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

From US$329,90
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  • 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
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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 2 days ago
Fun, fun, fun!

The reviews outline the day very well - no need to rewrite all of it. Perfect ending for our last day in Italy - had so much fun but also learned so much about the different designations of cheese, balsamic and prosciutto! Informative and entertaining...More

Thank beejayk
Reviewed 1 week ago
Delightful Day in 3 Food Factories

Our driver, Stefano, picked us up at 6:50 am in front of our hotel for an early start. The tour began at the Parmigiano Reggiano factory where we donned our plastic raincoats to enter and learn all about the stages of making the great cheese,...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Italian Days Food tour

Amazing tour...can't say enough, some find it pricey but totally worth the money. Quality of the tour, guide and driver were fantastic. We were picked up from our our at 7 am an dropped up after 6:30. We were blessed with having Alessandro as our...More

Thank dgilpin2
Reviewed 26 March 2018
AMAZING DAY!!!!!

This was my first time in Italy and literally did this tour on day 1 of my trip.... and What a way to start my trip!!! Alessandro was our guide and immediately his high energy and friendly greeting was a warm welcome. Everything we ate,...More

1  Thank Karsen H
Reviewed 30 December 2017
We Keep Coming Back!

#1 for a reason! This was our second time touring with Alessandro and it was still the highlight of the trip. We were with our daughter and son in law who had never been to Italy and we did not want them to miss this....More

Thank miamimango
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