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Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
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Overview

Bologna is home to one of the best cuisines in Italy—where favorites like tortellini and were created—but it can be a challenge for travelers to find down-to-earth meals in the restaurant circuit.  With this tour, a guide takes you to at least half a dozen restaurants and cafes serving dishes away from the tourists. It’s an immersion in local gastronomy with pasta, salumi, pizza, wine, and gelato.
  • A guide takes you to family-run restaurants and cafes away from tourists
  • Value: make up to six stops for food, dessert, and wine
  • Let someone else plan breakfast and lunch for a day
  • This small-group tour is designed to offer a more personal experience
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Piazza di Porta Ravegnana , P.za di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna BO, Italy

The meeting point is at 9.50am at Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, in front of Feltrinelli Book Store, below the Two Towers. If you come by car, you can park at Piazza 8 Agosto, 15 mins by walk to the meeting point.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The nearest parking at the meeting point is Piazza 8 Agosto, consider there is some traffic in the morning in Bologna, please, text me if you are late!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Delicious Bologna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure you do it Day 1 of your trip to best make use of Mattio’s restaurant recommendations." See review

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Great tour. Highly...
Jonathan_K
, Oct 2021
Great tour. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Bologna. A lot of interesting history and great food sampling
star-5
Well worth tour
Rodrigo_B
, Oct 2021
Matias was excellent and took us to a few different places where we tasted the traditional food as we also walked around the city discovering interesting facts about some of the historic spots. Really liked the fact that the group was small, there were 6 of us only (and he said his maximum are 8) so it's pretty much a private experience!
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Storytelling with food !!
Brisa_V
, Oct 2021
Mattia is a wonderful tour guide! If you want a tour where you really get one on one time, and your guide really gets to know you … this is it!! Mattia made it feel like we were just hanging out with a friend that was showing us the city. He is an amazing storyteller and we learned so much about the city and tasted DELICIOUS food!! Book this tour!! It will forever be one of my favorites. Thank you Mattia!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Highly recommend
Finn_V
, Oct 2021
Very nice walking in the streets of Bologna and a lot of good recommendations that we benefited from during our stay
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Outstanding
Lee_C
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Matteo, was wonderful! An excellent variety of food and wine from Bologna. The pasta was amazing!
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PREGO!!!
Carolyn_P
, Sep 2021
MATTIA TOZZOLI our Bologna Tour Experienced Guide made it Wonderful 🥰 We get to try authentic Treats/Dishes. Family Ambience with the 4 Couples from Guatemala, Austria & California… So Glad we chose this tour 🥳
star-5
Worth it!
Linda_N
, Sep 2021
What a great experience! Food was excellent and Mattia was an amazing tour guide. Learned so much more about the city than what we were expecting!
star-5
Fantastic Food Tour/Experience
Mark_S
, Sep 2021
My wife and I have been on a lot of food tours around the globe. This was the best yet. Mattia is fantastic. He has a passion for the city of Bologna, and served the perfect amount of food throughout the tour. We learned about not only the food we were eating, but the whole city of Bologna. Highly Recommended.
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Amazing food tour
ViktoriaElsa
, Aug 2021
Great tour and amazing to have a local tour guide who could share stories and the history about Bologna and the food from the emilia-romagna region. Tasted some amazing foods and wine and got good recommendations for more places to take a look at in the city
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What Bologna is all about
Morten_S
, Aug 2021
Good food and storytelling about Bologna. A fine Way to combine food and walking around the city. Lots of good info and the guide was excelent.

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