NewsNovember 14, 2023

Savor a Taste of Tuscany at COMO Maalifushi

Experience a taste of Tuscany in the Maldives as Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro brings guests on a gastronomic COMO Journey from December 4th to 12th, 2023, at COMO Maalifushi, the only luxury lifestyle resort located in Thaa Atoll. Explore the traditions and flavours of Tuscany against the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives, an ideal backdrop for this immersive and sensual gourmet journey.

Led by Chef Di Pirro, the Executive Chef of COMO Castello Del Nero, the sister property in Italy, the week’s residency will offer guests the unique opportunity to learn from and savour his culinary creations.


Chef Di Pirro will be hosting several events, from cocktail conversations to Chef Tables and Beach Barbeque dinners, to share his culinary experience and ethos with guests while showcasing the flavours of the sea with a unique Tuscan twist. A highlight of the COMO Journey will have guests starting the day fishing with Chef Di Pirro to catch your fresh seafood. Following the morning fishing adventure, guests will enjoy a captivating cooking demonstration and a sumptuous lunch prepared by the chef.

Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro’s cooking philosophy is a blend of three unique culinary backgrounds: Romagnolo by birth, Abruzzese by descent, and Tuscan by residence and adoption. He gained a wealth of experience over decades of culinary training and work as a chef in various prestigious establishments. This experience has cemented his passion for the cultures and traditions related to food and local products. Under his direction as executive chef, La Torre at COMO Castello Del Nero got awarded a Michelin star. His cooking philosophy is inspired by Tuscany, using the local produce from the region to inspire creations that highlight the purity, quality and freshness of flavours for each season.

Seating is limited for these events and would require prior reservations. For more information on COMO Maalifushi, Maldives, or to book your next stay, please visit