Discover the old market and make fresh pasta

Share a memorable experience with the locals. Discover the secrets of the Veronese tradition by buying local products in the old market and learn and learn how to make pasta with the chef.


We meet with the chef at Villafranca, in front of the Scaliger Castle. The experience begins with a walk among the market stalls. After carefully choosing the ingredients to be used for the preparation of the dishes, the cooking lesson takes place just a few steps from the market. We will welcome you in a typical Venetian cuisine with a beautiful garden and overlooking the Castle.

With eggs and flour you will learn the secret techniques to make an excellent pasta as grandmothers once did. You will knead the dough by hand, creating the famous Tortellini “Nodo d’amore” and other local products such as pappardelle or tortelli stuffed with seasonal vegetables from the market. You will prepare the famous Tiramisu, the Italian’s favorite dessert!

An authentic Veronese experience to be enjoyed in company and after having fun creating the dishes, we will taste them in combination with the renowned Veronese wines.

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How to reach Villafranca di Verona

  • The Villafranca di Verona railway station is a 5-minute walk from the meeting point and is connected with a regular service by trains departing from Verona Porta Nuova and Mantua.
  • Villafranca can also be easily reached by ATV bus from the center of Verona.
  • Pick-up and Drop-off from your hotel in Verona and Lake Garda for a fee, bookable on request.
  • If you reach us by car, free parking is available near the indicated meeting point.



Price:  € 85 / person
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Starting Time: 9.30 AM

Note: Market day in Villafranca is Wednesday. On the other days, the participants will choose the products together with the chef in selected local shops.

This experience requires a minimum of 2 participants in case of a different number of participants, the price is on request.

Please book the tour at least 2 working days in advance of the requested date. For reservations less than 2 days from the date of making it is necessary to check availability by sending an email to our contacts.

What’s Included

  • Lesson with local chef
  • Lunch based on prepared dishes
  • Selection of local wines
  • Tiramisu

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Piazzetta Lino Tosoni 16, Villafranca di Verona

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