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PASTA EXPERIENCE IN GRAGNANO
Our tours have been designed for customers who want to learn how wonderful our land offers and in this specific case we go to visit a family business born 200 years ago that marked the history of gragnano pasta, in fact PASTA CUOMO is a bicentennial company, founded in 1820 and located in the famous city of Gragnano , recognized in the world as a city of pasta. Gragnano In Italy is in fact the city that produces and exports the greatest amount of pasta, especially macaroni.
Since 2013, the typicality of pasta production has had the European recognition of the protected geographical indication "Pasta di Gragnano.La pasta production dates back to the end of the 16th century when the first family-run pasta factories appear, The production of "white gold" was and is favored by particular climatic conditions, such as a light moist air that allows the slow drying of macaroni , and the quality of the spring water that fed the mills and helped to give a particular taste to the dough. The pasta industry was aided by 30 water mills, the ruins of some of these can be admired in the "Valley of the Mills".
Pasta becomes a real emotional experience where the goal is not only to eat it but to live it.
Visiting the "Pasta Cuomo Experience" Museum, a virtual walk in the old mill and pasta factory of 1904 of the Cuomo family, under the guidance of the avatar of ancestor Nicolino Cuomo. Or even experimenting with the educational activities "Fusilli Class, Cooking Class and Pasta Class with Nonna"
Pasta Experience in Brief
* Alcaexcursions English speaking private driver will meet/pick up at your Hotel/Accommodation and after a brief presentation, you will be accompanied to your luxury and licensed Mercedes vehicle to start this lovely tour.
*The beautiful ride for to get in Gragnano (45 min approx ) offer the opportunity to admire amazing view along the road
*Once arrived in the headquarters of “Pasta Cuomo” based in the heart of Gragnano,you will enter a magical world,where you can start to visit the museum of pasta for then to enjoy the cooking class, the course has been designed to make guests interact who want to perfect themselves and have fun with the manual skills of pasta processing.During the course the participants will interact with Grandma Giosy who will teach him the secrets of the trade as well as take them to make the harvest in the vegetable garden adjacent to the structure. Cooking classes consist of the preparation of ravioli (land or sea), dumplings or spinach roll.
*Return to your accomodation
*Total duration 6 hours
Please kindly note that your driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire time, personalizing your sightseeing tour in order to offer you the best possible experience; in our tour descriptions you can read the highlights of each location, but of course you can discuss the itinerary with your driver and the timing between each place which might be subject to change (traffic - weather conditions).
By booking this tour if you are a family with kids they can enjoy a special cooking class where the kids they are held by cuomo pasta girls, sometimes accompanied by their grandchildren. Grandgnants will teach their little grandchildren the secrets to making ravioli, dumplings or roll of perfect spinach. The aim of the course is to entertain your little guests who will be able to learn the ancient processing secrets of the typical Made in Italy pasta.
Please contact us for further information. We'll be glad to customize your experience to your needs.
- Luxury air conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Photo stops
- Stop in Gragnano
- Private and exclusive visit to the museum of pasta
- All taxes, parking tolls, gasoline, driver maintenance
- Wi-Fi on board
- Refreshing wipes
- Meals and drinks
- Cooking Class
- Entrance fees if required
- Guides in sites