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Bologna Food Tour with a local
Visit and follow my IG Delicious_Bologna to check all our activities! ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED A walking food tour in Bologna from a local perspective visiting spots that you probably wouldn't find by yourself. We stop at some historical places of Bologna for tasting some delicious local food : - Italian breakfast cappuccino e cornetto - Brief visit to an artisanal pasta workshop - Regional cold meat, parmigiano cheese and local wine - Tasting of Aceto Balsamico di Modena (12 yrs - 25yrs old) - 3 homemade pasta dishes for lunch - Artisanal Italian gelato With my food tour you discover why Bologna has been considered the food capital in the world : Mortadella , Parmigiano, Aceto Balsamico, Tagliatelle al ragu, Tortellini are just few products you will taste during my food tour in Bologna. 4 Hours wandering the streets of the city centre, the food market, learning about the secrets of Bologna, legends, stories and culture. The tour is for max 9 people , a small group with a local guide to make the experience more personal. I have some co-hosts who lead tours, Riccardo and Gabriele are locals very passionate and knowleadgeable about food. At the end of the tour we provide you a big list with some tips to better enjoy your stay in Bologna. I also run an evening tour at 5pm, few stops are different, you can find availability on Delicious Bologna, or contact me for more info.
My Bologna. School of cooking and wine
First we take a coffee !!! After having illustrated my activity, we will begin phase 1 and begin to prepare the broth and Bolognese ragù that we will use to season tortellini and tagliatelle bolognesi. Phase 2 preparation of the dough for tortellini and the dough for tagliatelle and tortellini. Phase 3 tasting of wines from the Emilia region. Phase 4 cooking tortellini and tagliatelle, serving and tasting. Phase 5 release notebooks with recipes made in the course. Other things to note Let yourself be transported by a true innkeeper from Bologna who will make you drink and have fun in his beloved Bologna ... In fact I will speak in Italian / Bolognese to make your experience unique
From Flour and Egg to five different kinds of Pasta
Welcome from Chef Dennis in one of the first and most recommended Home Food Class in town! Feel like home in our real Bolognese house in the very center of Bologna, 7 minutes walking from the main square. In our cozy and 100% safe environment, we'll feel how Pasta is an experience of Love and Tradition, made with the Fresh ingredients our Italian Mum would choose for us on a Sunday Morning :) I Promise it to you as I did to all the 3300+ happy people who took this class (*ALWAYS* write me before booking here) Starting from scratch, YOU'll make the dough manually, I'll tell you how to play with it and we'll make our own meal through - both - a traditional and a creative process. While YOU'll create all the different fillings, the proper sauce(and a surprise one, made right at the moment!). Then we'll have a break to taste 5+ different kind of cheeses and local aged ham. Guided and unlimited tasting it's necessary to learn a way to get a proper result that you will be happy to replicate back home. In this cooking class you'lI learn how to make filled and traditional pasta: Tortelloni, Tortellini, Ravioli, Agnolotti, Tagliatelle and Garganelli. So far just 3 classes finished to eat all of them. It's not a challange, but.... A complete and "easy to reply back home" pasta class that wouldn't let you get lost in 1000 different superficials recipes :)
Stay Hungry Stay Bologna
Follow and text me on IG @stayhungrystaybologna before booking class to get a bottle of wine to bring home as gift and see preview of class!! Welcome to my kitchen where you will become a true local Meal will be served in my cozy living room with a relaxing candle's light athosphere Air conditioning in all apt for complete relax We will start with a Aperitivo with a glass of wine and my HOMEMADE PIZZA yummy new addition of the summer! As main course YOU will learn how to make DIFFERENT KINDS OF PASTA typical of Bologna Tortelloni Tagliatelle WITH TWO SAUCES: Ragu' (Bolognaise sauce) Fresh cherry tomato sauce You will turn a simple egg into a real dish starting from the scratch. YOU will make the dough manually and I teach you all the chef's secrets During meal, I'll offer a relaxing wine tasting, guiding through some of the best italian grapes. You learn about the story behind each bottle and producer and how to match the perfect wine for the right food. A very accurate selection of the BEST grapes of italy you can CHOOSE from: sangiovese, merlot, chianti, pinot grey, chardonnay from organic italian producers UNLIMITED WINE is included, we can open whatever bottles you like :) Vegetarian Menu' 100% possible, all organic veggies DESSERT: Best TIRAMISU of your life I promise! my grandma recipe that we pass on by generations in my family since 80 years..!
