Food & Wine Tours

Discover the secrets of Bolognese cuisine

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Duration 4h

Max 12 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your experience
  • A selection of cured meats, Parmigiano Reggiano and baked polenta
  • Tagliatelle with ragu sauce
  • Caprese cake (for my Neapolitan origins)

I look forward to welcoming you for a truly special itinerary through the streets of Bologna's ancient market, the Quadrilatero. This neighborhood is certainly a favorite among food lovers as it offers all sorts of Bolognese specialties. In Via Pescherie Vecchie, we will explore the colorful fruit and vegetable markets, where you can also find some of the best delicatessens. The experience continues with the cooking course. We start with a selection of cured meats, Parmigiano Reggiano, and roasted polenta, to introduce you to the qualities of Emilian products, followed by tagliatelle with ragù, where you will get your hands dirty, and the Caprese cake, which traces back to my origins. I await you in my kitchen, where we will have the pleasure of cooking together!

17 reviews
Oriana was a lovely, hilarious and generous host. Her rooftop terrace was amazing with great views. The wine was flowing, she was a great teacher with fantastic stories. We made 2 types of pasta and tiramisu which we ate together at the end. Me and my friend were in a group of 4 with two other girls from the US. This was one of the best things we did on our trip in Italy. Would highly recommend.

Cecilia - April 2024

We were very lucky having Oriana as a very hospitable and warm person. My daughter enjoyed so much to cook pasta with Oriana, even she is only 3 years old. She felt like home, as Oriana shared the finest recipe of tagliatelle, shared secrets, tricks and tips, but also gave presents to her(toys and Jackets from her daughters). We also exchanged stories about Romania and Italy, enjoyed tasty wine, homemade pastry and parmezano. We had a fantastic 4 hour class in Oriana s house. We highly recommend this cooking experience with Oriana. A truly and whole harty recommenation. We all had a great and memorable time in Bologna.

Nadia, Ovidiu and Emilia  - March 2024

We had an amazing day with Oriana and would highly recommend the experience! We stated the day off with touring some local food markets, and then were welcomed into Oriana’s beautiful home. Our cooking lesson included making mortadella mouse, pasta and tiramisu. Oriana was lovely and we would definitely sign up for this experience again!

Jaki O - December 2023

Oriana è una donna miracolosa e una cuoca perfetta. Per quanto riguarda il cibo, la lezione più importante che ho imparato è che non è il sale a dare gusto al cibo, ma gli ingredienti freschi e di buona qualità, ma anche cucinare con piacere e gioia! Oriana, sono così felice di averti incontrata, sei meravigliosa! Propongo di fare il tiramisù nei prossimi giorni! Ho ancora un po' paura dell'impasto, ma prometto che farò anche la pasta! Ti abbraccio teneramente, Marina!💓🤗

Marina Magdalena Elena Stancu  - November 2023

I booked this class with Oriana as part of a father-son Italy trip. Oriana gave us such a warm welcome into her home. We spent some time talking before diving into the pasta making class. Oriana is a very positive person and always wanted to make sure we were enjoying the experience. She also served us wine and appetizers while the dough was resting. We learned so much from Oriana and had an amazing experience. We made tagliatelle, pappardelle, and tortelloni, which we enjoyed for luch. Oriana made different sauces for each type of pasta, and everything was so delicious. This is a great way to spend a few hours to gain a deeper understanding of local Bologna food and culture, all while having a great time together and a lot of laughs. I highly recommend Oriana and look forward to taking another class with her during our next trip!

Ross - November 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Bologna    Languages: Italian and English
Oriana, our Cesarina, lives within walking distance of one of the most historically rich and picturesque places in Bologna, the Basilica di Santo Stefano.  Here, in one of the most beloved areas of the historic town, by both Bolognese and tourists, Oriana introduces us to her family: Salvatore, her husband, and their four children that they love to pamper by cooking them healthy meals, while passing on the family recipes. Oriana is originally from Naples, but living in Bologna, she has learned how to make sfoglia, the typical local pasta, and ragù alla Bolognese. She delights in choosing the best cuts of meat to prepare her excellent bollito, or boiled meat, and for the smallest of her daughters, a lover of tortellini, she cooks this local pasta strictly in meat broth.
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