Taste the famous wines of Emilia in central Italy on this wine tasting and winery tour near Bologna to discover the legendary vineyards and wineries.
Get a unique insight into the wine-making experience on a visit to a family-owned 24 hectares wine estate in the Colli Bolognesi wine region. Explore the vineyards and the old cellars, then...Read more
You’ll follow your host as you eat your way around Italy’s food capital – Bologna! Browse through historic markets, salumerie (delis), bars and specialty stores and discover the Mercato di Mezzo, the oldest market in the city. Seasonal produce is king, and you’ll notice, smell and taste the sun-ripened fruit and fresh herbs as you wander...Read more
Although half a day could never be enough to absorb all that is Bologna, with a host by your side, you can make the most of the time you have. Float on cloud nine as you nibble on a pistachio biscuit, drink prosecco at a bar with tables scattered across a piazza or get your walking shoes on and take in all the big sites like the Fontana di...Read more
Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with a local home cook and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Bologna cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines.
During the lesson, your host will reveal the tricks of...Read more
You’ll join one of our friendly Bologna hosts who will lead you through this medieval walled city, sharing with you the spots where your tribe can climb old turrets and discover underground archeological sites. There’s so much here to keep your kids entertained - we don’t all adore galleries and historic churches, but we’re sure your...Read more
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...Read more
Ah, bella Italia, how we adore your dedication to delicious food. Bologna is known as Italy’s food capital, and the only thing better than good food is good food and good company. So you’ll join one of our friendly local hosts to enjoy dinner together at a local osteria, indulging in great food, cooked with all the love and attention you’d...Read more
The earliest documentation of a Chianti wine dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the Chianti Mountains around Florence. The first definition of a wine region called Chianti was made in 1716. Wines labelled "Chianti Classico" come from the largest sub-area of Chianti, including the original Chianti...Read more
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you...Read more
My name is Carmelita Caruana. I am a cook and a life long food lover with a passionate interest in food and its gastronomic history. Originally from the tiny island of Malta, near Sicily, I have been living in Bologna since 1996, and in 1999 I set up Cook Italy Bologna, to offer cooking classes and food tours. It's been my sole professional...Read more
Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy- This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.
Go food shopping with your host and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing...Read more
CIBO’s professional pasta chefs will guide you to master class in a full licenced, professional and licenced Kitchen the timeless technique of Traditional Handmade Tagliatelle and Ravioli (No machines)to produce the best fresh pasta. After the dough rests, you will be guided, step by step to create your Tagliatelle and Ravioli rolling the...Read more
You’ll spend the better part of a day with one of our friendly hosts in the terracotta-tiled, student-filled, food capital that is Bologna! You might begin your day with a shot of strong espresso in one of the coffee bars under the portici (covered walkways) before ambling past an exquisite theatre to the city’s medieval Mercato di Mezzo. You...Read more
A lesson to discover the secret of making fresh and delicious pasta in a very nice and real atmosphere. Enjoy making Tortellini, fresh dough and Tagliatelle with the expert 'Sfogline', a Bolognese woman that can create wonderful and perfect pasta starting from two very simple and basic ingredients: eggs and...Read more
Climb aboard for a private hot air balloon flight over Italy’s beautiful Emilia-Romagna region. Float over rolling hillsides and valleys dotted with vineyards and medieval castles, including Castello Estense of Ferrara, and toast the experience with a glass of sparkling wine after landing. Round-trip transport from Bologna to the launch field is...Read more
Immerse yourself in Italy's culture with this hands-on cooking class held in a local home and led by an expert Italian home cook. Learn the secrets of the most iconic Bologna dishes and taste the fruit of your labour for lunch or dinner with local wines included.
You'll have a fully equipped workstation with utensils and ingredients and...Read more