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

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Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home

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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Important Information
Departure Point
Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Giovanna
  • Local wine (1-2 glasses)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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nickgee5 wrote a review Oct 2019
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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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: Traveling Spoon
Bucket List Experience
Fantastic experience and highly recommended! We made wonderful food and spending the night in the B&B really topped
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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George M
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Norman J
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
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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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Unforgettable experience
So grateful to stay at Chiara's beautiful estate home. It's a short drive from Bologna and an escape into the natur
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Donna C
Imported into another World.
What an amazing experience this was. Chiara was an amazing host and cook. We felt like good friends at the end of t
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Breathtaking scenery of forest, hills, vineyards; Restored ancient farmhouse B&B; Homemade traditional recipes
Highly recommend this family friendly experience. Chiara is a great host and we had an amazing time!
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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