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Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home provided by Traveling Spoon

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Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home

Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home
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Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Bologna home with your host Giovanna, a native who has lived in Bologna for over 60 years. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Start with a memorable tour of one of Bologna's markets. Depending on the day, visit the Mercato del Quadrilatero (a market with medieval origins) or del Erbe where Giovanna buys her seasonal fruit and vegetables. Here, you can buy local and regional produce, from fruit and vegetables to meat, cheese, and salami. Return to Giovanna's home kitchen where she will teach you 2-3 traditional Italian dishes from family recipes - a pasta, sauce and a side or dessert. After cooking, enjoy your meal together with your host, a warm and gentle retired history and philosophy teacher who lives in an apartment in a large villa with her daughters. Giovanna loves cooking particularly enjoys introducing guests to traditional Bolognese culture and cuisine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional Italian culture and cuisine. Join Giovanna for a private market tour where you will purchase local produce and return to her kitchen to learn to cook a seasonal Bolognese meal. The central pillars of Bolognese cooking are pork and egg pasta and you will learn to cook a pasta such as tagliatelle al ragù, lasagne or the lesser known, local Gramigna, as well as a side dish or dessert, before you share the meal you helped prepare with Giovanna at her dining table. Giovanna loves teaching guests how to prepare typical dishes from the rich Bolognese cooking tradition and sharing tales and anecdotes that are connected to different foods. Your meal starts with a typical Bolognese snack like crescentine or tigelle, a traditional bread served with salumi, cheese or oven-roasted pomodori, Italian tomatoes (when in season). You will then enjoy your Bolognese pasta and a seasonal side. Your meal concludes with a seasonal dessert Italian dessert. Experience this private, cultural and culinary adventure over Pignoletto dei colli bolognesi or Lambrusco wine with a warm and hospitable host!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional Italian culture and cuisine. Join Giovanna for a private market tour where you will purchase local produce and return to her kitchen to learn to cook a seasonal Bolognese meal. The central pillars of Bolognese cooking are pork and egg pasta and you will learn to cook a pasta such as tagliatelle al ragù, lasagne or the lesser known, local Gramigna, as well as a side dish or dessert, before you share the meal you helped prepare with Giovanna at her dining table. Giovanna loves teaching guests how to prepare typical dishes from the rich Bolognese cooking tradition and sharing tales and anecdotes that are connected to different foods. Your meal starts with a typical Bolognese snack like crescentine or tigelle, a traditional bread served with salumi, cheese or oven-roasted pomodori, Italian tomatoes (when in season). You will then enjoy your Bolognese pasta and a seasonal side. Your meal concludes with a seasonal dessert Italian dessert. Experience this private, cultural and culinary adventure over Pignoletto dei colli bolognesi or Lambrusco wine with a warm and hospitable host!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P547
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Giovanna
  • Local wine (1-2 glasses)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy Meet your host Giovanna at her home in Bologna located near the Scuole Pubbliche Scuole Elementari. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon host confirmation of your booking.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Giovanna
  • Local wine (1-2 glasses)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy Meet your host Giovanna at her home in Bologna located near the Scuole Pubbliche Scuole Elementari. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon host confirmation of your booking.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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nickgee5
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The best thing we did in Bologna!
Oct 2019 • Friends
My brother and I are obsessed with Italian cuisine and had high expectations for our first trip to Bologna. Spending an evening with Giovanna and her family well exceeded our expectations and was by far the most amazing part of our trip. She was so warm, so friendly, so knowledgeable about the history of the city and the cuisine and her two daughters who cooked with us were just the coolest people. We made an unforgettable meal, talked about food, politics, art, sports, culture and more food for the better part of 4 hours. I cannot recommend this experience enough, and I cant wait to return to Bologna and enjoy another meal with Giovanna and her family.
Written October 11, 2019
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By: Traveling Spoon
bonniel912
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Unforgettable Day Cooking in Countryside
The day with Chiara on her restored family farm and charming home and B and B was an experience beyond expectations
rozannej2020
rozannej2020
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Bucket List Experience
Fantastic experience and highly recommended! We made wonderful food and spending the night in the B&B really topped
U4004JIelizabethc
U4004JIelizabethc
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A wonderful way to get to know Bologna
Gio and her daughters were so incredibly generous and friendly! I had the best time exploring the market with her,
207glena
207glena
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A pece of real Italy
Gio and her daughter were so generous and friendly. We had fun learning to cook the recipes. There was so much good
Topekatraveler6828
Topekatraveler6828
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Magical day with Chiara in the Apennines
Before an amazing experience in Chiara's kitchen, she shared the history of her property as we toured her home show
PatrickBowen
PatrickBowen
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Beautiful country side and lovely experience
I couldn't recommend this more. We had such a nice day out of the city, just eating and chatting around Chiara's hi
George M
George M
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Fantastic evening with a local family
We had a lovely evening with Giovanna. We were made to feel very welcome in her home where we were taught some trad
camdej
camdej
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A wonderful experience!
As soon as we met Chaira we felt welcome & at home. We enjoyed the stories of the history of her family's home & l
jhalliss2009
jhalliss2009
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A+ experience with views and a delicious meal
My wife and I felt that we had a true Italian experience. We stayed in Bologna and it was an easy bus trip away whe
josiePerth
josiePerth
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The best cooking school I’ve ever done anywhere!
Chiara, her amazing home, the food, quality of produce and the land... plus her dog India, and friend Livia, all ma
peterchic
peterchic
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A 100% Italian Experience!
I am so grateful I chose this cooking class over the other classes held within Bologna. I realized this was the rig
Norman J
Norman J
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The most wonderful experience!
Chiara was a true delight! She made us feel welcome from the first moment, took her time showing us around her bea
Hornets1052
Hornets1052
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Back to basics
This week, 4 days in our vacation and staying in Bologna we had our cooking class with Chiara. Picture driving from
claudiagho
claudiagho
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Unforgettable experience
So grateful to stay at Chiara's beautiful estate home. It's a short drive from Bologna and an escape into the natur
Donna C
Donna C
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Imported into another World.
What an amazing experience this was. Chiara was an amazing host and cook. We felt like good friends at the end of t
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