I was born in Bologna and I know my town very well, all the little shops, the hidden gems and the special places that serve special food. This tour wants to let you discover the city from a personal point of view, trying to avoid the crowded touristic places. At the end of our walk you will have eaten a complete meal and you will know more about my city! I will lead you to my favourite spots to try the best traditional food. We will start the day with the best coffee in town, talking a little about this iconic drink, then after a short walk we can stop for the most traditional pasta course: tortellini in broth, the best you have ever tried because they were born in Bologna. Moving to a less touristic market through narrow and quiet streets we can admire women making handmade pasta in a way you have never seen! But this is not enough... you have to try some local specialty, a secret well preserved by bolognese people. We will end with a good gelato, because Bologna is also the City of Gelato! If you are interested in this matter, there is also the possibility to visit the Gelato Museum and to have a workshop there.
I am the founder of Bologna Gourmet since 2004 and all my life is about food! I'm a cooking teacher and a professional tour leader, specialized in traditional dishes and typical products. My great passion leads me to look always for real and traditional food wherever I am, and therefore I'm a big expert about our worldwide famous typical products: Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Traditional balsamic vinegar, mortadella and so on... I can talk for hours about these ingredients and, if you want, I can organize a private trip to the small producers of these treasures.
We will visit hidden shops out of touristic routes and we will taste the best traditional food. You will discover places that you would have never found by yourself!
We will walk around Bologna, so wear confortable shoes and bring some water with you