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Classic Bologna Food Tour provided by Taste Bologna - Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86113P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast with gourmet coffee • Different tastings including bolognese ragù, cured meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar Tradizionale of Modena, bread, dessert, local wine like Pignoletto or Lambrusco • Artisan gelato tasting • Local English speaking guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup • Hotel drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy At the tobacconist in the corner with Via De Pignattari, just at the right of San Petronio Basilica
Piazza of Santo Stefano, Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy End points can change
Inclusions
Breakfast with gourmet coffee • Different tastings including bolognese ragù, cured meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar Tradizionale of Modena, bread, dessert, local wine like Pignoletto or Lambrusco • Artisan gelato tasting • Local English speaking guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy At the tobacconist in the corner with Via De Pignattari, just at the right of San Petronio Basilica
Piazza of Santo Stefano, Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy End points can change
Duration
4h
Return details
Piazza of Santo Stefano, Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy End points can change
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Non-eating children under 6 years old do not require a ticket
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
Not recommended for vegans
A moderate amount of walking is involved (3km)
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Tour starts with at least 2 people
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Maggiore
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy
    At the tobacconist in the corner with Via De Pignattari, just at the right of San Petronio Basilica
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza Maggiore
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mercato delle Erbe
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Quadrilatero
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazza of Santo Stefano
    Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
    End points can change
    See address & details
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varney
London421 contributions
The best way to understand the fabulous foods of Bologna
Sep 2020
This was our second tour with Taste of Bologna, having done the Pizza and Gelato tour on a previous visit, this time our daughter joined us and once again we had Sara to guide us through the food and history of Bologna.

We started with an interesting Expresso, you need to do the tour to find out more, then through one of the mercado's, then to the best pasta shop in Bologna, we did it on our last tour and I went at 08.30 the morning before the tour to buy some before they ran out! We tried to make tortellini with mixed success , Sara bought fresh pasta and we were off to explore and then have some ragu, more exploring of the city then the bakers (wow) and then the collect our lunch to be enjoyed with a glass of vino, afterwards more exploring and gelato.

We all had a fabulous time and learnt so much.

Andrea was super helpful with answering question we had and providing restaurant recommendations all of which were really good
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CSM
1 contribution
Crowd Pleasing Activity
Dec 2019
My family and I took the Classic Bologna tour with Sara, and it was easily the highlight of our time in Italy. She was so knowledgeable and showed gave us some historical context about the city, as well as (of course) all of the wonderful food we enjoyed through the tour. We all agreed that the ragu we enjoyed for lunch was the best we had our entire trip!
We especially appreciated how accommodating Taste Bologna was to our group - we were 14 people total, and they were able to organize a tour just for our family, and also made sure we had gluten free options for our family member who has celiac. Sara even thoughtfully sent over her favorite gluten free pasta recipe for us after the tour!

Don't hesitate to book this tour for your time in Bologna!!

Grazie Mile Taste Bologna!!
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

danid921
Brooklyn, NY85 contributions
A great experience!
Dec 2019 • Solo
I went on a day trip to Bologna from Florence. I arrived early morning to the train station and walked the long quiet street to the main piazza. I met Benedetta our tour guide along with 7 other folks eager to get started. Every aspect of the tour was fun, informative and delicious. This tour is longer than the others available and I was glad I took it. We got to tour the market, drink specialty coffee, make a tortellini, eat fresh pasta with famous Bolognese ragu, have a true Italian lunch and finally the best gelato I’ve ever eaten. Don’t hesitate and chose this tour.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for this amazing review, I wouldn't describe our Bologna food tour with better words! Hope to have you again soon around the markets, a presto Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 20 February 2020
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Avrea M
3 contributions
Bologna food tour
Jan 2020 • Solo
Elena was our guide and she was fantastic!!! Very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the food and area. It was a great introduction to the food of the area, at places you might not of found on your own. All the places full of history delicious food!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jill
3 contributions
Taste Bologna
This tour was wonderful! Sara made it so fun and interesting. She talked about and showed our group some historical sites in Bologna, as well as all of the great establishments and excellent food! Very enjoyable!
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BBcanada123
British Columbia1,562 contributions
Very Good
The first stop was an expresso bar which I thought was very good. Best cappuccino I had my entire trip. You got to pick from about six or so different kinds of coffee. Everyone was served small pastries along with the coffee which were good as well.
We picked up some fresh pasta and had it cooked at a market where you could pay for wine or a beverage. Water is supplied with the pasta. The portion was small but it was tasty with more food to come.
We then shopped at various stalls and our guide picked up meats cheeses breads olives some veggies and a few other small bites. She took us to a local pub where we proceeded to have a picnic like dinner. She asked what we would like to drink. We each had about 2-3 small glasses of wine. The food and wine were average I thought.
Then off for gelato where you could have 3 scoops if you wanted. It was delicious.

I’ve read people mention the pricing but I’ve been on a lot of food tours ( I have a lot to compare too)and their price is well within the normal range. It is not too expensive although the pasta stop, an additional beverage of choice should be offered. Book directly on Taste Bologna and you will save the third party fees.

All around I thought it was a good tour. I went back to places we ate and learnt fun facts about Bologna! The host was lovely!
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks so much for your review and suggestions. We thought not offer wine with pasta because we serve it in the next stop that is very close, but it could be a good idea to have a good red with ragù. I hope to have you again with us, to show you our improvements and get the missing star :) A presto, Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

virginie6592
3 contributions
perfect tour 👌
Everything was perfect from the begging to the end of the tour! A group of maximum 8 persons is very nice to enjoy it 😀
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John Z
Chesapeake, VA18 contributions
Best value and experience
Oct 2019 • Couples
It was simply the best way to see the city where you get great good and a history of the city at same time
Written 26 October 2019
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If I could write a review of our tours, it'd sound like this. Thanks so much John for having us, a presto! Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

frenchi700
Derbyshire548 contributions
Private food tour for my Birthday
Sep 2019
I had no idea what I was doing for my Birthday. On the morning of my Birthday I was told we were doing a private food tour of Bologna. How amazing is that?
Our guide was Sara who was utterly fantastic. We met her in Piazza Maggiore and she gave us some history on Bologna and about the buildings too.
We went to see the amazing ladies at Le Sfogline first to get some pasta and then we moved on to the indoor market to have our pasta with some ragu. Yum.
We purchased some meats and some local bread before going to some of the oldest shops in Bologna. We picked up some rice cake and a tart as well as tasting the local chocolate in another shop.
We went to the oldest pub in Bologna to consume what we had picked up along with some Lambrusco. Sara also had some incredible balsamic vinegar and cheese with her.
Sara put a candle in the tart and her and my partner sang happy birthday to me which was sweet.
After eating sooooooo much food we walked around before Sara said her goodbye.
We were totally stuffed and went back to our Airbnb for a sleep!
Thank you so much for making my 40th Birthday so special. I will never forget it.
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie M
Inverurie, UK5 contributions
Fantastico!
Oct 2019
What a fantastic tour. Andre was great. The tour was relaxed and extremely informative. We wandered around Bologna visiting different markets and small specialist shops buying as we went to allow us to have lunch together in a local bar. Great that it was a small group as were able to get involved and make choices re purchases.
Written 13 October 2019
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Thanks so much Debbie, it was my pleasure to meet you and show you the best of my city. See you soon again in Bologna! Andrea - Taste Bologna
Written 25 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Excellent and so much fun!
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A fabulous tour
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