Services

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We can provide you

with services as follows

 

We offer a Custom-Made Bologna Experience ‘Kit’, from giving you suggestions to putting together the holiday experience that you want, to bringing you to the airport for your flight back home

Phase I. Preparing

Here are some suggestions for fun things to do; mull it over, talk to your friends, look them up on the internet or in the library/bookstore/travel agent.

Then get back to us and we’ll look at them with you and see what is feasible, advisable, etc.

We’ll have to think about things like season/weather, how much time you have, age (children? Elderly folks?), your budget, etc.

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Phase II. Organizing the trip.

These are some of the things we’ll need to know:

  • How many of you?
  • Your budget, very roughly – on a scale of lots of attention, being accompanied most places, lots of translation and interpreting, simple or up-market accommodation and food, etc.
  • For seminars and talks – plain and simple, or more in-depth?
  • Any tickets that need booking (concerts, football matches, museum tours) will have to be done ahead of time.

Phase III. What we Offer

Depending on your needs – how comfortable you are travelling/walking, how comfortable you are with foreign languages, as well as your budget – we can meet you at the airport and accompany you practically round the clock till you’re ready to leave again. This depends entirely on you, how much you need us to be with you or if you prefer to do things on your own.

Once we’ve looked at these things together, we can give you a more accurate estimate.

There are lots of fun things you can do here in Bologna, while you’re learning Italian and having Italian lessons you can have fun and learn interesting and useful things at the same time. And most importantly, you’re not just learning the language, but you’re learning about Italian culture and history at the same time.

Would you like to do a kiddie-friendly thing? Or are you retired and you’d like to spend some weeks here in Italy, maybe based in Bologna? Let us know if you have interests, hobbies, passions that we can organize for you, or something totally new that you’d never thought of before, but you’d like to learn. Or just hang out with Italians, that’s perhaps the best way to learn the language and what makes the country and people tick. Wedding or hen party? Let us custom-make it for you, use any of these suggestions or suggest something totally different. We can put it together for you so you don’t have to worry too much about the organization and logistics, and then we can try to make it either fun or educational/intellectual (invite professors or specialists to give you a private seminar, a private concert in a small piazza or historic building, etc.) – or if you’re travelling with your colleagues from work, we can organize a programme that leaves you time to do your work things and then fun things in your off-time.

Write to us for the list of suggestions!

 

Transfers to/from airport or railway station

We know that travelling can be very stressful sometimes. This is why, upon request and at an extra cost, we will take care of the transfer to/from the airport or the railway station. From the moment you step out of the plane or train, the only thing you will have to worry about will be enjoying Bologna!

Personal assistant in your language

Do not be scared to come to Italy even if you do not still master the language! We can provide MultiLanguage assistants to assist you during your shopping and excursions.

Restaurant experience

It is a well known fact that Italy rhymes with good food! And Bologna is everything but an exception. We do not want you to miss all the delicacies of the so called “Fat City”: under our guidance you will have the chance to discover some of the best restaurants in town! Some of our suggestions include:
Trattoria Annamaria – here, you will taste the authentic traditional Bolognese food! Website: http://www.trattoriannamaria.com

Majani – Time for a dessert! This will (maybe) be the best chocolate you will have taste. Website: http://www.majani.it/negozio.html
Caffé Terzi – the unwritten laws of the Italian rituals of eating include a good Espresso after lunch. You will not be disappointed with Caffé Terzi. Website:  http://www.caffeterzibologna.com
Pizzeria Trattoria Belle Arti – You are in Italy, where the most loved food in the world was invented. At Belle Arti you will find out what and amazing and original pizza tastes like. Website: http://www.belleartitrattoriapizzeria.it/

Cooking school

You loved Italian food so much, it’s a shame you cannot share this culinary experience with your family and friends, right? Don’t worry! You can learn how to prepare all those amazing dishes yourself thanks to our cooking classes!

Opera and concerts tickets

Italian culture goes beyond food. If you are a lover of the Opera, do not miss the chance to see live one of the shows proposed by the Teatro Comunale. Here is the program: http://www.comunalebologna.it/

Football Italian League tickets

If you are not a great lover of the Opera but are more of a sport person, we can reserve your first line seat at the stadium. Sit back and enjoy a Major League game!

Daily Guided City tours

In Emilia Romagna there is more to discover than Bologna. We can arrange tours in other cities such as, Ferrara, Ravenna, Parma, full of art, history and traditions.

Food and Wine tours with tasting

We will guide you in the discovery of some treasures right outside Bologna: olive oil mills, wine farms and cellars, ham factories, balsamic vinegar farms, etc.

Motor Valley tour

Are you a two and four-wheel lover? Here, you will visit some very special museums and collections: Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati. Website: http://www.motorvalley.com/