4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

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  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Gourmet Walking Tour of Bologna - Pasta, Mortadella and Chocolate. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Bologna's history is not as self-evident as in some other tourist-destination cities in Italy, so having a good guide is especially important here. Gioco did a great job. Personable and considerate as well as deeply well-informed, he gave us a solid historical tour at the same time as we got to sample some wonderful food.

Ian W
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A superb overall guide to the history and of course the food of Bologna. Giacomo, our guide was extremely knowledgable and interesting, and even going to places we had been on our own the day before we learnt so much more. There was probably less about food than we were expecting, but that was fine, and tasting of gelato, chocolate and a superb antipasto lunch with wine rounded it off perfectly, recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent tour. Very informative and friendly guide. Good value. If you are in Bologna don't miss it.

M/M J. Puorro, Boston USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

We were so fortunate to have our fantasic gude, Cecelia, all to ourselves for this charming, informative walking tour. We visited the open markets, ate cheese, breads, and mouth-watering carpaccio, saw the oldest wine store in all of Bologna, the chocolatiers, and made an unscheduled (and incredibly informative) dash through St. Dominic's because we had expressed our interest in seeing it, too. Such fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Balda, our tour guide, was super! We could not have asked for a better tour. We had read many reviews that rated this tour highly, but complained that it was not quite the foodie tour they had expected. Well, for us it was a wonderful foodie tour - we saw all that we were promised, and tasted wonderful chocolate, cheese, meats, and wine. On top of this, we were also given a historical overview of the major sights in the Bologna city center.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Excellent value for money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Better than could reasonably hope for at the price. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Luca was simply put- wonderful. He was most kind to my sister who needs to rest often. His knowledge and pride in Bologna was so obvious. Luca is a VERY fine representative of Bologna and Viator. We were just delighted;it was grand fun.
Regis Sloan Barbara Williams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

This tour was one of the highlights of our two week vacation in Switserland and Italy. The tour guide exceeded our expecations and his knowledge of the subjects was the most fun part of the tour! We had to bring back samples of everything we sampled and I am happy to say the parmasian and vinigar made it through customs. My wife lived in Italy, but we somehow missed Bologna each time we took a trip aournd the country. I strongly recommend this tour to a novice or experienced traveller.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

The tour was excellant. It left you wanting to know much more about this ancient city. Our tour guide was wonderful. He went beyond expectations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Fantastic tour. Our guide Catica ( ?) was very informative, welcoming and easy company. One of the highlights of Bologna, I would thoroughly recommend taking this tour which at first glance seems expensive. Money well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

The food was excellent, and the guide knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to recommend to others.

inails
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

This tour was a highlight of our stay in Bologna. Knowledgeable and entertaining guide that adapted the tour to suit our interests.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Our guide was very knowledgeable and went into great detail on the city, monuments, statues, churches, time periods and everything we asked about he answered. I can't say enough about our guide!!! We intend to visit the city again and spend more time there. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Bolonga, it is very interesting!!! Beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Monique our guide was exceedingly informative and knowedgeable! The lunch at the end of the tour was wonderful..as was the wine. We left loving Bologna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Gloria met us at Neptune's Fountain and took us for a predominantly historic tour of Bologna which is what we had asked for. This, of course included food and we ended having a delicious gourmet tasting. She was friendly and informative and obviously loved her town. We do too and would visit again if we were in Italy.
Patricia, 64, from Melbourne, Australia

Karen Y
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Our guide, Mr Alberto, was fabulous and so knowledgeable. We arrived when it had just snowed and he took us on our local walk via the many porticos in Bologna. The library and university were so interesting and the local restaurant for lunch were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

We are very pleased with our tour in Bologna. Our guide, Massimo, is more than highly qualified to explain the history and architecture of the city as well as give detailed information about the foods peculiar to the region. It was a delightful tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2009

A little hard to find but worth it. Excellent room and friendly staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Our guide was a wonderful woman and was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a wonderful time with her and would recommend this tour to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. The guide was very "tuned in" to what we wanted to do, but also interjected wonderful facts and took us to places that we may not have chosen on our own. We were impressed enough to make sure our guide was with us the next day for the car tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2013

Our tour guide was terrific and we really enjoyed the afternoon, however, I do feel the name of the tour is misleading. We were provided a delicious lunch and had wonderful gelato for dessert and our guide did give us a lovely box of chocolates, but that was the extent of the gourmet portion of the tour - the rest was a very interesting walking tour about Bolognia and it's history. I had thought I purchased a tour that was focused on the culinary arts and would focus on markets, kitchens, factories, etc. That did not happen - still, I wouldn't have traded our experience for the world - a really great guide and a wonderful day in Bolognia. i would use this service again in a heartbeat. Thank you!

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Very good. Really liked tour guide. Very informative and nice. Excellent lunch. Combination of both history of Bologna and history of food.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2011

Except visting one chocolate shop, our tour was about historical places in the city. In fact, we found it more interesting to know more about Bologna history than pasta and mortadella.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

It was great!

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