Bologna Food Tour and Cooking at Local Farm Agriturismo

Content of this activity: A beautiful visit in Bologna city centre, not as a tourist but as a real Bolognese. It will be possible to sleep at San Giuliano, in our beautiful rooms. Breakfast included. Please enquiry for prices.

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Cooking class at Farm house in Bologna

 Highlights of the Day.

9:00 Meeting point in Piazza San Domenico

Visit at the Principal church of San Domenico’s Order of Preachers. Inside there is the organ where Wolfang Amadeus Mozart played during his stay in Bologna. There’s also the San Domenico Arca with a sculpture of young Michelangelo

9:30 Galleria Cavour, the most beautiful boutique in Bologna
Archiginnasio Library, the most ancient and important palace of Bologna.
Is the first venue of the most antique University of the world

10:00 Fresh meat and vegetable market. We buy what is necessary for our
cooking lesson.

11:00 transfer to Podere San Giuliano.
At their arrival guests get started with a sweet coffee break and…let’s cooking!!!

I will be their Cicerone across our beautiful town and …maybe more
2-4 people maximum 

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Podere San Giuliano in Bologna

 

 

Discover the rolling hills of Faenza: art, history, enogastronomy

Accommodation in holiday farm, surrounded by vineyards on the hills of Faenza

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B&B service, equipped with beautiful swimming pool and relaxa area.
Opportunity to dine in or farmhouse with traditional menu: homemade pasta, vegetables in oil, cured meat and cheeses of the area, grilled meat

Small wine tasting course in our cellar “Discovery the authoctons wines of Romagna”: Centesimino and Famoso (possibility to purchase wine). duration 1h

Cookery Course “On the footsteps of Pellegrino Artusi”. Duration half day
Visit to the Herb Garden: guided tour to discover the edible herbs, gathering, recognition and tasting of herbs and flowers or experience distillation, use of essential oils, (alternative preparation of some plant extracts, infusions, tinctures). Possibility of buying herbal products in the store’s garden. Duration half day

Walk through the vineyards to the medieval tower of Oriolo ai Fichi (in the months of May and June every Wednesday local companies propose “Oriolo’s Evening”: quality music, local wines and excellent local cuisine) or along the “road of poetry” a curvy and turn path, shaded by tall plants but open on … enchanted landscapes, dotted with poems posted on tree trunks. Alternatively you can use the bikes available at our farm until exhaustion
Riding lessons or horseback riding at a riding school near our farm. Duration from 1h up to all day

Visit to the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary: between all important donations of Picasso (…”pour a ceramist, qui dit dit l’Italie Faenza”…), Matisse, Chagall and Léger. Duration 1h 30’
Small beer class at the local micro brewery (possibility of buying the beers). Duration 2 h
Spa relax at the spa of Fratta Terme or Riolo Terme. Duration half day

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visit Faenza ceramic museum – source

 

Profile of the Owner: My family lives in Oriolo from 1970: in that period starts our wine production from grapes harvested in our fields. In 1993 we opened our Holiday farm. We can accommodate till 20/25 people and for larger groups we collaborate with farm houses in the neighbors. The restaurant serves only traditional recipes and uses only seasonal and km0 raw materials. All the rooms have private bathroom, tv, air conditioning and free wi-fi. The swimming pool is from 1,10 m to 2,40 depth and is surrounded with a garden equipped with sun beds and parasols. We have also a kids corner.

Black Truffle Hunting Norcia Umbria

Discover truffles with a a guided hunting tour by professional guide.

Hunting truffles in Italy

Truffle hunts in Umbria

The itinerary that our guests will travel will be immersed in the green heart of Umbria, in Norcia one of the areas of central Italy with the highest index of biodiversity.

Norcia is in the middle of an area very rich from all points of view and the visitor who arrives there is always surprised by the characteristics of the territory, by the beauty of the landscape,by the local products of gastronomy.

Together with our faithful “friend” fours we walk with our groups on the field and in this way they will make a unique experience and they will observe how it performs the search of famous black truffle of Norcia.

After the tour our guests will eat and test the intense flavor of truffles and with a good glass of wine eat many other tasty local delicacies.

