Almost Local Mantova Downtown Foodie Tour

One Day Experiences




3 hours

Starting Time:

09:30 am or 04:00 pm


Monday to Saturday

Beside being an incredible showcase of historical and artistic highlights, Mantua boasts a diverse and rich culinary heritage deeply rooted in the traditions of both the Lombardy and the Emilia-Romagna regions:  whether you’re a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or someone looking for an authentic travel experience, a food walking tour in Mantua can be a delightful and enriching adventure!

  • Private licensed expert guide for max 3 hours (English/other languages upon supplement)
  • Coffee with a piece of small piece of pastry OR cappuccino OR gelato
  • Water + 1 Glass of local wine
  • Tasting of Granda Padano and Salame Mantovano, with bread or focaccia
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Entries to monuments (on request, to be paid directly to the guide)

Meet your local guide and start your tour in the Italian way: a strong espresso or a milder cappuccino paired with a freshly baked pastry at one of the most traditional coffee spots, possibily near Piazza Broletto or Piazza Erbe.

On the way, you will notice how Palazzo Ducale stands out as one of Italy’s biggest museum ensembles dating back to the late Middle Ages while the Basilica di S. Andrea (masterpiece of architect Leon Battista Alberti and painter Andrea Mantegna) perfectly celebrates the more sophisticated and elegant patterns that flourished in the 1500s at the Gonzagas’ court.

Explore the portici, Mantova’s ancient trade galleries, and wander through the many delis scattered all along: here and there you will savour the taste of Grana Padano PDO (better if paired with the local pears or with the pickled fruits called mostarda!) and the most traditional cured meats such as Salame Mantovano.

Conclude your experience with a nice glass of wine by Piazza delle Erbe: a vibrant square surrounded by colorful buildings, cafes and historic structures and a great place to soak in the local atmosphere before going back to your routine!

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings.
  • Pick-ups: If you add the car+driver supplement from a specific town, you will be picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further supplement.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours notice: 100% penalty.


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