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Full-Day Bologna Food Experience from Florence: Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Visit, Balsamic Vinegar, Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch

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Explore Province of Bologna in this full-day food tour from Florence. Degustation of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto, wine and traditional balsamic vinegar. At the end enjoy a traditional Italian lunch at a local 'trattoria' or in a certified organic winery. Round-trip from Florence by train.
Highlights
  • Immersive, full-day food experience in Emilia Romagna
  • Meet artisanal producers and taste their products
  • Learn about parmigiano reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto at the source
  • Maximize time with a private driver
What to Expect
First thing in the morning, depart Florence by train for Bologna. Meet your private driver at the Bologna train station and set out for the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory.

See all the steps in the production process of Parmigiano Reggiano, an artisan cheese made only in the Emilia Romagna countryside. Witness the morning delivery of milk from local farmers, crafting the curds, and the final aging process. The tour finishes with a Parmigiano Reggiano tasting, including cheese aged 16 to 36 months, alongside a glass of local Lambrusco.

The tour continues at a traditional Acetaia, where certified Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P, aged minimum 12 years) is made. An Acetaia is not a factory, but a place where a single family produces small amounts of fine balsamic vinegar using ancient techniques of aging grapes in a series of oak barrels. The tour includes a tasting of balsamic that is 12 years and 25 years old.

The next stop is a prosciutto factory in Savigno, a small village in the hills outside Bologna. Taste slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with a glass of local Lambrusco wine.

Finally, enjoy an authentic Italian lunch in the countryside at either a traditional trattoria or a certified organic winery. The day finishes with a multi-course lunch paired with local wines. Afterwards, your private driver brings you back to the train station in Bologna.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went for the food tour with Italian days last week and it was just excellent. Francesco was our guide for the day and his energy was infectious. Enjoy leaening about the local produce of the region and meeting the wonderful makers. Also be ready...More

Thank ivanmelvin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hesitant to book this tour because of the price, but it was probably the best spent money of our entire trip. Arianna was our guide and she was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. We were given samples of each product...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 17 July 2019

The tour we took was with Arianna. What an absolutely lovely person! She made the whole trip such fun as well as educational. Arianna guided us around the parmesan cheese factory explaining and showing us the whole process of making the cheese and made the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Melxana
Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

I can't even explain how much fun (and food) I had in this tour. Alessandro was the best guide and so passionate about everything. It's seriously worth every penny. We visited a parmigiano reggiano factory, an aceto balsamico production place and so much more. It...More

Thank Belen L
Reviewed 21 June 2019

My friends and I had the BEST time with Arianna on this food tour yesterday. From the knowledge, quality of the food, lunch and wine you will be blown away by the experience. Not to mention what an INCREDIBLE tour guide who was full of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hmm, I just looked at their website and tried for a single person for the next two days and it worked. What day are you trying to book?
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