Cooking Holiday in Bologna

Home to a wealth of Italy’s most famous and beloved dishes, Bologna is widely considered Italy’s food capital – quite an achievement in a country obsessed with food! The region of Emilia-Romagna boasts beautiful scenery, and world renowned delicacies such as balsamic vinegar, fresh tortellini and tagliatelle, parmiggiano reggiano, and of course Parma ham. Explore Bologna’s medieval towers and covered food market full of local artisanal produce, and marvel at Ravenna’s stunning mosaics. A week learning to cook in this foodie’s paradise is one that you won’t soon forget.

The location was simply divine, Pierluigi was an amazing chef, Livia was a perfect hostess. Truly a memorable trip.

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Dates and Availability 2018

Dates and Availability 2019 View here »

DatePriceAvailabilityEnquiryBooking
16th Jun - 23rd Jun£1599Sold Out
23rd Jun - 30th Jun£1599Sold Out
4th Aug - 11th Aug£1599Sold Out
8th Sep - 15th Sep£1599Only 2 Rooms Left Enquire »
15th Sep - 22nd Sep£1599Last Room Enquire »
22nd Sep - 29th Sep£1599Only 2 Rooms Left Enquire »
29th Sep - 6th Oct£1599Available Enquire »

Dates and Availability 2019 View here »

Dates and Availability 2019

Dates and Availability 2018 View here »

DatePriceAvailabilityEnquiryBooking
12th May - 19th May£1599Available Enquire »
19th May - 26th May£1599Available Enquire »
15th Jun - 22nd Jun£1599Available Enquire »
22nd Jun - 29th Jun£1599Available Enquire »
29th Jun - 6th Jul£1599Available Enquire »
4th Aug - 11th Aug£1599Available Enquire »
24th Aug - 31st Aug£1599Available Enquire »
7th Sep - 14th Sep£1599Available Enquire »
21st Sep - 28th Sep£1599Available Enquire »

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At a Glance

  • Stay in stunning villas nestled in the Appenine hills.
  • Discover the culinary secrets of this foodie hotspot and learn to cook like a local.
  • Explore Bologna’s impressive artistic and cultural heritage, and the stunning mosaics of Ravenna.
  • Sample the local wine at a private wine tasting.

Your Holiday Price Includes

  • No single supplement.
  • 5 cookery lessons with our Italian chef.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Emilia Romagna villa.
  • Visits to Bologna & local towns such as Ravenna.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.

Cooking Holiday in Bologna - Itinerary


Day 1 (Saturday)

Group transfer from Bologna to the villa.

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Bologna Airport. We will then take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.


Day 2 (Sunday)

First cooking class with our Italian chef.

After breakfast you will have your first cookery lesson with our local chef, enjoying your creations for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is prepared at the villa.


Day 3 (Monday)

Visit a local winery and enjoy a private tasting.

Enjoy your second hands-on cookery lesson, followed by lunch and then visit a local winery for a private wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner prepared by your chef.


Day 4 (Tuesday)

Explore Bologna’s medieval architecture and markets on your day trip.

After breakfast, a day to enjoy sight-seeing or shopping in Bologna at your leisure. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon for dinner.


Day 5 (Wednesday)

Begin the day with a cooking lesson and spend the afternoon relaxing at the villa.

Another cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or take a walk around the grounds of the villa. Dinner tonight is at the villa.


Day 6 (Thursday)

Fourth cooking lesson and afternoon visit to Ravenna.

This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. There is an afternoon visit to Ravenna with a chance to explore before dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 7 (Friday)

Final cooking lesson with farewell dinner in great company.

After breakfast, you have your final cookery lesson and lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening, the chef will prepare a farewell dinner.


Day 8 (Saturday)

Group transfer back to Bologna Airport.

After breakfast and some time to relax, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Bologna Airport for your flight home.


How to get there?

Direct flights from the UK to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport are from London Gatwick or Manchester, although regional flights are available. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Bologna Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer windows to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us»

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