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"Food guide" in Bologna?

weezy1074 Aug 31, 2009 11:52 AM

Has anyone hired a person to take you around and show you the "food sights" of Bologna? It needn't be gourmet, we're looking for good food while in Bologna in September.

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  1. vidanto RE: weezy1074 Aug 31, 2009 12:33 PM

    which days of September ?


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      weezy1074 RE: vidanto Sep 2, 2009 03:27 PM

      Sept 23 - 26

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        vidanto RE: weezy1074 Sep 3, 2009 05:06 AM

        Sorry if I asked the period, but I hoped to help you and be your guide in Bologna, for free obviously, but in those days I am busy in my beloved Penisola Sorrentina because of my job.
        Anyway, listen, on Sep 26 if you like "street food" you should take train from Bologna to Cesena (1 hour, more or less) and attend at the first evening of a three days festival focused on street food. It is a smart way to taste not only the local food but also food coming from Liguria, from Campania, from Tuscany and also further areas of Italy and Mediterranean areas.
        The atmosphere is delightful.
        I am sorry, anyway.


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          weezy1074 RE: vidanto Sep 8, 2009 02:29 PM

          Thanks for the offer and the tip on the festival with local street food. We might check it out!

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            N41dgrs RE: vidanto Sep 25, 2009 09:45 PM

            My husband and I are looking for a similar "food sights" experience during our limited time in Bologna. Can you recommend anything 3Oct-5Oct. The only full day we'll be there is 4Oct. Thank you kindly for your reply.

      2. jen kalb RE: weezy1074 Sep 8, 2009 03:10 PM

        have you looked at food books such at Fred Plotkin's Italy for the gourmet Traveller and Faith Willinger's book on Northern Italy? those and the tips picked up here will give you enough shops and restaurants to keep you pretty busy! Use the main search box to search chowhound since searching this board will yield only posts for the last year. Another source of food info is Lynn Rosetto Kaspar's book, the Splendid Table, on the regional cuisine of Emilia Romagna, which will help you know what to expect.

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          wandrlust RE: weezy1074 Sep 18, 2009 05:04 AM

          just in case you havent already devised your itinerary ill also be in bologna 22 sept...also seeking authentic, delicious regional foods...let me know if you've found anything noteworthy, or perhaps we can explore together.

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