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Bologna Small–Group Food Tasting and Walking tour

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    Meet your guide at the tourist office in Piazza Maggiore, a grand square in the heart of Bologna Old Town. If your group consists of eight people or more, plug in your headphones — so that you can hear your guide's captivating commentary at all times — and make your way into the old medieval lanes that surround the square.
    Bologna has a well-deserved reputation as one of Italy’s great foodie cities. In fact, one of its nicknames is ‘La Grassa,’ meaning ‘the fat,’ which refers to the bounty of fresh produce grown in the region and the rich and satisfying local cuisine.
    Follow your guide through the tiny streets of the Quadrilatero, which are packed with food stalls and storefronts, selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to meat and fish. Join the locals as they jostle along the alleys, perusing the various mouthwatering offerings.
    Discover the origins behind popular local dishes from your guide and stop to shop at irresistible artisan stores, many of which have been in the same family for generations.
    As you explore, pause to savor three samples of local Bolognese fare. Munch on flavorful specialty foods such as Italian cured sausage, cheese and prosciutto, as well as a sweet treat, such as chocolate or gelato. Finish your food tour with an authentic Italian pick-me-up: an espresso.
    Afterward, follow your guide back to the original start point, where the tour concludes.
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    Reviewed 9 April 2019

    Extremely difficult to be positive; should this have been billed as a taste of Bologna where you would be enthralled by the cities position within Jazz history? I don't think any of our group thought so! The chocolate shop appeared to be a blatant sales...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    3  Thank Mike L
    Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

    The “food-tasting” included 4 pieces of chocolate, 2 types of cold meat, 1 type of parmigiana cheese and a glass of wine - not what I would state as a food-tasting experience. Our group consisted of 20 people, so we had to use headphones, which...More

    3  Thank Sabine1705
    Reviewed 11 March 2019

    I was very excited for this food tasting tour, but unfortunately this experience did not live up to my expectation. There were only two samples instead of the three as promised. The samples themselves were not spectacular - the meat selection was kind of bland...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank cynz524
    Reviewed 11 March 2019

    Tour included samples of chocolates from a chocolate shop and a plate of cold cuts, cheese, and wine from a restaurant. It could have been a bit more informative. Relay of facts weren't as interesting. The tour was bilingual, therefore we had to be patient...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Sissi733
    Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

    My son and I feel privileged to have met Elena. We were only 3 tourists with her, it felt very private. She was kind and very interesting, giving information about food as expected but also about the town, making history links. I highly recommend starting...More

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