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Host: Anna

Bologna, Italy

USD
$88-$220 per person

Learn to cook Italian seafood with Anna

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Anna

Anna has lived and traveled around the world but fell in love with the food and culture of Bologna and moved here in the 80s. Ever since, she has taken several cooking classes hoping to glean the many secrets about traditional Bolognese and Emila Romagna recipes. She is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, especially fish and seafood and is delighted to share her cooking tips with travelers. She offers authentic home cooking for travelers interested in tasting local food in an informal family setting. She lives in an apartment that feels like an independent house. Anna is a wonderful conversationalist, always interested in exchanging ideas and opinions and loves meeting new people. Anna also hosts foreign students who come to Bologna to study Italian.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) Share a meal with Anna in her welcoming home located in a quiet and peaceful part of Bologna, not far from the center. Weather permitting, you may enjoy your Bolognese meal sitting in Anna's charming private gazebo located in a garden in the back of her house. Anna likes to cook and serve fish dishes prepared in a Mediterranean style with a Bolognese touch. Your menu may include dishes such as insalata di mare e capesante or pepperoncino con tonno, a main of stuffed squid or octopus with potatoes, olives and fried polenta, and a side of spring asparagus with parmigiano. Your meal will conclude with a dessert of lemon sorbetto, zuccherini or fresh fruit with custard cream.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Roll up your sleeves in Anna's kitchen and get ready to prepare seafood. You will learn to clean fish and cook delicious Mediterranean fish and seafood dishes. After your cooking experience which will last about an hour and a half, you will share the meal you helped prepare under Anna's gazebo in the back garden.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Join Anna on one of her favorite activities, a tour of the local daily open market, Mercato Chiesa Nuova in Bologna. She says "Walking in the historical center of the city, it's thriving and beating heart, shopping in the fruit, vegetable and fish markets, brings me so much joy!" Discover local and regional produce with Anna and learn how she chooses the freshest of ingredients that she brings home for the meal you will prepare together.

Languages spoken: Italian, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Insalata di mare e capesante
  • Baked anchovy pie with lemon
  • Asparagus with parmesan cheese
  • Stuffed squid
  • Zuccherini - a typical Bolognese cookie
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Anna

$88-$220 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $94 $88
Cooking Experience + Meal
$140 $128 $128
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$220 $200 $198
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $94 $88
Cooking Experience + Meal
$140 $128 $128
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$220 $200 $198
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm

Meet Anna

Anna has lived and traveled around the world but fell in love with the food and culture of Bologna and moved here in the 80s. Ever since, she has taken several cooking classes hoping to glean the many secrets about traditional Bolognese and Emila Romagna recipes. She is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, especially fish and seafood and is delighted to share her cooking tips with travelers. She offers authentic home cooking for travelers interested in tasting local food in an informal family setting. She lives in an apartment that feels like an independent house. Anna is a wonderful conversationalist, always interested in exchanging ideas and opinions and loves meeting new people. Anna also hosts foreign students who come to Bologna to study Italian.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) Share a meal with Anna in her welcoming home located in a quiet and peaceful part of Bologna, not far from the center. Weather permitting, you may enjoy your Bolognese meal sitting in Anna's charming private gazebo located in a garden in the back of her house. Anna likes to cook and serve fish dishes prepared in a Mediterranean style with a Bolognese touch. Your menu may include dishes such as insalata di mare e capesante or pepperoncino con tonno, a main of stuffed squid or octopus with potatoes, olives and fried polenta, and a side of spring asparagus with parmigiano. Your meal will conclude with a dessert of lemon sorbetto, zuccherini or fresh fruit with custard cream.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Roll up your sleeves in Anna's kitchen and get ready to prepare seafood. You will learn to clean fish and cook delicious Mediterranean fish and seafood dishes. After your cooking experience which will last about an hour and a half, you will share the meal you helped prepare under Anna's gazebo in the back garden.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Join Anna on one of her favorite activities, a tour of the local daily open market, Mercato Chiesa Nuova in Bologna. She says "Walking in the historical center of the city, it's thriving and beating heart, shopping in the fruit, vegetable and fish markets, brings me so much joy!" Discover local and regional produce with Anna and learn how she chooses the freshest of ingredients that she brings home for the meal you will prepare together.

Languages spoken: Italian, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Insalata di mare e capesante
  • Baked anchovy pie with lemon
  • Asparagus with parmesan cheese
  • Stuffed squid
  • Zuccherini - a typical Bolognese cookie
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $94 $88
Cooking Experience + Meal
$140 $128 $128
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$220 $200 $198
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $94 $88
Cooking Experience + Meal
$140 $128 $128
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$220 $200 $198
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm
FAQ

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    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

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