Discover the true taste of Le Marche and take home some fabulous recipes

We can organise everything from a fully inclusive stay at a beautiful villa to us simply turning up with an agreed lunch or dinner menu for you and your guests, while you enjoy the pool or other activities! And pretty much anything in between. Our goal is to minimise your stress levels and make sure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.

If you prefer the idea of learning to cook like a local, you can come to us in Loro Piceno or, we’ll happily bring the lessons to you. When you book a ‘Cook at Home’ session, we bring all the ingredients, all the equipment and the know-how for you to make pasta, craft and knead bread and learn some new starters, main courses and dessert recipes to enjoy on the day and also to wow your friends with when you get back home!

Seasonal goodies like truffles, venison and wild boar

​We can also combine cookery sessions with trips to local restaurants or agriturismo and depending on the time of year, activities like cheese making, lavender harvest, olive oil harvest or grape picking. When it comes to ingredients, at Casa Lucia there’s everything from our own olive oil and some of the finest olives you will ever taste to fabulous local wines and artisan cheeses. The unique location of Le Marche means that seafood is fresh, meat is sourced from no more than a few kilometres away and seasonal goodies like truffles, venison and wild boar are all part of our local fare.

Whether you are an experienced cook or a first-time ‘food explorer’ you will discover the true taste of Le Marche and take home some fabulous recipes and ingredients to widen your cooking repertoire. We just know you will leave longing for more. We also know that lots of people have dietary restrictions and we can adapt our recipes to be gluten-free, as well as accommodate other requirements. We promise to work with you to design and deliver the days you want, where you want them! ​


Depending on numbers, a day’s cooking lesson based at Casa Lucia starts at 150 euros per person. We limit classes to a maximum of 10 people to ensure you get the time and attention you deserve. This price includes all ingredients and local wine and we will finish the session by sitting down and eating the day’s creations together.


‘In YOUR house’ lessons start from 175 Euros per person for a minimum of 4 people, there is also a fixed charge of 75 euros to cover travel and other costs when we come to you. As with all our services, we’ll design a menu that reflects what YOU want to do and will provide enough for at least 2 days of good eating! The number of people will reflect the size of your party and the place you are staying and we’ll discuss your facilities to make sure we maximise the experience for your group.


We can also provide ‘we cook for you’ lunches or dinners, which start at 100 Euros per head and include local wine and all ingredients and prep, (and the washing up too)! We’ll agree on a menu in advance and can cater for up to 10 people.


Available at any time of year and for groups of 4-10 people. Full weeks start from 1800 euros per person, (excl. flights/travel) and are inclusive of ALL food, wine, visits and restaurant meals. More details of exactly what’s included in a typical week at a villa are available here.

Party Time at Casa Lucia

If you’d like to hold a stress-free party at Casa Lucia, we can arrange a menu to suit your budget! Catering for a maximum of 50 people, we can also arrange local musicians, party decorations, birthday cakes, discounts on bulk wine from local vineyards and space outdoors, (weather permitting)! Contact us for more details and a personalised quote.

When you cook with us, it will be in a well-equipped, professional kitchen.