiori the most typical roman fresh market buying fresh and authentic food and flowers.

Then the cooking class, cooking delicious haute cuisine Italian food and eating joyfully together the menu that has been created.

Everything magically settled and presented on Palazzo Taverna’s roof top terrace with one of the most stunning views in the heart of Rome!

Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga lives in her family house Palazzo Taverna, in the center of Rome, with a unique and simply astonishing terrace looking on the dome of San Pietro….

Violante has attended the Accademia Belle Arti di Roma: she is an artist, painter and a photographer.

Violante’s menus are the result of a long research about ancient recipes of her house and of the cooks of her family.

Her recipes fly from the top north of Italy to the bottom south and touch all the different Italian regions.

A unique Italian experience, about lifestyle, Italian culture and passion for food.

This is an exclusive experience created by Violante selected groups of people coming in Rome that want to feel and taste “the eternal city” in a very private and different way, as “guests, not tourists”…

Marquise Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga indulges with all fresh and authentic ingredients (you’ll buy them with her in the street market…) and makes her own special and magic recipes that you can find in her new successful book “Vio’s Cooking, an Italian Lifestyle”.


  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.


From 1.320

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 2.640
Pax 3: € 1.760
Pax 4: € 1.320
Pax 5: € 1.320
Pax 6: € 1.320
Pax 7: € 1.320
Pax 8: € 1.320
MINOR (6-17 yo): Not Available
INFANT (0-5 yo): Not Available

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.


• The world, the table and the lifestyle of the most fashionable people in Rome… and, obviously, VIOLANTE!!!


TOP WINES of the experience, Wine Spectator Top 100:

  • “Tenuta San Leonardo – Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette”
  • “Tenuta San Leonardo – Vallagarina”


  • Meet Most Hon. Marquise Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga at the Campo de Fiori market
  • Buy fresh ingredients
  • Arrive at Palazzo Taverna
  • Go up to the roof top of her ancient palace
  • Have an aperitif in the panoramic tower
  • Cooking class starts
  • Cook three spectacular courses
  • The lesson, amusing but professional, will also focus on the topic of table equipment and wine pairing
  • Learn how to prepare a luxury table with her exclusive tableware designs, entirely hand-crafted and hand-painted in Italy
  • Joyfully eat together the menu that has been created.
  • Enjoy her family’s “San Leonardo” wines, multiple award winner (Wine Spectator Top 100)


• The world, the table and the lifestyle of the most fashionable people in Rome… and, obviously, VIOLANTE!!!


TOP WINES of the experience, Wine Spectator Top 100:

  • “Tenuta San Leonardo – Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette”
  • “Tenuta San Leonardo – Vallagarina”


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