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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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A walking food tour in Bologna with a local guide, 6 stops at some historical shops to taste several local specialties such as tortellini, ragù, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, mortadella, regional wine and much more. Along the way you visit the main spots of Bologna, the food market and discover legends and stories of Bologna.
  • A guide takes you to family-run restaurants and cafes away from tourists
  • Value: make up to six stops for food, dessert, and wine
  • Let someone else plan breakfast and lunch for a day
  • This small-group tour is designed to offer a more personal experience
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Food tasting
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Breakfast
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Hotel pickup
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana , P.za di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna BO, Italy

The meeting point is at 9.50am at Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, in front of Feltrinelli Book Store, below the Two Towers. If you come by car, you can park at Piazza 8 Agosto, 15 mins by walk to the meeting point.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The nearest parking at the meeting point is Piazza 8 Agosto, consider there is some traffic in the morning in Bologna, please, text me if you are late!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Delicious Bologna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Make sure you do it Day 1 of your trip to best make use of Mattio’s restaurant recommendations." See review

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Delicious
William_R
, Aug 2022
Our guide ( forgot his name) was informative, funny, enjoyable, professional, and thoughtful Thank you
star-5
Great historical food tour!
Lauren_S
, Aug 2022
Super insightful, very exciting, great food and even better company! We had a fantastic experience, 10/10 recommended
star-5
Awesome food tour!
Jessie_F
, Jul 2022
We loved this food tour. We got to learn a lot about the city and the local food specialities. Would definitely recommend!!
star-5
The delicious Bologna food tour is a must!
Jason_L
, Jul 2022
This is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! Mattia was our guide and the founder of the tour company. He was amazing and knowledgeable giving a thorough history of Bologna’s unique cuisine as well as some of the historic sites in the city’s centre. There were multiple food stops which were all curated to ensure an authentic culinary experience that an ordinary traveller would not achieve on their own. This was simply amazing and we highly recommend it!
star-5
A must in bolognia
Orit_L
, Jul 2022
The best we had so far. An expert guide knowledge of history culture and collinary. We enjoyed immensely and think this is a must.
star-5
The best tour! Lots of food!
Emily_C
, Jul 2022
Couldn't recommend this tour enough! Mattia was great, not only did we have amazing food and A LOT of it! He explained so much of the history of Bologna along the way. Was brilliant!
star-5
A great way to explore the city and taste amazing food and wine!
KitDaniel_S
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour with lots of different food stops, interesting information about the city, and delicious food & coffee/wine. The guide also gives a lot of tips for further exploration of the city.
star-5
Excellent food tour
Sally_L
, Jul 2022
Excellent food and tour. Learned a lot about the traditional Bolognese dishes, enjoyed watching tortellini being made from scratch, tasting different meats, cheeses, pastas and gellato. Bravo!
star-5
Mattia was the best tour guide!
Pamela_D
, Jun 2022
Mattia was great. Learned a lot of history of Bologna and history of food in the area. He walked us between courses so we’d have enough room for the delicious food he provided. I especially like each of the out of the way places he selected to take us. No tourists… just really great food… all within walking distance. Great tour!!!
star-5
Fun and delicious food...
Rosaria_S
, Jun 2022
Fun and delicious food tour. Cool visit to local market and restaurants. Don’t eat ahead of time, you will be full and happy by the end.
star-5
Great tour
Stefani_K
, Jun 2022
Great tour, great balance of food and history, guide was knowledgeable about both. Great variety and amount of food
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour
Max_M
, Jun 2022
Mattia is an excellent tour guide. The tour never felt too long or too short. He is very patient and answers all different types of questions. He explains the history of the food in Bologna in a very digestible way!
star-5
Stunning food with a un-paralleled local expert
Ben_H
, Jun 2022
Riccardo was an absolute gem. Superbly knowledgeable, excited and enthusiastic he made the tour. Food, history and great information across a wide range of topics. Post the tour I feel like I don’t even need a balsamic or Parmesan trip as he already covered them off in such detail! We did a ton of food tours across Europe and this was the highlight. Thank you!!
star-5
We had a great experience...
Jerry_S
, Jun 2022
We had a great experience in our 5 hour food tasting journey and also learned some of the history of some wines, meats, pasta and cheeses plus some Bologna history highlights we would do it again.
star-5
Authentic tour with authentic food
Daniel_T
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour and Riccardo was a great guide. The focus really was on the exceptional regional produce with plenty of tasting along the way and an authentic lunch to finish. Highly recommended.
star-5
A delicious imersion into the secrets of Emilia-Romagna wonderful gastronomy
mauro_b
, May 2022
Wonderful tour with tasting and history. Riccardo was our fantastic host. In about 5 hours he showed us some of the most important touristic spots of Bologna as well as took us to many different places where we could taste the wonders of the regional gastronomy - from coffee to mortadela to tortellini to gelatto. A must do experience. We definetely recommend! Bravo Riccardo!!!!
star-5
Great food tour of an amazing city!
Ashley_A
, May 2022
Mattia was a great tour guide! He was knowledgeable, funny, and great to talk to. The places we stopped at were authentic and the food was very good at each one. I especially loved the salumeria we went to. I also liked that he included information about the city’s history and architecture, it wasn’t just a food tour (though I’m not sure what’s more important than food!)
star-5
Highly recommend!
Lauren_H
, May 2022
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very engaging dnd knowledgeable, not only about the food but of the history of the city. Each stop along the tour was fantastic!
star-5
Awesome guide, awesome value!
Me_B
, May 2022
Really a great tour! The tour guide owns his company and this is all he does so you don’t get farmed off to a first time tour guide. He has eight years of experience doing the tour and has great connections with local purveyors and restaurants. We bag an with coffee and croissants at a cute coffee shot that roasts their own beans. Next was a stop to watch pasta being made and a short tour of the historic area. Then we had a charcuterie and cheese tasting with a tasting of balsamic vinegars in front of an awesome salumeria. We made our way to a restaurant where we tasted three typical bolognese pastas. Then a stop for a typical appetizer and finally some amazing gelato. It’s all included in the price and there is plentiful wine with the tasting and lunch. Awesome value and awesome experience! He even sends out recommendations after the tour. The best part is it’s limited to eight people per tour! We loved it!
star-5
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with a ton of experience in the area
Gerard_R
, May 2022
All of the local food that our guide highlighted was amazing. I would highly recommend to someone who is coming to Bologna

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