The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full
At the arrival I will offer you cofee break, and I will give you a lab coat for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing up to enter the huge “caveau”, where thousands of cheeses wheels are guarded and laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms and where the scent of cheese will smell so nice and exciting that we won’t be able to resist till the final tasting of cheese and local typical products. Other things to note if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check

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Horseback riding on the hills of Bologna
Si parte dall’azienda Gess Ranch, accompagnati dalla nostra Guida Equituristica e dai nostri cavalli esperti anche nel portare persone principianti. Le nostre passeggiate si articolano lungo gli innumerevoli percorsi naturalistici della zona. Le ore di passeggiata sono cumulabili, prenotando più sessioni vicine è possibile fare passeggiate di più ore. La passeggiata di 1ora è adatta a tutti e consiste in un giro attorno alle proprietà di Palazzo de’ Rossi, mentre per chi ha un po’ più di esperienza suggeriamo le 2ore per immergersi maggiormente nella natura!
Bologna, Medieval town and modern vibes
Our journey around Bologna starts between Bologna centrale and one of the main gates Porta Galliera portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna. Here we discover the dark past of post WW2 events and the joyful liberal future of Bologna, we’ll be marching through Via Indipendenza to the cutest secret of Bologna so-called Finestrella, and then we discover student quarters, the University of Bologna, Piazza Verdi and Jewish ghetto. Do you know what else is cool about Bologna? Porticos! And we are going to pass under so many of them. Later on, we discover the story of Le Tre Frecce and Sette chiese. What else? The two towers! Story, secret and superstition about them. The next stop is one of the well-preserved squares in Italy Piazza Maggiore, I’ll tell you about the Neptune statue, San Petronio, a prison that became a library and an interesting secret that I won't spoil here because you'll discover it with your ears. I’ll be also telling you about the region itself in general! Economic situation, culture, cuisine all of Italy! Best gelato and food locations! And after all, if you want to be a pasta maker yourself I can show you some shops where to buy tools to shape your own pasta! Bologna is a small city but like any other Italian city wonders that its cover can't fit in this description so let's go and discover Bologna on the most area-covering tour!
Bologna Food Tour with a local
Visit and follow my IG Delicious_Bologna to check all our activities! ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED A walking food tour in Bologna from a local perspective visiting spots that you probably wouldn't find by yourself. We stop at some historical places of Bologna for tasting some delicious local food : - Italian breakfast cappuccino e cornetto - Brief visit to an artisanal pasta workshop - Regional cold meat, parmigiano cheese and local wine - Tasting of Aceto Balsamico di Modena (12 yrs - 25yrs old) - 3 homemade pasta dishes for lunch - Artisanal Italian gelato With my food tour you discover why Bologna has been considered the food capital in the world : Mortadella , Parmigiano, Aceto Balsamico, Tagliatelle al ragu, Tortellini are just few products you will taste during my food tour in Bologna. 4 Hours wandering the streets of the city centre, the food market, learning about the secrets of Bologna, legends, stories and culture. The tour is for max 9 people , a small group with a local guide to make the experience more personal. I have some co-hosts who lead tours, Riccardo and Gabriele are locals very passionate and knowleadgeable about food. At the end of the tour we provide you a big list with some tips to better enjoy your stay in Bologna. I also run an evening tour at 5pm, few stops are different, you can find availability on Delicious Bologna, or contact me for more info.
