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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Language barriers can make it tricky to know the best things to order at Bologna restaurants, but with this private food tour, eliminate menu guesswork and enjoy the company of a private foodie guide. Visit a variety of different eateries, and sample 10 local specialties along the way—from savory to sweet, and even local drinks. Potential bites include tortellini, local cheese, piadina (Italian flatbread), and fresh fruit.
  • Avoid the crowds and have a guide to yourself on this private food tour
  • A great way to discover authentic local delicacies in Bologna
  • Plenty of variety—try ten different food and drink tastings
  • Visit a variety of venues—including a food market and a bakery
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Private Tour
Local Guide
10 Food & Drinks Tastings
Vegetarian alternatives
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Via Ugo Bassi, 25 , Via Ugo Bassi, 25, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy

Host will meet you at the entrance of Mercato delle Erbe

Il Caffè delle Sette Chiese , Via Santo Stefano, 15a, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
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 The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour ?
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 social distancing policy during The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Great way to see Bologna!
Cesar_A
, Aug 2022
It was a great way to see Bologna. Also a great way to hang out with a local. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious.
star-5
Excellent Guide, Delicious Food
Lisa_P
, Aug 2022
Despite challenges with available food options because when we visited Bologna (early August), our guide Luca provided an interesting tour of the city with many delicious tastings. Born, raised, and educated in the city, Luca’s depth of knowledge about Bologna’s history, culture, and food enhanced the tour.
star-5
Wonderful
Katy_B
, Aug 2022
Our tour through Bologna with Sarah was wonderful. She was so pleasant and knowledgeable about the food , wine and history. It was the perfect start to our trip
star-5
A highly recommended food tasting tour.
AeirRafn_I
, Aug 2022
The food tour was excellent. Luca, our guide, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make this an enjoyable experience for us. He went the extra mile and permitted us to seek his guidance afterward for more information. We highly recommend it.
star-3
Disappointing that we didn’t have the opportunity to taste some Ragu or pasta.
Ewan_B
, Aug 2022
The wine was nice. The tour guide was knowledgeable. As mentioned below, disappointing that we didn’t get to taste ragu or pasta. I don’t think it’s worth the money.
star-5
Best Day in Bologna
Carol_L
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Sarah was outstanding. She was full of knowledge and entertained with stories of the beginning of tortellini. The food we tasted was all delicious. She even sent us home with some dessert. I would recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Bologna.
star-5
10 tastings
richard_s
, Jul 2022
Marco was a fun and informative tour guide about local spots and food from Bologna... After our tour completed he shared with us specific recommendations for local haunts to avoid the more touristy locations
star-5
Best food tour ever!
Debra_O
, Jul 2022
Marco was on time, introduced himself and we started the tour with a cheese tasting. Marco was extremely knowledgeable about the cheese and the regions where they were made. We went through the market and talked about the many fruits and vegetables and tasted the local fruit. We followed that with a stop where they were making tortellini and had a try at forming one ourselves. Then we visited one of the local vendors and got meats, cheeses, and bread which we took to the oldest bar and enjoyed lunch with wine. We also did a balsamic tasting, got some history of the area and of course finished with gelato. Marco was a wonderful guide and I don’t think we could could have had a better experience! We would definitely recommend Marco and this tour!
star-5
Must do introduction to Bologna
Lisa_C
, Jul 2022
Luca was a wonderful guide. He explained the history of the food as well as putting the city in historical context. He is friendly and approachable and answered all of our questions. We had a great experience and considered the tour an excellent introduction to Bologna!
star-5
Great tasting tour!
SallyKathryn_B
, Jul 2022
Marco was a fantastic guide!! Enjoyed the tour, a lot. Got lots of information, about the food & wine, of Bologna.
star-5
Excellent Bologna Walking Food Tour
Travis_P
, Jul 2022
Marco our guide was excellent! He was prompt, very friendly, and knowledgeable about Bologna and its food culture. We loved the walking tour. If you can’t get outside the city for food tours in the countryside, do this tour. Heck! Do both.
star-5
Delicious! Marco was a great guide and we left very happy and full!!
Leeann_N
, Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Marco. First, we misjudged the time it would take us to get to Bologna, along with a wrong turn made it so we would be late for our tour. Without even asking, Marco offered to change our time by one hour which was so kind and so helpful, and immediately allowed us to relax again! The tour was amazing, and of course delicious, and we enjoyed getting to know Marco along the way as well. One of our stops was to watch some fresh pasta being made, and we bought two different kinds and made them at our condo and honestly, they were the best we've ever had. He helped us pick some wines, and took us to a really friendly spot for our meat and cheese, along with a glass of wine, and of course, finished with some of the most divine gelato you'll ever try! Not to mention Marco has a great history in basketball which my husband also loves, so besides the beauty and cuisines of Bologna, they also had lots more to talk about! Would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to explore the tastes of Bologna but also the people and culture too, which are actually even better than the food!
star-5
Great way to taste the best of Bologna
Steve_W
, Jul 2022
Marco treated us to a great tour of local shops and markets who represent the best of their trades. We enjoyed tastes as we gathered items for a fun "picnic" at a local establishment with a bottle of wine. Marco also shared the history of some sites, and recommendations for the next day.
star-5
Good Tour
Lee_H
, Jun 2022
Paolo is a character. He is very entertaining and personable. The food and the tour around the city great with lots of laughs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Fantastic Way to Start Your Bologna Experience!
TerriAnn_G
, Jun 2022
We highly recommend booking this tour! We did it on the first day we arrived, which was perfect as Paolo was fantastic and gave us a proper introduction to Bologna's history and food. You'll get PLENTY to eat, so make sure to arrive with an empty belly!
star-5
One of a kind experience!
Rina_C
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend! Sarah did an amazing job taking us through Bologna‘s markets while explaining the origin and history of the regions food and wine. We ate at several places along the tour while she shopped for ham,, cheese and fruit. The best part was when she took us to a secret wine bar where we ate all of the delicious treats paired with an exquisite regional red wine!
star-5
Yummy Bologna.
Susan_B
, Jun 2022
Paolo was so well informed his beloved city of Bologna. He made the city come alive. With his wonderful wit he had our family laughing all the time. Food was incredible and more so because we shared it as a family.
star-4
Soooo much food, all soooo good!
Botanists
, Jun 2022
Learned so much about the local food from Simone, who knew you could eat fresh tortellini before it is cooked and (IMHO) it's even better than after cooking! I was really surprised by the amount of food we had. I was expecting 1 or 2 bites of each thing, but there was way more food than we could eat! If you are planning on taking this trip you may want to skip or severely cut back on breakfast! A great experience in an amazing environment! Unfortunately the viator website doesn't seem to be uploading the photos I wanted to share.
star-5
Bologna At Its Best!
Patrick_T
, Jun 2022
Paolo was like an old family friend introducing us to his hometown. While this is certainly an excellent food tour, it’s also filled with cultural and historical interests. Paolo is humorous and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks Paolo!
star-5
Marco is the Best!
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
We had a marvelous time with Marco! He was fun and knowledgeable and made the afternoon special. He and my husband had lots in common so we had an especially good time enjoying his company. He gave us lots of tips for places to eat while we were in Bologna, and they were fabulous. Loved the family restaurant he recommended, and a bonus was he showed up at the restaurant while we were there. Made us feel very “family “ and was a memorable time. Thank you Marco!

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