BOLOGNA GOURMET TOUR, WITH TASTINGS
A walking guided cultural and food tour during which we stop in some ancient bolognese food shops to taste our local products, telling their story, anecdotes and legends.
BOLOGNA FOOD CAPITAL: WE PREPARE OUR DINNER!
Why not see what it's like to live the everyday life of a typical Bolognese family? Go shopping with the lady of the house and find out how to choose the best products and put together a complete menu, from appetizers to dessert, or simply learn how to make the real bolognese sfoglia.
At the end enjoy the good foods you've created at lunch/dinner all together.
At the same time, enjoy the beautiful setting of an old farmhouse, patrician villa, or noble house.
BOLOGNA PASTA MAKING: A DEMONSTRATION
Demonstration from the traditional pasta-makers, the "sfogline" of Bologna. With skill and patience, these ladies with their magic touch will teach the curious visitor the secrets of making and rolling out the pasta. As a kind of magic.tortellini, tagliatelle and lasagne will appear. It is also possibile to taste if requested. The duration of a demonstration is around 20/30 minutes.
FOOD TOUR: PRODUCTION FACTORIES
The itinerary runs through the Bolognese and Modenese rural areas. Companies are not reachable by public transportation....therefore customers should provide the transfer (taxi, blue car, coach).
We visit a Parmigiano Reggiano D.O.P. dairy to discover all steps of its handmade production. In the amazing aging cellar we taste this wonderful product and many others.
We continue with the visit of a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar D.O.P. private production located in an amazing 1911 villa where we can taste 12, 25, 30, 50 years old vinegars.
Then we move to a cellar where we can taste local award-winning D.O.C. wines. We finish with a WOW lunch, unforgettable. It is possibile to visit also a wonderful mortadella production place and taste this wonderful local sausage (it is not the American boloney...nothing to do)
THE ANCIENT TAVERNS IN BOLOGNA
A lovely walk through the ancient pubs in the historical city centre. The presence of university students has helped the opening of this kind of "shops" since the XIIIth Century and also today, among the narrow streets of the medieval town, some XIVth Century pubs are still very crowded.
This kind of reality didn't change during the centuries and today, like ever, Bologna night life is peculiar for its vivacity and innovation.
This itienrary can not start before 5.30 p.m. to taste better the most typical Bologna atmosphere. During the tour we visit the anatomy theatre (entrance fee) and we stop into 3 different taverns and we tast a different wine in each tavern, telling the story of the pub and the story of the wine.
APERITIF ON THE TOP OF A BOLOGNESE TOWER