A visit to Bologna is a must for Italian food lovers, and this bespoke food tour is a perfect opportunity for enthusiastic eaters, home cooks, cultural food geeks, chefs, farm-to-table enthusiasts, food in-takers and seekers of genuine culture who wish to have a comprehensive, flavorful food-driven experience.
We will take you on an incredible journey through Bologna’s “Fat” City legacy. We’ll taste traditional freshly baked in-house goods at a buzzing institutional caffe’ then travel through colorful streets, porticos, historical markets, cultural sites, family-run delis while sampling rich flavors, fresh pastas and gelato for a delicious overview of this city’s culinary treasure chest. We’ll delight in a handful of Emilia-Romagna’s 40+ consortium protected DOP traditional products like mortadella, real deal Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto di parma and more. You’ll learn about and taste Bologna’s world-loved pastas like tagliatelle and tortellini during a behind-the-scenes of a pasta making lesson at a local pasta laboratory. During this exclusive hands-on visit, local sfogline (pasta masters) will show us how tortellini are made (and properly folded), as well as other hand-cut pastas like tagliatelle!
After this authentic backdoor journey through this very food-centric city, you will feel more confident to return to these shops and know what defines the local culinary landscape of Bologna.
- Guided walking tour of markets with tastings
- Private cooking lesson
- Overnight stay at Hotel Porta San Mamolo
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Airport transfers/transportation
- Additional entry fees/tickets
For two participants*
1 night/2 days: $1295; 2 nights/3 days: $1595
1 night/2 days: $895; 2 nights/3 days: $1095
* Minimum of two participants required for tour to be held
Hotel Porta San Mamolo is an exquisite and romantic Hotel in Bologna, quiet and comfortable, located in the heart of the city, just a few steps from the beautiful Piazza Maggiore and the famous Two Towers. Its refined interiors and lush gardens of oleanders and pomegranates provide a lovely relaxing atmosphere that begins in the beautiful old courtyard of the “Veranda” where breakfast is served daily.