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Classic Bologna Food Tour provided by Taste Bologna - Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour
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About
Accompanied by a local guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting food markets, family shops and osterie. Taste local specialities like pasta with Bolognese ragù, mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Aceto Balsamico of Modena. Deepen your knowledge of Bologna culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 8 people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86113P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Piazza of Santo Stefano, Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy End points can change
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza Maggiore
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mercato delle Erbe
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Quadrilatero
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazza of Santo Stefano
    Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
    End points can change
    See address & details
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5.0
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lgrech
Santa Monica, CA10 contributions
Book this tour and get ready for foodie fun in Bologna!
Benedetta is an amazing food tour guide! She shares about the history and culture of the wonderful food and Bologna and takes us to amazing places that I will definitely revisit. She also offers specific recommendations for future places to eat and purchase products. Benedetta’s style was so easy-going and delightful. It felt like a friend was taking us around, that had inside knowledge and information on the best spots. The time flew and it was one of my favorite experiences on my vacation! My group even got together after the tour a couple times and I credit the awesome environment that Benedetta created for fun and community. This tour exceeded my expectations of a food tour and also created an opportunity for me as a solo traveler to make fun connections with other travelers. I highly recommend this tour and Benedetta!
Written 10 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pagingmissjones
New Haven, CT15 contributions
10/10
Oct 2021 • Couples
Awesome. High yield food-focused tour in special local nooks & crannies in the heart of the city. We’re only here for 48 hours and I’m so grateful 4 of them were spent with Taste Bologna. Grazie mille Benedetta
Written 8 October 2021
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Taste_Bologna
I love your tour description, that's our spirit! Thanks so much for stopping by and leave this awesome review. See you soon again! Andrea and Benedetta - Taste Bologna
Written 11 October 2021
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Manuela A
1 contribution
They started the tour earlier than what it says in the page
Sep 2021 • Couples
I planned my entire trip around this tour. Keeping in mind it started 10M according to their site. After booking they informed me that it started 9.30. My train arrived 9.45 so we couldn't participate.
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Taste_Bologna
Hi, I'm sorry that you booked your train tickets before booking our tour ticket. It would have shown the starting time. I've updated the website page to specify the right schedule also for Saturdays. I offered you to join the tour when you'd arrive but you declined. We always try to meet our customer's needs, but this time we couldn't do more than what we offered. I hope you can have a nice weekend in Bologna, Best regards Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 8 October 2021
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Jean-Paul T
7 contributions
Great way to discover the culinary secrets of Italy's Food capital.
Sep 2021
WoW, what an amazing Food tour we had. Besides the beautiful stories of the piazza's, buildings and history of Bologna our fantastic tour guide Sara showed us the secrets of Italy's food capital. Now we know that we don't eat real pasta in The Netherlands, you must visit Bologna and do the Food tour and then you know what the real pasta is like. We want to thanks Sara for her warm welcome, her involvement to help us around and her power to let us fall in love with the beautiful city of Bologna. Grazie mille!
Written 27 September 2021
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Taste_Bologna
What a fantastic review Jean-Paul, thank you and all your friends! I'm glad we now share the same love for Bologna (and its pasta). But I'm sure you have great food also in the Netherlands :) Looking forward to having you again, a presto! Andrea and Sara - Taste Bologna Food Tours
Written 8 October 2021
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Christine W
1 contribution
A Food Tour you will not regret
Benedetta was our guide. She took us on a historical journey of Bologna that brought the tastes to life. She wove in history as we walked the city streets and porticoes of Bologna. Her special relationships with the vendors was genuine. The food was delicious and the experience is one we will all remember. I highly recommend this tour. Add it to your must do list!
Written 17 September 2021
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What a great review Christine, thanks a lot! I'm happy to read you share with us the same love for Bologna's history and food. There's so much to tell in every corner of the city and it was great to unveil it together. See you soon again in Italy! Andrea and Benedetta - Taste Bologna
Written 20 September 2021
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varney
London438 contributions
The best way to understand the fabulous foods of Bologna
Sep 2020
This was our second tour with Taste of Bologna, having done the Pizza and Gelato tour on a previous visit, this time our daughter joined us and once again we had Sara to guide us through the food and history of Bologna.

We started with an interesting Expresso, you need to do the tour to find out more, then through one of the mercado's, then to the best pasta shop in Bologna, we did it on our last tour and I went at 08.30 the morning before the tour to buy some before they ran out! We tried to make tortellini with mixed success , Sara bought fresh pasta and we were off to explore and then have some ragu, more exploring of the city then the bakers (wow) and then the collect our lunch to be enjoyed with a glass of vino, afterwards more exploring and gelato.

