Classic Bologna Food Tour
Feast your way through one of Italy's favorite foodie stops, Bologna. Live Bologna like a local—shop for lunch and then have it in the most traditional Osteria on the city.
What You Will Do
- Start your day with a classic Italian coffee at a cafè: Grab a seat and discover why Italy is famous for coffee
- Wander the flavor-packed heart of Bologna and select your lunch from an enticing assortment of ingredients and dishes
- Watch a pasta artisan whip up tortellini, tortelloni, and tagliatelle to get an inside look at how pasta is made
- Fill up at one of the oldest osterias in Italy with a taste of Bologna's cured meats, local cheeses, breads and the balsamic vinegar of Modena
- Top off the tour with a mouthful of the most famous gelateria in town where there are tons of flavors to try
- Traditional Italian breakfast
- Full lunch with cured meat, cheeses, and dessert
- Glasses of local wine
- Ice cream tasting
- Guided tour
This tour is also available for celiacs and vegetarians.
- 354 Ratings
Great way to see a bit of the City, learn about it and eat at places you would normally not find
Perfect tour full of good food, good wine and good company. It was so interesting to learn about how the different products are made and where they come from. And such a great idea to have a picnic Italian style! Andrea is an amazing tour guide with such a passion for food, he made it such a fun day and a wonderful experience.
I loved the idea of shopping as we went for a lunch at the end of the tour! Unless we are staying in an apartment, it’s something that often eludes us so having input into buying meats and cheese was great! It was a fun tour! I’d highly recommend it in this food centric city!
Great fun, informative, interesting walking tour that covered many of the specialties of the region including pasta, gelato, coffee, meat and more. Plenty of food and even options for vegetarians!
Sara was a delightful hostess. Friendly, nice and informative. Great food and she also stopped to give some historical information. It really helped us to get a very good perspective of Bologna. I would very much recommend the tour.
This was an excellent and informative tour. Elena is very knowledgeable about the local cuisine as well as architect. All in all a delightful experience.
Great tour! We had a lot of fun, learned a lot. Andrea is pleasant, patient and caring Highly recomanded.
Caterina was the best. And the format of the tasting was great - we would visit the various restaurants but the food would already be purchased and packaged to go. So we would get to see who made the food we were eating without needing to wait! And the espresso and gelatto were the best. Fantastic tour.
We stayed in Italy for 2 weeks and our food tour in Bologna was one of our favorite things we did the whole trip. We learned so much about the city's history and passion for food. And of course, we loved everything we ate. Definitely a must do!
Sara was a fantastic guide, and we enjoyed the small size of the group. The information was very interesting, and it was also great to get additional information about Bologna from a historical perspective. The food we ate was delicious, and lunch was more than plentiful. Overall, a very good experience and one i will recommend to friends that plan to visit Bologna.
Learned a lot about local specialty foods and enjoyed visiting the different shops and the markets. Elena was very friendly and helpful and answered all our questions.
Me and my daughter had a very good experience the guide was nice,my daughter is vegiterian and she took special car of her,the tasting was great,and we were given tips wich were realy good.thank you.nh
I had a great time on the Classic Bologna tour. I really learned a lot of history about Bologna and also the different food and drink we tried. It was a great way to be introduced to the city. Riccardo was great and so full of knowledge. The highlight was the lunch in Osteria il Sole at the end to eat our food. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Bologna and who enjoys food. Thank you!!
Caterina was wonderful! So friendly and informative , a fantastic day with some lovely food and lovely people. Set the tone for the rest of our trip - we even revisited some of the places a couple of times ! Thank you Caterina :)
Caterina was an amazing and thoughtful guide. She shared with us much insight about the culture and the food of Bologna. The selection of tastings were above our expectations and certainly left feeling like it was worth the money (don’t eat before going!!). She also showed us some great shops and cafes that we returned to the following day !
A wonderful food tour of an amazing food city. We discovered places we had walked past the day before but did not know how incredible they were. The market, coffee shop, gelateria, and osteria for lunch all made for a very special day. Our guide was knowledgeable and we truly enjoyed spending time with her. This tour is highly recommended!
Our guide, Riccardo, was very friendly and shared many interesting facts about the history and cuisine of Bologna. The smaller group also made for a relaxed and fun vibe
Good pace, covered enough ground and tour guide was perfect :)
Had a great time learning about Bologna's food culture with the wonderful and friendly Elena. Would highly recommend.
Great to have local knowledge of food as an introsuction to a lovely break in Bologna.
Great tour and lovely food, would recommend
I did the Classic Bologna Tour with my husband and 12 year old daughter. We hugely enjoyed the experience and loved all the local insights we received. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable and tasty tour!
I and my two sisters had a fantastic time with Taste Bologna, our guide Sara, was great! She delivered lots of interesting facts and information, not just about food but also Bologna in general, in an interesting and easy manner. We loved every minute of out time with her on this tour. The pace was ideal not too fast, giving us time to savour things as we went along, and not too slow to make time drag. The size of the group was ideal, not too big but big enough to have interesting exchange with other guests and talk to Sara. The variety of things we saw and tasted was perfect, our picnic lunch in the oldest bar in Bologna followed by the best iceream was a fitting finale to a wonderful morning. This tour set us up for the rest of our 4 day stay in Bologna. We retraced our steps to several of the venues on our tour to try things out. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in food! Thank You
We were blown away by the exceptionally personalized and personal service we got - both when booking our tour and when greeted by Elena. She was super thoughtful (remembering that one of us was a vegetarian), helpful and knowledgeable. We had a highly memorable and very special 3 hours with her and would thoroughly recommend this.
This tour was amazing!! So interesting, delicious and fun. The best introduction to Bologna’s food scene with the best guide ever. I want to do all their food tours!!
The tour and tour guide Sara were great- a thoughtful collection of destinations and eating experiences! Would recommend it
The very best guide Sarah and really good choise of places to visit
The tour was lively, eclectic and delicious with a perfect itinerary of sights, stories and tastes. Our guide was so friendly and informative. She really shared her love for the city and food of Bologna. One of the best tours we’ve done! Thank you. Grazie Mille!!
The guide was fantastic, imputing local knowledge wherever we went, unfortunately the weather was not in our favour, however, Sara didn’t let that affect our day and tailored the tour to better suit the heavy rain. Fantastic tastings and amazing lunch in a gorgeous little pub. Would recommend to anyone.
We had a great tour guide,things shown were very interesting,explanations were detailed and fun...i would really recomend you to somebody coming to Bologna
Elena was a great tour guide! All the food was amazing. I especially enjoyed the “local” market.
We had a really good time thanks
Excellent guide, local knowledge of food, history etc. A fantastic way to learn about places you'd never stumble across by accident.
Despite the cold and snow, Elena was very enthusiastic and friendly. She was passionate about the providence of the delicacies of the Emilia- Romagna area. Sampling them was delicious!
Tour guide was amazing. It was freezing cold and snowing but we had a great time anyway.
Our guide Sara was great, very informative and energetic. We experienced the best of Bologna. I would highly recommend this tour for people who love food
Just me and my wife for this tour, so it was a very dedicated tour through Bologna and it's food vendors with a great guide who could also guide us on cultural and historical things to see during our stay
Bologna is famous for its food, and this is a perfect way to see and eatthe best of it. i’d been in town for a few days and it wasstill very worth it. The guides were excellent, very genuine. 100% recommend it. Try the horse!!