Traditional Southern-Italian Home Cooking with Mama Tina @ LaCasereccia Learn the secrets of authentic Southern-Italian cooking in an informal environment with Mama Tina and Papa Salvatore. This beautiful Italian couple has been preparing delicious Ischian cuisine for over 30 years using recipes that have been passed down from their parents and grandparents.

Over six days you will learn the secrets of preparing a true Italian feast from entrees and appetizers through to desserts and liqueur aperitifs.
Fresh bean and tomato bruschetta,
Melanzane Parmigiana,
Fresh pasta making: including ravioli and gnocchi;
From exotic seafood to simple tomato learn the secrets of great sauces to accompany any pasta dish; Delicious pizza making from the perfect dough to the final wood-fired result;
Learn how to make Braciola (a delicious rolled and seasoned veal cut) and Ischian Coniglio (seasoned roast rabbit) - a specialty of the Island.
Then on the final days learn a simple but delicious Tiramisu and liqueurs. Immerse yourself in the local culture visiting the food markets and selecting the freshest herbs and spices from the families garden. Classes are limited to six people and are designed for those with a passion for cooking great fresh foods.

Our Southern Italian Cooking Programme runs: March 25th to november 9th, in the month of august there are no courses available

Food Markets
Immerse yourself in the local culture visiting the food markets and selecting the freshest veggies, fruits, seafood, herbs and spices organically produced and self-caught by locals in Ischia and Naples alike. The island produces the most amazing aubergine (eggplants), tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, lemons, berries etc. Another specialty on the island to which you might take a liking is rabbit. Mamma Tina cooks up a fine rabbit, done in herbs, garlic, tomatoes and olive oil. A favourite is to serve the sauce topped over a plate of buccatini pasta, followed by the meat as seconds. Something you can't leave Ischia without trying at LaCasereccia. The market in Forio is daily, 7am - 1pm. (near the post office)

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Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Secure hotel entrance
  • Gardens
  • Swimming Pool and Bathing Area
  • Jacuzzy
  • Outdoor shower
  • Snack bar with Sky TV
  • Relax lounge with book exchange & magazines
  • Communal terrace with patio sets, umbrellas and loungers
  • Panoramic views
  • Free WiFi

The Thermal Spas

Ischia is world reknowned for its thermal pools with healing waters and the various health spas and gardens, such as Negombo and Poseidon.

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Aragonese Castle

This impressive historical monument in Ischia, stands on a volcanic rock connected to the island by a bridge built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon.

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Private Seafront Platform

Our guests can make use of the beautiful La Rotonda sul Mare residence facilities with seafront platform, bar, pedal boat and kayas, compliments of Colella Family Hospitality.

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