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Bologna food walking tour: Bologna food tour

  • Duration: 3.50 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: 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 3.5 hour walking food tour offers 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:

  • 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!

Tour availability: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

Tour starts at: 10:00 and 15:00 from Piazza Nettuno. Our guide will hold a sing reading “Bologna Food Walking Tour” and wait at the corner with Caffé Vittorio Emanuele

Duration: 3h30


Adult  Eur 79,00

Child (4-12 y/o) Eur 55,00

Infant (0-3 y/o) free of charge 

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
  • Infant are free and they share the tastings with their parents
  • 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 TOUR, FOOD & 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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