Tours in Bologna

Bologna may not be as well known as other Italian cities, but if it’s fantastic food you’re after, you’re in the right place. There’s no shortage of reasons why Bologna’s gastronomy has earned worldwide fanfare: exquisite charcuterie and cheeses such as mortadella and Parmigiano (the king of all cheeses); tagliatelle, tortellini, lasagna, and countless other varieties of handmade pasta fresca; and of course, the iconic local meat sauce: ragù! A rich and delicious tale of tradition and culture that spans centuries, Bologna’s culinary heritage invites you to immerse yourself in its story.

Food Tours in Bologna

Our pledge to sustainable tourism

We’re proud to support small, often family-run businesses on our food tours throughout Europe and North America. By visiting and befriending the owners and staff of local eateries, you’ll see a different side to some of the world’s most iconic (and delicious!) destinations. And our tour partners are just as eager to share their stories and expertise with curious guests – we can’t wait to introduce you to them.

What We Have to Say About Bologna

  • Our 9 Top Picks for Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Italy

    If you’re keeping score, there are 381 restaurants in Italy that have earned one, two, or three stars from the esteemed tire company, Michelin. That makes Italy the country with the third most Michelin stars on the planet (after France and Japan). Which is really saying something, considering Italian cuisine is also known as “cucina […]

  • What is Mortadella? A Tale of Counterfeits, Pop Culture & One Delicious Snack

    There are some Italian meats that need almost no introduction (lookin’ at you, prosciutto), but there’s so much more variety available for an antipasto plate in Italy and elsewhere—and not even prosciutto has a backstory that includes both Sofia Loren and a catchy 1970s US television jingle. That colorful tale belongs only to mortadella, the […]

  • Best Pasta in Bologna: 9 Spots for Lasagna, Ragù, Tortellini & More

    Bologna’s nicknames are no secret: La Rossa (the Red), La Dotta (the Learned), and La Grassa (the Fat). It’s also no secret that this city of nearly 400,000 people is one of the best cities in Italy for eating. It is any wonder that so many staples of the Italian kitchen either come from Bologna […]