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Azienda Agricola Leonardi Giovanni

Via Mazzacavallo 62, 41043 Magreta, Formigine, Italy
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This is the REAL balsalmico story!

Modena is the epicentre of balsamico production in the WORLD!! We had a tour, in English, with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter A
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Gisborne, NZ
Lovely (and Educational) Tour

Our B&B host recommended and reserved us a tour. We had a short, but comprehensive private tour in... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
StefanieMarie22
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Brooklyn, New York
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Acetaia Leonardi is a family-run business with closed-loop supply chain. The Leonardi Family controls every single step of the process (cultivation, harvest, and pressing of the grapes, cooking of the must, maturation in wooden barrels and final bottling and packaging). Visiting Leonardi is like stepping back in time. Surrounded by grapevines and founded in 1800s Acetaia Leonardi Farmhouse is the place to visit if you want to taste traditional products and breath agricultural atmospheres. Living a “ balsamic experience” means: tours of the vineyards and the “Acetaia”, visit the company’s museum, professional and detailed tutored tastings and matching of balsamic vinegar with typical local food products.
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Via Mazzacavallo 62, 41043 Magreta, Formigine, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modena is the epicentre of balsamico production in the WORLD!! We had a tour, in English, with Sara, who was terrific, knowledgeable, and bright. She explained the whole process, including the transferring of 10% of the vinegar from one cask to another, each year, as...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our B&B host recommended and reserved us a tour. We had a short, but comprehensive private tour in English that included some education, history, and most importantly tasting! We were not pushed to buy any product at the end, but ended up taking home 10...More

Thank StefanieMarie22
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Showed up an hour early for our tour and they didn't make us wait. The experience was wonderful. The passion shown for this product and its history is welcoming in an age where profits overshadow quality. One taste and you wonder what you've been consuming...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

My mother, father and I, along with Giacomo, our tour guide for the day, visited Leonardi for a tour in November 2017. What an amazing treat! This is a family-run balsamic producer, and have been making and perfecting balsamico for several hundred years - it...More

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We randomly picked this acetaia after seeing their balsamic vinegar in a local shop and we were so glad we did! The tour guide was a member of the family who owns the business and she spoke excellent English. Plus, since she had grown up...More

Thank LuziAnne68
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, they were kind and flexible enough to accommodate us (couple) without an advance reservation. The premises are charming and the vineyards are just next to it. The short tour was quite informative and interesting. Highlight is being treated to a tasting of...More

Thank bonjour_et_bonvoyage
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

With short notice, this was the only balsamic vinegar producer we could visit - best thing that ever happened! The place looks a bit too tidy and grand but there is real history and super quality there. They can accommodate large bus groups but are...More

Thank RPMSydney
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were only in Modena for a day. We were lucky enough to find this balsamic farm. They were kind enough to give us a tour even though we had no reservation. Our guide, Federica, was wonderful. She is an awesome ambassador...More

Thank delisiv
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We just finish our delight visit on rhus amazing family properties! Everything is made with so much love and we can feel in during the entired visit. Our guide were one of the owners, Federica, she made us follow in love with her her aceto...More

Thank Roberta R
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This well established family has been producing quality balsamic for 150 years with a process going back to the 1600"s.Frederica who gave us the tour was passionate about her familys product which is only produced in two cities because of temperature & humidity.Some of the...More

Thank Bob A
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Lis5454
6 April 2017|
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Response from sbbksjcem | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple different tours with different price points. Recall they ranged from €6-8 plus 22% vat. Well worth taking the more extensive tour.
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monnie467
8 January 2017|
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Response from sbbksjcem | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car during our stay in Modena and plugged into the navigation. It is Outside of Modena a bit. Not sure if public transportation heads their way.
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SFTraveller2016
1 November 2016|
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Response from JaneAP | Reviewed this property |
We were on a small group tour, so we arrived by car
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