Italian Cooking Holidays 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 cookery holiday in this foodie’s paradise is one that you won’t soon forget.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
Small & Friendly Groups
Group sizes are between 8 and 10 guests, offering you the best experience.
The location was simply divine, Pierluigi was an amazing chef, Livia was a perfect hostess. Truly a memorable trip.
Dates for 2020
|9 May - 16 May||£1599||Sold Out|
|30 May - 6 Jun||£1599||Sold Out|
|13 Jun - 20 Jun||£1599||Last Room||Request More Info »|
|27 Jun - 4 Jul||£1599||Only 2 Rooms Left||Request More Info »|
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|5 Sep - 12 Sep||£1599||Only 2 Rooms Left||Request More Info »|
|12 Sep - 19 Sep||£1599||Sold Out|
|19 Sep - 26 Sep||£1599||Sold Out|
|3 Oct - 10 Oct||£1599||Only 2 Rooms Left||Request More Info »|
|10 Oct - 17 Oct||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
Dates for 2021
|8 May - 15 May||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|15 May - 22 May||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|29 May - 5 Jun||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|5 Jun - 12 Jun||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|12 Jun - 19 Jun||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|19 Jun - 26 Jun||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|26 Jun - 3 Jul||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|28 Aug - 4 Sep||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|4 Sep - 11 Sep||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|11 Sep - 18 Sep||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|18 Sep - 25 Sep||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|25 Sep - 2 Oct||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|2 Oct - 9 Oct||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
|9 Oct - 16 Oct||£1599||Available||Request More Info »|
Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.
Solo Traveller Friendly
Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.
Your Holiday Price of £1599 Includes:
- 5 cookery lessons with our local Italian chef.
- Stay in stunning villas nestled in the Appenine hills.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Emilia Romagna villa.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
- Sample the local wine at a private wine tasting.
- Visits to Bologna & local towns such as Ravenna.
Villa La Vespa is a beautifully restored farmhouse located south of Bologna. Nestled in the heart of the Appenines, the villa has unforgettable views of the surrounding area. With its spacious pool and al fresco dining area, the villa provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy the rolling hills of Emilia Romagna. View our photo gallery to see more of your cooking venue.
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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