It can’t get any better for foodies, here in Bologna. Welcome to the city of bengodi, the kingdom of food lovers all across the world! And officially ratified too, according to all gastronomy critics.

Are you ready to become official citizen of this realm of delicate, dangerously tasty food treasures and wonders!?

I can’t bring you my nonna to be lecturing you about local food, but I promise I will do something even better: I will be leading you all across a walking tour of Bologna city centre to be discovering the best gastronomy treasures of the city and the region overall.

And this is not a chance: this is the area of Europe officially ratified hosting the largest amount of most refined foodstuffs of all the continent, from real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to Prosciutto of Parma, from Modena traditional balsamic vinegar to tortellini and tagliatelle typical of Bologna. And this is quite something.

Selection is just endless. Follow your instincts and make your choice: be ready to be trying some of the most amazing and most sought-for food treasures of all Italy!

Half day foodie tour in Bologna is 3 hours long.

Meeting point

Meeting point is at the bottom of the God Neptune Fountain, at the very centre of Piazza del Nettuno, right in the middle of Bologna city centre. That is where our tour will be leaving from. Of course, it is also possible to be arranging our meeting right at the hall of the hotel you’re staying in, if located in Bologna city centre.

Tour details

On this foodie walking tour you will be discovering about the rich, lavish food diet we have in here, our finest, traditional food and recipes, as well as the history and making of process of many foodstuffs. And in the end, of course, it will be your palate being the very last judge!

Stops will be arranged at most ancient chocolaterie of all Italybeen running ever since 1796, its owners having been selected as official chocolate supplier of Italian Royal House in the past, as well as at iconic, ancient Medieval Market area and Herbs Market area.

We will be strolling across the tiny, narrow medieval alleys of the market, where the most incredible number of food and gourmet shops are located, raging from lavish, vegetables and fruit booths down to bakeries and delicatessen shops, coming with the most impressive collections of local sausages, prosciutto, cheese and handmade pasta. 

At Herbs Market area you will experience the real Bolognese market shopping experience: this is the place we love having our errands into, chit chatting and checking the best stuff the many booths have to offer. I will introduce to local producers, discovering local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, also hitting cheese booth and cold cuts booths. Also, you meet my lovely, ever so gracious Sfogline ladies, the pasta making ladies in town. They are just loveable, and they will share some pasta tips with you. You will feel like hugging them! That’s how adorable they are.

Chocolate, Parmigiano Reggiano and local cheeses selection, prosciutto, salami, mortadella and local cold cuts selection may be provided, and they come strongly recommended!

Costs covering  possible Parmesan, Prosciutto and balsamic tastings are not included into tour leading fare.