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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Bologna, Italy
Classic Bologna Food Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
  • Taste your way through Bologna with a food tour
  • Sample gourmet coffee and browse market stalls
  • Try local specialties including Bolognese ragu
  • Watch food artisans make pasta such as tortellini
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Breakfast with gourmet coffee
Different tastings including bolognese ragù, cured meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar Tradizionale of Modena, bread, dessert, local wine like Pignoletto or Lambrusco
Artisan gelato tasting
Local English speaking guide
Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy

Return Details

Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Non-eating children under 6 years old do not require a ticket
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3km)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour starts with at least 2 people
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taste Bologna

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Classic Bologna Food Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Classic Bologna Food Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Classic Bologna Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Plenty to eat and drink - you won't be hungry after this tour!" See review


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, Sep 2020
The tour was excellent. The food was lovely and the guide was very knowledgeable, about food and the city. I definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks a lot Theo, it means a lot for us getting great feedback especially in this hard time. See you soon again in Bologna! Andrea - Taste Bologna
Tortellini-making ladies and tagliatelle tasting
, Aug 2020
Guide was very friendly, engaging and informatibe about food and the city in general. It was apparent that our guide had a good personal relationship with all of the vendors at the shops we visited. Take this tour if you get a chance.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks so much Christopher for this great review. We collaborate with local family businesses that work with quality and passion: I'm happy you appreciate it. Hope to have you soon again in Bologna, Best Andrea - Taste Bologna
Does what it says on the tin!
, Oct 2019
A top class food tour with a great selection of the best that Bologna has to offer. The tour doesn't just follow the tourist routes, but takes you to the shops and producers used by the locals. Plenty to eat and drink - you won't be hungry after this tour!
Mother daughter day
Sue W
, Oct 2019
Beautiful day with a wonderful guide. She was very informative and she was fun to share the day with.
Excellent tour!
, Aug 2019
I am so glad I did this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and gave us way more than just food facts. Highly recommended.
Lady was lovely but would love to get more information
Darina S
, Jul 2019
Organisation wasnt the best . I would suggest to send a confirmation email a night before to every participant advising of any changes , time and place of meeting so travelers dont get lost as not all have local sim card and phone communication can be an issue . Also I would suggest to fill the whole tour with information as alot of times questions were unanswered and there were long pauses between plases that could be filled with information about the city, stories about diffirent regional producers and how it got to bologna.
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Fun Tour
, Jul 2019
This is a wonderful tour - our guide was really informative and passionate about Bologna, she happily answered questions as she took us on a tour for our taste buds! We tried all the local cuisine and had an amazing lunch, gelato and coffee. I would highly recommend this tour my family and I had a great time!!
We are fortunate to be able to travel a...
, Oct 2018
We are fortunate to be able to travel a lot worldwide and have done many tours. Most are good but rarely am I moved to share my opinion outside of family and friends. This tour and guide, however, merited a rave review! The tour was informative and interesting and our guide was extremely gracious and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this experience to any traveling to the area.
Atmospheric, enlightening and delicious!
, Sep 2018
From gourmet coffee to artisanal gelato, this tour was well worth the price. Wonderful group and congenial informative guide. Collecting delicacies from local establishments, while learning the origins and processing of each, then consummating the flavors in traditional osteria along with local wines made the tour a most memorable Bolognese experience.

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