For small groups maximum 14 people.
What will we do:
Forlimpopoli and Casa Artusi, where Italia Gastronomica is born
Meeting with our guide at Bologna station (9:00 am), or at Ravenna station (8:30 am).
The Via Emilia takes us today to Forlimpopoli, a small town an hour from Bologna and half an hour from Ravenna, a few kilometers from the sea, on the last hills of the Apennines.
Upon arrival we will be greeted by the profile of the wonderful Rocca Albornoziana, one of the best preserved medieval buildings in Romagna, a splendid quadrilateral overlooking three squares, itself a square where we find the Town Hall, the Archaeological Museum, a cultural center and where numerous events take place including the Artusian Festival (normally in June, in 2020 postponed to a date to be destined), during which the walkways of the Rocca light up and create a magical atmosphere on the crowded squares of the historic center.
The city is famous for being the birthplace of Pellegrino Artusi, a merchant with a passion for travel and cooking. Born in 1820, he moved to Florence in 1851 and from 1870 he dedicated himself to his passions that led him to publish in 1891 the book "La Scienza in Cucina e l'Arte di Mangiar Bene", the first book that tells the united Italy from the point of view of local gastronomic cultures. The book is considered, rightly, The Book par excellence when it comes to cooking, but it was also a book that popularized the Italian language, because it was very well written and easy to read, a book that inspired a feeling of belonging.
A book that kept company with Italian emigrants when they crossed the Oeceano in search of fortune, a book present in many Italian homes, from Trentino to Sicily, a book that brought out the best of Italian regional cuisines, a book that united and gave a goal, cooking well and producing even better. Today, "Casa Artusi" is a wonderful multifunctional space, with the Museum, the Library, the restaurant, the Shop, the Cooking School, services for companies and rooms for cooking classes, frequented by enthusiasts from all over the world.
With the legendary Zdaure romagnole we will actively participate in the cooking lesson, where we will learn the secrets of fresh pasta. Afterwards we will have lunch in the beautiful restaurant of Casa Artusi and then we will go to get a coffee in the square of the wonderful Rocca Albornoziana.
In the afternoon we will visit two beautiful villages a few kilometers from Forlimpopoli, Castrocaro Terme and the Terra del Sole, one of the so-called ideal cities built in the Middle Ages (Pienza). In the late afternoon/evening return to Bologna or Ravenna.
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