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5 Day Cooking Vacation & Wine Tastings in Bologna, Province of Bologna

Culinary Institute of Bologna, Via Augusto Righi #30 B, Bologna 40126, Italy

Intensive Italian Culinary Holiday

This course is aimed at the professional training of a chef, teaching the skills required to operate and manage professional venues. During this intensive program, you will become an expert Italian chef and you will acquire practical knowledge, reinforced by having hands-on experiences in a professional kitchen. Join Chef Stefano Corvucci in Italy to learn authentic cooking techniques, learn to make a wide range of traditional Italian dishes, and visit a traditional balsamic factory.

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Stefano & Lucia
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  • Daily cooking classes
  • Learn to make handmade pasta
  • Visit a traditional balsamic factory
  • Tour on route to the Bologna market area
  • Professional chef lessons in a professional kitchen
  • Discover the history and culture of Bologna
  • Daily lunch and dinner with unlimited wine
  • 4 nights accommodation


5 days with instruction
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During this holiday, you will stay in a private room in a hotel, BnB or apartment near the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO) in Bologna, Italy.


This course develops organizational skills in the operation of preparation and organization of a catering, restaurant, or a culinary business. The course is designed to learn or improve techniques applied to many different recipes. Using a 38 mattarello or rolling pin you will transform flour and eggs into flavorful Bolognese dishes such as tortelloni and lasagna with Bolognese ragu.

Students will acquire practical knowledge and professional experience, reinforced by having hands-on experiences in a professional kitchen. Along with learning specific culinary skills, you will acquire a vast range of specific skills and practical capabilities in function in a professional kitchen.

First you will meet at the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO). Then, you will take an historical tour on route to the Bologna market area. Your English speaking, chef and guide, will inform you about the history and culture of Bologna.

The schedule includes lunch, a time to relax, and dinner. After lunch, relax, and resume early afternoon for more hours of cooking lessons. You will be preparing both lunch and dinner, and eating together.

The dishes you will prepare are based on product availability, students preferences, and food seasonality. All classes include learning how to make hand made pasta using an authentic matterello and a variety of ragus.

Some of the dishes you will learn to prepare are handmade pastas such as lasagne, cannelloni, tortellini, ravioli, and sauces such as ragu bolognese, ragu-rabbit, and ragu-lamb.

You will also learn how to make stuffings for pasta, risotto, soups, house pate and starters, main courses, bread, and desserts such as panna cotta and tiramisu.

This holiday it's a great course filled with a visit to Italy's most famous seafood market and informative cooking lessons. It's a fun-filled holiday of dining on some Italy's best, freshest food that you created and a holiday of drinking great Italian wines. CIBO guarantees you will advance your cooking skills because you will not be just be taught recipes, but rather, you will be learning cooking techniques that will generalize to all types of dishes.

Included excursions

  • Historical tour on route to the Bologna market area
  • Visit a traditional balsamic factory


Stefano Corvucci


This holiday will take place at the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO) in Bologna, Italy.


  • Bologna central station - 10 minutes


During this holiday, you will enjoy a daily lunch and dinner plus unlimited local wine. Each day you will eat what you have created and you will be preparing both lunch and dinner as well as eating together with the chef. Everyday, you will eat the dishes that you have created. You will also prepare both lunch and dinner, as well as eating it together with the chef.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can visit the murals, sculptures, and statues such as the Fontana del Nettuno elaborated by sculptor Giambologna, or explore the museums, galleries, castles, and palaces nearby such as the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications.

You can also explore the surroundings and visit the multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Access to online CIBO recipes
  • Classes in a professional kitchen
  • Culinary Institute of Bologna apron
  • Culinary Institute of Bologna diploma
  • Daily cooking hands-on classes
  • Daily lunch and dinner plus wine
  • Hand-made pasta lessons
  • Historical lectures about Bolognese food, culture, and history
  • Personal workstation and burner
  • Tour on route to the Bologna market area
  • Visit a traditional balsamic factory
  • Wine tastings

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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