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Tastes & Traditions of Bologna: Food Tour with Market Visit

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Bologna, IT
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Tastes & Traditions of Bologna: Food Tour with Market Visit

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Bologna, IT
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Discover the Tastes & Traditions of Bologna with this captivating food tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant food markets of Bologna, where tantalizing aromas fill the air and skilled artisans craft fresh pasta by hand. Start your morning at Caffè Pasticceria Gamberini, the oldest pastry shop in town, and indulge in delectable pastries and coffee. Visit Formaggeria Barbieri, known for its exquisite selection of cheese, and explore the bustling Mercato delle Erbe, where you can find a variety of local produce, meats, and wines. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine at Osteria del Sole and La Salsamenteria, where their pasta is freshly handmade each morning. End your tour at La Montanarina Bistro, savoring the flavors of homemade truffle pasta and risotto. Immerse yourself in the rich food culture of Bologna and live like a true Italian on this unforgettable journey.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • "Meeting artisan chefs and watching fresh pasta being made"
  • "Tasting delicious pastries and coffee at Bologna's oldest pastry shop"
  • "Sampling traditional local dishes with a modern twist"
  • "Discovering the iconic symbols of Bologna, the two towers"
  • Small group of maximum 12 pax
  • 8 tasting stops with 9+ food tastings + 1 coffee + 2 glasses of wine
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Food and drink not included as part of tour

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Introduction

Experience the vibrant culture and delectable cuisine of Bologna on the Tastes & Traditions of Bologna: Food Tour with Market Visit. This immersive tour takes you on a culinary journey through Bologna's historic streets and bustling food markets, where you'll discover the city's rich gastronomic heritage. From meeting passionate local artisans to savoring authentic Italian flavors, this tour offers a truly unforgettable experience.

What to expect?

During this 210-minute tour, you can expect to visit some of Bologna's most iconic gastronomic spots. Begin your adventure at Caffè Pasticceria Gamberini, Bologna's oldest pastry shop, where you'll indulge in delicious pastries and coffee. Explore the Mercato delle Erbe, the largest covered market in the city center. Here, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere while discovering a variety of fresh produce, cheese, meat, and wine. Along the way, you'll also visit Formaggeria Barbieri, renowned for its exceptional selection of cheeses.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for food enthusiasts, culinary adventurers, and anyone looking to explore Bologna's rich gastronomic traditions. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a curious local, this experience will ignite your taste buds and expand your knowledge of Italian cuisine. From couples seeking a romantic foodie escapade to solo travelers eager to meet like-minded individuals, all are welcome to join this immersive culinary journey.

Why book this?

Embark on this food tour to discover Bologna's authentic flavors and cultural heritage. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll have the opportunity to meet local families who have been crafting traditional dishes for generations. From handcrafted pasta to time-honored recipes served in historic venues, each stop on this tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Indulge in the taste of modern Italian cuisine at La Salsamenteria and savor the delights of traditional local dishes with a twist. By booking this tour, you'll gain an insider's perspective on Bologna's food scene and create delicious memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

Throughout the tour, you'll have the chance to sample various culinary delights and experience the vibrant energy of Bologna's food markets. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you'll be walking through the city streets and markets. Don't forget your camera to capture the vibrant colors and mouthwatering dishes along the way. This tour includes a meeting point at Piazza del Nettuno 1/ab, where your guide will be waiting for you. The tour concludes at Via dell'Indipendenza, providing easy access to continue exploring Bologna's charming streets at your leisure.

Reviews

This food tour of Bologna has received rave reviews from enthusiastic participants who have enjoyed the perfect blend of cultural insight and culinary indulgence. Travelers praise the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating stories about the city's gastronomic heritage. Many highlight the diverse range of flavors experienced throughout the tour, from exquisite pastries to mouthwatering pasta dishes. Participants appreciate the opportunity to meet local artisans and discover the secrets of Bologna's traditional cuisine. Overall, this tour has left a lasting impression on travelers, offering a unique and immersive experience that truly captures the essence of Bologna's food culture.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Café Pastry Gamberini

Caffè Pasticceria Gamberini is a must-visit for foodies in Bologna. Located near the iconic Fountain of Neptune, this cafe—Bologna's oldest pastry shop—serves some of the best pastries and coffee in town.

