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“Le Marche food & wine tour with Bluone”

Bluone - Food and Wine Tours in Italy
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Owner description: Bluone is a family company based in Bologna. Since 1995 we have organized tours in Bologna, Emilia Romagna and other regions in Italy for food and wine lovers.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Always nice when an experience exceeds your expectations. Beginning with Bluone's selection of Hotel Duchi Della Rovere in Senigallia, Bluone's founder Marcello and his daughter Francesca were fantastic. Marcello's knowledge and contacts with local food artesians made the Mouthwatering Tastes Le Marche Tour truly unique. We were welcomed into homes, wineries, bakeries, trattorias as if we were family. Francesca was a delight. She kept us well inforrned and did most of the translating. She was great making sure we didn't miss anything in the explanations offered to us about wine and EVO Oils we were sampling. Our hands on food preparation along with actually selecting fish and vegetables with the chefs made Bluone's Le Marche Tour memorable. Each day was different and each day kept us stimulated and directly engaged. My favorite was the truffle hunting morning with Giorgio, which was followed by lunch at Hosteria Dal Vigno, where Giorgio's friend served us a delicious meal topped with the truffles sourced that morning. A few weeks later Francesca emailed us the recipes from each of our events. That required lots of time and effort......thank you Francesca. I plan to join Bluone again in the future to experience a different area of Italy.

3  Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We cannot express how happy and satisfied we were of our Bluone- 12 Hours in Bologna tour. Raffaella, Marcello and their children were wonderful. We spent 16 days in Italy and this was definitely the main highlight for us! We learned so much about the food, people and culture of the Emilia Romagna Region. The dinner was amazing!! If and when we return this stop will be a priority. Grazie Tori Family. P.s. We stayed at Casatori (their property) which was also above any expectation and a wonderful experience, as well.)

5  Thank Emily G
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The tour of the market was very interesting and Raffaella was an excellent guide who explained the origin of the regions food. We loved spending time with the family preparing and making the dishes we had planned whilst touring the market that morning.
We shared the experience with two other couples who were a pleasure to meet, we were all taught how to make fresh pasta from scratch. Marcello and his family made us feel so welcome, we finished the evening having the most amazing meal with their family.
Anyone who wants to share the true experience of the regions food and cooking should definitely book this tour.
A truly amazing and memorable experience we will never forget.

Thank LoveItaly71
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

My wife and I had a great experience in our tour with Raffaella and her family. We did specifically travel to Bologna for this tour based upon the reviews and everything we have heard about the city being the food epicenter for Italy. Consistent with all the reviews, our experience was extremely positive. Even though the weather did not cooperate and it was cold, wet, and rainy all day we did thoroughly enjoy meeting Raffaella and the other 2 couples. The personal experience of being in someone's house and cooking/eating with their family was absolutely fantastic and memorable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys cooking and learning about food.

Thank MigedyMigedyMAK
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

When you spend days and weeks and hours researching and deciding on places and activities for a trip - especially in another country - even with the best of reviews, (of course I am an avid TripAdvisor user) you really don't know exactly how it will be but there is the hope and anticipation of something special. Deciding to spend three days on a private food and wine tour with Marcello Tori and being hosted in his home with his wife Raffaella was like that. We chatted a bit via email to confirm our itinerary. We checked into our Bologna hotel and within a half hour, Marcello was there to take us to his home where we met Raffaella and their son Tommasso. A beautiful apartment overlooking the roofs of Bologna, at sunset on a lovely balcony where she began a four-course dinner by serving us fried zucchini blossoms and delicious local wine but those simple words can't describe the experience. No words can. All I can say is from now on it is all different - there is no coming back from the experience with Marcello and Raffaella - learning what we did was experiential - the love of the country, the food the time we spent & how we did. We wouldn't change a thing but know we have to change how we do life now - the experience has changed us.

3  Thank FancyNancy905
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