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Bologna Food Walking Tour from Venice

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Venice, Veneto - Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Learn about the history, culture, architecture, that make Bologna medieval market so unique. During this tour you will enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Bologna’s reputation as being the foodie capital of Italy and visit the most famous sites. This is the only Bologna tour combining history, art and Italian food! Discover the secrets to having the ultimate food and cultural experience off the beaten path!

This day tour from Venice offers the oppotunity to discover Bologna and its culinary traditions.

While exploring wide and narrow alleys in the maze of the Bologna Medieval Market, you will literally taste Bologna’s essence, touring five hidden food gems that we have carefully selected to give you an authentic local experience. The tour is led by an expert local host, that will unveil ancient secrets and stories that will give insights of Bologna’s traditions and culture.

In order to let you taste Bologna like a local, we will take you to:

  • fresh pasta workshop, where you will have the chance to see veteran pasta artisans at work!
  • Bologna’s most ancient deli store, where you will taste a special selection of cured meats and cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano with Balsamic VinegarMortadella, Salame di Felino, Caciotta, Prosciutto di Parma; all with typical breads and local wines.
  • A pasta shop to sit down and chill with a glass of local wine and a dish of fresh, hand-made pasta: tagliatelle al ragùtortellini or tortelloni at your choice!
  • A traditional ice-cream shop to sample delicious, artisanal gelato!
  • The oldest bakery in town, to taste their delightful “torta di riso” (rice cake)

The tour includes:

  • high-speed train tickets with reservation Venice/Bologna/Venice (round trip, 2nd class)

Going: High speed train AV9407 departing at 7:25 from Venice S. Lucia railway station and arriving at 8:52 to Bologna Centrale 

Coming back: High speed train AV9434 departing at 17:08 from Bologna Centrale railway station and arriving at 18:35 to Venice S. Lucia

You will receive train tickets by email. Our guide will meet you at Piazza Maggiore by the Neptune Fountain holding a sign readind "Bologna Food Walking Tour"

  • Expert local guide
  • orientation tour of Bologna
  • visit to Bologna most ancient food market - Quadrilatero
  • visit to 5 food shops with 5 delicious food & wine tastings (pastries, gelato, homemade pasta, local wines, cured meats and cheeses)
  • progressive lunch
  • complimentary map of Bologna
  • a lot of fun!


Adult  Eur 154,00

Child (4-12 years old) Eur 99,00

Infant (0-3 years old) free of charge 

Tour availability: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

Tour starts at: 7:25 in Venice

Tour ends at: 18:15 in Venice

Additional information: 

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English
  • Vegetarians and gluten free can be catered for. Please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions
  • The tour is also available with departure by train from Florence
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept wheelchair users
  • Infants are free and they share the tastings with their parents
  • Train tickets are non-refundable once issued and sent to you
  • This tour can be combined with our COOKING CLASS IN BOLOGNA COUNTRYSIDE
  • Book 2 tours and get 10% discount!!! Call us to get your discount code!
  • If you are a foodie you may also like the following experiences: YUMMY ITALY FOOD TOURFOOD & FERRRI TOUR

Don’t forget to bring:

  • camera/ smartphone - fully charged
  • wear comfortable shoes
  • bring an empty stomach!

We look forward to bringing some of the best of Italy too you!

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