Cooking Vacations 2019-01-13T17:21:21+00:00
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Welcome to the Foodies's Paradise.

If you are looking for an authentic experience away from the usual tourist routes, and you are ready to immerse yourself in the colors of the Italian landscape, to uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine, to feel the scent of lands untouched by time, you have found what you were looking for.

If you are ready to discover a part of yourself that you do not know yet, if you want to become the artist of home cooking that you are meant to be, and the ambassador of the authentic Italian culinary traditions, I will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born.

Email us at info@cookingclassesinbologna.com

Congratulations, your journey begins today!

CLASSES

10 hrs x day

WHEN

 

Monday to Sunday

EXPERIENCE

-3 Days in Bologna

Meet at CIBO at 8:30 and take a historic tour on route to the Bologna Middle Market with the Chef where you decide what to buy and cook.

After strolling and sampling through the market and purchasing best seasonal ingredients (Meat, Vegetables or Seafood) you return to the school and your culinary adventure begins.

You will be preparing at least 8 delicious Seasonal Traditional Recipes, including Bolognese Sauce and 2 Handmade Pastas  using a 38 inch long Mattarello (rolling pin). You’ll be tasting and cooking with the great products Bologna is famous throughout the world for:

Each day you will be preparing at least 8 delicious Seasonal Traditional Recipes, including Bolognese Sauce and 2 Handmade Pastas  using a 38 inch long Mattarello (rolling pin). 

-1 Day Balsamic Tour and Cooking at the Vinegary

Meet at CIBO at 8:30 and take a historic tour on route to the Bologna Middle Market with the Chef where you decide what to buy and cook. We’ll then and visit the vinegary La Cà dal Non in English “the house of the grandfather” where Mariangela and her family will lead you to the discovery of the fascinating world of Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena aged over 12 and 25 years. Here, after the visit we will be preparing a delicious meal using Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Saba and the BALSAMOSaba sweet and sour condiment collection as main thread. The tour will last 2 hours and it will unlock the “secrets” of the production of this famous vinegar. You’ll walk in the ancient lofts where the product ages for many and many years and you’ll be guided through the tasting of these amazing vinegars and if you want you can shop them.

-3 Days on the Tuscan Mountains, Montefeltro and Ravenna

-Visit the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner:

– Visits to the Sanctuary of La Verna, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, to Borgo San Sepolcro, home of the painter Piero della Francesca, Monte Fumaiolo.

-Discover painter Piero della Francesca and his masterpieces in Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Arezzo.

– Discover Montefeltro and Duke of Urbino, his Palaces and Castles.

– Visit Ravenna and its Basilica of San Vitale and its Byzantine Mosaics.

-2 Days on Lake Garda

-1 Day in Venice

Cooking, Wine Tastings and Wineries Tours around the most fascinating lake of Italy. We’ll visit and drink Amarone, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza and Prosecco.

In 10 days you’ll be tasting and cooking with the great products Bologna is famous throughout the world for:

-30 months aged Parmigiano Reggiano

-hand-sliced 24 months Prosciutto di Parma

-12 and 25 years aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Saba by the Vinegary “La Cà dal Non”

-white and black Truffle (if seasonal)

-Porcini and Chantarelles Mushrooms (if seasonal)

Along the cooking you snack on these great local products and taste great wines (drink responsibly).

The experience ends with Lunch. Free afternoon and Dinner at CIBO.

For any special wish about the dishes to prepare write us an email!

PRICE INCLUDES
  • Five Star Accomodations;
  • 3 Days in Bologna;
  • 3 Days in the Lake Garda (Veneto) and Venice;
  • 3 Days in Tuscany, Apennines Mountains and Montefeltro;
  • 1 Day in Ravenna;
  • Private Cooking lessons at the Culinary Institute of Bologna;
  • Private Cooking lessons at an old traditional family Balsamic Vinegar Factory in Vignola, Modena;
  • Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in the Lake of Garda, Verona;
  • Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in Sommacampagna, Verona;
  • Private Cooking lessons at my Mountain Retreat on the Apennine Mountains;
  • Amarone, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
  • Prosecco Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
  • Night and Day Gondola Tour in Venice;
  • Going to a Concert in Venice and listening at Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” live;
  • 10 Recipes a Day: we’ll cook and eat together the best italian dishes, including according to the season, Porcini and Chantarelle Mushrooms, White Truffles, local Meat and Seafood, the best Salumi and Cheeses, Vegetables and Handmade Pastas;
  • 2 Wines a Day: we’ll drink (not just “taste”) my favorite Italian Wines: Barolo and Barbaresco, Valpolicella and Amarone, Sangiovese, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Sassicaia;
  • 1 Champagne a Day;
  • Shopping at the Middle Market in Bologna;
  • Dining in my favorite restaurants, picnicking in the woods, cooking Pellegrino Artusi traditional recipes in my kitchen;
  • Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets;
  • Visiting the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner;
  • Visiting the Montefeltro area and discovering about the renaissance Duke Federico da Montefeltro;
  • Visit to the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany) founded by St. Francis of Assisi: here we’ll admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia;
  • Visit to Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany), home of the Painter Piero della Francesca, where we’ll visit the local Museum with frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia;
  • Visit to Monterchi (Tuscany) where we’ll admire Piero della Franceasca’s Madonna del Parto;
  • Sant’Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit;
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Experience

-3 Days in Bologna

Meet at CIBO at 8:30 and take a historic tour on route to the Bologna Middle Market with the Chef where you decide what to buy and cook.