We all had a fabulous time and learnt so much.

Andrea was super helpful with answering question we had and providing restaurant recommendations all of which were really good
Written 29 September 2020
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CSM
1 contribution
Crowd Pleasing Activity
Dec 2019
My family and I took the Classic Bologna tour with Sara, and it was easily the highlight of our time in Italy. She was so knowledgeable and showed gave us some historical context about the city, as well as (of course) all of the wonderful food we enjoyed through the tour. We all agreed that the ragu we enjoyed for lunch was the best we had our entire trip!
We especially appreciated how accommodating Taste Bologna was to our group - we were 14 people total, and they were able to organize a tour just for our family, and also made sure we had gluten free options for our family member who has celiac. Sara even thoughtfully sent over her favorite gluten free pasta recipe for us after the tour!

Don't hesitate to book this tour for your time in Bologna!!

Grazie Mile Taste Bologna!!
Written 14 January 2020
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danid921
Brooklyn, NY85 contributions
A great experience!
Dec 2019 • Solo
I went on a day trip to Bologna from Florence. I arrived early morning to the train station and walked the long quiet street to the main piazza. I met Benedetta our tour guide along with 7 other folks eager to get started. Every aspect of the tour was fun, informative and delicious. This tour is longer than the others available and I was glad I took it. We got to tour the market, drink specialty coffee, make a tortellini, eat fresh pasta with famous Bolognese ragu, have a true Italian lunch and finally the best gelato I’ve ever eaten. Don’t hesitate and chose this tour.
Written 7 January 2020
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Thanks so much for this amazing review, I wouldn't describe our Bologna food tour with better words! Hope to have you again soon around the markets, a presto Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 20 February 2020
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Avrea M
3 contributions
Bologna food tour
Jan 2020 • Solo
Elena was our guide and she was fantastic!!! Very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the food and area. It was a great introduction to the food of the area, at places you might not of found on your own. All the places full of history delicious food!
Written 2 January 2020
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Jill
8 contributions
Taste Bologna
This tour was wonderful! Sara made it so fun and interesting. She talked about and showed our group some historical sites in Bologna, as well as all of the great establishments and excellent food! Very enjoyable!
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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So much to learn about the food of Modena!
Outstanding private tour with Caterina. We started with breakfast of gnocco and cappuccino, followed by a tour of t
montgomeryp2021
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Exceptional tour
FABULOUS! EXCELLENT! Would do this again, Caterina made our trip! She’s cock full of information, she’s such a joy
RhainStJames
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This is a must do tour!
We could not have had a better experience. Caterina was knowledgeable about the food history, the history of Moden
Lisabethraahauge
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Fantastic pasta class
Fantastic pasta class with my two (almost grown) sons. Martina was skilled, professional but also very warm and fun
Maxime B
Maxime B
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Tasting our way through Modena!
We booked the tour only 1 day in advance, but was absolutely no problem. We had the best experience with Catharina,
Aaron B
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Amazing Modena gastronomy tour
Excellent tour. The tour guide, Caterina, was extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. A must to get the
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Amazing experience...don't miss it!
We met the owner, Andrea at the designated meeting place and off we went with him and his videographer. He asked if
lola10102010
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Delicious and informative way to explore Parma!
On the day of our Parma walking tour, there were issues with the trains from Bologna that put us in 1.5hrs behind s
DeniseAroundTheWorld
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Amazing Pasta Making Class and Food Tour
We are a family of 3 with an 8 year old and we booked both a Pizza & Gelato food tour as well as a Pasta Making cla
AKimble1216
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Pizza and Gelato food tour
Excellent! The food was amazing, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the overall experience was excellent
Kevin H
Kevin H
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Great way to discover Modena
Super nice guide who knows a lot about the food and art culture of Modena. She gave us a lot of tips concerning our
John Z
John Z
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Just plain old good fun and food
The tour was fabulous. Travelling the street eating at probably unknown stops with the freshest foods. We stopped a
GoatCheese324
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Fun, Facts, and Food in Parma!
Our Taste Bologna tour of Parma with company owner Andrea and professional guide Caterina was one of the best tours
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Amazing tour with Caterina
Caterina was the perfect guide to show us the amazing food culture in Modena. She was very knowledgeable about ever
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Highlight of our entire trip!
Me and my family absolutely loved this tour! Everything was delicious and well thought out. This tour is the real d
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