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

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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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P547
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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nickgee5
4 contributions
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 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jesper Mortensen
61 contributions
I had a great dinner with Anna. It was a very fine dinner with great food that tasted wonderful and I loved talking to Anna.
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
Venture608001
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Perfecto
This was an amazing experience and absolutely so much fun. Giovanna was so charming and accommodating. She and her
M6186ONalexandrag
M6186ONalexandrag
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Delightful lunch!
It was truly a joy to join Chiara for lunch at her beautiful B&B Casa Vallona! Chiara is delightful and very easy t
bonniel912
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
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