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Bologna Food Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Get an insider’s insight into local food and culture
  • Focus on savoring food and sights as the navigation is taken care of
  • Take home a cookbook with traditional recipes and a Bologna map
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Bologna Food Walking Tour
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Overview

Experience Bologna culture with walking food tour that skips the city’s conventional tourist restaurants. Savor five authentic tastings with your small group and take a guided city orientation stroll, visiting sites including the Neptune Fountain, Basilica di San Petronio, and Archiginnasio Palace. Sample food from its medieval market and ancient shops while your guide gives insight into local traditions and culture you might miss wandering alone.

What to Expect

Your tour begins in Neptune Fountain in Piazza Maggiore. After you’ve arrived, take a stroll around the piazza while a guide tells you about local history, art, and architecture. See Basilica di San Petronio, Archiginnasio Palace, the old University of Bologna, Two Towers, a medieval food market, and other city highlights.

Stop at the oldest bakery in Bologna to sample a torta di riso (rice cake). Then, continue to the city’s ancient chocolate factory, where the first sfoglia nera was created, and sample its chocolate specialties.

Afterward, get a taste of cured meats and cheeses with local breads and wine at a deli. There are two more stops on the sampling feast: a pasta laboratory for homemade egg pasta and a gelato shop.

Receive a cookbook with a selection of traditional recipes, and get ready for an afternoon nap.

Reviews (61)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Delicious, Delicious Food

We took this walking tour on a Saturday and the streets and restaurants were very crowded, which made for a bit of a challenge. All of the food on the tour was amazing and there was plenty plenty plenty to eat. We appreciated being introduced...More

Thank Zoowabba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Enjoyable Bologna Tour

I thought the food tour was great. No one left hungry and being on the tour meant there was no waiting for tables at busy establishments on a Saturday lunch time. Some greater explanation and history of the food options themselves would have been appreciated...More

Thank umenyi13
Travelnotesitaly, Owner at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Your feedback is very important to us and your satisfaction is our main target. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the visits to the family-run food stores with tastings. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Excellent

This tour was a hoot! A nice group to go with, but Elena was a gem. Everything was as advertised, and better. The salumeria was excellent, the pasta joint incredible and the gelato place? Divine. Would recommend this to any foodie who wants to wander...More

1  Thank Kelly C
AMAZING ITALY T, Co-founder at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your wonderful review! It is very rewarding for us to receive 5-stars reviews with grateful words. We really appreciate it. Happy travels, Andrea

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Great Food, Great History

Elena was incredibly knowledgeable and very happy to answer any questions we had about the food and the city itself. The choices for the stops on the tour were excellent, and ended at one of the best gelato places we found in Italy. We had...More

Thank Greg H
AMAZING ITALY T, Co-founder at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Dear Greg, Thank you for taking time to leave us a 5-star review!! It is very rewarding for us to see that people appreciate our work and take time to help us grow our online reputation. We hope to see you back in Bologna soon!...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Absolutely fabulous!

The Bologna Food Walking Tour was fantastic! One of the highlights of my trip. Our guide, Fabio (I think), was wonderful and very attentive to everyone in the Group's needs, dietary requirements etc. The tour took you through the old city of Bologna. Everything was...More

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bluerainsoup
3 August 2018|
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Response from TrishH248 | Reviewed this property |
I think ours started at around 10 and finished around 1.30. You won’t want any lunch afterwards as we found it to be a progressive lunch. We would really recommend it!
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bec_holiday
15 May 2018|
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Response from Andrewintheuk | Reviewed this property |
It’s morning and works as extender lunch
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Josh O
27 April 2018|
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Response from Laura C | Reviewed this property |
Bringing carry-on luggage would be difficult. The specialty stores on the tour are small enough that our group just managed to fit inside, and in the restaurants, there is not a convenient place to put luggage around the... More
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