Learning to cook in Rome, Italy
Never mind the piazzas: for kids, Rome is all about the pizzas. The Eternal City is packed with places hawking the local style of pie – crispy with simple, scrumptious ingredients – but why leave your hungry youngster to simply mangiare when they can make their own? Held in a luxurious 17th-century palazzo, kids-only cooking classes give aspiring gourmands the chance to create their perfect pizza from scratch; kneading dough, splashing on sauce, crumbling cheese and loading up on toppings from prosciutto to Nutella. Getting messy – think flour in the hair and sauce-smeared smiles – is half the fun.
Parental pointer: Classes also include gelato-making, traditional Italian snacks and, of course, the devouring of completed pizza creations. Come hungry!