Discover the Delights of Tamburini: Bologna’s Culinary Treasure

As you wander through the narrow streets of Bologna’s historic Quadrilatero district, one delightful gastronomic destination stands out: Tamburini. Located just a short stroll from the iconic Piazza Maggiore and Due Torrei, Tamburini is a must-visit for any food-loving tourist.

A beloved establishment with a hearty 4.2 rating based on 3,765 reviews, Tamburini boasts the triad of Italian cuisine – it’s a salumeria, a formaggio shop, and a café, all wrapped up in one delicious package.

Tamburini is renowned for its authentic Bolognese dishes. Pasta enthusiasts will swoon over the fresh tortellini and lasagna alla Bolognese, hailed as some of the city’s best by numerous patrons. Meat-lovers, too, are in for a treat. Indulge in the succulent prosciutto and salami, frequently lauded as some of the finest patrons have ever had. For a taste of local flavor, don’t miss out on their signature panini, generously stuffed with prosciutto crudo and regional cheese.

Savor the Best of Bolognese Cuisine

For those wishing to dine in, the lunch hours bring a self-service system teeming with freshly-prepared, hot pasta dishes, continuously replenished straight from the kitchen. Pair your pasta with a generous serving of their popular cheese and meat board. This not only offers a taste of the traditional Bolognese flavors but also represents exceptional value for money.

Patience is a Virtue: Understanding the Tamburini Dining Experience

However, note that service during peak hours may not be lightning fast, and larger groups or solo diners may need a dash of patience. The restaurant’s bustling atmosphere is part of its charm, but understanding this can enhance your dining experience.

Even if you’re not planning to dine in, Tamburini is worth a visit. The store doubles as a deli, selling a plethora of local products. Pick up some regional wines, an array of local cheeses, succulent meats, aromatic oils, and tangy balsamic vinegars. You can even grab a deliciously packed panini for your city explorations.

In short, a trip to Bologna wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Tamburini. It’s not just about the food, but the overall experience – the ambiance, the sense of history, and the celebration of Bolognese cuisine in all its glory. Whether you’re seated at a table, waiting at the bar, or just browsing the deli, you’ll feel a part of Bologna’s rich culinary culture in Tamburini.

What Else Is Near Tamburini Deli

Piazza Maggiore: This is the main square of Bologna and a central hub for city life. It’s home to a number of important buildings including the Basilica of San Petronio, the Palazzo Comunale, and the Fountain of Neptune.

The Two Towers (Le Due Torri): The Asinelli and Garisenda towers are iconic symbols of Bologna. Visitors can climb the Asinelli Tower for a panoramic view of the city.

Basilica of San Petronio: One of the largest churches in the world, this Basilica is a must-see for its stunning interior and artwork.

Mercato di Mezzo: Just a few minutes walk from Tamburini, this indoor market is a food lover’s paradise. Here, you can find a variety of fresh local produce, traditional Italian dishes, and regional products.

Quadrilatero: This medieval market district is just a stone’s throw away from Tamburini. Known for its narrow, winding streets lined with food markets and traditional craft shops, it’s a great place to sample local cheeses, cured meats, and wines.

Museum of the History of Bologna: Located in the Palazzo Pepoli, this museum presents the history of Bologna from the Etruscan period to the present day.

Discover Bologna and Modena’s Culinary Gems with Our Small-Group Food Tour

Embark on a gastronomic journey from Modena to Bologna with our small-group food tour. This culinary expedition takes you to the heart of Italy’s renowned food scene, highlighting the artisanal craftsmanship behind Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and exquisite ham. Join our expert guides as they take you through the scenic countryside and charming towns of Modena and Bologna, revealing the secrets of these iconic Italian delights.

A Memorable Culinary Adventure in Modena and Bologna

Treat your taste buds to the rich flavors of freshly made Parmesan cheese, aged to perfection by skilled artisans. Marvel at the intricate process of crafting the region’s legendary balsamic vinegar. As you delve into the world of Italian ham, witness the passion and dedication of local producers who’ve honed their skills over generations.

Our value-for-money small group food tour departs from Modena, showcasing the finest Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and ham the region has to offer. This all-inclusive food experience includes transportation, tastings, and an English-speaking guide. The tour is available 7 days a week on most days throughout the year, ensuring you can indulge in the delectable flavors of Modena whenever you choose.

Experience the Artisan Craftsmanship Behind Parmesan, Balsamic, and Ham Production

Our value-packed small group food tour from Modena offers a unique and memorable opportunity to explore the captivating world of Italian cuisine. Unveiling the secrets of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and ham production, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich culinary heritage. Don’t miss the chance to savor the authentic tastes of Italy and create cherished memories as you journey through the enchanting landscapes of Modena and Bologna. Book your unforgettable food tour today and indulge in the unparalleled flavors that have made these regions famous around the world.

Engaging Family Adventures in Bologna: Unforgettable Experiences for Kids

Bologna, located in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is more than just a haven for food enthusiasts. It also offers an exciting array of activities that make it a perfect destination for a family vacation. With its rich history, kid-friendly attractions, and delightful food scene, Bologna ensures a memorable Italian holiday for everyone in your family. Here are six engaging activities to explore in Bologna with kids.