So, In the green, in the silence of nature and in the beauty of its landscapes our guests will live in Norcia a day as a real “quarryman”.

The truffle hunt is guided by Stefano. Professional and licensed guide in Italy. He will take care of making you discover the beauty of these mountains. 

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Visit Norcia in Umbria with a walking tour – source

 

Walking Tour in Padova Full Day

Discover the charming city of Padova, 30 km away from Venice.

We start our tour admiring the St. Anthony Basilica, full of treasures of art of all kinds, from the Donatello’s bronze artworks, medieval frescoes and Renaissance Venetian marble sculptures.
After a pleasant walking inside the daily market in the major squares, we continue inside the majestic Palace of the Reason (Palazzo della Ragione), medieval building completely decorated with frescoes.
The University and its ancient courtyard (15th century) and the historical Caffè Pedrocchi, wonderful example of neoclassical architecture.

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Walking tour of Padova – source

 Lunch break in a typical restaurant.

Visit of the Scrovegni Chapel, a jewel of art and history, frescoed by Giotto at the beginning of the 14th century.

Duration of the tour: 5 hours (lunch break included)
Meeting point: Bus and car parking in Prato della Valle or pick up at the guests’ hotel.

Why visit Padua.

Padua is perfect for everyone and anytime! With this tour you’ll be able to admire and see the most important sites of this city, full of history, ancient building, porticoed street, churches but also fashionable shops and elegant cafès and restaurants.

Lago Maggiore Tour and Cooking Class

Meeting at your hotel. Leaving at 9 o’clock in the morning to visit the Lago Maggiore most beautiful attraction in the area near Varese, boat tour of the lakes included. Lunch not included (Light brunch suggested). After the tour, in the afternoon, we continue to Busto Arsizio, at the Righouse Shop where you can find all the best of Made in Italy for your home. Time for shopping, then we transfer to the second floor to begin our cooking class in a real professional kitchen. We will prepare a real 3 courses dinner (Italian menu: welcome cocktail, entries, 2 main dishes, best wines, and all fresh and genuine ingredients included). After dinner transfer back to your hotel.

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Lago Maggiore tour and cooking classes – source

 Guide name and profile:

Stefania 

I am a professional tourist guide since 1999, I was working in Mexico where I was living until 2011, for Italian, English and Spanish tourists. I’ve been working both with groups and individuals tours, throughout all Mexico, in particular Mayan area in the South-West and sometimes Guatemala. When I came back to Italy I experienced the opportunity that Righousekitchen was offering me, to become teacher for their cooking classes to the children. I also organize birthday parties, events entertainment both with children and adults, where we prepare most of the typical italian dishes, and Mexican dishes. It is really exciting and satisfactory, people really enjoy prepare food, learn new receipes, expecially italian cooking ones. also the moment we seat down and enjoy our home made food!

Bologna: Stay at Food Lover’s Farm House.

If you want to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, endless mountain walking and hiking, good food and you want to relax while you are in Italy you should try at least once Piana dei castagni agriturimo. It is a remote location but at the same time easily accessible from Bologna and Florence. Set to offer the best vacation in Italy ever.

This farmhouse built at the end of the eighteenth century offers typical family hospitality. It has 4 rooms all with private bathroom (shower), TV and some have a refrigerator.

It is a remote location at 800 meters of altitude. Just 2 km from the main roads and motorway that connects Bologna with Florence. It is located near Castel d’Aiano) and it is an ideal place for relaxing holiday nature and good food.

The also offer organized trekking to explore what were the routes of the Gothic Line, or the ancient Via Cassia and not least the paths and landscapes that inspired the painter Giorgio Morandi.
They are also near to very important art cities such as Florence (90 Km.) Modena (60 km) and Bologna (45 km)
Visitors can easily reach the museums and galleries of famous car manufacturers such as Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Ducati.

Special care in the preparation of breakfast with local honey, fresh eggs and pastries and home made jams.

