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2 Days Pasta Cooking Holiday Break in Bologna, Italy

  • Casa Ilaria, Largo Respighi 8, Bologna, 40126, Italy

2 Days Pasta Cooking Holiday Break in Bologna, Italy

  • Casa Ilaria, Largo Respighi 8, Bologna, 40126, Italy

Cooking Vacation in Bologna

At Casa Ilaria cooking is one of our main passions but we also get great pleasure out of teaching our guests about our traditional gastronomic treasures. In the fabulously equipped kitchen guests can take part in different types of evenings or our cooking parties. Those who want to broaden their knowledge of local cooking and homemade pasta can book an afternoon or a morning, to try their hand at making our famous fresh pasta and of course, at preparing Bolognese dauce, and discovering all our grandmothers tricks and secrets. Come join us in this fun and exciting pasta making class!

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Learn to cook pasta bolognese
  • Great location in the heart of the city
  • Welcome drink, hot tea with biscuits
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 1 day with instruction
  • French, Italian, Spanish, English
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Azzura (Double/Twin)

A large and bright room with a big window on the trees of the courtyard. Bathroom is next door, but its of exclusive use of the room.

Verde (Double/Twin)

A bright room at the upper floor and windows are overlooking the courtyard. Bathroom is ensuite.

Casa Ilaria accommodation facilities

1 living room of 50 mq, suitable for dinners, cooking classes and private parties

1 car parking on request (10 EUR per day)

A professional kitchen that can be used by our guests

Teas and coffee all day long.

Casa Ilaria is located directly in the heart of the historic city, just a stone's throw away from the Two Towers, the world-renowned symbol of Bologna. Inside an ancient palace opposite the Opera House, Casa Ilaria is not only a peaceful place to stay but also an ideal location to discover the city and experience its nightlife.

Bologna is located in an excellent geographical position, so it is perfect if you want to visit the other well-known towns in the Emilia-Romagna Region, famous for the best Italian food and motors (Ferrari, Ducati). Moreover, you can easily reach Tuscany in 1 hour, Veneto and Umbria in 1 hour , Milan in 2 hours and Roma in 2 hours .

Activities
  • Massage nearby
  • Spa nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • Free! WiFi
  • Tour assistance
  • Wake-up call

Italian lesson: The course will be held by an experienced and highly qualified teacher and consists of 2 hours of lessons a day from Monday to Friday. There is also the opportunity of doing up to 7 hours a day of Italian language & culture with your teacher, adding lunch, cookery lessons and various other activities in the surrounding area.

Japanese cooking: The professional staff of Japanese chefs who work at Casa Ilaria will teach you how to make different Japanese dishes, from the most typical ones like sushi and tempura, to lesser known ones like nabe and nanbanzuke.

Theme cooking: A team of chefs with great experience both in Italian and international restaurants has put together both creative and elaborate recipes, so that it will be easier for you to replicate the dishes to amaze your friends!

Visit the spa nearby: Casa Ilaria gives to its guests special rates to relax at the Spa Terme di San Petronio.Ask us for the vouchers!

Optional tours

  • Classical city tour: Our guide, Sergio, will show you all the best in Bologna, talking about art, history and gossip.
  • Gourmet tours: Tease your palate with fresh pasta, mortadella, parmesan cheese, wines and other delights in this tour. Learn the detail of various stages of processing these products. While youre at it, appreciate the history of Bologna that made them who they are today.
  • Between Modena and Parma: Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and balsamic vinegar tour
  • Bologna and the Mercato di Mezzo tour
  • Chocolate tour in the city
  • Ferrara: eels, bread, chocolate tour
  • Motors tour
  • Romagna: piadina, cheese and wine tour
  • The province of Bologna: Dozza, the Regional Wine Cellars, the cellars, chocolate tour
  • The province of Parma and its ham, castles and small towns tour
  • The Wine and Dine Route Cities Castles Cherries in the hills between Bologna and Modena: wine cellars, truffles and small cheese producers tour.

Distances

  • Tuscany - 1 hour
  • Veneto - 1.5 hours
  • Umbria - 1.5 hours
  • Milan - 2 hours
  • Roma - 2.5 hours
  • Railway station - 10 minutes
  • The Marconi Airport - 20 minutes

Driving directions from n7 (Fiera) to Casa Ilaria

  • When you come from the local highway (tangenziale), you reach exit n7 (Fiera) and go towards the city center (you are running Via Stalingrado).
  • Go straight, pass a bridge over railways and you see a kind of ancient big door of the city walls.
  • Continue straight and you are in Via Mascarella. When you arrive at the light, turn right in Via Irnerio and then the third on the left, via Alessandrini.
  • Go straight in via Oberdan and turn left in via Marsala. Go on until the end, turn left in via Zamboni and left again in Largo Respighi.
  • To reach the parking, pass the front door of Casa Ilaria, turn left in via Belle Arti, then left again in vicolo Facchini.
  • At the end of this narrow street, you will see Casa Ilaria gate.

Testimonials

  • Review by Travelers from Finland
    9 out of 10

    "Cosy B&B in a good location in Bologna. We were warmly greeted by the owner Tiziana, who also told us about sights and what to see and suggested good places to eat. Our room was charming and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was various and delicious. We`d heartily recommend this place!"

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  • Review by Teresa R
    9 out of 10

    "I stayed for three nights at Casa Ilaria and could not have been more pleased. The rooms are impeccably well-kept, comfortable and totally quiet. Tiziana is a most gracious hostess, who provides delicious breakfast and goes out of her way to ensure that her guests are content. The location is perfect for exploring Bologna, within only 30 seconds of the Teatro Comunale and minutes away from the historic sites. I will certainly choose to stay at Casa Ilaria on my next visit to Bologna - grazie mille, Tiziana!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Russia
    9 out of 10

    "Very nice and cozy hotel. perfect location, big rooms, delicious breakfast with homemade cakes and pies. wifi is okay only in the living room. connection in the room is horrible. The only disappointment was the pillows, which are extremely uncomfortable."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "We stayed here when travelling around Italy. It is a little hard to find, does not look great from the outside (graffiti) but once you get in it is a lovely place with really friendly people. We loved the room, although the bathroom was outside of the room (still just for us though). We even had a cooking lesson where we learnt how to make fresh pasta."

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  • Review by Ellie from United States

    "My friend and I stayed here for only one night, however was the best night we spent in Italy. Beautiful apartment, breakfast was delicious, Tiziana was really helpful and kind and have us some great recommendations of where to eat. Incredible value we are definitely planning on coming back! Ellie and Alice."

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