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Bologna: Taste Local Specialties on a Guided Walking Tour

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Bologna: Taste Local Specialties on a Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR
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From US$ 58.11 per person

Discover flavors of Bologna with on this walking tour. Explore the food stalls in the Quadrilatero Market. Try three local dishes and a glass of wine. Take in the sights in the historic center.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the rich taste of authentic Mortadella Bologna
  • Experience the delicious smells and bright colors of the Quadrilatero Market
  • Delight your palate with a glass of local wine
  • Learn about the Bolognese art, food, and culture with a local guide
  • Follow your guide to find out where local delicacies are served
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Experience the vibrant historic center of Bologna on this walking tour. Admire sights like the Basilica of San Petronio and the Loggia of Merchants. Stop to try specialties at three establishments. Have a glass of delectable local wine.

Start your tour in Piazza del Nettuno, where your guide will share insights into Bolognese culture with you. See an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture at the Basilica of San Petronio. Admire the two towers that are the symbol of Bologna.

View the Loggia of Merchants, where commercial and trading activities have been overseen in Bologna for hundreds of years. Walk to the vibrant Quadrilatero Market. Wander through the sights and smells in this market that has been around since the middle ages.

Visit Bottega Ranocchi to try authentic Mortadella Bologna. Enter one of the oldest taverns in Europe at Osteria del Sole. Head to Gilberto, a shop which has been open for over a century. Savor crescentina (stuffed flatbread) and Bolognese tigella (flatbread sandwich) with a glass of local wine.

  • A sample of 4 local specialties
  • A glass of local wine
  • A visit to the Quadrilatero market
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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This was an amazing tour. Virna was an amazing tour guide and was so knowledgeable about the city, not just food. We were in Bologna for a really short time and knew it was a foodie hotspot but we didn’t even know where to start! On this tour we got to taste things we never would have even known about and Virna gave us lots of tips for other places to try. It’s well worth the money.

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May 6, 2022

We are a couple in their 30s. The girl who guided us was very nice and knowledgeable and the tour was fun and informative. As for the tastings, we ate a couple of snacks during the morning and a rich platter of cold cuts and cheeses at the end of the tour (all inclusive) so we were fully satisfied. I highly recommend

April 7, 2022

had a lovely morning seeing all the sites in historic Rea. I tried food, I would would not have otherwise known to pick. also got many recommendations for the rest of my stay!

April 10, 2022

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