10 Day Cooking Vacation in Bologna, Tuscany and Montefeltro with Personal Chef.

I’m Stefano Corvucci and I will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born. During this trip you will (...)

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Overview Location: Bologna, Italy
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
• Five Star Accomodations;
• 3 Days in Bologna;
• 3 Days in the Lake Garda (Veneto) and Venice;
• 3 Days in Tuscany, Apennines Mountains and Montefeltro;
• 1 Day in Ravenna;
• Private Cooking lessons at the Culinary Institute of Bologna;
• Private Cooking lessons at an old traditional family Balsamic Vinegar Factory in Vignola, Modena;
• Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in the Lake of Garda, Verona;
• Private Cooking lessons in an ancient traditional family Villa in Sommacampagna, Verona;
• Private Cooking lessons at my Mountain Retreat on the Apennine Mountains;
• Amarone, Valpolicella, Bianco di Custoza Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
• Prosecco Tasting and Tour in Veneto;
• Night and Day Gondola Tour in Venice;
• Going to a Concert in Venice and listening at Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" live;
• 10 Recipes a Day: we'll cook and eat together the best italian dishes, including according to the season, Porcini and Chantarelle Mushrooms, White Truffles, local Meat and Seafood, the best Salumi and Cheeses, Vegetables and Handmade Pastas;
• 2 Wines a Day: we'll drink (not just "taste") my favorite Italian Wines: Barolo and Barbaresco, Valpolicella and Amarone, Sangiovese, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Sassicaia;
• 1 Champagne a Day;
• Shopping at the Middle Market in Bologna;
• Dining in my favorite restaurants, picnicking in the woods, cooking Pellegrino Artusi traditional recipes in my kitchen;
• Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets;
• Visiting the splendid mountainous region of the Apennines, on the border with Tuscany and Marche. Here, away from the typical tourist routes, you will discover a fascinating, cozy and very romantic area, unveiling its treasures at every corner;
• Visiting the Montefeltro area and discovering about the renaissance Duke Federico da Montefeltro;
• Visit to the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany) founded by St. Francis of Assisi: here we’ll admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia;
• Visit to Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany), home of the Painter Piero della Francesca, where we’ll visit the local Museum with frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia;
• Visit to Monterchi (Tuscany) where we'll admire Piero della Franceasca's Madonna del Parto;
• Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit;
What you can expect I’m Stefano Corvucci and I will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born. During this trip you will learn about an unimaginable variety of seasonal local ingredients, and you will become an expert in their selection. I will entertain you by showing and explaining everything I have learned during my gourmet life, revealing the treasures of my homeland and its gastronomic secrets. We will try the original recipes from Pellegrino Artusi’s cookbook.

In 10 Days you’ll discover the beautiful regions of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Marche.

Practical information


What's inside

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Lunch
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What's NOT inside

  • Gratuities

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Duration:

10 days

Frequency:

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Departure time:

9:00 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point