Bologna Food & Archaeology

Bologna Market
Bologna Market
St Pietro Cathedral
St Pietro Cathedral
City Hall and Piazza Grande in Modena
City Hall and Piazza Grande in Modena
Black Truffles
Black Truffles

The Etruscans reached as far north to the region known as Emilia Romagna today. They ruled Felsina (Bologna) from the 7th century BC and were regarded by the Romans as obsessed with drinking and feasting. When better to taste the millennial fruits of culinary evolution than in the rich autumn and at New Year?

Led by a renowned archaeologist and an expert in Italian food this tour explores the culinary and archaeological heritage of Emilia Romagna. From Etruscan feasting, to the secret recipes of 15th-century nuns, we sample the fruits of over two millennia of gastronomic evolution. A unique tour that will satisfy the most voracious of appetites for food and for history!

  • The glories of “La Grassa,” the Fat City of Italy - towering medieval edifices and the best of Italian cuisine.
  • Some of the best museums in Italy, incorporating ancient river boats, intricate gold-working and fine Roman sculptures.
  • Hunt for truffles, make your own fresh pasta, see how Parmesan is made, in the company of an archaeologist and an expert in Italian cuisine.


  • Romans
  • Prehistory
  • Historic Churches
  • Great Cities


  • Special Access
  • Low Single Supplement
  • Just One Hotel
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Flights - Scheduled flights London to Bologna
  2. Expert Guide Lecturer
  3. Tour Manager
  4. Local Travel - Private a/c coach and on foot
  5. Meals - All meals included - wine with dinners
  6. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  7. Field Notes

Hotel Info

7 nights in a very comfortable hotel in the historic centre of Bologna, ideally situated for strolling out on foot in this lovely Italian city.

Travel Information

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2019 Tour Details

Sat 11th May - Fri 17th May

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Led By: Rosetta Ferrari , Tony O'Connor

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