We believe in looking at the positives of any situation, no matter how tough the going gets. So naturally, we have been thinking of ways to productively use our time during #homequarantine. Our hunt to find a fun skill to pick up brought us to the virtual doorstep of an adorable Italian grandma. Read to know what we discovered. By Amitha Ameen

 

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Italy and the world, in general, has been grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic. However, in the meantime, an 84-year-old Italian by the name of Nonna Nerina has been bringing a smile to people’s faces during these uncertain times.

As part of Airbnb Experiences, Nonna Nerina along with her family offer a beautiful multi-generational home fueled with beautiful local experiences. But what has really captured the hearts of millions around the world, are the viral cooking videos of Nonna Nerina.

 

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Cook with one of the best chefs ever: Our grandma, Nonna Nerina. She and her sisters will show you how to prepare the perfect pasta—no machines, just your hands, the freshest local ingredients, and love, reads the description on Nonna Nerina’s page on Airbnb.

 

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Nonna Nerina’s homestay is situated right outside of Rome on one of the medieval-looking streets. Located in an old winepress, the rustic Italian kitchen was earlier used by the family to make wine for the community.

 

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“Great day learning pasta making from an expert,” writes one reviewer. “We were the last group before quarantine and felt so lucky. Made three types of pasta, had a huge meal eating it all, drank some wine and coffee and shared stories. Definitely a highlight of our quick trip to Rome and highly recommend!”

Now, if you are feeling bad about missing out on this wonderful experience, worry no more! The Airbnb cooking experience has gone virtual, to continue to be accessible for people around the world during self-quarantine. Nonna Nerina offers weekend classes online and we suggest registering for these classes while you can, as they are already pretty booked up.

 

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We know what skills we will be honing while staying at home, what about you?

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