Holiday Special - Cooking Italian Christmas biscotti with Nonna



Rome, Rome, Italy
40 mins

About the tour

Enjoy a typical Italian tradition with us, a real cooking class to bake the famous Christmas biscotti bringing Italian tradition in your kitchen. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover and learn how to bake the Christmas biscotti. You will enter nonna’s kitchen to talk about her life and to cook biscotti made of chocolate eggs and almonds...Nonna had a wonderful restaurant not far away from the port of Rome and she is very well know in town for her meat balls and pasta! A very funny interactive cooking class to learn as much as possible all the secrets of the genuine Italian pastries and biscotti’s art! Then remember that the chef will be live streaming we’re everything could happens! Please see below the ingredients for the traditional Italian Christmas biscotti. Did you know that each region and city have a different tradition? 250gr or 1 cup - butter 6 whole eggs 500gr or 3 cups - hazelnuts, 700gr or 5 cups sugar, 500gr or 3 cups chocolate 1 tablespoon baking powder Sambuca liquor 2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoon cocoa powder 1kg or 7 cups of Flour Bake in oven for 30 minutes at 180 C Nonna usually decides if she needs extra flour only when she sees the Dough ;) Buon appetito!

Meet your local guide


Sara is a roman native, traveller, dreamer, addicted to painting and fascinated by all expressions of art. She is a licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and at school also learnt some German! Not only does Sara love languages but foreign cultures and traditions too. She graduated with a degree in foreign languages at the "Roma Tre" University and after finishing she started to travel to many countries to improve her knowledge, accent and professional skills. She loves her career as a guide and finds it incredibly interesting. She has worked for several cruise tour operators such as royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Riviera. In 2011 she embarked on a new and exciting experience guiding students in cooperation with Palazzi-Florence association for International Education and EF students. Sara knows her city like the back of her hand and can't wait to show you around!

Sara has been guiding since Mar 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Rome with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Rome. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Elle R.

15 January 2021

Just was disappointing all round in terms of production, sound and most of all content. I'm really sorry to write this but I was hoping NONNA would make a bigger contribution but it felt terribly amateurish

Eileen R.

13 December 2020

Very hard to understand. You need an American that speaks Italian. Connection poor

Ruth A.

12 December 2020

Lots of fun. A different and interesting kind of tour.

taylor m.

12 December 2020

This was the best part of my day, the best part of my week. Highly recommend this. It was so much fun to watch her cook and everybody was sweet and delightful. I smiled so hard my face hurt. I found myself laughing at the cute and spunky Nonna! Watch her carefully she sneaks all kinds of deliciousness into the recipe when she thinks you don't notice. Lol. Would love to have more kitchen adventures with Nonna she's fantastic. :)

Lynn I.

12 December 2020

This was so much fun! It definitely put us in the Christmas spirit. Nona and the ladies were so cute and engaging. Thank you for opening up you r Home. “Buon Natale” 🎄

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