La Grassa, because it tastes so good

gourmet stroll
La Grassa, because it tastes so good

Capital of gastronomy, sharing and friendliness, Bologna is well worth a visit for its food markets and treats.

Bologna's charm can be found in its gastronomy, food specialities and small markets, where it is possible to feel this particular Mediterranean atmosphere, at once welcoming, outgoing and full of life. At each street corner in the Quadrilatero, you will pass delicatessens and butcher shops, bakeries and traditional little restaurants in which it is mandatory to try Bolognese specialities like mortadella and tortellini. But that's not all! The oldest trade district in town also offers Parma ham and parmesan products, very easy to come by: you simply have to stop in every alleyway at a food stand and play the game of bargaining for the best price!

Another prerequisite while in Bologna are the treats merchants. The old capital of Emilia-Romagna shelters many ice-cream makers and bakeries, like La Sorbetteria Castiglione, one of the most representative ice-cream shops in the city. Under the archways, do not miss Gamberini, the oldest bakery in Bologna, famous for its cakes, coffee and aperitivo.

La Sorbetteria Castiglione
Via Castiglione 44 d/e
40124 Bologna
+39 051 0950 772

Via Ugo Bassi 12
40123 Bologna
+39 051 296 0467