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Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 183.99 per person

Explore the food capital of Italy with a local host on a guided tour of Bologna, customized to your preferences. Visit authentic markets, bars and delicatessens to discover why the city is known as The Fat One.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Hear stories and discover sites you would never read about in guidebooks
  • Buy regional specialties and food to take back home
  • Experience a traditional Italian aperitivo
  • Discover some of Bologna's hidden vegan and vegetarian restaurants
Full description
Join a like-minded local to discover why Bologna is known as La Grassa (The Fat One). Taste a selection of the finest produce, learn more about the food culture, and get recommendations on where to eat traditional classics and regional specialties. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized, and choose what to eat, see, and do. Visit a farmers' market and marvel at the organic produce freshly picked from regional farms. Sample locally-made cheeses, oils and other gourmet treats, or discover traditional food shops, recommended by your guide.  Experience aperitivo hour at a favorite bar at the end of the working day, and enjoy a couple of drinks with small plates of delicious snacks before dinner. Discover the vegan bistros that Bologna keeps hidden under its meaty reputation. Relax in the knowledge that your itinerary is flexible and can be changed as you explore.
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a local host
  • Local produce (6 to 8 tastings)
  • 1 beer or soft drink
  • Pickup from your accommodation (if within reasonable distance)
  • Walking tour (other transportation can be arranged for an additional fee)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted within 24 hours of booking to find out more about your personality, interests and the food you love so that a bespoke experience can be designed with a like-minded host. They will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary will be flexible and you can always change your mind about what you want to do and eat as you explore. Your local host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy
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Exactly what we wanted!

My sister and I had a great time with Elisabeth- she listened to what we wanted and tailored our time to that. She took us to local restaurants and shops and helped us find some things we were looking for.

June 29, 2018

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Product ID: 131643