Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Emilia-Romagna tours, things to do and tickets

Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

Duration: 9 hours
Friendly family and fun tour without rush.
If you are looking for a quiet and formal experience, please do not book it!
This is a "family" tour, and Italian families are loud and love "la dolce vita" :-D

Generose tastings of all products
Breakfast with wine and coffee
Multicourse italian style lunch, wine included

Fun and English speaking guide with you all time

Key information:

- FACTORY/PRODUCTION SITES TOUR: no city visits or monuments featured in

– Departure: pick up at around 7am at your accommodation (exact pick up details will be provided 1 day before the date of the tour)

– Small group tour in English with licensed guide (up to 26pax)

– Hotel pick up and drop off provided in small, comfortable minivans (up to 8pax) - NO BUSES!!

– Available for vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose intolerants ONLY UPON REQUEST*
* Please notify us with your diet requirements upon reservation or via email AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE  or we won't be able to accomodate you 

Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

Duration: 5 hours
Live like a local, escape the tourists with Delicious Bologna!

A walking food tour in Bologna, 6 stops at some historical shops to taste the traditional Bolognese food such as tortellini, ragù, mortadella, parmigiano reggiano, aceto balsamico DOP, local wine and much more...

We lead you in some small family run shops, away from the tourist area. Quality and respect of the local food tradition are the most important things that we want to enhance with our tour.

It's not all, walking through the narrow streets of Bologna you will learn about the culture, traditions and legends which characterize this wonderful city.

What's better than discovering a city with a local!?


Bologna walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

Duration: 4 hours
The tour starts at exactly 11:00 AM. We will send you the meeting place details before the day of the tour. Our culinary tour lasts for 4 hours, and each one involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. Your guide will stay with you throughout the tour, and you can make requests about special dietary requirements such as any food allergies or foods you prefer to avoid eating.

Please note that we are not able to offer any gluten-free or vegan option yet.

Drinks & Bites in Bologna Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the night atmosphere of Bologna, and its best nightlife hot spots in the Center. Get familiar with the locals' favorite drinks and enjoy them together with perfectly paired bites that complement the ambiance of every place you'll visit. If you're looking for a perfect night out in Bologna this drinks and bites tour is the life of the party! Join your favorite local for a fun evening tour with not only drinks and bites but also the highlights of the area you'll visit. Discover the Center, a vibrant area in Bologna where the locals like to unwind and have fun at night. Your local host is a nightlife expert and is up to date with current hot spots and hip venues, so ask away and enjoy the city mingling with the locals. Visit some of the best spots in town and have a drink together with a typical local bite like lambrusco and mortadella. Wondering about what you’ll get? Your host will tell you everything about it. More than that, your host is also happy to share insights and recommendations on what to do after the tour, all exclusively for you! And if you want to keep the night going after your tour, your host is ready to point you in the right direction for an unforgettable time in Bologna that you won't forget! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from local cuisine to city lifestyle. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Bologna, your Bologna!

The 10 Tastings of Bologna

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the flavorful Italian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Bologna! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like tortellini fritti to unique dishes typical of the city such as formaggio bianco; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Bologna is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Piazza Maggiore, Quadrilatero, and Piazza del Nettuno and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Bologna. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Bologna food tour can be 100% personalized to match your diet and allergies.

From my Kitchen: Home cooking lessons at Grazia's house

Duration: 3 hours
If during your trip to Bologna you feel the desire to totally immerse yourself in the local culinary culture, you are in the right place, welcome to Grazia's kitchen! I offer a cooking class that includes the preparation of two types of fresh egg pasta, with two different typical toppings, including Bolognese sauce. It will be a well-balanced cooking lesson, you will see me at work in the kitchen refining the preparation of sauces and serving, and the pasta lesson where you will have your hands mixed with egg and flour. When everything is ready you will sit at the table, you will safely taste the dishes freshly prepared according to home recipes. Local wine, water and coffee, surprise desserts. Possibility of vegetarian menu on request and lots of news on the history of traditional Italian food. 2.5 km away from the Asinelli tower, about 40 minutes on foot. There is a puppy dog on the large terrace of the house.

