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Bologna: Hands on Home Cooking Class

1. Bologna: Hands on Home Cooking Class

You will be hosted in a tiny, cozy apartment in Bologna. The kitchen is small but this tiny environment will make your class even more authentic. Learn to cook like a Bolognese in a typical Bologna home. Get hands-on help preparing your own lunch or dinner from a friendly chef during this activity. This experience consists of preparing some specialties of Bologna culinary tradition. Begin by preparing the dough for your pasta. Learn how to make tagliatelle and tortelloni then fill them with ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, garlic, parsley, nutmeg, white pepper, and salt. Then make some delicious ragu for your pasta. After, enjoy your pasta with some delicious wine and a local dessert.  

Modena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

2. Modena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home and learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes, tasting the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes, as well as the Cesarina's expertise, of course.

Bologna: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. Bologna: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Modena: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

4. Modena: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

5. Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

Learn the secrets of Bologna’s most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu in a local home, and then taste the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by regional wines. During a private cooking lesson from a friendly local host, learn how to prepare 2 distinctive pasta recipes and a tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your expert cesarina host will reveal the tricks of the trade behind these iconic dishes during a fun and informative experience.  Challenge yourself by putting your cooking skills to the test and impress your friends and family once home with a delicious Italian meal.

Bologna: Home Cooking Experience & Walking Tour

6. Bologna: Home Cooking Experience & Walking Tour

Experience Bologna like a local, and discover Emilian culinary secrets with a friendly chef and guide. Enjoy a delightful walk around the city center and through the narrow cobblestone streets of the old food market, then a stroll around Piazza Maggiore, the real soul of the city. At the Herb Market, discover many hidden places that reveal the history of the city from the past to the present. Appreciate the true spirit of Bologna, admiring the beauty of its sights and discovering the richness of the Bolognese culinary tradition. Then, enter your chef's home and learn to make different dishes. Learn all about typical tortellini and then prepare them. Make the pasta fresca dough, the filling and then taste the fruits of your labor. Toast with fine local wine together with your chef and new friends.

Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

7. Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

Take advange of this tour lead by an expert guide to visit one of the most beautiful (and rich in history) cities in all of Italy. This is not a common tour though, but a particular theme tour to discover the history of Bologna as the city where the first university of Europe was built. Bologna’s “Studium” or University was founded during the 11th century, being indeed the first university in Europe. You will see the monuments of the most illustrious professors of the Middle ages in Piazza S. Domenico and at the Museo Medievale (with their vivid bas-reliefs showing the professor teaching an audience of students). You'll also walk to The Archiginnasio Palace, the Renaissance Palazzo seat of the schools from the 16th to the 19th century, and its 17th Century Anatomy Theater decorated with wooden sculptures related to Medicine.

Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

8. Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Parma: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

9. Parma: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself the local culinary culture with this private pasta-making class. Learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, your host will reveal the tricks of the trade with 3 authentic regional pasta recipes while you have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients needed to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local red and white wines.

Modena: 3-Hour Cooking Class with Three Course Meal

10. Modena: 3-Hour Cooking Class with Three Course Meal

Spend the afternoon or evening learning how to cook traditional Italian meals in the home of a chef. Discover what makes Modena the kitchen of Italy as you hear about the region's famous real balsamic vinegar, giant tortellini-stuffed with tantalizing fillings, and sparkling Lambrusco wine. Get insider information about the backstreets of the city, crammed with some of the best restaurants no one's ever heard of. Prepare handmade pasta and other dishes with your host, a gastronome and Italian cuisine lover. Your host has refined a menu of Emilia-Romagna specialties, using products and raw materials from the local market. Get ready to learn some of the secrets of Italian cuisine. Once your cooking class is finished, you and the chef will enjoy the dishes you prepared. Also, learn to pair local recipes with fine Italian wines.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The experience was amazing! The chef, Alessandra Clemente, was super nice and welcomed us into her quaint home with open arms. Everything was organised very well with all the freshest ingredients and appropriate equipment. The chef was fluent in English and very experienced - a genuine Italian pasta maker! We learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute - highly recommend this session!

Lucia was an excellent host. She was very personable, and we loved her menu of the food we were going to prepare. Her step by step instructions were wonderful. She gave us some history of pasta and balsamic vinegar that was very interesting. Good food,wine, great host, great experience. We are going to make pasta from scratch at home!!!

This cours was fantastic. We cooked in an authentic italian home with super kind hosts. The meel was delicious italian dishes, we learned a lot while having funny conversations with the couple. I definetly recommend this to everyone.

Franca was an incredible guide, and it was a pleasure spending my day learning more about Bologna with her. Thank you Franca!

Such a wonderful experience and got to meet others who enjoyed learning how to cook local cuisine.