Emilia-Romagna
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Our most recommended Emilia-Romagna Educational Activities

Modena: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

1. Modena: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Maranello: Test Drive Ferrari 458

2. Maranello: Test Drive Ferrari 458

Don't miss the experience of driving a Ferrari through this lovely region, home of renowned car manufacturer Ferrari, which needs no introduction. Choose the duration of the drive around Maranello. An expert driving instructor will unveil the secrets of the amazing Ferrari. After a short tutorial, you can put the pedal to the metal and rev up the engine, reveling in the freedom of it all. Enjoy the speed (more than 325 km/h), power (570 CV at 9000 rpm), and acceleration (0-100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds) of this beast as you slide into the driver's seat.

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Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

3. Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

Take advange of this tour lead by an expert guide to visit one of the most beautiful (and rich in history) cities in all of Italy. This is not a common tour though, but a particular theme tour to discover the history of Bologna as the city where the first university of Europe was built. Bologna’s “Studium” or University was founded during the 11th century, being indeed the first university in Europe. You will see the monuments of the most illustrious professors of the Middle ages in Piazza S. Domenico and at the Museo Medievale (with their vivid bas-reliefs showing the professor teaching an audience of students). You'll also walk to The Archiginnasio Palace, the Renaissance Palazzo seat of the schools from the 16th to the 19th century, and its 17th Century Anatomy Theater decorated with wooden sculptures related to Medicine.

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Parma: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

4. Parma: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Family Day in Bologna, Your Way

5. Family Day in Bologna, Your Way

Book a local Bolognese for a personalized tour. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go, what to see, what to do together with your private, personal, like-minded guide. With a friend who knows what you like the city will unveil its best to you. Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Bolognese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Bologna that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Bologna you will love.

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Bologna: 2-Hour Book a Like-Minded Local Host

6. Bologna: 2-Hour Book a Like-Minded Local Host

Book this meet-up and your hosts will contact you within 24-hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so that you can be matched with the right profile and assigned a like-minded, mindful local Bolognese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Bologna is overflowing with hidden organic and healthy shops, surrounded by green hills and full of yoga-loving locals who keep this mindful, green Bologna alive. Follow one of the local Bolognese guides around and discover the beauty of Bologna. You could discover Bologna's hidden organic shops, walk through it's beautiful Giardini Margherita, or climb one of its stunning hills to gaze at the city from above.  Once you book, keeping in mind your personal answers, a green-friendly bespoke itinerary will be put together just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. A meeting will be arranged with your guide in the most convenient place for you. During the itinerary, if you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Bologna that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private itinerary and let your local show you the Bologna you will love. This meet-up can also be combined with your own private Pilates session. Please request further information from your hosts upon booking.

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Rimini: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Rimini: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy exclusive cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

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Cervia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Cervia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home on your trip to Cervia and feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with the community. Watch an impressive cooking demonstration, then taste authentic recipes from treasured family cookbooks passed down by generations of Italians. Enjoy a 4-course menu, which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course with a side, and dessert. Your meal is accompanied by a selection of drinks including water, red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the history of Bologna and the churches and university buildings we visited. A particular highlight was the medical amphitheatre at the university. I highly recommend this your for anyone interested in exploring Bologna’s historical centre.