Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. You'll have a fully equipped workstation with utensils and ingredients and your local host will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipe, handed down by generations of mammas and nonnas. After the class, sit down at the table with your Italian family and taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks and wine experts. Cesarine are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences. Every host is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
Follow one of our friendly hosts around the walled medieval city as they show you the best of what their home has to offer. You’ll feel as if you’re exploring the vibrant piazzas and cobbled stone streets with a friend as you pop into stores, marvel at the towering turrets of the Due Torri and enjoy a creamy gelato. Whether you want to tick off the most famous attractions like Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo and the Fontana di Nettuno or simply amble down the sidewalks and follow your feet, the day is yours! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Join you host Pio in his kitchen and learn to make fresh Bolognese pasta - from tagliatelle to tortellini or passatelli - from scratch! In your pasta making lesson you will learn how to roll, cut and cook pasta for a delightful meal that may include a couple of dishes prepared in advance. The cooking portion of your experience will last about an hour before you sit down to enjoy the authentic Italian meal you helped prepare. Pio likes to pay homage to his roots, and often includes traditional Pugliese dishes as well, such as orecchiette with turnip greens. Every so often he reinvents recipes by combining ingredients in different ways. Book an experience with Pio and leave with a happy stomach and great pasta - making skills you can show off at home!
During this private Motor Valley day trip, visit three motor museums: Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati. Enter the factory to see the production line (Ducati) and enjoy the test drive of a Ferrari on the road (optional). The tour includes a private vehicle pick-up at the hotel (or train station), as well as a private guide during the day. This is a private tour, you will not be part of a group (except for the factory tour that is done in small groups). Please note that in case you choose the Ferrari test drive, it will be for one person regardless of the number of participants.
Discover the food excellences of Modena: Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Visit with a guide an authentic farm of our country side, the cows and the three production phases, from the milk to a wheel. The aging storage is an amazing place where thousands of wheels sleeps! The Balsamic vinegar is produced with a minimum of 12 y.o. in special and particular barrels of wood. The guided visit will tell you all the secrets about this excellence called "Black Gold". Prosciutto and cured-meats as salami, pancetta, coppa, mortadella are typical of this Region: this producer is one of the best and his products are soooo good. The guided tour will surprise you! All tastings will be served at the end of each tour and the tasting at the Prosciutto producer will be very generous!
Explore the wonderful Chianti wine region and its rolling hills! Get away from the noise and crowds of the city and enjoy a relaxing day tour in the Tuscan countryside, famous all over the world for its fairytale villages. Our Chianti Wine Experience tour includes two visits with tasting at two cellars located in the heart of Chianti, where you will discover all the secrets of the wine production process. Afterwards, you can taste the excellent Chianti accompanied by typical Tuscan products. N.B. The stages may undergo logistical changes and the producers may be different from those listed.