1. Rev up Your Engines at the Ducati Museum

At the Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale, families can delve into the history and future of Ducati’s famous motorcycles. The museum houses a rich collection of over 50 models, including racing bikes and road bikes, which have marked the evolution of the brand. The tour, suitable for children aged 10 and up, not only takes you through the evolution of their designs but also includes their manufacturing process. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday and tickets can be purchased online in advance.

2. Journey into the Past at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi

The Museo di Palazzo Poggi is a treasure trove of knowledge, with exhibits covering a wide range of subjects including natural history, physical sciences, and art. It’s a fascinating place to introduce children to a broad spectrum of knowledge. Younger kids will enjoy the colorful maps and drawings, while teenagers will appreciate the historical and scientific artifacts. The museum is typically open from Wednesday to Sunday, and offers discounted tickets for children and families.

3. Reach New Heights at the Asinelli Tower

The Asinelli Tower, the taller of the Two Towers of Bologna, stands at an impressive height of nearly 98 meters. Kids, especially those above the age of 6, will love the adventure of climbing the 498 steps to the top. The panoramic view over the terracotta roofs of Bologna is definitely worth the effort! Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring some water for the climb.

4. Bask in Nature at Parco della Montagnola

Parco della Montagnola is one of Bologna’s oldest and most loved parks. It’s a wonderful place for families to relax, with plenty of space for picnics and playgrounds for children. Every Friday and Saturday, the park hosts the Montagnola Market, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bologna. You can find everything from clothes and accessories to antiques and food items here.

5. Savor Local Delights on a Bologna Food Tour

Our Emilia Delizia’s Parmesan, Balsamic, and Ham tour is a delight for the senses. This tour introduces families to the traditional Italian culinary methods that Bologna is famous for. The tour includes a visit to a Parmesan cheese factory, a traditional balsamic vinegar producer, and a prosciutto ham producer. It’s an interactive, hands-on experience where kids can learn about the food production process. Discounts are available for children and larger family groups.

6. Discover Italian Food Traditions at FICO Eataly World

At FICO Eataly World, families can discover, taste, and learn about Italian food from field to fork. Kids can participate in various workshops like pasta making or chocolate tasting, or simply explore the 40 farming factories and over 40 eateries. It’s an immersive and educational way to spend a day, just make sure to plan your visit in advance as workshops can be booked up.

These activities will surely provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for your family in Bologna.

Foodie’s Delight Tour: Indulge in Balsamic, Ham & Parmesan on a Culinary Adventure from Modena or Bologna


Experience the culinary magic of Italy with our small-group food tour, taking you on an epicurean adventure from Modena to Bologna. This gastronomic expedition delves into the heart of Italy’s renowned food scene, showcasing the artisanal mastery of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and delectable ham production. Join our expert guides as they lead you through the picturesque countryside and charming towns of Modena and Bologna, unveiling the secrets of these iconic Italian delights.

Embark on an Unforgettable Culinary Journey in Modena and Bologna

Indulge your senses as you savor the rich flavors of freshly made Parmesan cheese, aged to perfection by skilled artisans, and marvel at the intricate process of crafting the region’s legendary balsamic vinegar. As you explore the world of Italian ham, witness first-hand the passion and dedication of local producers who’ve honed their skills for generations.

Introducing the ultimate value-for-money small group food tour departing from Modena, showcasing the finest Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and ham this region has to offer.

Embark on this all-inclusive food experience, complete with transportation, tastings, and an English-speaking guide, setting off from Modena Central Station or your hotel at 8:30 am. Our culinary adventure is available 7 days a week on most days throughout the year, ensuring you can indulge in the delectable flavors of Modena whenever you choose. The tour concludes back in Modena at approximately 13:00 hours*, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Italy’s gastronomic treasures.

Discounts (cannot be combined)

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Use coupon code MYCAR for a 20% off when you use your own car to get to each location.



Use coupon code skip2023 for a 20% off  to skip the prosciutto part, the tour will be only parmesan and balsamic, it will be shorter and it will not include the ham part. If you apply this code the tour must end after the balsamic vinegar, you are not allowed to add any of the extras such as lunch at the farm and others.


Tours For The Year 2023

Experience the Artisan Craftsmanship Behind Parmesan, Balsamic, and Ham Production

Please take note of the following.

Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays the tours are automatically upgraded to the prosciutto factory. Therefore on these days of the week the tour will be Parmesan production, balsamic vinegar and the prosciutto factory that also include a generous tasting “light lunch” at prosciutto place.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays the tour will be Parmesan, balsamic and MUSA, however it will be upgradeable to the prosciutto factory tour as a above, if you wish to upgrade you will need to add this options to your booking.

Please note that on certain dates, tours may be limited to featuring only Parmesan and Balsamic experiences. This limitation will be clearly indicated during the booking process. Prior to finalizing your reservation, ensure you are aware and understanding of this restriction. Tours falling under this category will automatically receive a discount.

