Guided tour

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience

From US$ 89.46 per person

Explore the gastronomic culture of Bergamo in the heart of the beautiful Città Alta. Taste traditional dishes from rural Lombardy to contemporary Italian dishes from Bergamo. Savor stracciatella ice cream which was invented in this region.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the top 5 traditional food shops in Bergamo
  • Taste a variety of authentic dishes and get a feel for the local culture
  • Enjoy Bergamo with a full belly guaranteed
Full description
Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include a traditional aperitivo accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.
Includes
  • Food tastings
  • Wine
  • Gelato
  • Water
  • Espresso coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Piazza Mercato Delle Scarpe in front of the arched fountain.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please notify the local partner in advance in case of any food allergies or dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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We had a charming and knowledgeable guide. There was an abundance of food. The appetizer was very generous and tasty. We were unable to eat at the last stop, polenta tasting, as we had already dined so well. We had during the day wandered around the old city and felt it was a benefit to our evening with the guide. Arrangements to meet were clear and the guide easy to find. An enjoyable evening. Thank you

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September 22, 2022

The best part of our food tour was our guides, Georgia and Alberto, who were everything you could wish for, with lots of anecdotes and history to share. The food at the first stop was quite good: local sausage and cheese with a glass of red wine. The pasta and polenta stops were okay, but not great. It was a rainy day, so bowed out before the gelato stop, which would have entailed a long hike back to a place we had already passed. Our major complaint was the route. We met at the bottom of a long, long hill and promptly hiked back up: why not start in the center where the food stops were? Surely the organizers could plan a better route!

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June 4, 2022

Super friendly guide. Information about the culinary specialties of the city.

October 9, 2022

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