Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Bologna, Italy

From $209.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
  • Private cooking class inside a chef’s home
  • Go shopping at a local market and get advice on picking ingredients
  • Cook three traditional recipes and learn how to recreate them at home
  • Dine on the food you prepare alongside local wine

Sample Menu


Seasonal starter


Fresh Pasta

Sample pasta dishes: Tortellini or Lasagne or Tortelloni or Tagliatelle or Gramigna or Strichetti or Balanzoni


Bolognese dessert

Sample dessert dish: Torta Tenerina or Zuppa inglese or Tiramisu or similar typical desserts

What's Included

  • Private guided market tour
  • Hands-on private cooking class
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Learn and taste 3 Italian recipes (starter, fresh pasta and dessert)

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Bologna
      Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

      Part of this experience will be held in a local's home. For privacy reasons, you will receive the full address of your Cesarina host after you have booked. We will contact you by e-mail after you've booked to match you up with your ideal host based on what you are looking for.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Cesarine

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Cooking in Bologna with Oriana
    Alberta_W, Oct 2022
    Five Americans visiting Bologna — it was our last day and was the icing on the cake! Oriana’s gracious, warm, and lively hospitality made this a special day. One friend dubbed it a “Mama Mia experience”. We enjoyed shopping and trying some new recipes, the pasta making, the dessert and the selection of local wines. Unforgettable! Grazie!❤️🇮🇪❤️
    Authentic and just fabulous highly recommend
    Ramy_F, Oct 2022
    Oriana was a fabulous host! She shared her knowledge of the area, her cooking class was authentic and she welcomed us into her lovely home - food and wines to accompany were delicious … Thank you again Oriana, would highly recommend!
    An experience not to be missed!!
    Anthony_A, Apr 2022
    A delicious and educational experience, our host, Paola was charming, informative, and patient! Dining in her beautiful home, and eating local dishes that we prepared under her watchful tutalage is an experience not to be missed!
    Very knowledgeable...
    Jay_C, Oct 2021
    Very knowledgeable instructor! Lovely tour of the markets and city. Excellent food. Very lovely and inviting home!
    Absolutely Perfect Experience
    Paula_A, Dec 2019
    No question, this was the highlight of our trip and the activity that is squarely at the top of my list to repeat on our next visit. Marzia and Sisto are the most warm and wonderful hosts. First, we toured the historic market and then went to their home for a cooking lesson and dinner. We started with a sparkling red wine and had mortadella and prosciutto that Marzia and Sisto purchased from the market during the tour. Delicious!! The fresh pasta lesson was fun and a real eye-opener about what it takes to make fresh pasta—- it’s more work than we imagined and we have a real appreciation now for this craft. We also made tiramisu with Marzia and it was the best I’ve ever tasted. I cannot adequately express what a lovely evening this was and how lucky we are to spend an evening with this couple in their home. An amazing and unforgettable time!