Hotel Ristorante il Duca d'Este

Via Bologna 258, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44100, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ferrara

"I don't think you should drive down here."

A travel blog entry by twofoodies

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... to be larger than St Peter's in Rome, but in 1561, some 169 years after building had started, Pope Pius IV blocked construction by commissioning a new university on the basilica's eastern flank.

Video Girl and Battery Boy arrived at Vicolo Columbino restaurant and found it empty other than one other couple. They looked at each other and wondered whether this meant the restaurant wasn't very good but decided to stay so settled for an outdoor ...

An interesting day driving thru Tuscan mountains

A travel blog entry by yurgo56

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... Cyprus trees which are a lot bigger than I imagined. The trunks are about 40cm in diameter. We continued on to Radda in Chianti, which is a lovely town, again built on the hills with majestic panoramas. From here we we to to Montevarchi on roads that were very twisty and windy, the main industry seems to be timber milling as we saw quite a few logs piled up by the road. We ended back in Castellini in Chianti and had a lovely ...

Last day of cooking school

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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We had one last day of the pasta fest! This morning we made tortellini, capelacci (little hats) and ravioli. We made 4 different stuffings and 4 different sauces. That was great and pretty easy once you have the pasta sheet making down. See how yellow the pasta is from the orange egg yolks? It was hot today and we came home after our pasta lunch- we finally learned to pace ourselves ...

Cooking school day 2

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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Another great but exhausting day at cooking school. We start in the market with Stefano, who runs the school. Then the morning making pasta and sauces. We made tagliatelle and gnocchi. We served the tagliatelle with bolognese (meat sauce) and the gnocchi with rabbit sauce. It was the best gnocchi we have ever had. And easy to make. I promise to make it for friends and family!! We went back to our room ...

Cooking school day one

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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We had a great day, but tiring, in cooking school. We met in the am and went to the market to get our produce, meat, and cheese for the day. Lovely little stalls or shops with very high quality. In the am we learned to make pasta with a rolling pin the traditional way. Not easy! But we will practice. Then we made lasagna and cannelloni with bechamel sauces. Excellent! Had ...

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