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Day 2 - Monday
BUONGIORNO ! Good morning! After breakfast at our hotel (in the garden, weather permitting), we’ll have a short ride up to a gorgeous home in the Romagna hills.

Here we’ll have our first cooking lesson, preparing what the Italians call il pranzo della domenica, that is, Sunday lunch—a lengthy relaxed meal to enjoy with family and friends.  Roll up your sleeves—we’ll be making the entire four-course meal ourselves, under the guidance of Italian cooks. Our menu includes piadina with assorted cold cuts, tagliatelle pasta with ragù meat sauce, chicken baked in a casserole Romagna style, roast potatoes with rosemary, and a ricotta cake.

And then, a tavola (to table/time to eat!), where we’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor, accompanied by delicious local wines. After lunch, you can relax and enjoy the garden around the pool. 

Later in the afternoon, we transfer to a nearby vineyard where we enjoy a tour of the property. An expert sommelier will explain the ins and outs of wine production, followed by a wine-tasting and a dinner featuring the best gastronomic specialities (DOP and IGP products) of the Emilia-Romagna region.