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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. Travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
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    Italian Days Food Experience
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Tour, Kit visitors, Breakfast of the Champions, Parmigiano Cheese tastings, Lambrusco wine and water + Balsamic Vinegar tour, tastings: 6 years old balsamic condiment , minim. 12 years old Balsamic Vinegar and min 25 years old Balsamic Vinegar + Prosciutto factory tour, fresh sliced prosciutto tasting with Lambrusco wine + Multi- course Lunch with Wines, A LOT OF FUN taxes and Insurances . NO additional charges!
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Highlights
  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
  • Generous tastings of the fresh delicacies at each producer
  • Enjoy breakfast with Lambrusco wine, plus a gourmet lunch with wine pairings
  • Minivan travel with Bologna hotel, station, or airport pick-up and drop-off
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging. Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price. Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties. Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine. Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
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Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Round Trip Trasportation from and to Bologna
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch with matching wines
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Italian Days Food Experience
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  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Italian Days Food Experience
Sophie Fox
Belfast, United Kingdom
10
Amazing from start to finish
This tour was the highlight of our trip I honestly can't think of a single thing that could be improved upon. Our
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Andi M
Portland, Oregon
71
Excellent Bologna Food Tour
Excellent tour of Parmesan, balsamic vinegar and prochutio makers. Meet the cows who milk makes the cheese!
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MF40
304
Great tour
Highly recommend this tour. Early start to see the cheese making in progress. Then onto the balsamic family home
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FoodieAB
13337
Best Food Tour Ever!!
If we could leave more than five stars we would. The tour was a highlight not only of this trip to Italy but of
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BetZ1004
Milan, Italy
233
Best food tour experience!
Parmigiana reggiano, balsamic, prosciutto, lambrusca all day, an amazing lunch, tons of laughs, this tour had it
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Joel
Boston, Massachusetts
20
Definitely worth it
It starts a bit early but it’s totally worth it. One of the best experiences I had in Italy. It was a great, fun
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Harry F
Verona, Italy
61
A truly amazing tour
If you ever wondered how cheese, prosciutto or balsamic vinegar was made this is the tour. Our guide was Riccardo
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Joseph C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
126
Esperienza di tour eccezionale
From the time the driver picked us up early in the morning to when he dropped us off late afternoon, we were blown
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Amy
42
Even better than expected, and I expected a lot
I read the reviews and I thought 'OK, it must be good, but it can't be THAT good' but indeed it is. It's difficult
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Ray C
Woodbury, Minnesota
2514
What a fun experience and fantastic food!
This tour was so much fun! Ricardo showed us the making of cheese, proscuito and balsamic vinegar and we totally
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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