My Bologna. School of cooking and wine
First we take a coffee !!! After having illustrated my activity, we will begin phase 1 and begin to prepare the broth and Bolognese ragù that we will use to season tortellini and tagliatelle bolognesi. Phase 2 preparation of the dough for tortellini and the dough for tagliatelle and tortellini. Phase 3 tasting of wines from the Emilia region. Phase 4 cooking tortellini and tagliatelle, serving and tasting. Phase 5 release notebooks with recipes made in the course. Other things to note Let yourself be transported by a true innkeeper from Bologna who will make you drink and have fun in his beloved Bologna ... In fact I will speak in Italian / Bolognese to make your experience unique
From Flour and Egg to five different kinds of Pasta
Welcome from Chef Dennis in one of the first and most recommended Home Food Class in town! Feel like home in our real Bolognese house in the very center of Bologna, 7 minutes walking from the main square. In our cozy and 100% safe environment, we'll feel how Pasta is an experience of Love and Tradition, made with the Fresh ingredients our Italian Mum would choose for us on a Sunday Morning :) I Promise it to you as I did to all the 3300+ happy people who took this class (*ALWAYS* write me before booking here) Starting from scratch, YOU'll make the dough manually, I'll tell you how to play with it and we'll make our own meal through - both - a traditional and a creative process. While YOU'll create all the different fillings, the proper sauce(and a surprise one, made right at the moment!). Then we'll have a break to taste 5+ different kind of cheeses and local aged ham. Guided and unlimited tasting it's necessary to learn a way to get a proper result that you will be happy to replicate back home. In this cooking class you'lI learn how to make filled and traditional pasta: Tortelloni, Tortellini, Ravioli, Agnolotti, Tagliatelle and Garganelli. So far just 3 classes finished to eat all of them. It's not a challange, but.... A complete and "easy to reply back home" pasta class that wouldn't let you get lost in 1000 different superficials recipes :)
Exploring Bologna's History, Food and Secrets
COME ALONG TO AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY, DELICIOUS FOOD AND HIDDEN SECRETS! Together we'll learn about the incredible history, culture, cuisines and secrets of this fantastic city. - We'll learn about the fluvial past of Bologna's commerce golden era, its growth, inception and wars. Continuing on to stop by the most important landmarks. - Historical explanation of Piazza Maggiore, Piazza Nettuno. - Discover the magnificent San Petronio Basilica with all its medieval secrets and the biggest sun dial in the world. - Artistic and historical explanation of the Archiginnasio, the oldest and most prestigeous ancienty University in the world: The Studium. - then FOOD! A thorough exploration of the old food market with RECOMMANDATIONS to the best and most TYPICAL BOLOGNESE DELICACIES. - Visit to the Basilica of the Sette Chiese (Seven Churches), the oldest and most mysterious church in Bologna. - Exploring the hidden towers and their meaning. - Recommendations on the best places to eat the local Bolognese cuisine (with Tortellini, Tagliatelle, Lasagne and so much more) and my personal travel tips for the region of Emilia Romagna. Other things to note: Want to explore Bologna and have the best food experience? This is the right place for you! Recommendations to the best local places to eat, drink and nightlife will be provided :)
PASTAMANIA
Learn how to make homemade pasta easily and successfully. We will meet in Florence at our cooking school located in the historic center, easy to reach, 5 minutes from the Arno river. We are a team of professionals chefs, we are pleased to meet you and let you spend a nice time with us for a fun and unique lesson. We will teach the secrets how to make RAVIOLI, FETTUCCINE or SPAGHETTI & TORTELLI in different shape. We will provide you with the tools useful for the preparation: kitchen gown, rolling pin and pasta cutter, eggs and flour. After the preparation, we will show you all the steps necessary for the preparation of sauces such as "Pommarola" and "Ragù alla bolognese". At the end we will set the table and eat all together the pasta you have made, with 3 different sauces, like a real Italian family. We will be about 12 participants, the experience lasts about 3 hours, It will also be an opportunity to socialize with other travelers and with your host in an Italian atmosphere. During lunch will be served delicious organic Tuscan wine, that we produce on our farm called "Dalle Nostre Mani”, wines produced with natural methods. We hope that this experience can be useful to increase your culinary knowledge and make sure that you can do our secrets at your home and leaving your diners amazed! Every participant will receive english instructions.
Wine degustation @ Ebrezze
We decided to create a characteristic tastings to allow everyone to discover and deepen our region through a wine itinerary designed for you: "The wines of Emilia-Romagna, a tour among the best and most significant wines of our territory" (5 glasses) On request we can realize other tastings customized for you to discover also others Italian regions . Other things to note Do not make plans for later because you will hardly want to leave ;)
Emilia Romagna cheese tour
Are you a cheese lover? Would you like to know more about our regional dairy products, but you never had the chance? Do you like to try new cheese flavors? Then you can’t miss our 2 hours walking and tasting tour through the Emilia Romagna cheeses. Starting from the medieval Market, where you can find all the typical products of Bologna, I will introduce you to all the traditional cheeses that our beautiful region could offer, beginning with the king, his majesty Parmigiano Reggiano. You can learn how it's made and how many different kinds you can find, depending on the cow breeds. We will talk about Grana Padano and why it's so different from Parmigiano, we will discover Pecorino di fossa and squacquerone, typical cheeses of Romagna. At the end of the tour we will head to my house to taste them all and catch the differences among them, adding some jams, honey, wine jelly, caramelized figs and some drops of the real balsamic vinegar. The highlight of the tasting is the rare possibility to taste the Traditional Balsamic vinegar from Modena PDO 25 years old, completely different from what you have tasted before! Is your mouth already watering? If you die for cheese and want to learn more about the typical ones of Emilia Romagna, this is the experience for you! We can have the tour at any time, when it's more convenient for you, but it can't be run for only one person
Explore Bologna and all of its secrets
We'll start off with the cheeky secret hidden in the Fountain of Neptune! Then, I'll tell you all about the biggest church in Bologna, Saint Petronius. After, just a short walk away, we'll go to the Archiginnasio Library, a spectacular demonstration of Italian Architecture. I'll take you to the Anatomical Theater as well; tickets are offered by me! A historical masterpiece, it's where medical students learned Anatomy, directly from the human bodies in front of them! (closed on Sundays) You can't visit Bologna without going to the Two Towers! I'll take you there and let you know the particular story that's behind its construction. After showing you some of my favorite spots, we'll go to Via delle Pescherie Vecchie, and enter into the world Bologna is famous for: food! Situated in the center, this street is filled with restaurants and markets. By now, you'll probably be hungry so I'll recommend the best Italian restaurants! Of course, we can't miss the university district as well, where we'll also head into the ex-Jewish Ghetto of Bologna. Don't forget I'll be your personal photographer as well, and I'll follow your pace the whole time! There is a 20% discount for those who book 2 weeks in advance, a 10% discount for 2-3 people, and a 20% discount for 4-5 people. ** This is NOT a professional tour guide! It is Bologna, from my point of view!
