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Bologna Food Walking Tour

  • 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
Bologna Food Walking Tour
From US$ 92.28
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FROM BOLOGNA AT 10:00Most Popular
Learn about the history, culture, architecture, that make Bologna medieval market so unique.
US$ 92.28
Bologna Food Walking Tour in the afternoon
US$ 92.28
Learn about the history, culture, architecture, that make Bologna medieval market so unique. Get the foodie capital of Italy from Florence by a high speed train in just 35 minutes!
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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 (59)
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Kelly C
AMAZING ITALY T, Co-founder at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago
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

Thank _sam_shipway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An absolute delight

I highly recommend this excellent tour of the centre of the fascinating city of Bologna complete with history, architecture and food. This gastronomic stroll saw us passing or visiting a number of interesting food and wine shops a few of which we stopped in to...More

Thank Sarah F
AMAZING ITALY T, Co-founder at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sarah, Thank you from our heart for your review, it is really rewarding for us to see that people take time to help us spread the good word and grow our reputation. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our tour! We hope...More

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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!
15 May 2018|
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Response from Andrewintheuk | Reviewed this property |
It’s morning and works as extender lunch
Josh O
27 April 2018|
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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