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

Bologna, Italy

From $132.00

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    Sample Menu


    Crescentine or tigelle filled with salame

    Typical Bologna pastry filled with local salames such as mortadella, prosciutto or ciccioli and cheeses like the soft sqauccherone or parmigiana.


    Pasta Bolognese

    Tagliatelle al ragu, lasagne or gramigna (pasta in a meat sauce)


    Seasonal vegetable side or salad and homemade bread


    Typical Italian seasonal dessert

    Enjoy a dessert tied to traditional festivals, such as certosino Bolognese for Christmas or pinza or torta di riso, a rice flour cake for Addobbi.

    What's Included

    • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Giovanna
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Dinner
    • Lunch

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Bologna
        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.

      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
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Stroller accessible
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      Operated by Traveling Spoon, Inc

      Cancellation Policy

      This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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          An excellent tour
          Gemma_G, Oct 2022
          Giovanna is very warm, inviting, knowledgeable and charming. She welcomed me into her home with open arms & introduced me to her two daughters Who also cooked with us. Our market walk was lovely with her pointing out all the different foods and going into different shops where she knew most of the vendors. We walked to her house and began to make Tortellini in a butter & sage sauce. We also made a Bolognese sauce to show me how the traditional sauce is made. Because it takes four hours to cook we did not eat it but I did taste it all along the way. To round out the meal we made a Polpettone which is a fancy word for meatloaf in a traditional Bolognese style along with vegetable gratinee. We had a traditional antipasto starter with prosciutto, mortadella, salami and pancetta with parmigiano Reggiano cheese. We had a little wine to cap off the meal that we devoured & I was so full that I passed on cookies for dessert. I can’t say enough good things about Giovanna and her family. I would highly recommend this tour and when I come back to Bologna I will look her up again.
          I made tortelloni
          Dawn_H, Oct 2022
          We were lucky enough to get Giovanna all to ourselves! She gave some history on the market and we followed her as she went into different proprietors for meat, vegetables and cheese. We were warmly welcomed into her kitchen where her daughter joined us for a lovely meal and lively conversation. We felt like we made a new friend in Bologna. Highly recommend if you want an immersion into Bolognese Culture.
          Highly recommended!
          ravien_s, Mar 2022
          Highly recommended! I had a wonderful time with Giovanna. Walking around Bologna, sitting at her kitchen table, discussing travel plans and cooking together. She speaks some English, so it helps if you speak a little Italian, but it all added to the feeling of authenticity and warmth I felt during our time together. Hope to repeat the experience soon!