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Bologna food walking tour from Florence

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Florence, Tuscany - 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 Florence offers the oppotunity to discover Bologna and its culinary traditions. You will be enjoy 5 authentic tastings (a big meal) at a diversity of places: the food market with its ancient family-run shops, a bakery, a chocolate factory, a pasta laboratory, a gelato shop. Enough food is served so that, for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed. The tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining local guides that will not only make sure you are well fed but will also educate you with stories that give you insights into Bologna’s traditions and culture.

You will visit:

  • the oldest bakery in Bologna and taste their delicious “torta di riso” (rice cake);
  • the most ancient chocolate factory of the town where the first solid chocolate “sfoglia nera” was invented and sample their specialties;
  • a deli-store where you will be served cured meats and cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano with balsamic vinegar, Mortadella, Salame di Felino, Caciotta, Prosciutto di Parma  Parma Ham) with typical breads and local wine;
  • a pasta laboratory to taste homemade egg pasta;
  • and finally a traditional ice-cream shop!

The tour includes:

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

Going: High speed train AV9566 departing at 8:45 from Florence S.M. Novella railway station and arriving at 9:20 to Bologna Centrale 

Coming back: High speed train AV9573 departing at 16:40 from Bologna Centrale railway station and arriving at 17:15 to Florence S.M. Novella

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, chocolate, gelato, homemade pasta, local wines, cured meats and cheeses)
  • progressive lunch
  • complimentary map of Bologna
  • a lot of fun!


Adult  Eur 125,00

Child (4-12 years old) Eur 87,00

Infant (0-3 years old) free of charge 

Tour availability: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

Tour starts at: 8:45 in Florence

Tour ends at: 17:15 in Florence

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 Venice
  • 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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