Extraordinary, authentic, local life experiences…in Italian food, wine and cooking so you feel part of your Italian friends’ lives! Our guided gourmet culinary tours in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Le Marche, Piemonte (Piedmont), Puglia (Apulia) and Veneto (Prosecco area) give you personal connection with the cast of local people you’d never meet on your own in hidden corners of small towns and the countryside. Bluone a fully-licensed tour operators has been featured in the New York Times and on Food Network.
Bluone Cooking tours owners Marcello and Raffaella, are geniuses at creating cooking wine and cultural tour itineraries with amazing breadth and deepth, especially in Emilia Romagna where they were born, grew up and live now. This outgoing couple scoures the countryside to find undiscovered gems. They nourish a vast network of specialists selected cooks, food artisans and small food business owners who love sharing their culinary traditions ans recipes with you.
Guests tell Marcello and Raffaella that the memories of traveling through the Italian countryside for a lesson with a pasta maker in her farmhouse, join a winemaker for a barrel tasting in his cellar, or walking in the woods with a truffle hunter and his dog are experiences that are unforgettable and enduring in their simplicity and authenticity. Marcello and Raffaella offer you a passion for the gastronomic richness and cultural heritage that is our Italy.
“We invite you to come and taste our Italy!”
Dear Marcello, Raffaella & Francesca: Our cooking adventure with you is an experience beyond compare. I cannot stop raving about our day in Bologna to my family and friends. I have taken cooking classes in the US where they focused on step-by-step...By Erica V., Mahwah, NJ trip to Italy