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Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
Discover the secrets to making the perfect lasagna, ravioli, and Bolognese sauce during a 3-hour group cooking class in Bologna. In addition to expert instruction, the class also includes complimentary cheese, prosciutto, and local wines. Once your culinary masterpiece is complete, it’s time to tuck in. Afterwards, you’re ready to impress your friends back home with your new skills. Please note that the menu can be altered to accommodate dietary restrictions.
Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
Go off the beaten path and try something new with this traditional home cooking experience in Modena. Travel to the home of a local chef who has chosen an array of foods for you to learn how to prepare. From a special Italian appetizer to a tortellini entree, walk away from this experience with the skills to cook for your friends and family when you return home. Plus during this experience, after your cooking session, enjoy the home-cooked meal you helped create.
Follow your senses — and a gourmet guide — around Italy’s culinary capital on a private food tour in Bologna. Remove the guesswork from choosing eateries and let a local show you the best delis, cafes, markets, and bakeries scattered through the historic city center. Sample Bolognese specialties like tortellini and mortadella, discover new favorite dishes, and rest your feet over an aperitif at an open-air market.
Italy's Cesarina program connects travelers with local "home cooks," known as cesarinas, in an effort to promote the Mediterranean country's rich culinary traditions. With this experience, you'll get to join a ceserina as she shops in a local market, watch her make typically Bolognese preparations, and sit down to dine on a four-course meal, served with local wine.
Foodies know that anywhere your travels take you, there's a regional dish that stands out from the rest. In Bologna, most would agree that dish is Ragù alla Bolognese. Learn to make this celebrated pasta in this cooking class, where can prepare a traditional recipe with hand-cut egg pasta, and a simmering sauce. Best of all, you reap the rewards of your hard work by dining on the dish you create, with a glass of wine and great company included.
A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
If you go to Bologna, you have to try the fresh pasta the city is famous for: tiny handmade tortellini!. Let a local explain the art of pasta-making to you!
We are the “Cesarine”, the Emperors of the kitchen, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks. We have seen our mothers and grandmothers prepare these dishes every Sunday, we have cooked them over and over again for our families, and now we share our skills with curious travellers like you.
Come to our homes and immerse yourself in a hands-on cooking class. Learn how to make an egg “fontana”, knead elastic pasta dough, stretch it until it becomes almost transparent and prepare fresh filling with local ingredients. Sip some wine while you learn and chat with new acquaintances.
After the cooking class, let’s taste the fruit of our labour: We share the freshly made pasta around the table in a comfortable home and have an Italian style meal. Dessert, local wine and espresso at the end of the meal are included! Buon appetito!
Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
You’ll join one of our friendly hosts and explore the plant-based side of Bologna, which few visitors taste! Begin your experience by strolling through the Botanical Gardens, getting a feel for the indigenous plants that grow there. Afterward, you might like to try out one of the innovative vegan bistros in the city, like Botanica Lab or Centro Natura. All dishes are made with fresh, seasonal products and will suit all tastes.
Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch with a small-group cooking class in a home kitchen, where you’ll sip a glass of wine or beer as you make batches of tortellini and tagliatelle. When you’ve prepared the fresh pasta, sit down to the gourmet meal you’ve created, joining a group of fellow food-loving travelers for a hearty dinner.
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wine.
During the lesson, the local home cook 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. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home,
learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste 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. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Discover the secrets to Bolognese cuisine in a local’s home with this half-day private cooking class. Learn how to prepare fresh stuffed pasta including tortellini and tortelloni during this hands-on class. After the pasta workshop, relax over a meal to sample what you prepared alongside local red and white wines.
Italians have been producing wine for thousands of years. Get a unique insight into the wine-making experience on a visit to a family-owned winery. Explore the vineyards and cellars, then sample three of their finest wines paired with food on a terrace with views of wine country. Choose between morning and afternoon tours.
Spend a full day getting to know the remarkable town of Ravenna. With five stunning Mosaic sights and an astounding 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ravenna is a delight for the senses. Learn about the city’s Byzantine architecture from your guide as you explore historically significant landmarks. Break for lunch (own expense), and free time to explore and then reconvene in the afternoon. All museum admission fees are included with the tour.
Parma is an official UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy—and one of the best ways to connect with the city’s lively food scene is a cooking class. Hosted by a professional chef, this small-group course will teach you how to make tortelli d’erbetta (traditional ricotta- and chard-filled pasta) and tagliatelle with tomato sauce. At the end, savor your creations alongside a glass of local wine; a recipe booklet is also included.
Discover why Italians call Bologna “La Grassa” (the fat one) on a 100% personalized private food experience with a local host hand-picked to suit your interests. Experience the city’s decadent cuisine and Emilia-Romagna’s fantastic produce as you share antipasti followed by two courses and two drinks per person at an authentic restaurant locals love. Leave with insider foodie tips to see you through your stay.
Take the train from Bologna to explore the historic town of Modena with a local host. Visit landmarks including the Piazza Grande, which together with Modena Cathedral and Torre Civica hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Have lunch at a local restaurant that fits your style and budget, sampling the balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine the region is famous for. The experience is completely customized to your interests.
Learn the secrets of Modena cooking in this half-day cooking class. Meet your host, a local “cesarina,” at a nearby market to shop for ingredients. Back in her home kitchen, enjoy a glass of regional wine as you help prepare four traditional Italian recipes: a starter, pasta, main course with side, and dessert. Top off the evening with an espresso and don’t forget your take-home gifts—a Cesarine apron and tote bag.
Learn how to cook the authentic cuisine of Parma with this private cooking class. You'll learn how to whip up three of the region's finest dishes from scratch in the home of a local cooking enthusiast. Once your food is ready, you'll get to pair your creations with local wines and eat up!
Set in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, Modena is home to some of Italy’s most delicious cuisine. Discover the tastes, secrets, and ingredients of Modenese cooking during this private, hands-on cooking class in a local home. Prepare a delicious 3-course meal from start to finish and then enjoy the fruits of your labor accompanied by local red and white wines during this private experience.
Discover the delights of Italian home cooking with this private dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bologna. Enjoy a 4-course meal that consists of an appetizer, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert, and try a selection of wines from Tuscany. Finally, receive a keepsake souvenir from your welcoming host to take back home.