• Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover Bologna from a culinary perspective on this food walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, visit one of the city’s oldest food markets, and check out traditional food shops like a bakery and pasta maker. Learn about Bologna’s culture, architecture and history as you enjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more. It’s a delicious way to get to know this Italian foodie mecca.


  • Bologna food walking tour
  • Learn about the city's culinary history and culture
  • Visit a food market, bakery, pasta maker and more
  • Enjoy a lunch made up of several tastings, from cheese and bread to chocolate and gelato
  • Receive tips about the city from an insider guide

What You Can Expect

Bologna Food Walking Tour

Tagliatelle pasta

Customer Reviews

brian s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

guide was very informative and it was an interesting look into the background on a lot of delicious Italian food. very enjoyable!

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We were staying in Florence and decided to take the train to Bologna to see another town. It was a quick train ride on the high speed train and easy to find the meeting point of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour. Bologna is a great city with amazing food. Catia was our guide. She was terrific, full of information and her love of Bologna was evident in everything she told us about the City. The portions were quite large and the wine was generous.

Louise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was our first tour in Italy and by it set a high standard for all that followed! Our tour guide was well versed not only in the foods we would be tasting, but in Bologna history as well! She was an awesome story-teller and very descriptive of the foods we tasted, which included chocolates unique to Bologna, sliced meats and cheeses with bread and wine, pasta and wine, rice pudding, and gelato. We were full! And while we weren't left wanting any more food, I was certainly introduced to enough Bologna history that I DO want to learn more about Bologna. Highly recommend.

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful walking tour of Bologna. Not only do you learn about the history and traditional methods used in producing local products - you get to taste them as well. Tasting sizes are generous and locations allow you to rub shoulders with locals. In addition you learn about the history of the city from your guide. Our guide Catia did an incredible job - sharing her knowledge of food and history along with her passion for her city. Tip: if you're coming from Florence or Verona to take the tour consider taking an earlier train than the one recommended. Trains in Italy are notoriously late as a group of 8 on our tour found out - arriving half an hour late.

Franca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

excellent tour...please show up on an empty stomach. a must do tour :

Andrew L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an informative and fun walking tour of central Bologna in and around the market area.
It was a form of progressive lunch with 5 separate stops at high quality food establishments-apertivi, antipasti, main course ( pasta), coffee and gelati. Our guide, Micol, was good fun. Highly recommend.

Jonas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We loved this introduction to marvelous Bologna. With an emphasis on regional foods and a healthy dose of history this walking/noshing tour was perfect for us. The tour guide was both knowledgeable and very personable. She was also very accommodating for others who were running late without compromising the experience for the rest of us - all very professionally done. As our stay in Bologna lasted 3 weeks, we often returned to the places and shops on the tour. Excellent - don't change a thing! Only wish the Neptune fountain renovation had been completed for both visitors and locals.

Sandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our guide Cartia was passionate and enthusiastic about the food and history of Bologna, we had 5 different tastings on the tour - chocolate, antipasto, pasta, torta di riso and gelato. The portions were generous - it was like a progressive lunch with a couple of glasses of wine also included. We walked around Bologna learning about the local food and some of the history and buildings/landmarks. Our group of 13 was larger than I expected but we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Fabulous!! The food was excellent, the quality variety and the amount of food and drink was impressive. Really well informed, enthusiastic and lovely guide who passed on interesting facts regarding both the origins of the food and the area. Would highly recommend.

Dee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Cynthia was an excellent guide. Small group, lots of delicious local specialties, and some historical facts made the entire experience a delight. Don't miss this one if you are in Bologna.

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