Best of Bologna Tour

Explore the delicious foods of Bologna and the Emilia Romagna region with us in this intensive three day food and wine tour. Some of the best, most important products herald from this region! Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale  (balsamic vinegar!), Proscuitto di Parma, Pastas like Tortellini,

Lasagna and Tagliatelle, the famous meat ragu Bolognese, Mortadella all originate in the region. If you’re a food lover, this is the trip for you!

Bologna is a beautiful city with miles of porticos (covered sidewalks), interesting churches, historical buildings and it’s own ancient leaning towers. Bologna is often overlooked by the tourist crowds, and it is such a treasure! During our tour in this region, we’ll include a hands-on cooking class, walking tour of the famous medieval food market, winery tour and food tour. Our culinary adventure we will explore the surrounding countryside of Bologna too and we’ll learn how three of the many important products are produced in this region.  First, we visit a Parmigiano Reggiano D.O.P. cheese farm early one morning to learn and see how this king of cheeses is made and marvel at the aging cellars. After a breakfast champions of Parmigiano, we venture to an estate making the real ‘black gold’ – D.O.P. Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena. We’ll understand the complexity of production of this artisan treasure  with its varying sizes of wood barrels and years of aging. We’ll then visit a three generation family run prosciutto

One of the markets in Bologna

factory that produces one of the world’s most delicious pork products.  At their factory in Modena, you will learn all about the strict regulations, the lengthy curing process, and the tremendous care that goes into ensuring that all D.O.P. prosciutto, including Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. and Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P., meets exactly the same high standards.  After the tour and some freshly cut slices of Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. together with some refreshing Lambrusco wine, we’ll enjoy a delicious multi-course lunch at a beautiful winery during this day. We will have your days and evenings planned with our food focused tour but still allow time to see some of the historical places of Bologna and enjoy time to relax and shop.

As with all our tours, we include everything – meals with wine, accommodations, tours, tastings, classes and transportation to all of our events. Our tours are designed to educate in an entertaining way and have you enjoy a worry free vacation focused on the regional foods and wines of Italy.

Bologna is truly a gem of Italy!

We love cheese!

Here’s what’s included in our tour:

  • 3 nights lodging in Bologna at a 4 star hotel
  • Walking tour of the ancient market
  • Tours and tastings to small artisan food producers of local meats and cheeses
  • Hands on cooking lesson learning the art of hand rolling pasta and making regional delicacies
  • All Breakfasts at our hotel
  • Lunches and dinners with wine at local trattorias, restaurants and organic winery
  • Transportation to all scheduled events
  • Time to explore the beautiful porticos and gems of the city
  • Price $1200, double occupancy