Somewhere in the tastiest part of Italy, a lovely apartment is waiting to take you in, while you and your partner embark on a delicious culinary adventure. In the heart of Bologna, where romance is a key ingredient in any delicious culinary treat, you will have the chance to experience the authentic Italian cuisine and a real slice of la dolce vita. In a world where things are moving ever faster, we rarely have the chance to truly enjoy the moment, so take this opportunity to escape the flow of time and relax, as you and your loved one set off to discover the joys of cooking together.
Casatori, located in the heart of Bologna, 10 minutes walking from the main square Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers, symbol of Bologna, is a very pretty and romantic mansard roof apartment, private and completely independent.
The apartment - 65 square meters - is situated in a historical building that dates in some parts from the 13th century. It is at the second floor, with no lift, and is composed of an entrance, a main bedroom with double bed, (a sleeper sofa is available for 2 people), a complete bathroom with shower; a short wooden stair takes you to the upper level with a large living room with kitchen area, and another small bathroom (with only WC).
The apartment is completely furnished with air-condition in the living room, a ceiling fan in the bedroom, laundry machine, dishwasher, satellite Sky TV, hairdryer, heating, refrigerator, freezer, electric oven, all bed, table and bath linen.
The apartment is very quiet, but very close to food markets, supermarkets, bars, shops, pizzerias, trattorias, restaurants, banks and more.
Blueone will meet you at the Bologna train station or airport and transport you to your accommodation for the weekend. You will be staying in the heart of Bologna in a cozy private apartment that is just a short distance from Piazza Maggiore, the main square of the city. Your welcome dinner in the city center will introduce you to traditional Emilia Romagna cuisine.
See for yourself how the Italian delicacy of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is produced! Your morning will begin by watching the "casaro" transforming milk into wheels of cheese, then tasting the delicious aged Parmigiano at the end of your tour.
You will then visit a local "acetaia" to see firsthand how traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is produced and aged with a tour led by the passionate, dedicated factory owner. At the end of this tour you will also taste this product at its various ages.
After the tours, you will return to your apartment and have some free time to yourself. In the afternoon Bluone will meet you again for a delightful walking tour of Bologna. Over the course of about two hours they will share their favorite hidden spots and corners of the city, as well as take you to their favorite gelateria for a sweet indulgence. You will have the rest of the evening to enjoy dinner on your own.
Your day will begin with a walk to the "Mercato di Mezzo," Bologna’s central food market. You’ll do as the locals do and select your daily fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and cheese for your afternoon cooking class as Bluone shares with you the culture, history, and gastronomy of the region.
You’ll have a light lunch together at Bluone's favorite salumeria nearby with regional cheeses, salumi, and a glass of wine. Then you will return to your apartment where you will cook a four-course menu of traditional regional dishes for your farewell dinner, including fresh handmade pasta.
Blueone will transport you to the airport or train station depending on your travel itinerary.
This holiday takes place in Bologna, Italy, a beautiful city offering the very best in architecture and historic churches that take your breath away.
During this holiday, you will experience an introduction to authentic Italian cuisine. You will sample the local Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar, taste some of the delicious gelato, and enjoy a four-course menu of traditional dishes, including fresh hand-made pasta. Of course, you will also have the chance to visit local restaurants and explore your own choice of Italian dishes.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
The nearest airport is Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). Bluone will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
The nearest train station is Bologna Centrale railway station. Bluone will pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is included in the price.
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