Do you know that Bologna is called “the learned, the red, the fat“? And you know why? The capital of Emilia-Romagna is known as the learned because of its important University, one of the oldest in Italy; it is called the Red because of the colour of the roofs and buildings in the historic centre; finally, it is known as the fat because of its sublime gastronomic tradition.
There is no trip to Bologna without one or more tasty stops: the cuisine of this city is known all over the world! That’s why we suggest you to take part in a food tour in Bologna! Below we will tell you what we think are the 5 reasons why it is really worth it.
1. Discover one of the best Italian gastronomic traditions
If Italian food is famous all over the world, it is also due to the excellent Bolognese gastronomic tradition. It is here, in fact, that some of our country’s most famous dishes were born and became famous: from tagliatelle to lasagne and tortellini!
The culinary tradition of the capital of Emilia-Romagna dates back to the Middle Ages and with the birth of its University it changed and improved more and more. The city grew and with the arrival of new students and professors, the taverns also began to multiply.
Today those who pass by Bologna cannot but stop at a trattoria to taste a plate of tagliatelle or take a walk among the stalls of the city markets to lose yourself in its scents and colours!
Thanks to our food tour you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best typical dishes of Bologna: you will start with a platter of cold cuts (yes, there will also be the famous Mortadella!), continue with tortellini or tagliatelle, cutlet Bolognese style and finish with rice cake or brazadela, a very special typical dessert!
2. You will taste the tortellini
As we have mentioned, during our food tour in Bologna you will have the chance to taste tortellini, one of the most famous dishes of the city, so famous that it almost, almost became its symbol!
The original recipe was deposited in 1974 by the Dotta Confraternita del Tortellino and the Accademia Italiana della Cucina at the Bologna Chamber of Commerce. What does the recipe say about the stuffing? Simple: 100g of pork loin, 100g of raw ham, 100g of mortadella, 150g of Parmesan cheese, 1 egg and nutmeg.
In the menus of Bolognese restaurants you can find tortellini served in many ways, but the original recipe wants them cooked strictly in broth.
3. You will pass through the historical centre of the city and admire its most characteristic corners.
The food and wine tour that we propose takes place in the streets of the historic centre. In this way, thanks to the guidance of a local expert, you will not only get to know the best places in the city, but also admire the historical and architectural beauties of Bologna.
The capital of Emilia-Romagna preserves some of Italy’s symbolic places: its arcades are famous all over the world, as well as Piazza Maggiore, Piazza del Nettuno and the Basilica of San Petronio or the high Asinelli Tower.
If you have little time and only have one day to visit Bologna, then our tour is ideal to discover the city and its gastronomy!
4. You will experience Bologna just like a local
Each tour organized by Do Eat Better Experience is accompanied by a local guide. This makes each experience absolutely unique, unrepeatable and above all authentic!
Who better than a local person can accompany us to discover the most hidden and characteristic places and the most typical restaurants of a city?
Taking part in our food tour in Bologna will be a bit like visiting old friends who will accompany you to discover the real city, the one they live every day.
Our guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities and will make you taste most delicious and traditional dishes in Bologna. Are you ready?
5. You will meet new people
The last of the reasons why taking part in a food tour in Bologna is a great idea is that during this experience you will have the opportunity to make new friends.
What we propose is a real social experience, a way to meet new people from all over the world!
Our tours start with a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 people. In this way you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the other participants. At the table, in front of an excellent plate of tortellini, making friends will be easier!
The people who participate in our tours are interested and interesting travellers, lovers of good food and unique and authentic experiences. Participants all have the same interests and are there for the same reason: to live unforgettable moments, discover the habits of a place and immerse themselves in its customs and traditions. We are sure you will have a great time!
We hope we have convinced you.
If you would like to take part in our food tour in Bologna, sign up: it’s very easy! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through WhatsApp at +39 329 17.90.647. We are waiting for you to have fun together!