Tastes & Traditions of Bologna: Food & Market Tour

27 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Visit parts of Bologna that others miss and eat like a local for a day in the company of a friendly expert foodie.
  • Taste 9 different food tastings with 2 wine pairings (enough food for a full lunch).
  • Feel the energy of a buzzing local food market and learn how to navigate the stalls like a pro.
  • Sample artisan fare perfected by family-run businesses over generations.
  • See historic buildings, celebrated restaurants, and iconic venues as you taste your way through the city.
  • Sites Visited
  • Mercato delle Erbe
  • Fontana del Nettuno at Piazza Maggiore
  • Mercato di Mezzo
  • Il Quadrilatero
  • Local osterie
  • Local bakery
  • Torre degli Asinelli and Torre della Garisenda
  • Tour Includes
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 8 stops with 9+ food tastings
  • 1 coffee
  • 2 glasses of wine

Discover a city in love with food, fresh produce, and brilliant wines.

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Total Customer Reviews: 27

Verified Ratings
4.4 /5
based on 27 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
We really enjoyed the tour with an excellent guide! The only suggestion would be it was too much food in a short period of time. Would love more of a taste than (for example) a small sandwich.
Verified · Meredith · Oct 13, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
This is a very relaxed and informative tour of Bologna. Plenty of tasty food along the way. Highly recommend this tour
Verified · Stephen · Oct 10, 2023 · Australia · Male · 65 to 74 years
Bernadette was an exceptional guide. She was able to convey many interesting facts about Bologna's food history, as well as other non-food related history. The quality and amount of food on this tour was incredible. Highly recommended!
Verified · Gayrene · Oct 06, 2023 · Australia · Female · 65 to 74 years
We had a fabulous food tour in Bologna, trying a variety of different foods (no one went hungry!) I was very well catered for as a vegetarian also. Our experience was made even better by our tour guide Bernadetta who gave in depth and interesting explanations of the food we were consuming. She also managed a situation on our tour when another guest unexpectedly became quite unwell with empathy, calmness and kindness. We would definitely recommend this tour (and Bernadetta) to anyone interested in digging a bit deeper into the food culture and history of Bologna.
Verified · Lara · Oct 05, 2023 · Australia · Female · 35 to 44 years
As someone who has lived in Europe and has experience with multiple styles of food i felt the guide was somewhat condescending and did not enjoy her speaking to us as if we had no clue at all about italian food. Perhaps she should make the small effort to inquire about her guest prior knowledge,
Verified · Rachel · Sep 23, 2023 · Canada · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meet your guide in piazza del Nettuno 1/ab in front of ExtraBo info point. Your guide will be holding a red devour bag and a red Devour sign. 
Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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