Learn to Cook Regional Italian Cuisine with a Local in a Rural Estate Home

Monte San Pietro, Italy

From $168.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 3 days in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Join local host Chiara on her farm outside Bologna for a hands-on private cooking class. Learn how to cook three dishes from scratch, including tagliatelle pasta with prosciuttio di Parma and lemon zest. Catch a glimpse into local life as you share the meal you helped to prepare with your host. Local wine is included and a vegetarian option is available.
  • Learn how to cook three Italian dishes in a beautiful farm setting
  • Private cooking class offers individual attention from the host
  • Feast on homemade pasta, bread, and dessert
  • Class can be customized for vegetarians

Sample Menu




Tagliatelle with prosciutto di Parma or gnocchi ragu


Regional greens or seasonal vegetables in garlic and olive oil


Torta di castagne (chestnut cake) with zabaione or homemade ice-cream

What's Included

  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Chiara
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Agriturismo e B&B Casa Vallona
    Via Enrico De Nicola 10, 40050 Monte San Pietro BO, Italy

    Please meet your host at their home in Monte San Pietro. Exact address and contact details can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Countryside home away from home ❤️
Angelica_R, Jun 2022
Chiara has gone to such extent to preserve her family’s home and history including their traditional food & wine. Would love to stay in the B&B next time. Great to connect with others, while sharing amazing food!
Magic in Monte San Pietro
Victoria_M, May 2022
This was a birthday present for my 87 year old mother, who is already an excellent cook. Chiara was so lovely and kind. We truly had a magical day. I would highly recommend doing this. She can help you with transportation.
Mark_O, Apr 2022
She was the best host. Food and the Experience was awesome You need to go on the experience It was fun, relaxing and educational
Great way to experience the outskirts of Bologna!
Michael_S, Aug 2021
If you want to get outside the chaos of the city and see Bologna in a whole new way, this is for you! Chiara was a wonderful host! The tour and history of her family grounds, the cooking experience, and overall best pasta we had in Italy was only the start of this experience. My husband and I were in Italy for our honeymoon and this experience was a great way to slow down during our trip before departing to our next city. The bread, pasta, dessert and wine we're EXCELLENT! We can't say enough good things about Chiara and this entire experience!
michelleolson1225, Aug 2019
Our experience with Chiara was incredible! It was awesome to see all that she has done to restore the farmhouse of prior generations into a B&B and a cooking experience. Her skill in the kitchen is truly a talent. We picked the ingredients from her garden!! Her explanation of what to do and how to do it were superb. Can’t wait to host friends back home. And we made a wonderful new friend in Italy...Chiara!!! My daughter and I will never forget this magical day.
Amazing experience!
AlexHubersson, Jul 2019
Chiara welcomed us very warm. We went to her garden to pick some fresh vegetables for the dish. She showed us her house and told us something about the history. It was very interesting. The house is decorated very lovely. Afterwards we began to the Menu. We made Foccacia, Tortelloni and a typical bolognese cake. We learned a lot about the Bolognese kitchen and especially how to make Pasta. All the products were from highest quality. We had so much fun! The meal was so delicious. Can t wait to cook it at home again. We hope to come back someday!
Accueil exceptionnel
Passport285840, Oct 2019
Nous avons passé un très agréable moment avec Chiara; et avons appris beaucoup sur son coin d'Italie, sa famille, ses projets ET cuisine italienne.