The capital of the wonderful Emilia-Romagna region in north-central Italy, Bologna is one of the country’s culinary hotspots. So naturally, there is no lack of best food tours in Bologna.
The city boasts a number of world-famous culinary traditions and several now-global recipes originally come from Bologna. From ragu (the famous meat-based Bolognese pasta sauce) to mortadella (the original Bologna sausage), prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan cheese), there’s plenty of delicious traditional cuisine to be enjoyed here.
If you’re looking for the best food tour in Bologna, you’ve arrived at the perfect place. In this article, we highlight three of our best Bologna food tours, which include day trips as well as inner city walking tours. Let’s go!
3 Best Food Tours in Bologna, Italy
Food & Ferrari Tour from Bologna
On our fun-filled Food & Ferrari Tour from Bologna, you will visit boutique producers of Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar, three world-famous staples of Italian cuisine. Specifically, the tour involves a parmigiano reggiano cheese factory tour and prosciutto factory tour, followed by a tour of a balsamic vinegar estate.
You’ll get to experience amazing tastes, paired with different wines, while learning how these fabulous foods are made.
Additionally, this tour also includes a visit to the world-renowned Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Always wanted to drive a Ferrari? You might just be able to do that on this fantastic tour!
As one of the best food tours in Bologna, it’s finished off with an outstanding late-afternoon 6-course Italian lunch, which also includes the necessary selection of local wines. La Dolce Vita, for sure!
Yummy Italy Food Tour from Bologna
Next, our Yummy Italy Food Tour is another Bologna food tour that goes beyond the city’s boundaries.
On this excursion to the beautiful Italian Food Valley, the very location where various of Italy’s most famous foods are grown and made, you’ll pay visits to producers of Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and wine. This is, in other words, northern Italian cuisine in a nutshell. Amazing!
There are many highlights on this Yummy Italy Food Tour (don’t you love that name, too?), but it’s worth focusing on the wine for a minute. On this tour, you’ll visit the region’s most famous cellar, where you can learn how grapes are picked, crushed, blended and, finally, bottled. A sommelier will take you through the vineyards, after which he’ll offer tastes of the finished product.
A delicious 6-course Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant including homemade pasta and a selection of local wines is the perfect end to what’s arguably the best food tour in Bologna.
Walking Food Tour in Bologna
On our 3.5-hour Walking Food Tour in Bologna, you’ll discover the culture, history and architecture that make the Bologna Medieval Market so extraordinary. This is the only Bologna tour that combines history, art and Italian food!
You’ll wander through medieval alleys in the city’s historic heart, while savoring and exploring the very essence of Bolognese cuisine. The tour features stops at no fewer than five culinary hotspots: a fresh pasta workshop, a historic deli shop, a traditional pasta restaurant, an authentic ice cream shop and Bologna’s oldest bakery.
As a tourism expert in the Bologna area, Amazing Italy can help you discover the culinary traditions and customs in this wonderful part of Italy. If you’re interested in joining a food tour in Bologna, you can find much more information on this Bologna food tours page.
We’d also like to point out that all our food tours in Bologna are available as a package, but can also be customized. So, whether you’d like a preset itinerary or want to co-create your own food tour, we have what you’re looking for!