Parmesan cheese, Ham and Tortellini.
The Capital of Food: Bologna!
If you were asking any Italian where best food in Italy is, answer will easily and promptly be Bologna! Truth is, there is undoubtedly something magical about this city, capital of Emilia-Romagna region, having been crowned Capital of Food by Forbes in 2013.
And it’s not just about world-renown Bolognese sauce, a lovely pork and beef meat sauce, but it is about the vivid pastry-yellow colour and aroma of broth-boiled tortellini, tagliatelle al ragù, lasagnas, dangerously tasty Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto, Salami, Mortadella, thick, aromatic drops of traditional balsamic vinegar from nearby city of Modena, local friggione, petroniana schnitzel, rice cake and pinza.
There is something special in here. We love food. We breath food. We love our traditional food, talking about it and swapping recipes. And if this is not enough, just remember what my nonna always says: food and tradition are mandatory all throughout Italy, but here they are way, way more: they are religion.
Now is your chance to be discovering and trying the real thing! From ancient delicatessen shops down to bakeries, gourmet shops and hand-making pasta ladies, Bologna, the Capital Of Food, offers its best just for you! From street food to lavish restaurants, let yourself be surrounded by tasty aromas of Italian food. Breath it, feel it, discover the history of real Italian recipes.
Find out what makes our food so special, and, most importantly, try everything the city can offer with a walking food tour! Just be Italian, discover our best food tours in Bologna!