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of the center of Bologna visiting the main cultural attractions of the city. Explore some of the picturesque squares and beautiful buildings of the city on this 2-hour tour.

Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour

Duration: 5 hours
You will appreciate the real Parmigiano cheese production in a very traditional factory. It will be possible to see the when cheese makers pull the cheese from the milk vats. You will then be taken to the seasoning/storage rooms to see the final stages of production.
At the end of the tour there will be a degustation of different aged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheeses.
For Parma ham Prosciutto factory visit we will proceed to the idyllic hills of Langhirano home of Prosciutto di Parma Ham. You will move into the “environmental temperature stage”, by visiting the seasoning rooms, here characterized by the typical scents of the ham. During this stage it will be explained the method of “spillatura”, the process in which only the finest ham pasts the test, those selected by the Inspector of the Consortium will then be branded with the infamous ‘Crown of Parma’.
At the end of the food tour there will be a degustation of Parma ham and a glass of Malvasia, a sparkling, white local wine.

Classic Bologna Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Accompanied by a local guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting food markets, family shops and osterie.

Taste local specialities like pasta with Bolognese ragù, mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Aceto Balsamico of Modena.

Deepen your knowledge of Bologna culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 10 people.

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Bologna

Duration: 3 hours
Bologna, is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of Bologna as you see the city’s main landmarks like Piazza Maggiore, Quadrilatero and Due Torri. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their Bologna to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of Bologna. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in Bologna. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Bologna, your Bologna!

City Kickstart Tour: Bologna

Duration: 2 hours
First time in Bologna? Wondering where to go and what to see in this fascinating city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Bologna with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. This tour is the city overview you were looking for that brings together sights of main highlights and attractions, plus must-have tips and tricks that will help you get acquainted with the city, its people, and culture. So, ready to start your time in Bologna in the best way possible? On this private tour, you’ll meet up with the local host of your choice. Each of the hosts on this tour will show you their Bologna in their way and based on their passions and expertise. The hosts know their city like the back of their hand and can’t wait to get you acquainted with Bologna! And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? Get personal recommendations from your local host and where to find the current hot spots in the city. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Bologna. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect Bologna trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

Discover Parma foods with Laura

Duration: 4 hours - 5 hours
With this tour, you will speak with the owners of small family run factories and you will know secrets behind the curtains of Parma foods, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic vinegar and Prosciutto.
The tour covers all the famous products from Parma with a delicious lunch.
You can contact me if you need transportation or not.

Bologna City Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
A classic walking tour through the streets of the city centre. With this guided tour you will discover the history of Bologna and its main cultural attractions. The ancient market area, the so-called Quadrilatero, the statue of Neptune and the Basilica of San Petronio are just some of the stops on this wonderful tour.

Acetaia Cavedoni Balsamic Vinegar Tour Oldest Balsamic Vinegar Company in Modena

Duration: 2 hours
Leave Modena 45 minutes in advance the starting time 3pm by car or taxi.
Taste and tour of one of the oldest traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena DOP and balsamic vinegar of Modena IGP producer. The tour starts with a tour of the vineyards around the company and you will see all the productions from the grapes to the final products. You will then taste balsamic vinegar from 3 to 100 years old. Welcome to the world of top quality balsamic vinegar.

The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Eat your way through Bologna's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied!

Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Tortellini fritti and Formaggio Bianco Bologna. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie.

Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Tasting and Biking Parma

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a easy bike tour to visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheesefactory and see all production chain, to know the secrets of this great cheese and the huge storage with thousands wheels of cheese!

We ride in the countryside, low traffic roads and bike's lane, to relax and "taste" our nature!