Sundays the tour will be Parmesan, balsamic and MUSA only. There are no other options for this day of the week.

Tours are available in English only. Private tours are not possible, however our groups are small.

Suggestion:  We strongly suggest to come to Modena by train from Bologna, as it is only a 20 minute train ride that costs only 4/7 euros per person, it is quicker than using a car. Coming by car it can take up to one hour due to intense traffic. Check https://www.thetrainline.com/ for details.

It includes 3 stops.

(Parmesan, balsamic and ham and salami) and gourmet tasting with possible additions:

  • You Can upgrade the prosciutto visit to a full production tour if you choose this upgrade we will visit Prosciuttificio Leonardi or Guerzoni instead of MUSA* . The upgrade is available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Tour begins in Modena at 8.30 am, or 7.30 am in Bologna (extra pick up). The foodie’s delight tour ends at about 13.00* hours  in Modena. If you add the winery brunch the tour will finish at 15.30, if you add the cooking class expect to finish at about 16.00.
  • Full Parmesan cheese production visits with generous tasting.
  • Visit Balsamic vinegar producer with tasting and possibility to buy at bargain prices.
  • Visit to Villani’s Salami world famous Parma ham, mortadella and prosciutto San Daniele with guided tour and tasting directly  at the Salami Factory in Modena. See Musa for info.
  • Cured meat tasting at the end of the tour included in the price*.
  • Additional extra available during booking.
  • Pay by credit card, Paypal.
  • Prices: Please use the booking calendar below to price your tour, and do not forget to push the “continue button” to display all the options of the tour.

Optional Extra Add On.

NEW: Now you can upgrade the prosciutto ham visit, with a little extra you can visit a full prosciutto facility at prosciuttificio, instead of the MUSA.  Just start the booking and on the second page you can choose this upgrade. In this the tour will include Parmesan, balsamic and a full prosciutto ham producer with a generous tasing.

  • Additional extra  Brunch & cooking class at the organic winery can be added to this tour*
  • Bologna one way pick up. We will pick you up from your hotel at these location and after the tour we drop off in Modena where you can explore the town, visit the Ferrari Museum or just continue your journey from the well connected station*.
Don't forget to add our great farmer's brunch to your tour
Don’t forget to add our great farmer’s brunch to your tour

BONUS OPTIONS

  • If you want to drive your own car add “mycar” as coupon at the check out for some money off.
  • Add the Maranello free drop off if you want to see the Ferrari Museum at no additional charge from us. You will be able to continue your journey with the shuttles buses running from the museum to Modena train station (and Casa Enzo Ferrari).

About this tour.

In summary, our value-packed small group food tour from Modena offers a unique and memorable opportunity to explore the captivating world of Italian cuisine. Unveiling the secrets of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and ham production, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich culinary heritage. Don’t miss the chance to savor the authentic tastes of Italy and create cherished memories as you journey through the enchanting landscapes of Modena and Bologna. Book your unforgettable food tour today and indulge in the unparalleled flavors that have made these regions famous around the world.

To address some frequently asked questions, we’d like to clarify the following:

Our food tours are conducted EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH, offering an accessible and enjoyable experience for our international guests. Departure points for our tours include Modena train station, central Modena hotels, Bologna train station, and Bologna hotels, ensuring convenience for all participants.

With morning tour pick-ups scheduled at approximately 8:30 am in Modena and 7:30 am in Bologna, our tours are carefully timed to provide an immersive experience. Should the morning tour timings not suit your schedule, consider joining our delightful afternoon aperitivo tours.

Our Foodie’s Delight tours are designed for small groups, providing a personalized experience. During the low season, you may even find yourself on a semi-private tour. Please note that we do not offer fully private tours for this package.

For pricing information, kindly use the calendar available on our website to generate a self-quote. Email inquiries for quotes will be redirected to this page for self-quotation.

With these clarifications in mind, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey through the enchanting landscapes of Modena and Bologna, experiencing the authentic tastes of Italy’s gastronomic treasures

Some small print.

*ending times are estimates, guests should not have imminent travel arrangements right after the tour.

*lunch and cooking classes, pick ups  and other extra are options and not included in the default price of the foodie’s delight tour. These options are displayed as you progress in the booking. Lunch must booked at least 48 hours in advance. Cooking class & lunch not available on Sundays.

*When we say small and semi private tour the mean that: we use small people carrier vans to take our guests around, our tour will be always in small groups, and personable and we will always make best effort to maintain it this way, however during busy periods on and around Italian national holidays the ham location  might have company events and other larger group of guests visiting at the same time, this happens only very occasionally.  Time of tour are estimates delays might occur. When booking this tour you also agree to these terms and conditions we strongly suggest to avoid making booking if this factors are an issue for you.

*during Italian national holidays and the covid emergency till further notice the tasting might not be available and a high quality cured meat gourmet take away gift  will be given to the participants.

*Monday to Thursday is Leonardi and Friday and Saturday is Guerzoni. This also depends on our planning and producer availability, when you book the upgrade you acknlowdge this. Clients cannot choose the prosciuttificio, it will be either or.

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