Traditional Home Cooking Experience In Bologna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the old food market and learn the secrets of Bolognese cuisine at a local's home. Watch and learn all about how tortellini are prepared from a local expert during this 4 hour experience.
Before the session, you will enjoy a delightful walk around the city center and through the narrow cobblestone streets of the old food market, then a stroll around Piazza Maggiore, the real soul of the city.


  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

Bologna is the true Italian 'foodie' capital, renowned worldwide for its cuisine. It is the home town of mortadella, tagliatelle, ragu' and, above all, super delicious tortellini.

Of course, true tortellini are home-made. For this very reason you are invited to a special tortellini preparation viewing session at a locals home. Here you will learn the secrets of the traditional cuisine.

After the viewing session, and for an additional fee of 10 Euros per person, you will have the option to visit a unique restaurant located in a beautiful historical palazzo. While here you can eat a delicious dish of 'tortellini' with a glass of local red wine. Please advise your local guide ahead of time if you wish partake in this opportunity.


Local expert guide

Tour in Bologna city center

Home cooking lesson and show


Alcoholic Beverages - Wine and beverages


Hotel pick-up

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Visit an old 'Osteria' (restaurant) for an additional fee of 10 eur per person to eat a delicious dish of 'tortellini' with a glass of local red wine. Please advise your local guide ahead of time if you wish partake in this opportunity.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Jan-2018

    This was an amazing experience! Irene was incredibly knowledgeable about Bologna and obviously loves her city! It was very interesting walking around and learning about the city. Making the pasta was incredible! We got to make three different types and enjoyed them with her family. Highly recommend!

  • 22-Aug-2017

    This was the most amazing thing I did while on vacation!!!! Irene was a wonderful tour guide and showed me some amazing hidden sights in Bologna, which was a fantastic city! Then she welcomed me into her home, where with her family, we prepared 3 types of pasta an sauces. To say it was delicious is an understatement!!!! The best meal I had in Italy!!! Absolutely fantastic and highly highly recommend!!!

  • 12-Nov-2016

    Another great tour in Italy! Our guide Michol, a former teacher, loves her city and was proud to share her knowledge with us. We walked around the city center for a couple of hours with Michol showing us many out-of-the-way points of interest.
    We then went to a beautiful apartment where we met a lovely woman named Lucia who opened her home to us. We sat at her kitchen table and learned to make tortellini the old fashioned way. Michol translated for us and we felt right at home.
    We then stopped at a great lunch spot where we had a delicious pasta meal. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a true
    Italian food experience.

  • 28-Jun-2016

    My girlfrend and I enjoyed a lovely morning touring round Bologna and #39;s foodie sites with our knowledgeable guide Micol. Learning how to make homemade tortollini after was the highlight, a very unique experience.

  • 03-Jun-2016

    Our guide, Nicol was so nice and informative. I highly recommend this tour if you are looking to learn about Bologna's history and a bit of the history of the food culture. I am also giving four stars because I really thought I would be learning how to make pasta, or at least watching the process. But we really, really loved Nicol and her mother, and it was really awesome to be in the kitchen with an Italian mother and daughter we were a mother and daughter, too and connect over our similarities despite speaking different languages.

  • 25-Feb-2016

    Got a great walking tour around Bologna for a little while before heading to the home of a local to learn how to roll tortellini. Then walked across the street to a restaurant to try tortellini in broth--it was fabulous. We had a great time and the guide was fantastic.
    However, this is not a cooking class and all you do as far as cooking goes is 20 minutes folding pasta. Not exactly what we were looking for which is why I gave it 4 stars. But, if you are looking for just a taste of the local culture, this was fantastic.