Guided Food Tour of Pizza and Gelato in Bologna's Quadrilatero
Taste your fill of two Italian classics on a walking tour of Bologna: pizza and gelato. Stroll through streets that date back ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance as you experience the savory sights and sounds of this Northern Italian treasure.
What You Will Do
- Explore the iconic medieval marketplace of Quadrilatero, Bologna’s foodie central that was named for being bounded by its four popular surrounding local hot spots—Piazza Maggiore, via Rizzoli, via Castiglione and via Farini
- Catch your mouth watering as you observe a pasta artisan skillfully craft fresh tortellini, tortellonia and tagliatelle before your eyes
- Grab lunch at your tour guide’s favorite gourmet pizzeria and taste an abundance of seasonal pizza flavors, coupled with some craft beer or a glass of local wine
- Indulge in a mouthful of decadent gelato from Bologna's most highly-acclaimed gelateria
- Guided tour
- Full lunch including pizza and beer or a glass of wine
- Gelato tasting
Full refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Half refund for cancellations made within 24 hours before the tour.
- 71 Ratings
This was an amazing experience! While Bologna is known as the food capital of Italy, having an experienced guide walk us through the city, tell us about the history and the markets, and take us to fantastic pizza and gelato was such a treat. My kids loved Bologna because of that experience.
Good tour and excellent guide, Sarah
This review is long overdue. After returning home from our trip, we just got caught up in work and family. My wife and I had a spectacular time with our foodie guide, Sarah. We thouroughly enjoyed Bolongna and wish we had more time to spend there. We loved ALL the shops she took us to and appreciated Sarah’s deep knowledge of the city and its history.
We had a fantastic time, Elena was very knowledgeable on the history of the city as well as the food culture.
Sarah was very informative and showed us some great spots
An informative tour of the food and history of this interesting city. Caterina conveyed a deep and passionate understanding of her subject. Some great recommendations made too. We will always remember the tips for what we are looking in future food choices. Thank you
Our guide Sarah, knew so much and was so nice. So interesting what she told us. And the pizza's we tasted were excellent! And the gelateria 😋😋. I really reccomend this to everyone!
Elena was an excellent guide. Not only very knowledgeable, but friendly and attentive. She went out of her way to get us some extra tastings beyond what we had booked in the market - obviously through her good relationships with vendors - and explained Bologna culture and food as we went along. I loved the market tour and wandering through the ancient centre, visiting famous food shops and hearing about the high standards to get certification of certain foods. She was enthusiastic and warm, but let us decide how much time we wanted in each place. It was a hot day and she took care to have us in the shade of air con where possible. The pizza was superb! Gelato was also very good. Thank you!
The tour was interesting and selected tastings were really great. Huge thanks for that pizza place :) What was missing for me personally is a little bit more information about local food culture and food history in general.
3 hours well spent, with our lovely guide Elena, who pointed out the history of Bologna while telling us about its food. Lots of tasting too! Many thanks.
Loved the tour, but also really appreciated all the foodie recommendations for our stay in Bologna. We’ve eaten at quite a few of them, and they’ve all been awesome. Thanks!
Easy Booking, super friendly Service already in advance with additional Restaurant recommendations, super friendly Guide ans Great Food
Brilliant guide, exceptional knowledge, superb food!
Knowledgable and enthusiastic guide and great food locations !
My whole family (two children, two adults) absolutely loved this tour and our fabulous tour guide! She was charming, so knowledgeable, and clearly very proud of Bologna's wonderful food heritage. We also learned a great deal, and everyone we encountered along the way couldn't have been more helpful and interested in telling us about what they produced. We would definitely book another tour with them - it was my children's favourite activity, so the tour very much accommodated for a wide-ranging crowd. Thanks so much!
Our guide was fantastic. We learned a lot about the city, in addition to enjoying delicious pizza and gelato. We never felt rushed and our guide answered all of our questions. She even recommended a great restaurant for dinner later. I would highly recommend this tour.
We were so lucky. There were just two of us on this tour and everything was personal and perfect. We loved all of the food explanations and the pizza and gelato were the best we have ever had.
We spent a very pleasant three hours with Sara our guide who was informative on the history of Bologna which gave us a great insight into the culture as well as the food of the city
Want to experience Bologna with all of your senses? Then this is definitely the tour that satisfies all of your expectations! Learn about the main historical facts while tasting the finest wines, enjoying some excellent pizza, prepare your own piece of pasta and hear the true story of those typical local specialties such as mortadella and parmiggiano. And to top it all off, there is a delicious cone of gelatto waiting for you at the end. Not to mention the personal care by a local guide. Particularly appreciated the further tips of where to drink the best coffee or eat the best plate of cold meats. Highly recommended!
Andrea was our guide for the tour and he was simply great! Andrea is knowledgeable, smart, clear with his explanations, funny and kind. He knows Bologna very well and you can feel his real love and passion for his own city; we discovered hidden gems of the city and tasted some amazing food! Bologna is such a beautiful city and this food tour is a great way of walking around and see the city while tasting delicious food and learning important facts and secret about the local cuisine...not to be missed!
We booked the tour very late on Friday night for Saturday afternoon but nevertheless Andrea was extemely accommodating and organised everything quickly for us. Our guide Caterina was very friendly, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about Bologna, it's food and coffee. We did the Pizza & Gelato tour with our two children both under 12 and they both really enjoyed it. We should mention that our guide was very engaging with the children which made it a nice experience for them. We found it a great way to orientate ourselves in the city. We followed up on several of Caterina's tips for coffee, bread and food the next day we were not disappointed. Overall we found it a great way to start our stay in Bologna. We'll definitely visit again and next time we'll try the classic tour.
We had a wonderful tour. Caterina was so friendly and informative; her love for the city of Bologna and its culture shines through. Such a grand way to meet the city and its food!
Our tour guide Sara was very knowledgeable and delightful. We enjoyed our three hours together. We only had one day to tour Bologna. This was the way to do it.
The tour was fun, informative and tasty! I loved learning a bit about the history of Bologna and was pleasantly surprised by how the tour combined information as well as the pizza and gelato.
We were a small group and Elena showed us all the nice spots in Bologna and she knew everything about the city! We had a great time with great, special pizza and one of the best gelatos in the world.
We had a really great afternoon. The pizza and Gelato was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the city with Elena. She was highly knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.