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!
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