After strolling and sampling through the market and purchasing best seasonal ingredients (Meat, Vegetables or Seafood) you return to the school and your culinary adventure begins.

You will be preparing at least 8 delicious Seasonal Traditional Recipes, including Bolognese Sauce and 2 Handmade Pastas using a 38 inch long Mattarello (rolling pin). You’ll be tasting and cooking with the great products Bologna is famous throughout the world for:

Each day you will be preparing at least 8 delicious Seasonal Traditional Recipes, including Bolognese Sauce and 2 Handmade Pastas using a 38 inch long Mattarello (rolling pin).

-1 Day Balsamic Tour and Cooking at the Vinegary

Meet at CIBO at 8:30 and take a historic tour on route to the Bologna Middle Market with the Chef where you decide what to buy and cook. We’ll then and visit the vinegary La Cà dal Non in English “the house of the grandfather” where Mariangela and her family will lead you to the discovery of the fascinating world of Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena aged over 12 and 25 years. Here, after the visit we will be preparing a delicious meal using Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Saba and the BALSAMOSaba sweet and sour condiment collection as main thread. The tour will last 2 hours and it will unlock the “secrets” of the production of this famous vinegar. You’ll walk in the ancient lofts where the product ages for many and many years and you’ll be guided through the tasting of these amazing vinegars and if you want you can shop them.

-3 Days in a Spa Resort in Alto Adige

-3 Days on the Tuscan Mountains, Montefeltro and Ravenna

-Visit the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner:

– Visits to the Sanctuary of La Verna, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, to Borgo San Sepolcro, home of the painter Piero della Francesca, Monte Fumaiolo.

-Discover painter Piero della Francesca and his masterpieces in Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Arezzo.

– Discover Montefeltro and Duke of Urbino, his Palaces and Castles.

– Visit Ravenna and its Basilica of San Vitale and its Byzantine Mosaics.

-2 Days on Lake Garda

-1 Day in Venice

Cooking, Wine Tastings and Wineries Tours around the most fascinating lake of Italy. We’ll visit and drink Amarone, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza and Prosecco.

In 10 days you’ll be tasting and cooking with the great products Bologna is famous throughout the world for:

-30 months aged Parmigiano Reggiano

-hand-sliced 24 months Prosciutto di Parma

-12 and 25 years aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Saba by the Vinegary “La Cà dal Non”

-white and black Truffle (if seasonal)

-Porcini and Chantarelles Mushrooms (if seasonal)

Along the cooking you snack on these great local products and taste great wines (drink responsibly).

For any special wish about the dishes to prepare write us an email!

Price Includes
  • Five Star Accomodations;
  • 4 Days in Bologna;
  • 3 Days in the Lake Garda (Veneto) and Venice;
  • 3 Days in a SPA Resort on the Dolomites;
  • 3 Days in Tuscany and Apennines Mountains;
  • 1 Day in Montefeltro;
  • 1 Day in Ravenna;
  • Private Cooking lessons at the Culinary Institute of Bologna
  • Private Cooking lessons at an old traditional family Balsamic Vinegar Factory in Vignola, Modena;
  • Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in the Lake of Garda, Verona;
  • Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in Sommacampagna, Verona;
  • Private Cooking lessons at my Mountain Retreat on the Apennine Mountains;
  • Amarone, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
  • Prosecco Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
  • Night and Day Gondola Tour in Venice;
  • Going to a Concert in Venice and listening at Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” live;
  • 10 Recipes a Day: we’ll cook and eat together the best italian dishes, including according to the season, Porcini and Chantarelle Mushrooms, White Truffles, local Meat and Seafood, the best Salumi and Cheeses, Vegetables and Handmade Pastas;
  • 2 Wines a Day: we’ll drink (not just “taste”) my favorite Italian Wines: Barolo and Barbaresco, Valpolicella and Amarone, Sangiovese, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Sassicaia;
  • 1 Champagne a Day;
  • Shopping at the Middle Market in Bologna;
  • Dining in my favorite restaurants, picnicking in the woods, cooking Pellegrino Artusi traditional recipes in my kitchen;
  • Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets;
  • Visiting the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner;
  • Visiting the Montefeltro area and discovering about the renaissance Duke Federico da Montefeltro;
  • Visit to the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany) founded by St. Francis of Assisi: here we’ll admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia;
  • Visit to Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany), home of the Painter Piero della Francesca, where we’ll visit the local Museum with frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia;
  • Visit to Monterchi (Tuscany) where we’ll admire Piero della Franceasca’s Madonna del Parto;
  • Sant’Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit;
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