Explore one of Bologna's oldest food markets with an insider and visit the most traditional food shops. Learn about the history, culture, architecture, that make Bologna medieval market so unique. During this tour you will enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Bologna's reputation as being the foodie capital of Italy. Discover the secrets to having the ultimate food and cultural experience off the beaten path!
This 3.5-hour walking food tour offers 5 authentic tastings (a big meal) at a diversity of places such as the food market with its ancient family-run shops, a bakery, a chocolate factory, a pasta laboratory, and a gelato shop.
It is recommended to eat a light breakfast before enjoying this food experience. The small-group tour combines food and art while providing the chance to discover the Piazza Maggiore with the Neptune Fountain and St. Petronio Basilica, the Archiginnasio Palace - old University of Bologna, the Two Towers, and much more. This tour is led by entertaining local guides that will not only ensure you are well fed, but they will also educate you with stories, which will provide you with insight into Bologna's traditions and culture.
You will visit the oldest bakery in Bologna and taste their delicious "torta di riso" (rice cake). Continue on to the most ancient chocolate factory of the town where the first solid chocolate "sfoglia nera" was invented and then sample their specialties. Afterwards, head over to a deli-store where you will be served cured meats and cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano with balsamic vinegar, Mortadella, Salame di Felino, Caciotta, Prosciutto di Parma) with typical breads and local wine. Stop by a pasta laboratory to taste homemade egg pasta and then visit a gelato shop. That's a real progressive lunch, Buon Appetito.