Nonna’s Events!

Jack and I love living in Italy and want to share with you our favorite places, people and things.

2019 Events

Cooking in the Kitchens of Pontelandolfo

 September 7 – 14 – Only 2 spots left!

Cook, Eat, Laugh in a our small southern Italian village and gain a cultural understanding of what lies behind the great dishes. This culinary experience is for those of you who want to see a part of Italy that is off the crowded tourist trail and taste dishes that go back generations.  Culinary tourism is more than a crowded city restaurant.


This is not your traditional vacation! Spend mornings not in a restaurant or cooking school kitchen, but in a real family’s kitchen, learning the recipes and menus that have been handed down for generations. During this one-week exploration of the food and culture of Southern Italy, almost everything is included – housing, meals, cooking and eating with families, wine tasting, cultural activities, bar crawl, festa, and more. E-mail Midge for the price and details.

September 28 – October 12

Language & Cultural Immersion

Love the school. Could I win the lottery and stay here?

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, join us this fall in Alghero, Sardinia for super Italian Language and Cultural experience. Study Italian at Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera.  It is a terrific school in a magical sea side city.  Only €1500 for two weeks of housing and an incredible cultural adventure in learning.  $75 registration fee saves you a place.  Limited to only 10 cultural adventurers.  The program includes two weeks of classes.  From 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM study with native. speakers in a full immersion experience.  Plus enjoy five cultural events and social activities. We’ve taken classes there and simply loved Alghero a walled city in Sardinia.  The historic center is full of bistros, shops and a glorious view of the sea!