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

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.

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!

Sample Menu

• Crescentine or tigelle filled with salame - Typical Bologna pastry filled with local salames such as mortadella, prosciutto or ciccioli and cheeses like the soft sqauccherone or parmigiana.
• Pasta Bolognese - Tagliatelle al ragu, lasagne or gramigna (pasta in a meat sauce)
• Seasonal vegetable side or salad and homemade bread
• Typical Italian seasonal dessert - Enjoy a dessert tied to traditional festivals, such as certosino Bolognese for Christmas or pinza or torta di riso, a rice flour cake for Addobbi.

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Giovanna
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Local wine (1-2 glasses)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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