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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.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Departure Time
The train from Florence departs at 6:53am
Please arrive at the train station at least 15 minutes prior to train departure time
Return Details
Train departing at 5:20pm from Bologna, and arriving in Florence at 5:55pm.
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan in Bologna
  • Driver/Guide
  • Factories visit as per description
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please note that you will board your train from Florence independently, your driver will pick you up directly at Bologna train station
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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All reviews parmigiano reggiano food tour picked up from our hotel multi course amazing food experience mini van cured meats light lunch pasta great job amazing tour well worth the money highly recommend this tour worth every penny first stop dop modena
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do experience for anyone who loves learning about and appreciates the finer foods in life. It's informative, fun, and maybe a little decadent, but the time flies by as fast as wine pours out and the calories pile on. Our amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank drgwhite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Emilia-Romagna region is renowned for its food and today’s experience explains why. We were picked up early in the morning and met up with some of the people on our tour. We then headed off to the Parmigiano Reggiano factory where we had early...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were initially not sure about spending the money (and getting up very early) for this tour but it was well worth it! It was not like any tour I have taken before, and we learned so much. Arianna truly made the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank lgadbois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bologna has a great "work hard, play hard" vibe; this tour shows why. Every element of the day-long tour demonstrates how passion for work and home transforms everyday life! You are picked up at your hotel early. You join a group of strangers (the format...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just spent the most amazing day with a lovely group of people and the best tour guide we have come across Francesco. He was the most amazing host from the beginning of the tour all the way through to the end....More

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5 August 2019|
Response from kittykai | Reviewed this property |
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?
19 October 2018|
Response from Cindy B | Reviewed this property |
We took a shuttle (provided by the guide planners) to Modena from Bologna. Don't know about going from your location. Sorry.
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