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Bologna Experience: Discover, Cook & Taste

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Availability: Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Bologna is the foodie capital of Italy and has a lot to offer for first time travelers! Our unique food experience will show you the best of Bologna all in one day.

You will meet our guide at Piazza Maggiore for 1-hour orientation tour of the city to discover the most important sites such as San Petronio, Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo del Podestà. You will then stroll the Medieval Food Market known as the Quadrilatero, the most ancient of the city. The name comes from the characteristic  square shape which reminds of the Roman city. The old market is bordered by the most ancient and representative monuments of the city such the the Archiginnasio (first permanet seat of Bologna University) Palazzo dei Banchi an elegant frame which hides old medieval housee, the Merchants Palace, today seat of the Chamber of Commerce.

The tour will end at a pasta workshop where an expert “sfoglina” ‐ cook (pasta sheet maker) who will give you an introduction on the history of the handmade pasta and the region traditional recipes. She will teach you the secrets of making and rolling out the pasta. As a kind of magic tortellini, tortelloni and tagliatelle will appear! Naturally, you will be provided with a pasta board, a rolling pin and fresh ingredients and will try ourselves what you’ve been shown! The pasta making class will be followed by a delicious pasta tasting!

Our professional driver will take you to discover FICO Eataly World. Here a Biodiersity Ambassador will guide you through the world largest agroalimentar park!

After the visit you will enjoy some free time for private investigation and shopping. You will be provided with a voucher for a tasting experience in one of the park restaurants at your choice.

  • Discover Bologna uncorrupted old down town and food market with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lively cooking class and learn how to make pasta
  • Taste the pasta made during your class
  • Visit FICO the largest Eataly World park led by a Biodiversity Ambassador
  • Have a tasting dinner at FICO in one of the selected restaurants

The tour includes:

  • 1-hour guided walking tour of Bologna to discover Piazza Maggiore, the medieval food market and the Two Towers
  • 2-hours pasta making class led by an expert "sfoglina" pasta-sheet maker
  • Pasta tasting with wine
  • Private transfer to FICO Eataly World
  • Guided tour of FICO Eataly World led by a Biodiversity Ambassador
  • 1 voucher for a "Tasting Menu" in one of the selected Eataly World Restaurants

Please note:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English
  • The tour is wheelchair friendly but you must be able to get in and off our minivan
  • Vegetarian meal is available on request. We regret to inform that we can't cater a gluten free meal for this tour
  • Maximize your visit to Bologna and book also our Yummy Italy Food Tour. You can apply for a 10% discount!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • camera/ smartphone - fully charged

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

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