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Food & Wine tours in Bologna

Book now a Food & Wine tour in Bologna and find out why Emilia Romagna is so famous all over Italy for its food and its wine. Come and discover the Food Valley and its culinary excellences, taste the local wines and try the specialities of Bologna's cuisine, or learn to cook them between the breathtaking landscapes of Bologna's hills. Have you ever wondered why Bologna is named "The Fat?"

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Things to know about Bologna & Emilia

The city of Bologna, rich in delicious food traditions, renowned as an ancient university town, is also called with several ancient nickname in popular culture, such as the "fat", the “erudite" and the "red". 
Home to prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions, today Bologna one of the most advanced exhibition centers in Europe. In 2000 it was acknowledged as "European Capital of Culture" and since 2006 has been declared the "City of Music" by UNESCO.
 
Bologna is also known for its arcades, which are present in almost all the streets and alleys of the center and that owe their origin to the strong growth that took place in the late Middle Ages. Famous for its two towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of the city, Bologna boasts several attractions in terms of architecture. In Piazza Maggiore, the main square, is the Gothic and imposing Basilica of San Petronio and its historic centre, famous for the characteristic red bricks, is the largest in Italy.
 
Homeland, native and adoptive, of many great Italian writers and poets, Bologna is also an ancient university town, which is now home to many students who love the Bolognese cultural and social life. In 1988 in Bologna was held the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, considered the most important Mediterranean youth creativity event.
 
Not far from this city, you can visit other centers of great appeal, such as Maranello, Modena, Parma and San Marino, which offer lots of things to see and do.
The international fame of the Bolognese cuisine dates back to the Middle Ages, remarkably generous use of meat and pasta (hence the city’s nickname "the fat one"). Among the main traditional dishes you cannot miss are the tagliatelle (typical pasta), the cutlet, the tortellini and the famous ragù sauce.

Tours and activities to do in Bologna and Emilia Romagna

Private transfer from Bologna Railway Station to the centre Are you travelling to Bologna by Rail but you are wondering how you can get to City centre from the Railway station easily and in a secure manner? Do not worry about this: try the private service that will transfer you from Railway Station to the city centre.
11,12
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Private transfer from the centre of Bologna to the Railway Station Try this private transfer from the centre of Bologna to the railway station. Travel on board of cars equipped with all comforts. This service will be even more exclusive thanks to your private driver, who will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the main train station of Bologna.
11,12
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Private full-day tour from Bologna to Parma by car Your private full-day tour from Bologna to Parma gives you the most amazing opportunity to explore Parma and the beauty it has to offer. Be a part of history. Join this private full-day tour from Bologna to Parma.
105,00
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Private full-day tour by car from Parma to Bologna If you are in Parma and you have always thought of a way to explore the city of Bologna, this is for you. This full-day private tour from Parma to Bologna is the best choice you discover the city of Bologna in a new light.
105,00
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Half day private tour from Bologna to Maranello with Ferrari test drive This unique half day tour from Bologna to Maranello will give you the chance to eXPerience an authentic Ferrari test drive! Your private driver will pick you up in Bologna to take you to Maranello, where your adventure will start: you will drive a Ferrari for around 70 minutes!
441,50
per person
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Half-day guided tour of the centre of Parma, with tasting of typical products What better way to discover the treasures of Parma than with a private guided tour that will give you the opportunity to fully enjoy the two main feature of this beautiful city: the artistic treasures and the food delights.
108,75
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Private cooking class in a villa near Parma Immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside of Parma as you enjoy a cooking class with a local professional chef. Learn the secrets and special techniques of this local cuisine. At the end of the lesson, you have the opportunity to taste the typical dishes that you have just produced.
154,29
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Half-Day Tasting Tour of Parma A fun half day in Parma is what you need if you are a food lover! On this half-day tour you will discover some flavors of Parma, including Parmigiano Reggiano and Proscuitto di Parma, accomapnied by a professional guide and a tour bus service.
67,00
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Full Day Private Food Tour of Parma with Lunch included During this exclusive Parma Full Day Tour, you will be able to learn the secrets of the production and to taste the best selection of local food, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and balsamic Vinegar! Lunch is included, too! 
205,00
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Private Transfer from Bologna Airport to the City Centre This private transfer is specially designed so that you can stop worrying about your departure from Bologna Airport to the city centre. Travel comfortably to your destination in Bologna! 
13,32
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