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 Duration 5h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, English, French

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class and enjoy an authentic Italian meal with the recipes prepared during the class

Your menu
  • Mortadella cream with traditional bread
  • Tagliatelle ith ragù
  • Traditional dessert from Bologna

With this experience, you'll get to join Paola, one of our Cesarine in the city center of Bologna, as she shops in a local market, watch her make typically Bolognese preparations, and sit down to dine on a three-course meal, served with local wine.

The experience start with a visit in the vibrant local market of Bologna.

Then you can enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste authentic Bologna recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas

After the course, immerse yourself in a private lunch or dining experience at Paola's home.

During the summer, you can enjoy the lunch or dinner in a faboulous garden. Local wine and coffe is included!

27 reviews
Es waren sehr lustige und lehrreiche Stunden mit Paola. Sie hat uns alles sehr gut erklärt und auch das Essen war ausgezeichnet. Auch die Markttour war super und sie hat uns tolle Tips gegeben. Vielen Dank Paola, wir werden sie weiter empfehlen.
Brigitte - March 2023
Paola was so inviting and patient with us! The food was delicious and we cannot wait to try the recipes at home. What a wonderful experience!
Elizabeth - May 2023
We had a wonderful experience and learned some techniques that we will use from now on.
Erik - May 2023
We met Paola by the Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune Fountain) in downtown Bologna and asked her to show us the city market more frequented by locals (versus the more touristy one) and so she did. We went and bought a few ingredients together and she explained everything around the market. We then all chatted on our way to her beautiful home, where she led us through preparing a three-course meal of Piadina, Tortelloni, and Tiramisu. We ate the food we made at her table and she truly made us feel at home. It was honestly an amazing value because we can now go home and make this on our own. It’s not out of our reach, and that was her intention. She is kind, super intelligent, fun, and a great teacher. A Bolognese local! Ask for Paola and I hope you get her as a guide.
Tadeo and Anna - May 2023
Such a warm welcome by Paola into her home to share her local cuisine skills. We had read about Cesarine on a food blog and it didn’t disappoint! This was a special treat for us - learning how to make pasta Tortellini and Tagliatelle with Tiramisu for dessert; all from a local, experienced Bologna citizen. We haven’t tried this experience before, and can thoroughly recommend it. You come away with memories, but also skills to take back home to feed your family and friends. Thank you Paola for sharing your knowledge. The preparation you must have put into it is appreciated
Mark & Jo - May 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Bologna    Languages: Italian, English, French

Want to enjoy the finest flavours of one of the world’s most iconic cuisines, right at the city gates of Bologna?  You can! Paola lives at Porta San Felice, near Bologna’s original city walls.  Enjoy a special lunch and dinner during the summer in the garden of this gourgeous house in the city center of Bologna.
  In this tranquil location our Cesarina takes us on a journey through the flavours of Bologna’s local traditions, from mortadella to ragù alla bolognese. “I love cooking, because it brings together family traditions and the joy of sharing food with other people”.  

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