Bologna city gourmet food tour

Enjoy the Heart of Bolognese Culture with this Food-themed Bologna Tour

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 3 hours
Availability: Monday to Saturday, except national holidays


See historic food boutiques and vibrant markets on this food-themed tour

Bologna is famous for its love affair with food and it has acquired the nickname of La Grassa, or "the Fat One", thanks to the locals' obsession with gastronomy. On this walking tour of the city, which can be added to any of our Bologna package holidays, you will see all the main sights, with stops at ancient food shops to taste the local produce and chat with the store owners about Bologna's fascination with food. You will also visit a medieval market to try mortadella, ciccioli, salsiccia passita and chocolate. Yum!


Tour itinerary

A typical tour will take you to the following city attractions:

  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Palazzo Accursio and Palazzo del Podesta
  • The Sala Borsa
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Palazzo Re Enzo
  • Basilica of San Petronio
  • The Archiginnasio and the Anatomy Theatre
  • The medieval market and the loggia dei mercanti
  • Complex of Santo Stefano
  • The Two Towers

We also offer tours of the ancient taverns and can arrange tours on which you can enjoy a pasta-making demonstration. This food tour of Bologna can be added to any of our Bologna packages - to add it to your holiday, please speak to your personal travel adviser.

If you would like us to arrange any customised holiday for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.