Picchiarelli making class with the grannies of Rione Rocca Core, Experiences Food & Drinks, Workshop

San Gemini

In San Gemini there are two districts – Rioni – that every year arrange a famous medieval re-enactment and compete against each other during this famous event.
However, the Rioni are not only famous for this, but also for the delicious ‘Picchiarelli’ that can be enjoyed in their century-old taverns. This is a truly valuable experience that will allow you to learn how to roll Picchiarelli together with the lovely grannies of the Rione Rocca!  

What will you do

Hand-rolled pastas made of only water and flour are the heritage of ancient medieval pastas. In southern Umbria they take on different names depending on where they are made: manfricoli in Narni, ciriole in Terni, picchiarelli in San Gemini. The “Picchiarelli” of San Gemini are among the best known also because they are offered in the taverns of the medieval re-enactments of the town’s districts

The technique for making picchiarelli has always been the same, of kneading and rolling the dough with the fingers on the pastry board. A simple action, repetitive and always the same, which women in San Gemini carry out in groups. Women come together in a collective doing that generates aggregation and socialisation, between women of different generations protecting this ancient tradition.

The meeting point will be the headquarters of the Rione Rocca where you will knead with the grannies in the centuries-old taverns.

At the end of the experience you could take your box of Home- made picchiarelli to cook at home! 

Meeting point 

The headquarters of the Rione Rocca – no car needed

What is included

  • “Picchiarelli” pasta making class

PLEASE NOTE -> In this experience dinner or lunch is NOT included. You can add lunch or dinner with an extra cost of € 20/person. Here the full experience with the meal.

Min. Max. number of participants

Min. 5 Max. 40 participants

Weekly availability 

This experience is not available in September and October

Monday – Sunday

It can be arranged during in the morning or in the afternoon 

Booking in advance is required at least 2 weeks before.


The class takes around 2 hours




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