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.
- 472 Ratings
Sara is very good and experienced guide. She showed us some amazing places and food. We will recommend this to everyone
Overall an enjoyable tour our guide elena was friendly and informative.
We had a great tour with Elena, she was very knowledgeable about the city and places we went. Would highly recommend.
Very good and friendly guide who was very informative about Bologna. On our first day there we discovered a lot about the city as we went along, though particularly about it's food which we really enjoyed. We very much liked the fact that there were lots of different foods to sample at different shops and markets. We liked all the different sections of the tour starting with our hot chocolate and croissants through to lunch at the very atmospheric Osteria del Sole. Will definitely recommend to others.
Sara was very knowledgeable and good at communicating about the wonderful food on offer in Bologna. She coped very well with me being coeliac.
Elena made this tour very interesting (combination between culture & food).
It was a very enjoyable (and delicious!) experience! Thank you!
Very enjoyable morning with Sara. Happy to recommend to others
Our guide, Elena, made everyone feel included. She has great pride in her historic city and fabulous knowledge of the foods native to Bologna. We learned more than we expected. Love going back to the States with our new knowledge of all foods Bologna with Parma & Modena added in. It was truly the highlight of our visit in Bologna. She also gave us great restaurant suggestions. Thank you Elena!
The tour was everything that was promised and more! We learnt about the local history whilst enjoying the wonderful sights and food of the area. Would highly recommend. Thank you Sara for making our tour very special.
Caterina was fantastic and informative and the group was great. All stops proved enjoyable! Well organized
Very interesting and tasty tour. Small group so everyone was able to listen carefully to all the nice stories about the history of Bologna.
Vario e gustoso! bravissima e simpaticissima Sara. Bravi Bravi Bravi!
It was a great way to be guided around this large and fast paced city. Sara is a fantastic guide. Although she runs this tour a number of times a week, she still comes across as very engaged, enthusiastic and interested. We loved meeting her, and loved the tour - and the food of course!
Caterina was an amazing guide! She knew the food, the locales, and the history. It was a food tour, architectural tour, and history tour all rolled into one! The food was amazing and drinks superb. A must do in Bologna especially if you only have 1-2 days.
This tour had great reviews and it actually exceeded our expectations! Sarah was a knowledgeable guide and all the stops were really interesting and gave us the opportunity to taste wonderful foods. Loved it all and the Osteria lunch stop where we ate all our purchases from the market and drank lovely wine was brilliant. The ice cream at the end did not go amiss either.
Our tourg guide made sure that vegetarian diet was catered to.
Very informative, delicous tastes - the coffee was so yummy! Our guide was very personable
We learnt a lot about Bologna's history and local foods and enjoyed the tour very much.
Elena was a lovely guide throughout the city center. We learned about food and the history of the city. But the food tastings and lunch were amazing. Thank you Taste if Bologna and thank you Elena!
We had an amazing time on our tour. Sara was a brilliant guide - generous with her knowledge of both the food and history of the area.
This was a very pleasant tour to experiences some of the places and tastes of food in Bologna. Our guide, Elena, was knowledgable and pleasant. We had a small group and enjoyed the personal attention that a small group allows. We gathered food along the way and made a lunch out of simple but delicious tastes of meat, cheese, fruit, and wine. I highly recommend this tour!
our guide was just fantastic and made the whole thing great fun. We really appreciated te small group size - just four of us. Best trip we have ever taken. Worth every penny.
My husband and I took the Classic Taste Bologna food tour with Sara. We enjoyed the 4 hour tour because it was not only about food but also she shared some of Bologna historic information with us. Every representative building we passed by, she pointed something out. She took us to places we could have not gone because it takes a local to know about them. We loved the Cafe place they took us to. So much that we went back for a coffee the next morning! Seems that they have chosen the best places to taste food from because all it was delicious! We will definitively recommend it to friends coming to Bologna! Grazie!
Where do I begin???? Our Classic Bologna Tour was my favorite experience during our 10 day trip to Italy. Caterina was so knowledgeable and passionate about coffee, food, and all things Italy. The tour was so well thought out, planned & executed - I just couldn't believe the places we were lucky enough to experience. I feel like I got an inside peek into the "secret " Bologna - places that other tourists would not have had the opportunity to experience. Our "picnic" lunch in the Vino Establishment was the culmination of an exquisite 4 hour tour. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to learn more about the Bologna food experience. Thank you so much Caterina! I would given 10 stars if possible!!!
I was looking for a food tour in Bologna and as soon as I saw the connection to Rick Stein we signed up.
This was a great tour! Very much recommended. We had a slight deviation due to a venue being closed but all in all a wonderful experience. Especially getting the chance to make our own tortellini :-) many thanks to Sara and the team
Tour guide was superb! Food samplings and food tour itself did not meet expectations compared to other food tours we've been on.
We are very happy with the Classic Food Tour. Our guide Sara is knowledgeable and friendly. Took us to places where tourists wouldn't normally know where to go. Had lunch in the oldest pub in the world and finished off with sampling the best gelato in Bologna.
Great tour very informative and great food. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Bologna na who is keen on good as it is a great way to see the city and sample all the food that Bologna is famous for.
Such a fabulous start to our few days in Bologna! Such different and educational food experiences provided by our friendly and knowledgeable guide Caterina. Would definitely recommend!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative throughout the tour. She made sure to visit with each of us.
Ricardo was a fabulous guide. Really informative, and calmly took us to all the delights of the food tour. He never rushed and moved at our pace. Absolutely loved the whole experience
Had a great time with Elena this morning. As a professional food geek, I always appreciate the stories behind ingredients and recipes which she shared very well. Thanks for a great memory!
The tour was everything we wanted it to be. Catherina was very knowledgable, personable and fun. The group size was perfect. Not too big. And gave us a chance to get to know our Belgium colleagues. Difficult to choose a highlight as all of it was so good but lunch at the Oateria will stay in our memories for a long time. Felt like we were being immersed in Bolognesi life with the arrival of the hen party and the wedding party soon after. Mad but huge fun!
A relaxed and information and food filled experience. Sara was a wonderful tour guide-so lovely to hear her own stories about her childhood food experiences in Bologna. A genuine local who is proud of her local traditions.Loved all the food and can’t wait to come Back again with some insider knowledge. We have already returned to the fresh pasta shop to buy some pasta for Dinner with friends we are meeting. Thank you for a great day.
The tour was fantastic. Learnt a lot about the regional food and met some interesting people
Elena is an excellent guide and made the tour interesting and informative
Our tour guide Sara was excellent. She was knowledgeable and personable. She fulfilled all of our expectations for the tour. We had a great time!