5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had a great day with a very knowledgable guide and a wonderful driver. The parmesan, balsamic vinegar and the ham 'factories' were all very interesting made all the better by the tasting of their magnificent products.
The day was punctuated by a wonderful 4 course meal in the hills at a family taverna where we all were made so welcome and the hosts were so generous with their lovely homemade food and hospitality. Because of the rain we had to eat inside but it certainly didn't spoil the day which was packed with marvelous memories .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamico -what more could you want? The tours were very interesting and stuffed full of samples. At the end of the tour you get the most delicious lunch featuring the freshest ingredients Italy has to offer. Oh and all you drink Lambrusco doesn't hurt either.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The tour is simply fantastic!!
Olga and Andreas were very responsive and professional with booking and logistics arrangement. We visited a parmasan cheese maker, the Nini family-owned proscuitto-di-Modena facility, and a family-owned balsamic business. We got to see the whole manufacuturing process of each product, and tasted them at the end of each visit. Everything was so delicious, especially the proscuitto! It's very interesting to be able to see the making of these products and the learning is just tremendous. For example, the balsamic vinegar can only be classified as "tradizionale" with a minimum 12 years of storage time, and it is actually a "cuvee" from all the years! After the visit, we ate lunch at a local restaurant. Very delicious food and wine. Throughout the whole day, Andreas not only told us many interesting food and history related stories, but also discussed with us passionately about the current political and economic situations in Italy. Interesting insights and perspectives.
Highly recommend this tour to foodies!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The only thing that would have made it better would have been a stop at a winery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The only thing that would have made it better would have been a stop at a winery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was an excellent and memorable day by Andrea and Amazing Italy. The visits were outstanding and up close, lunch at a family restaurant was great, and we learned about more things to do while in Bologna (do not miss the two mile portico walk to the church of Madonna di San Luca -- amazing. I highly recommmend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Our tour with Olga was amazing! While my husband was not initially interested in this tour, it turned out to be one of the best tours we have ever taken. There were only 5 of us on the tour and the size was perfect. Olga was very informative on our drive to our first stop, explaining what we would see throughout the day. The cheese factory was very interesting. We went through the entire process of cheese making, then we were treated to samples. We then moved on to the ham factory. The President of the company was available to answer any of our questions. We sampled the ham; it was so good. We then visited the balsamic vinegar factory and we were treated again to samples. While we had the opportunity to purchase cheese, ham and vinegar, we were never pressured to make any purchases. The lunch that was served was great, including the wine. This tour was the best tour we experienced during our travels. Thanks Olga for a wonderful day.!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Our tour with Olga was amazing. There were only 5 of us on the tour and the size was perfect. Olga was really knowledgeable about the processes and the vendors themselves. There was no pressure to purchase anything throughout the day. The samples were ample sized and it was great to be able to ask direct questions to the artisans making incredible food. The leisurely lunch at a local trattoria was just icing on the cake, good food, wine and great conversation. It was one of the best tours we had during our travels. Thanks Olga!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Fantastic tour for italian food lovers! A whole day spent seeing how cheese is made, balsamic production, and prosciutto! Amazing. Plus a "light italian lunch" which was wonderful. At each place we were able to sample the food and taste a local wine. The day ended with a beautiful view of the city and the best gelator I have tasted. Don't miss this tour - it is fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

A great day out and though it might appear expensive it offers great value for money All the visits are well organised and informative and you get the opportunity to taste all the products including some very expensive food. There is no pressure to buy, but the opportunity is there if you want it. The lunch was at a local trattoria and was excellent and plentiful. Our guide Joachim and driver Michele from ‘Amazing Italy’ were very knowledgeable and good company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Fantastic day. We enjoyed our tour of the Parmesan cheese, balsamic and proscuito centres. We learnt so much about the production. The lunch was amazing at a local trattoria. Don't eat breakfast if you do this tour. So much wonderful local food amongst the local people. If you do nothing else this tour is a must. It was very very reasonably priced when you see what you get. The guide was very very friendly and passionate about this area. Ask him about the gelato shop in Bologna if you can manage dinner that night.

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