Traditional food tour in Bergamo
Activities

Traditional food tour in Bergamo

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take part in a rich and memorable food experience
  • Discover Bergamo, its history and rich culinary tradition
  • Sample iconic dishes like casoncelli, polenta and stracciatella gelato
What to expect

Bergamo is the split-into-two town: Bergamo Alta (‘the high Bergamo”) and Bergamo Bassa (“the low town”), joined by the historic cable car. Within the heart of the beautiful Bergamo Alta, we selected the best preparations, capable of presenting in one dish the food culture of the area of Bergamo: from the farmers’ traditional meals to the richly presented meats, to the gelato ‘stracciatella’, which was first created in Bergamo indeed. Escorted by your local foodie, you will discover a secret itinerary enclosed within the walls of the Città Alta, created following strong flavours and delicate scents, starting from the origins of the Lombard tradition and taking us to the contemporary Bergamo food scene that we know today.

Here's a list of possible tastings:

  • Aperitivo with a glass of Valcalepio: the traditional aperitivo Bergamasco, composed of toasted bread slices topped with local garnishments, sided by a glass of Valcalepio red wine, directly from the hills surrounding Bergamo and famous for the sweetness of their products
  • Casoncelli: It's a handmade pasta, shaped as a half-fool moon, created with a mixture of flours, which can be filled with breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, beef meat, pork meat, parsley, raisins, lemon zest and almonds. According to the traditional recipe, the dish is topped with bacon and sage
  • Foiade: it is the Sunday dish of the local tradition. Every small village around Bergamo has its own type of flour, favourite pasta shape and favourite topping. The foiade are indeed great with different sort of sauce, such as meat, cheeses and mushrooms
  • Polenta with lard and cheese: the centuries-old dish composed of corn flour, accompanied by local lard slices in order to make the dish creamier or, in alternative topped with savoury cheese from the nearby valleys
  • Grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese: a mountain classic, equally delicious in any season, also in the warmer days. A rustic loaf is topped with the local, tasty taleggio cheese and caramelized golden onions
  • Gelato "stracciatella": stracciatella is one of the most loved gelato flavour in Italy and beyond. Composed of milk and cream, with dark chocolate chips. You'll taste it in the very gelato confectionery where it was invented in the '60s
  • Espresso coffee: it is the inevitable conclusion of every Italian proper meal. You'll have it in a historic coffee shop
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Walking tour
    • 5 food tasting stops
    • Local foodie and multi-lingual guide
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Piazzale S. Agostino, 24129 Bergamo BG, Italy

    Meeting point:

    In front of the church.

    What to remember
    • Food tastings may vary according to the availability of raw ingredients, season and the chef’s choices
    • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people per booking while the maximum number of participants per tour is 10
    • Vegetarian option is available for this tour
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the moment of purchase
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    When
    • From Tuesday to Sunday at 11.30am and 18.30pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Do Eat Better Experience
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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