Mercato delle Erbe

Get introduced to local cheese stalls, where you'll sample different varieties and watch them prepare parmigiana with balsamic vinegar. Then savor a tasty panini with mortadella while your guide shops for cold cuts that you'll enjoy later.

Admission Included

Osteria Del Sole

The brilliant Osteria del Sole is one of the most historic venues in Bologna. Located on a bustling street near Piazza Maggiore, this renowned eatery has been serving traditional Italian cuisine and wines for hundreds of years. Its time-honored recipes still make their way onto the tables of customers today.

Admission Included

La Salsamenteria Bologna

Enjoy the taste of modern Italian cuisine at La Salsamenteria, a quality trattoria that serves traditional local dishes with a twist. All of their pasta is freshly handmade each morning.

Admission Included

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

You'll end your food tour on a sweet note with a delicious a regional dessert as you admire two iconic symbols of the Bologna.

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (16)

685giuliad

The tour was worth every bite, we started with coffe and a local pastry in a tipical coffe place, then we moved to the market for all sort of tastes (parmigiano, mortadella, pasta an more) and we finished with delicious tagliatella al ragu. Benedetta, our guide, was excellent and shared tons of stories about Bologna and its gastronomy, the food was simply unforgettable. Thanks Devour!!

Seaneen_M

Great guide, who gave us lots s of information about the food culture of the city and region. Lots of very generous fod and wine samples. Best food tour i experienced during a multi city visit to Italy

Albertitto

Our tour guide was Isadora. She met us at the designated plaza right on time. The tour was everything we looked for when we booked it. She took us to have a typical Italian breakfast - espresso and a little rice pudding cake. She then took us through the market. We stopped at multiple stalls to learn about the famous products (parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar) and the various pasta, how they are made, etc. And of course, we were tasting and eating all along the way. Isadora was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the culture, history, etc. We ended the tour at a tavern that interestingly only served drinks. Customers bring their own food. Isadora was prepared and brought out all the cured meats, cheese, and we had a great time chatting and learning all about the history of such taverns. Overall it was a fantastic, educational, and tasty tour! Thank you Isadora!

685giuliad

Best way to taste Bolonia! Excellent tour, our guide isadora was knowledgeable and fun, she shared everything about the local gastronomy and gave us plenty of recommendations. The food was the best, we tried everything from a local pastry to parmesan mortadella tagliatelle different wines.. I was so full at the end! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get the best knowledge and the best food when in bologna.

M1066WWmk

The tour was a great. It included different stops, starting with coffee and pastry, then small bites and wine, but ending with a full meal of pasta. The local guide was both friendly and passionate, and provided a great introduction to local food culture.

claire_beatriz86

I loved this tour! I liked that it started in the morning and we got to experience such a variety from coffee to parmigiano reggiano to amazing mortadella to tortelloni to local fruit to raviole (typical Bologna biscuit). And our guide, Benedetta, was so incredible and knowledgeable and have us so much local insight. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

lillyfoodie

We loved every single minute of this tour! The guide (can't remember her name...sorry!) was entertaining and she shared a lot of family stories! The market visit has been the highlight of the tour, love the vendors interaction and the parmigiano tasting was top! Well done Devour Bologna!

Verna_F

We went to several historic places and learned about the food traditions of Bologna. And there was a surprising amount of food and wine! Our tour guide Izzy was great.

ellensL5148QH

We had a wonderful tour of Bologna with Bernadetta learning all about the local food traditions. Even though the tour started at 10 am were not hungry for dinner and had some more of the delightful fruit that we tasted in the market on one of the stops. There was so much information and food to eat - highly recommend the tour and would definitely use Devour Tours again - we had to change the date of our original booking and it was super easy to do on their website!

Jennifer T

A friend and I enjoyed this tour on a rainy day in Bolonga. Our guide, Margherita was great. Very engaging and knowledgeable. All the places we visited were delicious. The tour, length and price point are well worth it. Very much recommend this as a fun way to spend the afternoon and fun way to see the city!
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2024-04-14 05:12