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Bologna Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Bologna's Tastiest Treats

Bologna Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Bologna's Tastiest Treats

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12
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.14
Price varies by group size
From
$149.14
Price varies by group size
Follow your senses — and a gourmet guide — around Italy’s culinary capital on a private food tour in Bologna. Remove the guesswork from choosing eateries and let a local show you the best delis, cafes, markets, and bakeries scattered through the historic city center. Sample Bolognese specialties like tortellini and mortadella, discover new favorite dishes, and rest your feet over an aperitif at an open-air market.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful and funny guide (Andrea) who was able to engage our group, show us the market and help to explain Bologna's food culture. The tour was customizable to the desires of our group!"


Bologna Custom Private Tours by Locals, See its Best Kept Secrets ★★★★★

Bologna Custom Private Tours by Locals, See its Best Kept Secrets ★★★★★

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12
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.43
Price varies by group size
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$84.43
Price varies by group size
Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide, Erika, took us on a walking tour of Bologna. Although we had previously visited Bologna, she showed us places we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Walking through the city with a local resident is much more enjoyable than trying to navigate on your own. Erika was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide!!"


Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

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11
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$172.76
From
$172.76
Discover the secrets to Bolognese cuisine in a local’s home with this half-day private cooking class. Learn how to prepare fresh stuffed pasta including tortellini and tortelloni during this hands-on class. After the pasta workshop, relax over a meal to sample what you prepared alongside local red and white wines.
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* A traveler said: "Our hosts went out of their way to provide a perfect day of cooking and conversation! They were so knowledgeable and gracious. We felt Ecompletely at home in their home, and came away with as my husband will tell you an experience that has changed us. Never again will a box of store bought noodles again be purchased!"


Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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10
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$112.57
Price varies by group size
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$112.57
Price varies by group size
A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
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* A traveler said: "I had a lovely day! Adèle was so nice and educated me on the culture and historical sights of Bologna. She was so sweet. Got some exercise- walking. Pizza 🍕 , granitas. Saw many churches ⛪️, and towers, secret window, Adèle was quite helpful , as I attempted to converse with the local Italians. She was so kind to pick me up and take me back to my hotel. It was a wonderful experience!!"


Private Bologna Tours by Locals, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

Private Bologna Tours by Locals, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

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10
  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.35
Price varies by group size
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$70.35
Price varies by group size
Follow one of our friendly hosts around the walled medieval city as they show you the best of what their home has to offer. You’ll feel as if you’re exploring the vibrant piazzas and cobbled stone streets with a friend as you pop into stores, marvel at the towering turrets of the Due Torri and enjoy a creamy gelato. Whether you want to tick off the most famous attractions like Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo and the Fontana di Nettuno or simply amble down the sidewalks and follow your feet, the day is yours! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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5
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.35
Price varies by group size
From
$70.35
Price varies by group size
Get a feel for Bologna on an intimate private walking tour. In addition to navigating and translating, your guide customizes the day’s itinerary according to your interests, planning stops at top landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals. Leave with an inside perspective on the city and a handle on its layout and transit system.
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Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo

Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo

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5
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.27
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$101.27
Discover the delights of Italian home cooking with this private dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bologna. Enjoy a 4-course meal that consists of an appetizer, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert, and try a selection of wines from Tuscany. Finally, receive a keepsake souvenir from your welcoming host to take back home.
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Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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5
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$126.63
Price varies by group size
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$126.63
Price varies by group size
Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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* A traveler said: "Great experience with private guide, father and son. Giacomo was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job! Real pleasure and great tour seeing the best of the city in a few hours!excellent!"


Create Your Own Homemade Pasta with a Professional Pasta Maker in Bologna

Create Your Own Homemade Pasta with a Professional Pasta Maker in Bologna

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4
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$175.14
From
$175.14
Get out of the stale tourist restaurant scene and into your host's kitchen and pasta workshop with this private cooking class. Learn how to roll, cut, and cook pasta—from tagliatelle to tortellini to passatelli. Cook for about an hour with your host, who may include some Pugliese dishes in addition to local ones in the mix, and then sit down to enjoy your creations. A great way to learn about Italian cuisine and culture from a local.
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Private Pasta-Making Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

Private Pasta-Making Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$172.76
From
$172.76
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. You'll have a fully equipped workstation with utensils and ingredients and your local host will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipe, handed down by generations of mammas and nonnas. After the class, sit down at the table with your Italian family and taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks and wine experts. Cesarine are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences. Every host is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
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Bologna One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Bologna One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.09
Price varies by group size
From
$180.09
Price varies by group size
Experience Bologna your way on a custom private 8-hour tour. A bespoke itinerary is created just for you, based on your unique interests. Visit iconic attractions, like Piazza Maggiore and the Fountain of Neptune, or discover the hidden corners of a particular neighborhood. Whatever you decide, your Bolognese guide is with you every step of the way. Leave with exclusive recommendations on things to see, do, and eat with the rest of your trip.
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Small-group Tortellini Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

Small-group Tortellini Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

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3
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$117.95
From
$117.95
If you go to Bologna, you have to try the fresh pasta the city is famous for: tiny handmade tortellini!. Let a local explain the art of pasta-making to you! We are the “Cesarine”, the Emperors of the kitchen, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks. We have seen our mothers and grandmothers prepare these dishes every Sunday, we have cooked them over and over again for our families, and now we share our skills with curious travellers like you. Come to our homes and immerse yourself in a hands-on cooking class. Learn how to make an egg “fontana”, knead elastic pasta dough, stretch it until it becomes almost transparent and prepare fresh filling with local ingredients. Sip some wine while you learn and chat with new acquaintances. After the cooking class, let’s taste the fruit of our labour: We share the freshly made pasta around the table in a comfortable home and have an Italian style meal. Dessert, local wine and espresso at the end of the meal are included! Buon appetito!
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* A traveler said: "Perfection from start to finish. Perfect host, perfect food--a day to remember. Paola was the best teacher/hostess we could have hoped for."


Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

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3
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.18
From
$225.18
Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
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* A traveler said: "No question, this was the highlight of our trip and the activity that is squarely at the top of my list to repeat on our next visit. Marzia and Sisto are the most warm and wonderful hosts. First, we toured the historic market and then went to their home for a cooking lesson and dinner. We started with a sparkling red wine and had mortadella and prosciutto that Marzia and Sisto purchased from the market during the tour. Delicious!! The fresh pasta lesson was fun and a real eye-opener about what it takes to make fresh pasta—- it’s more work than we imagined and we have a real appreciation now for this craft. We also made tiramisu with Marzia and it was the best I’ve ever tasted. I cannot adequately express what a lovely evening this was and how lucky we are to spend an evening with this couple in their home. An amazing and unforgettable time!"


From Bologna: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour with the winemaker
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From Bologna: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour with the winemaker

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3
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.04
Price varies by group size
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$48.04
Price varies by group size
Italians have been producing wine for thousands of years. Get a unique insight into the wine-making experience on a visit to a family-owned winery. Explore the vineyards and cellars, then sample three of their finest wines paired with food on a terrace with views of wine country. Choose between morning and afternoon tours.
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* A traveler said: "The winery is placed in really beautiful surroundings. The hosts made sure that there was a really cosy and relaxing atmosphere. We had a warm welcome, and a very good introduction to the local area and the different type of grapes. The tasting was amazing With fantastic Wine. We hope to be able to buy the Wine in Denmark sometime. :)"


Pasta Masterclass with a Local in Bologna
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Pasta Masterclass with a Local in Bologna

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3
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.32
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$73.32
Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch with a small-group cooking class in a home kitchen, where you’ll sip a glass of wine or beer as you make batches of tortellini and tagliatelle. When you’ve prepared the fresh pasta, sit down to the gourmet meal you’ve created, joining a group of fellow food-loving travelers for a hearty dinner.
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Bologna Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Bologna Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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3
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.65
Price varies by group size
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$38.65
Price varies by group size
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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Bologna Literature Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Bologna Literature Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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2
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.43
Price varies by group size
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$84.43
Price varies by group size
Discover Bologna through a literary lens on a 3-hour private walking tour. Follow your local guide to the city’s world renowned libraries, along with charming independent bookstores. Learn about the archeological site on which the university library stands today and see special spots in the city which inspired some of its most famous authors. Bookworms, history nuts, and Italophiles alike, are sure to find the personalized tour an enriching experience.
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Local market visit and dining experience at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and dining experience at a local's home in Bologna

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$165.61
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$165.61
Italy's Cesarina program connects travelers with local "home cooks," known as cesarinas, in an effort to promote the Mediterranean country's rich culinary traditions. With this experience, you'll get to join a ceserina as she shops in a local market, watch her make typically Bolognese preparations, and sit down to dine on a four-course meal, served with local wine.
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Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local: Private & Personalized

Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local: Private & Personalized

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$236.38
Price varies by group size
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$236.38
Price varies by group size
Take the train from Bologna to explore the historic town of Modena with a local host. Visit landmarks including the Piazza Grande, which together with Modena Cathedral and Torre Civica hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Have lunch at a local restaurant that fits your style and budget, sampling the balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine the region is famous for. The experience is completely customized to your interests.
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Chianti Classic Tour and Tasting from Bologna
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Chianti Classic Tour and Tasting from Bologna

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$274.03
Price varies by group size
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$274.03
Price varies by group size
Taste your way through Tuscany with this wine tour focused on Chianto Classico. Learn about the wine production process during a guided vineyard and wine cellar tour. Sample a variety of local wines alongside traditional snacks in a scenic setting. Round-trip private transportation from Bologna is included.
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Private Bologna Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

Private Bologna Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$112.57
Price varies by group size
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$112.57
Price varies by group size
Have your kids had enough of museums?  Take a tour that you the whole family will enjoy. With a private guide, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the city in a way that’s fun for both kids and adults. Take in the local parks, while your kids burn off some energy. Everyone will also be treated to complimentary gelato. Finally, get recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants and activities in Bologna.
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Bologna Private Dinner Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

Bologna Private Dinner Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.14
Price varies by group size
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$149.14
Price varies by group size
Discover why Italians call Bologna “La Grassa” (the fat one) on a 100% personalized private food experience with a local host hand-picked to suit your interests. Experience the city’s decadent cuisine and Emilia-Romagna’s fantastic produce as you share antipasti followed by two courses and two drinks per person at an authentic restaurant locals love. Leave with insider foodie tips to see you through your stay.
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Private Tortellino Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bologna
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$172.76
One of Bologna’s culinary treasures is the tortellino, but it takes a deft hand to turn out the perfect pasta morsel. Bring a bit of Bologna home with you by learning how to make this traditional dish with a local “cesarina”, or home cook, during this private cooking class. Prepare fresh pasta, roll out the dough, and stuff and shape each tortellino. Sample your handiwork during a festive meal with your host.
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Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$2,334.59
per group
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$2,334.59
per group
Soar up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride over the hills of Emilia-Romagna. The experience includes pickup and drop-off from Bologna, and the ride takes in sights of the region’s vineyard-speckled valleys and castles such as Castello Estense of Ferrara — a moated fortress with a drawbridge. Cap the experience with a glass of sparkling wine, and then relax on the journey back to Bologna. The hot air balloon holds up to five people in addition to the pilot.
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