Bologna Culinary Adventure for Foodies


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Activity Level



Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Families with kids who love trying new foods are very welcome!

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Italian (advanced), French (basic), English (fluent)

Explore Bologna's cafes and food markets with a local foodie!

Walk the city of Bologna discovering the hidden treasures and taste of a unique corner of Italian food tradition. An experience you will not forget. Bologna and Emilia Romagna is home to delicious food like:
ragu (meat sauce)
mortadella and proscuitto (cold cuts)
parmigiano reggiano (a hard cheese)
balsamic vinegar
This tour is perfect for foodies eager to learn the secrets of Bologna cuisine from a food expert!
(I am not a licensed tour guide)


This is a CUSTOMIZED food tour of Bologna, a city with some of the richest culinary traditions in Italy. ALL TOURS MUST BE BOOKED minimum 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE. We can meet in the morning and then make our way through medieval streets to have coffee in the best place in the city. Then maybe a tour of the open food markets discussing different ingredients and recipes. All this while leading to lunch in an osteria, trattoria or ristorante picked specially for you.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you in Bologna at Neptune fountain in Piazza Maggiore.
I will hold a sign with the writing Tours by Locals and
I am flexible and want to accommodate your schedule, so I can accommodate different times and different locations within the city of Bologna to meet. ALL time and location changes must be previously determined.
The duration of the tour is 4 hours
Please click message christine b. to contact me and if you want to customize anything.

End location: Piazza Maggiore

Duration: 4 hours


By FOOT. this is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: -morning coffee
-lunch in osteria, trattoria or ristorante that I have personally chosen for you.
Which includes a starter dish and a second pasta dish with a bottle of wine.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro - An average cost of various things in Bologna:
taxi around city center 15 euro
bus 1.50 euro
shopping clothes, shoes, purses starting from 50 euros for basic items
coffee from 1.20 euro to 2.50 euro
sit down meals 40 euros and up
street food (pizza or french fries or piadina) 5 euro and up

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs and transport. (this is a walking tour but if you decide you want to also take a bus the tickets are your resposibility)


I am not a licensed guide. I do not guide tourist when in churches or museums or cultural heritage sites. I can arrange taxis or private cars/vans. I have lots to share from my 14 years living in Italy as an artist, teacher and foodie expat!

A Recent Review of this tour

Christina is lovely and gave us a thoughtful and well considered tour of this fabulous city. She is very knowledgable and kept asking whether there was anything else we wanted to see. We culminated with a delicious lunch. Money well spent. Thanks Christina
Paul Rumbold

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