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Host: Paolo

Bologna, Italy

USD
$88-$94 per person

Guided walking tour of Bologna

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Paolo

Paolo is a certified tour guide, who is passionate about showing his love for Bologna's history and culture, through his guided city tours. Apart from being a certified tour guide, he is a great pasta maker and an excellent connoisseur of the best places to eat at! He believes that Italian pasta is the epitome of taste and wants others to experience one of his favorite dishes - lasagna, tortellini in brodo (stuffed pasta in a broth), and tagliatelle al ragù (tagliatelle pasta and a rich ragù made with beef). Paolo has for many years been passionately eating authentic Italian food and learning about the history of his city, and now he wishes to share this passion with travelers!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (2-20 guests) Join Paolo for a 3-hour guided walking tour of Bologna. In this tour, you will explore the historic center of Bologna, and get a tasting of some delicious Bolognese food and wine. Bologna stands as the crown jewel for art, cuisine and incredible history. Walk around the city center while Paolo explains how the city came to be the way it is today - from Pre-Roman civilizations to Medieval battles to Modern-day. After the walking tour, Paolo will take you to a local Bolognese trattoria, where you can fulfill your food cravings with either a curated meat and cheese platter tasting (parmigiano reggiano, pecorino cheese and curated meats such as mortadella, culatello and prosciutto) or a comforting pasta dish (lasagna or tagliatelle al ragù or tortellini in brodo). Enjoy your meal with a glass of local red wine - you can choose between Lambrusco (fizzy) or Sangiovese (smooth). End your tour with a cup of Italian coffee!

This tour will be nothing short of exciting, as you immerse yourself in the food, art, and culture, of the magical city of Bologna.

Notes: Paolo can accommodate vegan and vegetarian diets on request.

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Curated meat and cheese platter tasting or a pasta dish
  • A glass of local red wine
  • Italian coffee

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Bologna Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Paolo

$88-$94 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
Not offered $94 $88
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
Not offered $94 $88
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
12:00pm-3:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Paolo

Paolo is a certified tour guide, who is passionate about showing his love for Bologna's history and culture, through his guided city tours. Apart from being a certified tour guide, he is a great pasta maker and an excellent connoisseur of the best places to eat at! He believes that Italian pasta is the epitome of taste and wants others to experience one of his favorite dishes - lasagna, tortellini in brodo (stuffed pasta in a broth), and tagliatelle al ragù (tagliatelle pasta and a rich ragù made with beef). Paolo has for many years been passionately eating authentic Italian food and learning about the history of his city, and now he wishes to share this passion with travelers!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (2-20 guests) Join Paolo for a 3-hour guided walking tour of Bologna. In this tour, you will explore the historic center of Bologna, and get a tasting of some delicious Bolognese food and wine. Bologna stands as the crown jewel for art, cuisine and incredible history. Walk around the city center while Paolo explains how the city came to be the way it is today - from Pre-Roman civilizations to Medieval battles to Modern-day. After the walking tour, Paolo will take you to a local Bolognese trattoria, where you can fulfill your food cravings with either a curated meat and cheese platter tasting (parmigiano reggiano, pecorino cheese and curated meats such as mortadella, culatello and prosciutto) or a comforting pasta dish (lasagna or tagliatelle al ragù or tortellini in brodo). Enjoy your meal with a glass of local red wine - you can choose between Lambrusco (fizzy) or Sangiovese (smooth). End your tour with a cup of Italian coffee!

This tour will be nothing short of exciting, as you immerse yourself in the food, art, and culture, of the magical city of Bologna.

Notes: Paolo can accommodate vegan and vegetarian diets on request.

Languages spoken: English and Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Curated meat and cheese platter tasting or a pasta dish
  • A glass of local red wine
  • Italian coffee

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Bologna Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
Not offered $94 $88
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
Not offered $94 $88
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
12:00pm-3:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm
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