Guided Walking Tour of Padua

Guide Name: Angela Bianco

Just a short ride from Venice lays Padua, a town rich in history and one of the cradles of humanist thinking. This walk introduces us to the beauty of this town, which includes the most famous work by Giotto – the Scrovegni Chapel will be our meeting point. We will spend the day exploring the most glorious era of Padua, the 14th and 15th century. In the near Eremitani’s church we will learn about the impact of the artist Giotto and his followers, as well the cultural and historic traditions of the city, which is home to the second oldest university in Italy now Bo’ Palace. In our time we may wander through the charming historical center, perhaps stopping for a café in the famous historical Caffè Pedrocchi where we taste its specialities (caffè Pedrocchi or zabaione cream). We will visit the Padua’ Baptistery, painted by Giotto follower Giusto de Menabuoi, this beautifully ferscoed building with provide a striking counterpoint to the Scrovegni chapel.
The later part of the walk will be spent discussing the rise of the Renaissance in Padua with the impact of Donatello and Titian exerting strong influnce in the city visiting the Basilica of Saint Anthony.
We can end the tour in the more relaxing historical oldest european Botanical Garden with its recently new wing with exotic plants, the only one “Unesco” in Padua’s city.

Thanks to my long experience first as Tour Leader and now as Local Guide I can suggest you itineraries that will fit you as best

Walking Tour of Vicenza

Guide Name: Angela Bianco

Vicenza is one of the best preserved monumental city centres in Italy.
Our visit begins at Vicenza’s high street, Corso Palladio. In and around this street can be found many palaces designed by Palladio (Palazzo Bonin-Longare, Palazzo Piovene, Palazzo Porto-Colleoni, Palazzo Thiene) and the visit aims at following a chronological order to see the evolution of his style. The Piazza dei Signori offers two great examples of his early work (the Basilica) and his later period (The Capitaniato). We may divert from Palladio to explore some of the other jewels of Vicenza, from Santa Corona, one of the earliest Gothic churches in the Veneto, which hosts a relic of the Thorn of crowns and an important altarpiece by Giovanni Bellini to experiencing local specialities such as baccalà alla vicentina. The visit then returns to Corso Palladio and continues with Palazzo Chiericati and Teatro Olimpico, the earliest indoor theatre in Europe.
From the city centre we will head to Villa Rotonda, the most famous of Palladio’s villas. This can be done as a leisurely walk or via taxi, depending on the group’s desire. This walk can also be extended to include the nearby Villa Valmarana ai Nani, decorated by G.B. Tiepolo.

Thanks to my long experience in the touristic field first as Tour Leader and now as Local Guide I can suggest you what can fit you best to enjoy a visit in my region

Bologna: Trekking and Food tour on Apennines Mountains

Itinerary of 3 days, and ideal for a group of 6-8 people.

Guide name: Valeria Vitali

First day trekking: through chestnut woods and fields to get to the first visit to “caseificio” and observe the progress of Parmigiano Reggiano, then the ancient village of Pieve di Roffeno (one of the oldest in the province of Bologna) and continue with the visitof organic animal husbandry Mora Romagna (pork raised in the wild slow food). After a brief tasting it starts and after visiting even the Tabernacle oldest archdiocese of Bologna (in the church of St. Martin of Tours) return and dinner.
Second day: the history and tradition of the woods and the chestnut (bread tree), visit to an organic farm for the production of yoghurt and preparation of “TIGELLE” ancient mountain bread.
Third day: free choice: Park Sassi Roccamalatina and neighboring villages, vinegar in Vignola and neighboring villages, Castelvetro and lands of Lambrusco or peace and tranquillity in our garden observing landscapes Morandi painter.4madonne

 

Wine Tasting Around the Lake Garda Hills

Le Vigne di San Pietro is a wonderful boutique winery located in a botanic garden on the hillside south of Garda Lake near by Verona. The owner, an italian architect, will be with you in the vineyards to explain his vision about wine and he will drive a wine tasting in the beautiful villa above the cellar. The area is very pleasant for a tour by car or by bike. Borghetto, one of the most beautiful historical village of Italy, is near by. In summer, in Verona, they play opera in the ancient Arena Roman theatre. The visit and the wine tasting are made on reservation only.

Owner: Carlo Nerozzi Architect, 55, wine maker since 1981, I’m involved in the wine and food business exporting my wines all over the world.

Lake Garda and a wine tasting at local producer of Amarone can be reached easily from Verona. So if you are here for the Opera or the weather why don’t you consider taking a wine tour with tasting in the are?