Emilia Romagna Culinary Tours in Bologna and Parma 2021-2022

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Foodie Tour on the Via Emilia: Parma and Bologna

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4 or 7 Nights Starting At $2,875

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Flavors Of The Real Italian Countryside

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3 Nights Starting At $1,590

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Cooking Vacations In Emilia Romagna

Bologna, Parma, Modena: the very names evoke thoughts of plump tortellini, aged Parmesan cheeses and flavorful balsamic vinegar. Journey to the birthplace of such culinary treasures as home-made stuffed pastas, ragù alla Bolognese meat sauce and more during your cooking school vacation to Emilia Romagna with The International Kitchen. Explore local villages, fresh food markets, and ancient Roman cultural sites in this rich region during your cooking holiday. Known by Italians as one of the country’s gastronomic heartlands, Emilia Romagna will delight you with its authentic atmosphere, rich lifestyle, and exceptional cuisine.

Emilia Romagna Cooking Tours

Farm To Table In Emilia Romagna

Experience authentic Emilia Romagna with this unique farm to table experience in the countryside outside Parma. Your hosts at this agriturismo getaway moved to Barboi Natural Park to escape city living and live a healthier life. Cookery classes focus on making seasonal compotes and jams, as well as fresh, homemade pasta using ingredients grown and sourced directly from the farm. Guests stay in a charming B&B, located just steps from the family’s organic farm.

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Flavors Of The Real Italian Countryside

Escape into the northern Italian countryside, where peacocks freely roam and medieval towns follow age-old farming and cooking traditions. The quaint town is home to the last castle on the Po river as well as a one-star Michelin restaurant, where you’ll be learning about cured meats and pastas from the King of Ham himself.

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Visiting the vineyards during a cooking vacation in Italy's Emilia Romagna region with The International Kitchen.

Visiting the vineyards during a cooking vacation in Italy's Emilia Romagna region with The International Kitchen.

FAQ about cooking holidays in Italy

Where can I learn to cook in Italy?

Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Puglia, and the Veneto, are only a handful of the places where you can learn to cook in Italy. Italy’s 20 regions all offer amazing opportunities to learn regional and traditional Italian cuisine. Each region has its own pastas, sauces, main dishes and desserts, and you will learn to make them on our cooking courses in Italy.

Which city has the best food in Italy?

Italians might fight to the death over the answer to this question! Many would say that the city of Bologna has the best food in Italy. It is definitely one of the culinary capitals of Italy, and Emilia Romagna, the region in which it is found, is known for its incredible wealth of gastronomic products such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, aceto balsamico di Modena, and pastas like tortellini, tagliatelle, and lasagne.

We think that each of Italy’s regions, however, has something truly unique and unforgettable to offer on our culinary vacations in Italy.

Which city in Italy has the best pizza?

Most Italians would agree that Naples has the best pizza in Italy. Naples, the capital of the Campania region, is also the birthplace of pizza! The main ingredients of pizza also come from this region: fresh mozzarella cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, grown in the sun-drenched volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius.

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