19-24 OCTOBER 2020

Come join Steve of The Beehive for a 6 day small group cooking holiday in Orvieto, Italy this October.

Together we'll be making pasta, bread, pizza and more all from scratch with local, seasonal ingredients. We focus on simple, healthy, zero-waste cooking that captures the essence of the Italian kitchen.


Our classes focus on Italian vegetarian cooking. If you’re a die-hard meat eater and can’t imagine going a week without meat, then don’t worry - meat isn’t strictly forbidden. We’re happy to make one special meat-based dish as well, but we’ll do it as sustainably as possible.

Classes will be taking place in the center of Orvieto, a beautiful medieval hill town in the region of Umbria about an hour and half north of Rome by train.

The week starts on Monday evening with a welcome dinner in our home. The following day we'll take you on an orientation walk around Orvieto. The rest of the week will be devoted to excursions and a daily class.


You don't have to be an experienced cook, but you do have to have the desire to want to learn or improve your cooking skills. With any free time, you’ll have opportunity to explore the town, where everything is accessible on foot.


Orvieto is picture-perfect with cobblestone streets, medieval buildings and friendly locals where in the evenings many residents come out for the passeggiata (stroll).


We'll wind up the week with a final meal at our home - with lots of food, wine and with the new friendships we will have made!


Steve and his wife Linda are the owners of The Beehive Hostel in Rome which they opened and have been running since May 1999.


Steve is a completely self-taught home chef who runs The Beehive’s cafe where we make our own sourdough bread, bagels, croissants and other baked goods. He teaches small group pizza and pasta making classes twice a week as well as by private request either at The Beehive or in private homes.


Steve cooks dinners in our cafe twice a week, creating an ever-changing menu based on the seasons and whatever strikes his mood.


"What impresses me the most are chefs who can improvise a dinner or lunch on short notice with almost nothing in the fridge, all without a big fuss. That to me is the essence of Italian cooking and what I hope you’ll take home with you."

Cost: €1,800 per person

A deposit of €600 is required to secure a spot

What's included:

  • ​Small group for personal attention. 8 people maximum size of the group

  • 6 nights in a private room with ensuite bathroom at a local B&B. Small private apartments available with additional supplement.

  • all lunches & dinners, including wine

  • 4-5 hands-on cooking classes

  • visit to a family winery with wine tasting

  • visit to a goat farm that makes award winning goat cheese

  • visit to a local, organic farm well-known for their flour of ancient grains

  • visit to another local organic farm that specialises in microgreens

  • two market to table days at Orvieto's farmers market

What's not included:

  • airfare and transit to and from Orvieto



Contact us with questions or for more information on how to secure your spot

The Beehive

Via Marghera 8  00185 Rome, Italy


tel: +39 0644704553

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