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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.

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Amazing Italy - Day Tours
Overview

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.

Highlights
  • 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
  • Enjoy personalized experience with a 15-person max small-group tour
  • If booking the trip from Florence, train tickets are included
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Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great Tour

This tour was great because it highlighted the food of Bologna as well as the history of the city. Our tour guide was very knowedgable and was very patient with all questions. I would absolutely recommend this tour. Worth every penny.

2  Thank Brenturk
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Fantastic

We had just arrived in Bologna from Melbourne. Absolutely loved this tour and our guide was amazing. Sorry I can't remember her name but we went on Saturday May 12th Our guide was such a bubbly knowledgeable person with a passion and pride for her...More

5  Thank PamelaAustralia
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour of historical Bologna with food

Seven of us really enjoyed our food tour around historical Bologna. It was Saturday and nicely busy. Unique locations and high quality food. Wine not as good. Surprised at size of portions. We were stuffed by the end. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Only disappointment is...More

7  Thank Andrewintheuk
Reviewed 28 April 2018
Bologna with Ersi

What a wonderful way to see the centre of Bologna and introduce yourself to everything this great city has to offer. Elsi was a most knowledgeable and caring guide. We visited a chocolate shop with tastings of mouth watering chocolates and the history of how...More

4  Thank Col R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile
Just amazing!

This tour was fantastic and an amazing way to discover this amazing city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us lots about the history and points of interest in this heautiful place. The cost was very reasonable considering you in effect get a full...More

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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!
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It’s morning and works as extender lunch
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28 April 2018|
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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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