Tour code: 6372FOODFERR
Combine culinary and cards with this action-packed day-long tour of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. Ride via minivan from the center of Bologna to the production centers of some of the area's most delicious and beloved treats: Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. After sampling some of the edible delights, travel to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello where you can indulge yourself in the history of the prestigious car company and even test drive one (at own expense). Later, tuck into a four-course lunch. This small-group tour is limited to just 14 participants, ensuring extra attention from the guide. 

Highlights

  • Full-day Emilia-Romagna food and Ferrari Museo tour from Bologna, with lunch
  • Discover the culinary heritage of one of Italy’s most celebrated food regions, Emilia-Romagna
  • Learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made and enjoy tastings
  • Visit a prosciutto factory and balsamic vinegar producer and taste samples of both
  • Tour the Museo Ferrari, a homage to Italy’s legendary Ferrari brand, in Maranello
  • Discover the Ferrari story, ogle the displays, and if you wish, take a test drive (own expense)
  • Enjoy a 4-course lunch with wine, and the small-group atmosphere of a tour limited to 14 people

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What You Can Expect

Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small Group Tour from Bologna Including Lunch

Visit a Parmigiano-Reggiano factory on this full-day tour

After getting picked up at your hotel in the center of town, Bologna Centrale train station, or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, commence this exciting small-group tour that combines culinary deliciousness and fast, luxurious cars. On the drive there, listen to your guide inform the group what is in store for the day, as well as, some of the history of food and Ferraris in the region. 

The first stop is a cheese maker. Learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made. See how the workers churn the creamy goodness and where they store and age it for up to two and a half years before it's ready to eat.  And, of course, sample some of the incredible cheese. 

Hop back in the van and head for Modena, the capital of balsamic vinegar. Learn all about this 'black gold' and why and how Modena has perfected making it. Then head to a prosciutto factory to sample some luscious cured ham. Learn about the long curing process and about the history of the meat in the area. 

Transition from culinary to cars for the next stop: the Ferrari Museum. Stroll around the museum learning about the history of the posh automobile maker, take a guided tour and then even opt to test drive a Ferrari (at own expense) with a teacher beside you. 

Finally, conclude the tour with a four-course lunch at a local eatery (see Itinerary for a sample menu), complete with wine and water and followed by coffee or a digestif. 

After lunch, get dropped off at your hotel, the railways station or the airport. 

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu:

First course:
  • Crescentine (local fried breads) served with Parma Ham
Main course (choice of two depending on availability):
  • Homemade tortellini
  • Homemade tagliatelle with meat sauce
  • Homemade tortelloni with butter and sage
Third Course:
Beef tagliata with rosemary and olive oil

*Served with two seasonal side dishes such as salad, roast potatoes and grilled vegetables

Dessert:
  • Selection of homemade desserts
  • Coffee and a liquor

Customer Reviews

Eugene Gan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Andrea was very informative and friendly. This tour is highly recommended for foodies and travelers who want to experience the best of Italy.

Sonia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a superb day with a superb guide, Olga. There were 9 of us in a comfortable minibus. We visited family run businesses producing parmesan, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. We then went to the Ferrari museum and I paid for a 10 min drive in a Ferrari California. Then we had a beautiful lunch in a village restaurant. I can thoroughly recommend the day and the city of Bologna.

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant. Guide was very personable and informative. The locations extremely interesting and fascinating. A real eye opener. The food was glorious. And Ferrari was spectacular.

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour! Parmesan Reggiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Factories were very interesting and we enjoyed being taken through each one + sampling all of the goods! Andrea had a great personality and showed a real passion for his home town of Bologna. MUST DO tour!

DUNCAN B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Andrea was a great guide, the day was very enjoyable!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was the best vita or tour we have been on! Andrea was a delightful, attentive funny and extremely knowledgeable tour guide! The 4 legs of the trip were each in their own wonderfully interesting! We experienced the extensive prosciutto preparation, the ageing processes of making exquisite balsamic vinegar and the extensive process of making regions parmesano. To top off the trip was the tour of Ferrari headquarters and museum. Finally a Bognese lunch at a family style restaurant! We were 11 people who totally enjoyed each other's company due to Andreas warmth and congeniality. This trip is a must do when in Bologna! Mille Grazia Andea!

MARIA FERNANDA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Best tour ever!!!! Thank you Andrea and Amazing Italy!!!! Highly recommended tour for all ages! The prosciutto, cheese and Aceto factories were just indescribable! Also the Ferrari experience was incredible! The team were extremely helpful, friendly and organized everything in the best way possible!!! We laugh the whole day, especially after the wine! Can't wait to do another tour with them!!!

Anne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was well thought out and informative.It was very personal with only 4 of us in the mini bus.Both the tour guide and driver were friendly and knowledgeable. There was no clock watching to get back to the mini bus. The food part of the tour was extremely well thought out and interesting.Again only small businesses but lots to see and taste. There was no pressure to buy but needless to say we did as too good to miss and so reasonably priced. Ferrari was as you would expect a well laid out museum plenty of time to browse and take photos.You could drive a Ferrari if you wanted so don't forget to take your driving licence.We also had time to shop for merchandise again no pressure to get going.The finale of a 4 course lunch with wine and coffee was the icing on the cake! Perfecto.Would do it all again.

Vitorine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A five star tour! Highly recomended and worth every single cent. Great organisation and attention to detail. Not to be missed!

Elizabeth g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had the most wonderful day. Worth every penny.

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