Half Day in Modena - in Bologna - LikeALocal Guide

Half Day in Modena


48 EUR

Located just 30 min. from Bologna, the city of Modena is the perfect place to breathe the atmosphere of an authentic Italian town, packed with history and strong food culture. In just half a day, you will discover side streets, charming corners, hidden details and taste regional delicacies.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Tour by Gabriele
Local Guru

I’m a certified Tour Leader in Emilia Romagna and with me, you can discover the original charm and lively character of this fascinating city, get insider stories, discover hidden gems and local markets.

If it's true that the place where we are born says so much about us, then Bologna and generally my region Emilia Romagna represent my best business card. I love good food, good company and traditions, but at the same time, I consider myself a curious globetrotter.

This last aspect has led me to explore different cultures, languages, and countries: I've lived in Estonia, Spain, Germany, and Canada at different stages of my life. Of every place, I keep unique memories; this is because I have been fortunate enough to share my experiences with locals, and I acknowledge how this aspect can make a visit unique.

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  • See Modena’s iconic attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots
  • Visit to local market "Mercato Albinelli" where you can taste local products
  • Visit to local shops where to buy authentic products, like aceto balsamico
  • Feel the everyday life of Modena

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One of the ideal destinations while visiting Bologna and Emilia Romagna region, is the city of Modena. The town is perhaps most famous as the home of some of Italy’s most famous automotive brands such as Ferrari and Maserati – but it's quickly becoming a place of interest especially for foodies, who come here to discover the culinary delights of Modena, and its quiet and genuine life.

We'll meet at Bologna train station and, after a fast 30-minute train ride, we'll stroll through the ancient streets of Modena city centre, reach the main square Piazza Grande and admire the UNESCO world heritage Cathedral and the Ghirlandina tower. We then experience the foodie heart of Modena, historical Mercato Albinelli, where you'll discover Modena's culinary tradition by tasting some local products like Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and Lambrusco wine. Next, you'll walk along unexplored corners of the old town and visit some historical "botteghe" (family-run shops) where you'll have the chance to taste and buy traditional Aceto Balsamico and other local products.

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What’s included & not included

  • 3/4 Local Street Food tasting (Parmigiano, Prosciutto,..) & 1 Glass of Local Wine
  • English & Spanish certified local tour leader
  • Private and personalized experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Deep historic explanation of monuments/churches/museums

Meeting point

Bologna Train Station (Stazione Centrale, Bologna)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 9 reviews for other tours


Excellent tour
for Gabriele’s tour (Taste Like Locals - Bologna Street Food)
Gabriele, our guide, has really a lot of knowledge about the (history of) the city. He brings you to very nice places you probably won't find yourself. Excellent food and drinks as well.
Wonderful morning cruising the streets of Bologna
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
We spent the morning wandering through the red city with Gabriele, in and out of the sights and under the porticos. We thoroughly enjoyed his historical and cultural insights & perspective on modern life here. He also arranged tours with other Like a Local guides for us - an aperitivo tour with Sonia and hiking with Enrica which were fabulous & meant we covered a lot in 2 days. Gabriele’s tips on restaurants & shopping we’re spot on too, so we felt like we had a very authentic & local experience in Bologna..
for Gabriele’s tour (Taste Like Locals - Bologna Street Food)
Great tour we were the only couple so had undivided attention. Gabriele was our guide and he was brilliant. Lots of knowledge and took us to great places. Would highly recommended guide and tour.
for Gabriele
Gabriele was a delight: very well informed, and he certainly showed me the hidden gems of Bologna. I recommend him most highly.
Gabriele is a fantastic guide
for Gabriele
Gabriele knows his city and is passionate about his city- we had a great tour which he tailored for my interests including the local market. It was great to see the less known side of Bologna. He is also fun and relaxed.
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48 EUR
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