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Guided Food Tour in Bologna

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Bologna has a reputation for excellent cuisine and a long culinary history. Join a guided tour with a resident expert to access its finest eateries.


  • This immersive gastronomic and cultural experience in Bologna goes beyond just eating and drinking; explore the history, traditions, and customs of the city.

  • Sample cheese, pasta, and gelato at 5 different local establishments, as well as delicious wines from the surrounding region of Emilia.

  • Visit authentic places that only residents know about, as your guide provides helpful instructions to deepen your appreciation of Bologna’s culinary scene.

  • Fun Fact: Bologna is regarded as la grassa (the fat one) in Italy because the city's most renowned dishes are hefty and scrumptious despite their light appearance.


  • 3-hour small-group tour

  • Expert English-speaking local guide

  • Aperitivo

  • Cold cuts & cheeses

  • Handmade pasta

  • Wine

  • Gelato

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

2 Ratings
Anthony Borras



Apr, 2024

The ticketing process was easy to follow. We very much enjoyed our food tour! Roberta our guide was fantastic!! She was very knowledgeable & personable! We met nice people from other parts of the world within our group. Tasted delicious food & wine. Would definitely recommend!!
Giordana Fusaro



Sep, 2023

Our tour guide Frederica was brilliant she was so lovely and helpful and the whole thing was great

One of the greatest ways to get a feel of the city's culinary scene is to join a guided food tour with a resident expert on where to get the finest dishes and drinks. Learn about the rich culinary history and customs of Bologna as you walk through the city's medieval streets. Your tour guide will provide some insight into the history of the area and the production of regional delicacies like Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma.

Start off with an aperitivo, a small drink meant to whet your appetite, before moving on to some delicious cold cuts and cheeses served with wine. Then, stroll around the historic district on the way to your next course – some fresh handmade pasta! This will also be paired with wine. Lastly, your guide will take you to sample the finest gelato in town. The perfect end to a wholesome meal.

Bologna's food scene is complex and hard to decipher without local knowledge. At the end of this tour, know the best spots to eat at, where to get the tastiest beverages, and how to put the cuisine’s cultural and historical significance into perspective.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Facilities: Wheelchair & Stroller Accessibility.

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, let your guide know in advance so they can make appropriate arrangements.


  • Mon to Sat: 11am & 5pm

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide in front of the Fountain of Neptune.

  • Address: Piazza del Nettuno, Fontana del Nettuno, 40124.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ugo Bassi. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 20, 29, 30 to get you there.

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