Stay Hungry Stay Bologna
Follow and text me on IG @stayhungrystaybologna before booking class to get a bottle of wine to bring home as gift and see preview of class!! Welcome to my kitchen where you will become a true local Meal will be served in my cozy living room with a relaxing candle's light athosphere Air conditioning in all apt for complete relax We will start with a Aperitivo with a glass of wine and my HOMEMADE PIZZA yummy new addition of the summer! As main course YOU will learn how to make DIFFERENT KINDS OF PASTA typical of Bologna Tortelloni Tagliatelle WITH TWO SAUCES: Ragu' (Bolognaise sauce) Fresh cherry tomato sauce You will turn a simple egg into a real dish starting from the scratch. YOU will make the dough manually and I teach you all the chef's secrets During meal, I'll offer a relaxing wine tasting, guiding through some of the best italian grapes. You learn about the story behind each bottle and producer and how to match the perfect wine for the right food. A very accurate selection of the BEST grapes of italy you can CHOOSE from: sangiovese, merlot, chianti, pinot grey, chardonnay from organic italian producers UNLIMITED WINE is included, we can open whatever bottles you like :) Vegetarian Menu' 100% possible, all organic veggies DESSERT: Best TIRAMISU of your life I promise! my grandma recipe that we pass on by generations in my family since 80 years..!
Food markets tour in Bologna
I will bring you to the typical and local food markets. We will go shopping in the best food shops of Bologna, where usually locals go. We will taste local salumi, local cheese and home-made pasta, and local wine of course! We will go also to a special ancient indoor market, where you can buy specialities of the town to bring home! I will suggest you what to but and how to cook it. We Will also have amazing gelato! You will enjoy the special atmosphere that makes the district so special, lively and energetic while learning more about things you can’t miss when visiting Bologna. For DISCOUNT contact me also on my instagram: @my.bologna IMPORTANT: the price of the food and the drinks are not included, everyone will pay for himself, i will suggest you what to buy, to taste, and where, i will be your "food guide" ! (If you want to try all that i suggest, you will spend not more than €17/18 each person, so cheaper than a food tour with "all included"!). The tour will be different on Sundays because not all the markets will be open. Other things to note More dates and times avaible, just ask! For private groups, personalized tours, or dates not on my calendar please make a request. (my instagram: @my.bologna)
The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full
At the arrival I will offer you cofee break, and I will give you a lab coat for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing up to enter the huge “caveau”, where thousands of cheeses wheels are guarded and laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms and where the scent of cheese will smell so nice and exciting that we won’t be able to resist till the final tasting of cheese and local typical products. Other things to note if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check
A taste of South Italy in Bologna
A bit of South in Bologna ... You can spend a pleasant evening at home: tasting a great dinner based on typical products from the South, you will learn stories and anecdotes of this land, you can learn a few words in the local dialect, listen to typical music and immerse yourself in a unique and family atmosphere Other things to note It is essential to provide information on any food intolerances or allergies All dishes are based on organic products and with extra virgin olive oil
Bologna factory food tour with wine and traditional lunch
The Meeting Point for this experience is in front of the Apple Store in Via Rizzoli 16 in bologna, at 7 am. Other things to note: You will have a life changing experience, not only this day but also when you are back home you will be able to buy the authentic food product that you saw true our online shop