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Learn how to cook PAELLA with Virginia

Bologna, Italy

Experience hosted by Virginia

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will meet you at Porta Saragozza that is 5 minutes walk to my home. During this short trip I'll show you and tell you about the famous Portici that lead to the Sanctuary of San Luca.
Once in my home I'll offer you a welcome small tapas and a glass of Sangria.
That's when the lesson begins, not only will you learn how to cook Paella but also how to prepare a delicious
Sangria and Crema Catalana as a dessert.
We can then enjoy what we have cooked together.
The lesson is given in English, but I can also teach in Italian and Spanish.
Other things to note
- Please inform us about any food intolerance or allergy
- The location is on a raised ground floor with 13 steps. There is no wheelchair access or elevator.
I will meet you at Porta Saragozza that is 5 minutes walk to my home. During this short trip I'll show you and tell you about the famous Portici that lead to the Sanctuary of San Luca.
Once in my home I'll offer you a welcome small tapas and a glass of Sangria.
That's when the lesson begins, not only will you learn how to cook Paella but also how to prepare a delicious
Sangria and Crema Catalana as a dessert.
We can then enjo…

Virginia's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Tapas Paella Dessert
  • Drinks
    Sangria, water and coffee
  • Equipment
    Kitchen equipment
From $100
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Virginia

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a paella expert chef. I acquired my knowledge working in the kitchen of famous restaurant ¨Don Pepe¨ in Puerto Rico. When I moved to Europe I improved my skills taking a paella course in Valencia, Spain. I have now been performing as a personal chef in Bologna for the past 5 years.
Paella and sangria bring joy and colour to my kitchen.
Now I'm looking forward to sharing that joy with you. ¡Buen provecho!
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Where you'll be

From the meeting point we'll reach my home where we'll share this cooking experience.
My kitchen is fully equipped and comfortable.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Claudia
July 2019
Virginia was the sweetest & the experience was absolutely lovely. She knows so much about paella & cooking, and you will learn so much! She also had the most beautiful home & family. It's like cooking with your the Spanish/Italian mother that you never had.
Virginia was the sweetest & the experience was absolutely lovely. She knows so much about paella & cooking, and you will learn so much! She also had the most beautiful home & famil…
Nicoleta
May 2019
Virginia was wonderful. Not only did she teach me how to make a great paella, but she also made me feel welcome, and safe, as I was travelling alone in a foreign city. She and her husband were such a lovely and welcoming pair. I would love to repete this experience. Totally recommend this experience!
Virginia was wonderful. Not only did she teach me how to make a great paella, but she also made me feel welcome, and safe, as I was travelling alone in a foreign city. She and her…
Stefania
January 2019
Esperienza FAN-TA-STI-CA!!! Assolutamente da provare! Virginia è una padrona di casa eccezionale, chef superba, e ti accoglie in una location bellissima! Atmosfera ed energia speciali! 5 stelle sono davvero poche. Stra-stra-stra consigliata! Non solo a chi visita Bologna ma anche a chi, come noi, a Bologna è nato e cresciuto. Virginia è bravissima a cucinare tanto quanto ad insegnare, trasmette in ogni gesto ed ogni parola amore ed entusiasmo. Una serata davvero speciale, allegra, divertente, mille volte meglio di una cena al ristorante. Un incontro di quelli che ti restano nel cuore. Con profondo affetto. Stefy & Paolo
Esperienza FAN-TA-STI-CA!!! Assolutamente da provare! Virginia è una padrona di casa eccezionale, chef superba, e ti accoglie in una location bellissima! Atmosfera ed energia speci…
Michael
November 2018
A very warm host with kick-ass cooking skills. Virginia took the time to teach us something new, and then some more! A proper hands-on experience for those who prefer to get involved in the process. Recommended!
Patty
November 2018
Virginia was such an awesome host and made us feel at home straight away! She shows such passion about food and takes the time to pass on her knowledge. We got our hands dirty whilst cooking and after that ate until we were stuffed. Loved every minute of it! Recommend!
Virginia was such an awesome host and made us feel at home straight away! She shows such passion about food and takes the time to pass on her knowledge. We got our hands dirty whil…
Soon Mi
November 2018
She is very good teacher! You can learn not only one dish but also drinks, appetizers, main dishes and desserts. She was very kind and friendly and taught me to understand easily. Also, her family was very kind and gentle. I was very satisfied with this cooking class. Her house was very spacious and pleasant, and it was a wonderful experience. It would be nice if she had more people on the cooking class. I want to tell her again that it was a great time and thanks. 만약 한국분들이 이것을 본다면 꼭 한번 경험 해보라고 하고싶습니다!!! 저도 영어를 잘 하지 못하지만 정말 알아듣기 쉽게 설명해주시고 딱 한 요리만 배우는에 아니라 다양하게 가르쳐 주세요! 정말 적극 추천합니다. 집도 되게 넓고 깔끔하고...!! 좋다는 말밖에 안나오네요! 꼭 경험해보세요!!!!!!!!!
She is very good teacher! You can learn not only one dish but also drinks, appetizers, main dishes and desserts. She was very kind and friendly and taught me to understand easily.…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Gli ospiti non devono portare niente