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.
- 314 Ratings
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!!
Great stops, wounderful and passionated guide. Love the concept!
Awesome way to spend the morning. Do it early in your trip so you can spend the rest of time time eating through the excellent recommendations!
Very informative and the food was great. This was a perfect way to see a bit of Bologna in one day! Thank you so much!
We were taken to places we would never have found on our own. Sara our guide was very friendly and informative. She was slightly late replying local transport problems but the office texted us to let us know she was on her way. Provision of post walk advice such as restaurant recommendations were an added bonus
Would highly recommend this tour, good balance between general and food history of Bologna. Adapted to suit our food tastes, lots of useful tips for our tour of Emilia Romagna.
The tour was fab and Sara was amazing!!! A really great day and one I would 100% recommend.
We loved our food store - it was amazing! A great way to experience Bologna!!
Fabulous food tour! Our guide Sarah was knowledgeable, friendly, and took us to some amazing food experiences. Would highly recommend for anyone who appreciates great food!
Andrea provided a FANTASTIC tour for my wife and I. He made it personal, informative, and fun. I would highly recommend Taste Bologna to anyone interested in the city, the food, or the culture of Bologna.
Having a intimate small group of 8 made it possible of spending time at each location and being able to ask questions. The tour covered the vast range of food and drinks.
The tour was great! Ricardo did an excellent job! He was very friendly and he told us a lot about the history and the food of Bologna. He was able to answer all our questions. The tastings were very special and we enjoyed them all. Thank you for this great experience!!
Andrea was a great tour guide. His passion for his work and the food of Bologna was a pleasure to experience. We will definitely book another tour when we return to Bologna.
- Elizabeth (Betsy)
The tour was well-executed, with a warm, friendly feel. It is a great way to get to know Bologna and all it has to offer!
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. An off the beaten track tour of Bologna that would otherwise not be possible without local expertise. Good to share the experience in a small group.
At very short notice we were accommodated on this food tour. Elena, our host was most informative, approachable and easy going and clearly knew Bologna and its typical cuisine well. We were in a group of just 3 and enjoyed the variety packed in to the four hour programme. We would not have discovered the places visited and came away with a real understanding of the Bologna food scene. Thouroughly recommeneded to those seeking a more in depth Bologna experience. well done Taste Bologna!
It was an overwhelming tour. We were taken to very special places which we would not have heard about otherwise. Sara (our guide) spoke a very good English (not a trivial thing in Italy!). She is pleasant and intelligent and attentive to the group. In my opinion, the price (Euro 85/person) is too high.
Tour guide, Sara, was knowledgeable and accommodating to our 1 year old son. We visited interesting spots and ate delicious food. Size of the tour group was perfect and the overall feeling of the tour was relaxed and comfortable. We will recommended this tour and definitely take another tour with Taste Bologna.
Our guide Sara was great. We really enjoyed the indoor picnic. It's a lovely tour for foodies.
I really enjoyed hearing about the food and culture of the city of Bologna. We could tell just how passionate you are about your food tour and the food of Bologna and this made the tour so much better for us because we know how much you wanted to provide an authentic experience. We just arrived back home from our trip and are still talking about how this was the favorite part of our trip!!! My husband and I loved that we were able to visit places to try food that was off the beaten path so that we could get a better idea of what the locals eat in the city. We especially enjoyed tasting the ragu straight from the pot. I also enjoyed the walk to the gelato shop because it took me through a part of the city that I would not have walked too on my own. Thanks for this tour! We definitely will be back to do another one of your tours/classes.