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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Bologna, Italy
Classic Bologna Food Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
  • Taste your way through Bologna with a food tour
  • Sample gourmet coffee and browse market stalls
  • Try local specialties including Bolognese ragu
  • Watch food artisans make pasta such as tortellini
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Breakfast with gourmet coffee
Different tastings including bolognese ragù, cured meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar Tradizionale of Modena, bread, dessert, local wine like Pignoletto or Lambrusco
Artisan gelato tasting
Local English speaking guide
Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off
Piazza Maggiore , Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy

At the tobacconist in the corner with Via De Pignattari, just at the right of San Petronio Basilica

Piazza of Santo Stefano , Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy

End points can change

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Non-eating children under 6 years old do not require a ticket
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (3km)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour starts with at least 2 people
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taste 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Bologna 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 policy on sanitization during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Classic Bologna Food Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Bologna Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Classic Bologna Food Tour.

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  • "Plenty to eat and drink - you won't be hungry after this tour!" See review


122 Reviews
2 stars

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Tasty treats in Bologna.
, May 2022
Our guide, Stella was fabulous. Fun and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and plentiful. We met wonderful people on the tour.
Bologna walking food tour.
, Apr 2022
Great tour- interesting and informative. The food was typical and all delicious. Stella was fabulous. Thanks.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Many thanks to you for this amazing review. We are happy you went back home with great food memories. These are the ones that last longer :) Andrea and Stella - Taste Bologna
Fun, Delicious, Educational!
, Apr 2022
Marco was awesome; super fun, sweet, and knowledgeable! We had a great time with our tour group and got to visit lots of cool places and eat some amazing, authentic food. It was a really fun experience that ended early enough for us to enjoy the rest of the day doing other things, too. It'll easily fit into your schedule, and you'll learn a lot while having fun. Do it! :)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
What else can we say? Thank you so so much, it makes us incredibly happy to read such an enthusiastic review. Andrea and Marco - Taste Bologna
Great experience
, Apr 2022
Wonderful tour exploring the city and its culinary magic. The tourguide was very very nice and knowledgeable
Great introduction to Bologna
, Dec 2021
Outstanding food tour with Elena. Each selection was visually appealing and very authentic. Great history and tastes from the city. Would recommend that the tour company provide the full name of the tour guide, and the names and addresses of the places we visited - so we would be able to return to them in the future if we wanted - or could recommend one or more of them to other travelers. Without this we are left to document our tour on our own - and that is a very difficult thing to do while trying to follow our guide
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2021
Sara, We had an amazing experience from cafe and Croissants pasta picnic with wine and gelato and a wonderful tour guide. I will tell everyone at American Airlines. I can’t wait to come back Grazie mille 😄👏🏻🍷
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks Lynda, I'd be happy to see flights full of foodies in the next years :) But mostly to have you again with us. A presto! Andrea and Sara - Taste Bologna
Wonderful (and filling) tour!
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour! Benedetta was our lovely and knowledgeable guide and showered us with both amazing food options and fascinating information about the food and history of Bologna. We enjoyed every moment of this experience and would highly recommend it. Do it early in your visit to the city of Bologna as it will give you ideas/inspiration for other activities to do on subsequent days of your time here.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie mille Claude for taking the time to leave this superb review! It has been our pleasure to have you in Bologna, we hope you will come again soon. A presto :) Andrea and Benedetta - Taste Bologna Food Tours
Fun and full!
, Sep 2021
Sara was our guide, and she was so kind, knowledgeable, and fun. My mom and I SO enjoyed our food and city tour, and walked away very happy and full!! Thank you, Sara!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Samantha for taking the time to leave this amazing review! See you soon again in Italy, Andrea - Taste Bologna Food Tours
Fascinating culture & cuisine
, Sep 2021
Our guide (Benedetta) was enthusiastic and clearly passionate about the food culture in Bologna! She included lots of historical information, and made the city & its culture come alive. The food was amazing, and we were very full by the end. I highly recommend this as one of the best tours ever!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks a lot Nancy for this enthusiastic review. We're happy to create new Bologna food addicts around the globe :) We do hope to have you again soon with us, a presto! Andrea and Benedetta - Taste Bologna
Delicious but not a great value
, Aug 2021
Great experience. Food was delicious, but certainly not close to the amount and variety we expected for the price we paid. We filled up mostly on bread towards the end of the tour. It would have been better if we had eaten less bread and had more of a variety. We had cappuccino and pastries to start the tour. The. We watched pasta being made. We had a small plate before walking a bit more. We had bread, meat, and cheese and got to try some authentic balsamic vinegar before a final gelato stop. In all, I think the food would have cost $30 to 40 for one person. I think $80 to $100 would be a fairer price for the experience.

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