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Bologna: Torre degli Asinelli Entrance Ticket & Food Tasting

1. Bologna: Torre degli Asinelli Entrance Ticket & Food Tasting

Take in the incredible views from the tallest leaning medieval tower in the world, built between 1109 and 1119. The panoramic view from the Torre degli Asinelli will take your breath away.  After the tower visit, enjoy a food tasting of Bologna's typical products in the city center.

Bologna: Taste Local Specialties on a Guided Walking Tour

2. Bologna: Taste Local Specialties on a Guided Walking Tour

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 and enjoy 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.

Bologna: Private Foodie Tour with Tastings

3. Bologna: Private Foodie Tour with Tastings

Eat your way through Bologna as you discover its culinary scene on a private guided tour designed for foodies. Go on a delicious journey as you sample 5 of the most beloved local specialties. Wader down the narrow streets of Bologna's historical city center accompanied by your guide. Savor the tastes and smells of the city as you visit artisanal producers and taste their handmade products. Try mortadella and salami rosa, Parmigiano Reggiano, tortellini and more. Visit traditional food markets and marvel at the range of products that have made Bologna the food capital of Italy. And while you're there, learn to shop like a local using just a few words and phrases. 

From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

4. From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

Depart from Milan Central Station. Wake yourself up with an Italian coffee (espresso) offered by your professional guide and get ready for your enogastronomic route through Bologna, the Capital of Italian food. You will reach Bologna by train in one hour (approximately). Once in Bologna, your guide will show you the heart of the city with its Porticos, Medieval Towers, the Emilian capital commences in Piazza Maggiore, a rather large square that was originally a market.  After a quick stroll, stop for a food and wine tasting. Try the famous Gnocco Fritto (salty fried bread) served with Italian salumi and cheese. Your guide will give you a curious explanation of these traditional dishes. Taste the flavor of the authentic regional wine and spend unforgivable moments in a typical trattoria. Spend an afternoon dedicated to visit the beauties of the city with some free time for shopping. Before taking the train to Milan, get some energy through the taste of a small piece of chocolate in one of the most famous chocolate factories. Depart from Bologna in the late afternoon and arrive in Milan the next evening.

Bologna: Historic Highlights and Food Tasting Tour

5. Bologna: Historic Highlights and Food Tasting Tour

Let yourself be guided by the scents and flavors of the most iconic and tasty food along the arcaded streets of Bologna. Discover the great art and the best-kept secrets that make the city so unique. Admire the architecture and make visits to the Santa Maria dei Servi and the Church of San Martino. Meet your guide and begin the tour at the Two Towers, the amazing medieval buildings that still dominate the city skyline to this day. Then, find yourself at the Santa Maria dei Servi, and learn of its UNESCO Heritage Portico and incredible painting by Cimabue, Guitto's master. After marveling at the beauty of the city, tease your tastebuds with a savory surprise, a delicious coffee, and a typical local sweet treat while strolling around one of the lesser-known markets of the town. Afterward, enter the church of San Martino to explore the rich figurative heritage that has elevated Bologna to one of the Italian capitals of art. Once working up an appetite, delight in lunch from a local deli shop, where you can taste the real Bolognese sauce while sipping a glass of local wine. Continue on this culinary journey in one of the most authentic markets in town, tasting mouth-watering cured meat, bread, and cheese. Then, wrap up the tour with a sweet treat and a glass of dessert wine in the oldest osteria of Bologna, a final step to becoming a true local.

Bologna: Walking Tour with Food Tastings

6. Bologna: Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Walk around the city and discover the best sights and places to taste, try and feel the real spirit of Bologna: its culinary heritage. With this very small group experience which will be tailored according to your taste you will have the chance to try and taste the world famous hand made pasta directly from pasta makers, try some of the best cured meat in town before ending up with an ice cream or another dessert. Parmigiano, tortellini and other artisanal cooked foods will be your menu during this experience while you delve into Bologna's halleys and street to feel its vibrant spirit. Enjoy! will be the only word your will hear during this tour.

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What people are saying about Bologna

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Interesting tour full of history and local food. Our guide took us to her favourite spots where locals prepared special treats and we sampled some of the famous local products. Our guide willingly bought extras she talked about for us to try as well. I would highly recommend Sara as a guide and host. Well done!

very high tower and many steps it seems to never arrive, but in the end a spiritual satisfaction to feel so high and look at the beauty of bologna from above

There are a lot of steps but the view is worth it. With the food they offer you have at least a snack but for the total cost you cannot ask for more.

Very good expirience, but not for people with no phisical condition. Be sure that your legs and lungs are ready to climb

The view of the city from above is amazing!!! A bit tiring but absolutely doable.