Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
Food & Drink 3 hours

Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’

Spend three indulgent hours discovering why Bologna "La Grassa" is known as Italy's food capital

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3 hours

From $69.49  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

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  • From $69.49 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

Duck into a small salumeria - specialist food stores which sell cured meats, cheeses and regional ingredients - your host knows exactly which ones make the best mortadella, a smooth textured pork sausage, salami and pecorino cheese. Osteria del Sole doesn’t serve food, but spread your mouthwatering, salumeria feast on one of their communal wooden tables and grab a zesty spritz from the bar. Visit a generations-old, specialty pasta store and sample a few varieties - it’s important to know your tortellini from your tortelloni! At the Mercato delle Erbe, visit one of the small market restaurants for a true taste of Bolognese tradition made with ‘zero-kilometer ingredients’, from silky tagliatelle alla ragù to freshly-baked focaccia.

  • Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’
  • Tortellini, tortelloni & trattorias in ‘La Grassa’

Where you’ll go

Weave your way under porticoes and through the earthy-red streets of Centro Storico, the historic center and heart of Bologna. Peruse the Quadrilatero, a pocket of lanes between Piazza Maggiore and the Due Torri that’s been home to a gastronomic market since the Middle Ages, and stop by Osteria del Sole, the locals’ favorite, no-frills eatery that’s hidden nearby. Amble further west and sneak into a foodie’s paradise, the Mercato delle Erbe - far enough away from the main tourist trail to be free of selfie-stick wielding tourists but still within the historic walls of the center. Bliss out at gelateria Galleria 49 - still known locally by its old name, “Stefino” - a humble-looking kiosk that serves some of the creamiest gelato in town. 

    • Explore the Centro Storico, the historic center, and visit its best local markets, eateries and food shops
    • Visit Mercato delle Erbe to sample regional and seasonal produce and freshly made pasta
    • Stop for a drink and a dish in one of the market restaurants or wine bars
    • Taste specialty regional produce in a salumeria - like cheeses and cured meats - in the Quadrilatero
    • Visit a local osteria which the locals love, but most tourists would never find
    • Indulge in creamy gelato at a generations-old gelateria
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • 7-8 tastings of various Bolognese specialties
    • A coffee, craft beer, glass of regional wine or a soft drink
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks (additional to the ones included in the experience)
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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