Making it in Italy means making friends, and ViaMedina is only as good as its partners and collaborators. Luckily, there are no shortage of incredible producers, artisans, and local legends to help showcase central Italy.
While every table is different, one thing remains the same: eating in Italy means having fresh, local ingredients that reflect the season and region.
If you want to see the real Italy, follow us and we'll take you there.
Sergio Mottura is the premier winemaker in Lazio and the man responsible for turning the humble Grechetto grape into an internationally regarded wine. At La Tana dell’Istrice, the Mottura family hotel in Civitella d’Agliano, ViaMedina creates seasonal menus with wine pairings selected from the cellars.
Using vegetables from the family garden at Poggio della Costa, eggs and chicken from up the road, or wild plants we forage in the surrounding forest, every menu reflects the traditions of the area as well as the innovation and ingenuity that made Sergio Mottura one of the foremost winemakers in Italy.
We've been lucky to find some of the most talented and passionate partners in the world, for whom food and wine is a way of life and reflection of their hard work. Every farmer is a philosopher in their own way, and every producer has their poetry. Its our privilege to listen.
Sometimes, they even let us take over their kitchens.
Throughout the year we organize intimate events with producers all over Central Italy with a focus on promoting our shared passion for good food and good company. Want to know where we'll be next? Drop us a line and we'll put you on the list.
Why have a Michelin trained chef around if he can't teach you some pointers, right? Mark is an amazing teacher, and he's done cooking classes with groups from all over the world. He’s also a pasta specialist, particularly with budding artists like these!
Cooking classes at La Tana are not just about the kitchen, either. You’ll have a tour of the cellars and a glass of bubbly to start, and then throughout the course you’ll learn how to pair food and wine on your own. Finally, you’ll sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour (and the vine) with a three course meal, complete with wine pairings from Sergio Mottura.
We also organize cooking classes in private homes and properties all over Italy (and the world), and we love helping people learn about just how much they can do. All you need is an apron and a dream.
Central Italy is one of the cradles of civilization, and in every town you'll find centuries old artefacts and monuments. There is truly no better backdrop for an academic gathering, workshop, or conference. We've hosted researchers from around the world in historic buildings where they exchange their ideas in the same halls that great philosophers did before them.
If your institute or university is planning a meeting, we can find you all of the resources you need to make it a success. We arrange travel, accommodation, transport and meals- basically, all of the practical stuff, so you can stay focused on the bigger picture.
Come for the pasta, stay for the prose.