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Bologna & FICO Eataly World day tour

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Join a tour of Bologna to see the sights of the city and discover the variety of local foods. Take a journey from field to fork and learn about Italian food and wine in the world's largest agri-food park. 


What's included

  • Round trip transportation from Florence to Bologna by train
  • Your IOAB tour leader
  • Orientation walk of Bologna with our team
  • Some free time to explore the city independently 
  • Return bus tickets
  • to FICO
  • Entrence to the food park


In front the Italy on a Budget tours office on via nazionale 149r - Florence
08:00 am
6:30 pm approx
A minimum number of 6 people is required to run this tour



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Depart from Florence by fast speed train and arrive to Bologna Centrale where you will taken to the heart of FICO Eataly World to meet and speak to artisans at the 40 farming factories with 2 hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and 2000 cultivars Hear about the processes involved in making iconic Italian food products. Hear about food processing by observing how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed. 

After the visit stop in  some of the 45 restaurants, trattorias, bistros and street food kiosks to taste Italy’s most traditional and innovative recipes. Take a walk through the markets and shops and buy some of the products on offer.


In the afternoon head to the city centre to explore together the most authentic and real Bologna by encountering centuries of history through monuments, palaces and distinctive streets. You will have a look at Piazza Maggiore, with its important palaces and at via Rizzoli to understand the original plan of the city and how it has changed throughout history. You will walk through the most famous food district of the city (the Quadrilatero), where the local food market takes place every day. Then you will stop at the Palazzo della Mercanzia and at the two medieval towers, now symbol of the city. You will visit the beautiful and peculiar Complex of Santo Stefano and the Church of Saint Petronius, one of the biggest in Europe. The guide will take you into the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where the Jews were forced to live till the Italian Unification. 



  • See the most significant monuments of the city
  • Learn about the city’s history
  • Transfer to FICO Eataly World with FICO bus
  • Free time for lunch in one of the 45 restaurants of FICO
  • Watch the actual production of typical products and taste various local food


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