Historical Cuisine with Ursula
- One Guest
- USD $820
- Additional guest(s) (max 4)
- USD $300
- One Guest
- USD $750
- Additional guest(s)
- USD $225
Meet the Artist
- Each day is focused on the history of food and cooking in a time period: Mesopotamia, Classical Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Renaissance.
- Foraging, harvesting, and gardening.
- Food preservation.
- Baking ancient Roman bread & preparing Ancient Roman sweet wine.
- Cooking traditional meals from each era.
- Possible visit to the archaeological museum of Taranto.
Stay at Ursula's
Explore Martina Franca
Sheila C., United States
Huge disappointment. I had taken Ursula's online course and was eager to learn more. It was the middle of the heat wave and she took advantage of this. We only met 2.5 hours a day (not the 5 advertised). Nothing about wine or olive oil production and no foraging (due to heat). But also no museum visits, additional information or anything else to make up for the activities not possible during the Read more
Sonam S., United States
We had such a fabulous time with Ursula! Her entire family - including her husband, daughter and adorable pets - made us feel very welcome in their gorgeous home. We thoroughly enjoyed all four historical dinners, and have brought back home handy cooking skills and recipes to recreate the magic! We also enjoyed harvesting fresh herbs and veggies, and trying our hand at archery. Our 4 year old daug Read more
Karen S., United States
Ursula was very knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot and enjoyed cooking with her. She is quite accomplished and has lovely farm and welcoming family.
Claire B., United States
Learning cooking with Ursula was an absolute treat! Her extensive knowledge and incorporation of history was such a cool addition to learning recipes that I've never had in a cooking class before. Being on her beautiful farm and using fresh ingredients straight from the property was so special. It felt like more than just a cooking class - we were welcomed into Ursula's family and home, and it was Read more
Mary C., United States
Wonderful experience, staying in a Trujillo, enjoying Puglia and then the food! The cooking was fun, the knowledge shared was interesting and the company Devine.
Katie S., Canada
I had a fabulous four days with Ursula! She is a powerful and kind person with an impressive knowlege of history and great instincts for food and people. During our two excursions to Cisternino and Taranto, it was thrilling to follow her through crowded markets. The grace and confidence with which she moves through the world turns heads!
Some of my most memorable moments included finally gettin Read more
Fredy Q., Switzerland
Our 1st VAWAA experience was at Ursula and Manoosher’s organic farm and it totally exceeded our expectations. From the first minute, the welcoming kitchen with its large wooden table and warm fireplace feels like our home away from home. Our hosts immediately include us in their family in a natural and very friendly way. Is it thanks to VAWAA’s smartly designed platform? It has provided the canvas Read more
Cherri M., United States
I can't say enough great things about my time in Martina Franca with Ursula. Her wealth of knowledge on history, archaeology and the culinary traditions of Italy made for an informative and delicious experience. From foraging on the farm to outings to the local market, it was a truly hands on endeavor and learning to make my own hand shaped pasta was a particular highlight! Each meal was a deep di Read more