Before lunch we back in the city and we go to taste our cured meat and local wine in a special delicatessen or old "osteria".

There is also a possibility to rent an electric bike

For more tours and availability write me

Withlocals Your Way: Bologna 100% Personalized Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Whether you're looking for the best sweets in Bologna, an exclusive wine tasting, a tour of the best bolognese pasta of the city, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalized food tour is here to satisfy your Bolognese cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored Bologna discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Already familiar with Italian food or looking for something really out of the ordinary? Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host, they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below, and if what you're looking for is not there, don't worry! Let your local host know and they'll personalize the tour even more. Imagine this, street food, premium products, secret eateries now accessible to you! All you have to do is pick the local of your choice, share your dietary preferences and let them work their magic. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local foodie creates for you.

Withlocals Your Way! - Bologna 100% Personalized City Tour

Duration: 3 hours
What would you like to see while you’re in Bologna? The Piazza Maggiore or how about the Bolognina neighborhood? Well, we have great news: this highlights tour of Bologna is created for you and in your own way! Checkmark out of your traveling bucket list the must-see places in Bologna with the help of your favorite local host. On this 100% personalized tour, you’ll see the places you pick. From the classic landmarks that everyone talks about to neighborhood exploring and off the beaten path roads that lead to the must-sees without the crowds. The choice is yours! All you have to do is pick the local host of your choice, tell them about your wishes and they’ll create the perfect itinerary for you. Check out below a few ideas of things to do and visit, and let your local host know what you have in mind. From a quick city tour to an extensive full-day experience, or a specific part of town that can cover everything on your list. Anything is possible! *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local host creates for you. All the places you choose to go to will be shown from the outside. No entrance tickets included.

Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy

Duration: 4 hours
Ever dreamt of spending a half-day in the Food Valley of Italy with a top-notch guide and the most famous gourmet products of the world all around you? Well, now you can!

Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Day Trip

Duration: 7 hours
How much Italian heritage can you pack into one day? The answer is ‘a lot’ when you go on a private day trip to the fabulous city of Ravenna! Your friendly and knowledgeable local host will be by your side as you travel by train from Bologna, to show you all the iconic sights and help bring history alive with facts, stories, and insights. Ravenna is a city whose tale dates back to the early Christian and Byzantine empires when it held the title of the capital city for more than three hundred years (and across three different empires). Fast forward 1500 years, and much of that heritage is still intact, from Byzantine basilicas to a beautifully preserved royal mausoleum. In fact, there are no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna – if you’re interested in history at all, this is a must-do trip! On this day trip from Bologna, you’ll travel as the locals do! So, after an hour’s train ride, you’ll arrive in Ravenna ready to explore. Of all its many treasures, the city is best known for its mosaics, and you’ll be taken to see some exquisite examples, including those on the walls of Basilica Apollinaire Nuovo and submerged in the crypt of Basilica of St. Francesco. Any questions you may have about how these artworks come to life should be answered as you watch the artisans in action at a workshop demonstration. Beyond these mosaics are plenty more fabulous sights, including the marble basin of the Neonian Baptistry, the 570 golden stars inside the Mausoleo of Galla Placidia, and the eye-catching mix of architecture at the octagonal Basilica of San Vitale. You’ll have the chance for both some quiet contemplation at the tomb of Dante Alighieri and a livelier look at city life at the Piazza del Popolo, the square at the beating heart of the city. With so much history to explore, you might not want to take a break – but don’t forget that there’s always delicious Italian food to enjoy as well! Your friendly local host knows all the top spots around the city, so it’s up to you to pick your ideal lunch: will it be a simple piadina sandwich, a sit-down meal in a beautiful 16th-century restaurant or a wander around the covered market that’s been trading since 1922? All Withlocals experiences are private tours that can be tailored to your interests and preferences, so if there’s something you’d like to include, or you fancy changing the route a little, be sure to let your host know.