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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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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
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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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Full-Day Bologna Food Experience from Florence: Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Visit, Balsamic Vinegar, Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch
US$324.29
Overview

Learn about Bologna’s renowned food traditions with a full day gourmet tour from Florence by train. A private driver picks you up at the train station in Bologna and brings you to meet artisanal producers of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, traditional balsamic vinegar aged in oak barrels, and prosciutto. Relax over a multi-course lunch complete with wine before returning to Florence.

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 1 week ago via mobile
Fabulous!

We had an amazing day with Ariana and Ricardo. It was very well organised and very informative. It’s an expensive day but more than worth the money! The lunch at the end is a particular highlight - great fun. A must-do when you’re in Bologna!

Thank Rebekah997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Our Best Day in Italy!

Alessandro Soggiu was so marvelous--he is not only extremely knowledgeable, but he kept us laughing all day. If you do only one tour in central Italy, this is hands-down IT! Our visit to the cheese factory was timed to see many of the daily steps...More

Thank dawnhs2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing food experience!

The Bologna Food and Wine Tour was all I expected and more! Arianna is an excellent guide, both funny and knowledgeable, and the tastings, the breakfast, and the lunch, were all delicious and way more food and wine than we could eat and drink. Worth...More

Thank Nan E
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Brilliant

This was by far the best thing I ever spent money on when travelling. All the sites we visited were so beautiful. Our guide was very friendly and spoke excellent English. He joked all the time and answered all questions in great detail. They keep...More

1  Thank CGauci5
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Simply Amazing

My wife, daughter and myself went on this tour late last week. We were in Emiglia Romagna on holiday and we wanted to experience the authentic flavours of the region and Italian Food tours certainly managed to do so. First off the guide - Alessandro,...More

1  Thank Trevordg
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