Guided tour

Bologna: Guided Traditional Food Tour

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24 reviews

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience

Bologna: Guided Traditional Food Tour

Activity provider: Do Eat Better Experience
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From US$ 83.31 per person

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Join a full, multi-course, traditional Bolognese lunch divided into 5 different restaurants hand-selected by local experts. Your guide will share stories and recipes, as well as divulge the history of Bologna and its famed dishes.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Discover the top 5 food stops in Bologna
  • Enjoy Bologna with a full belly guaranteed
  • Taste a variety of traditional foods
  • Avoid the tourist traps
  • Enjoy the company of a friendly and motivated small group
Full description

In Italian tradition, Bologna is called “the wise” (for containing the second oldest university in Europe), “the red” (for the red roofs of its houses), and “the rich” (for its food offerings and flavor).

Italian gastronomy points to the Emilia-Romagna region as a reference due to its historical ties with food, and Bologna is quite a hot spot for Italian culinary excellence.  This Bologna traditional food tour is a unique opportunity to visit the city center from an unusual perspective. Learn all of the secrets of Italian traditional food culture, specifical items from the Bologna region.

Your food guide will navigate you through the history behind dishes and preparation. It will even disclose to you some of their favorite recipes. Within your food tour, try dishes such as cured meats with cheese and hand-baked bread, various styles of bolognese, "brazadela" (an Italian dessert), and espresso with whipped cream. This tour will surely leave you with a profound knowledge of Italian cuisine.

  • Food
  • Water
  • Wine or beer in fixed amounts
  • Live commentary
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, in front of Feltrinelli bookstore

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Tours are run in English and Italian. Other languages are available upon request
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    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 24 reviews

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    True to description, we definitely ate a lot. We experienced a lot of traditional foods like tagliatelle al ragu, mortadella and prosciutto, and this amazing fried steak dish. Didn't feel rushed and the other people in the group were great to talk with. The guide was friendly but it would have been nice to have learned more along the tour of what we were seeing and eating.

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    September 30, 2022

    Eleonora was a great guide! She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local cuisine in Bologna. She gave us insights to not only the foods, but also general life and the history around her city. She also gave recommendations for food/drinks to try outside of the tour. We had so much fun and enjoyed all the food we tried.

    June 5, 2022

    September 8, 2022

    Product ID: 195896