During my honeymoon in Italy in 2018, I had the pleasure to meet Mattia Tozzoli from Delicious Bologna. Mattia is a passionate food lover and owner of Delicious Bologna. With him, my husband and I walked around the city to eat and sample delicious local cuisine and wine. If you’re looking for a food tour or a cooking class in Bologna, consider booking with Delicious Bologna which not only provides a food tour but also offers an insight into the history of the red hued city!
Delicious Bologna: More than just a Food Tour
Delicious Bologna is a company that originates from Mattia’s love and passion for his region, Emilia Romagna.
Unfortunately, this is one of the Italian regions that often gets sidelined due to the neighboring region of Tuscany. But slowly and surely Emilia Romagna is finding its base with people who want to see more than the usual Italian towns. Mattia’s company offers travelers a taste of the region in the most authentic way possible.
His food tours in Bologna are the perfect way into the food and history of Emilia Romagna. What I specifically enjoyed was an almost 4 hour walk and talk in the city talking about regional food and Italy.
Having a fun and warm tour guide like Mattia is a cherry on the cake! There is not a dull moment as he shares stories and legends of the city of Bologna. He carefully understands your likes and curates an experience around it. And don’t worry if you’re an English speaker because his English is excellent.
What can you expect from this tour??
Visiting 6 of the best local spots of the city
Eating to your heart’s content
Stopping for photo opportunities anywhere you like
Understanding the city’s history
Plotting your next visit!! 😉
We had the chance to really see the city of Bologna thanks to this excellent food tour by Mattia. My husband and I loved all the food tastings and especially spending time in Piazza Santo Stefano. It is one of THE prettiest piazzas of Bologna!
But if I had to choose…..
My favorite spot would be visiting a Pasta “factory” where ladies were making tortellini by the minute! (X’Mas orders!) It was a treat to watch and respect their traditions. Furthermore, it was FUN!!
If you plan on visiting Bologna and are looking for a complete foodie immersion, I highly recommend booking with Delicious Bologna. Make this tour your start in Bologna and I promise you won’t regret!!
PS-It won’t be fair if I list every place I visited so I hope this post gives you a sense of what this tour is really about!
- Castellammare di Stabia- between Naples and Sorrento
- Sfogliatelle calde Attanasio- a Neapolitan institution
- Ischia and The Story of a New Name
- Day trip to Procida from Naples
- 7 Reasons why you should give Naples a chance
- Naples is Magic
Kamini KapoorMarch 23, 2019 at 6:14 am
The first place I ever visited in Italy was Bologna. I would love to go back. This time I am going to look up Delicious Bologna before I go. Thanks for the suggestion.
ItalophiliaMarch 26, 2019 at 9:08 am
Happy to help Kamini 🙂 Have a lovely day xx
Image Earth TravelMarch 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Sounds like a wonderful tour! Great post and photos.
My friend lives in Bologna and always inviting me up so will visit when it’s a little warmer. I have no excuse living here not to visit!
ItalophiliaMarch 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm
Many thanks for reading 🙂 Its thanks to friends like you that I want to keep blogging forever. Haha! Yes!
Paula Barbarito-LevittFebruary 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm
A food heaven for sure and you have captured the best of Bologna….
ItalophiliaFebruary 20, 2019 at 9:27 am
So kind Paola! Grazie
KareninCalabriaFebruary 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm
I haven’t ever visited Bologna, but tortellini in brodo would be my first order – very curious to taste it there. Pasta factory looks like fun.
ItalophiliaFebruary 16, 2019 at 7:29 pm
It was such a great experience to visit the ladies at the tortellini factory. You will love it! When are you back in Italy again??
Francis PettittFebruary 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm
Bologna is truly special – we visited it last year and it has to be one of Italy’s best kept secrets
Greg SpeckFebruary 11, 2019 at 11:11 pm
Bologna is a great city to visit. I remember our meal at Ristorante Diana in 2008, my first intor to Bolognese cuisine. Fantastico. The shops and markets are wonderful. Great post. Grazie.
ItalophiliaFebruary 13, 2019 at 10:16 am
Wow Greg, what an experience to visit a small trattoria there. They are! Grazie a te
CigaraftertenFebruary 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm
I have lived 2 years in Bologna. It’s a great town.
ItalophiliaFebruary 13, 2019 at 10:15 am
How wonderful! Which part of the town?? You are so lucky especially with all that prosciutto
Lorelle CatalanoFebruary 11, 2019 at 9:58 am
What a great idea for this culinary region. That tortellini looks amazing. Xx
ItalophiliaFebruary 13, 2019 at 10:13 am
Truly; I hope you can visit soon . Thank you for commenting
ShereeFebruary 10, 2019 at 11:57 pm
I was blown away by Bologna, particularly its food and architecture. More people should pay it a visit.
ItalophiliaFebruary 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm
I absolutely agree! Its catching up though.