Meet Raffaella & Marcello
Bluone cooking tours in Italy, founded in 1995, is a regularly licenced tour operator(*) based in Bologna, managed by Marcello and Raffaella Tori. Married since 1980, Marcello and Raffaella have three children, Emanuele, Francesca and Tommaso. They live in Bologna, Italy. In recognition of their individual achievements, interests, skills and passions, they were destined to collaborate. Raffaella’s Law degree and her inherited family passion for traditional Italian cooking, linked with Marcello’s vast knowledge of Italy and his professional experience in travel & tourism since 1978, enabled Bluone to become a dream come true. Stemming from their love and joy for their native region, which they know as well as the inside of their pockets, Bluone inaugurated their gourmet wine, food and cooking tours in Emilia Romagna. Due to their success, Raffaella and Marcello expanded their unique concept to neighboring Italian regions -Umbria, Le Marche, Piemonte (Piedmont), Tuscany- involving enthusiastic and passionate local people, who shared their vision, creating new and exciting gastronomic adventures.
(*) Tour operators (and travel agencies) are the only ones authorized by Italian law to sell tour packages.
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