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4 Reasons Why You Should Not Book an Amazing Italy Food Tour in Bologna (and What to Do Instead)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

At Amazing Italy, we offer a variety of tours in several different places in Italy. Our focus, however, lies on the Bologna area in northern Italy and our most popular tours range from incentive tours and Motor Valley tours to the extremely popular food tours in Bologna.

While going on a food tour in Bologna is on many travelers’ wish list, it might not be the perfect fit for your particular travel style. Here are a handful of reasons why you shouldn’t book a food tour in Bologna with us, and some suggestions of what to do instead.

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Book an Amazing Italy Food Tour in Bologna


1. Food in Bologna Is Simply Too Delicious

As one of Italy’s culinary hotspots, the Bologna area is home to some of the country’s most famous and delicious foods. Local delicacies range from Parmesan cheese and prosciutto to balsamic vinegar, award-winning olive oils, Mortadella sausages (known as Bologna sausages) and the classic ragu pasta sauce.

In fact, Bolognese cuisine is so delicious, rich and varied it may even be too much for your taste buds! If you’re used to bland, generic, premade meals, the things you’ll sample on a food tour in Bologna will most likely be unbearable for your untrained taste buds. In that case, you’re better off sticking with chain restaurants.


2. Mass Tours Are Your Favorite Way to See a New City

Whenever you visit a new city, the first thing you do is booking a mass tour that’s advertised in brochures and travel magazines. You think these tours are just fantastic. Because they attract so many other people and because they’re clearly successful enough to take out expensive ads in publications, they must be the cream of the crop, right?

If that’s the case, you definitely should not book a food tour in Bologna with us. After all, our tours take place in small groups, which means more interactions with other travelers. Yuck!


3. You Hate Italian Food

We can’t imagine a better reason not to go on Bologna food tours than absolutely despising Italian food. Just thinking about wood oven-baked pizza, rich seafood pasta, creamy gelato, full-bodied wines, or local cheese and cured meat boards makes you cringe. So why on Earth would you ever want to go around and taste those disgusting things?

If you’re more into Asian, Middle Eastern, American or French cuisine, you should opt for a different tour in Bologna. For example, we also offer amazing Bologna motor tours.


4. You Don’t Like Going Off the Beaten Path

Although Bologna receives its fair share of visitors, it’s still much less popular than other Italian cities, such as Rome, Florence and Venice.


Food Tours in Bologna: a recap 

If you’d rather focus on those busy destinations, and don’t like going to a less-known city, you should definitely not visit Bologna and go on a food tour. (You might, after all, think you can’t brag as much about visiting Bologna than you could about visiting Venice.) A food tour in Bologna is way too far off the beaten path for your travel style.

If these reasons don’t apply to you, we strongly encourage you to check out our food tours in Bologna. They’ll take you to the city’s greatest food markets, eateries, farms and estates, to all places involved in Bologna’s world-class food culture. Note, too, that all our tours are customizable to fit your personal preferences and desires.

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