Bologna is the largest city in Northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, and it just so happens to be the perfect place to familiarize yourself with Italian cuisine. On this 8-hour tour, visit boutique producers of prosciutto, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and wine, and savor four different samples of food and wine along the way. After you’ve worked up an appetite at each producer’s grounds, head over to a family-run restaurant for a 6-course Italian lunch, including house-made pasta and local wines.
Bologna is home to one of the best cuisines in Italy—where favorites like tortellini and were created—but it can be a challenge for travelers to find down-to-earth meals in the restaurant circuit. With this tour, a guide takes you to at least half a dozen restaurants and cafes serving dishes away from the tourists. It’s an immersion in local gastronomy with pasta, salumi, pizza, wine, and gelato.
Take a food-centric 4-hour tour from Modena to learn how traditional Italian specialties Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar are made. Travel to a cheese producer to find out what it takes to make Parmigiano Reggiano, and sample some of the famous cheese. Visit an 'acetaia' (vinegar maker) back in Modena to learn just how long it takes to produce the best quality balsamic vinegar.
You will appreciate the real Parmigiano cheese production in a very traditional factory. It will be possible to see the when cheese makers pull the cheese from the milk vats. You will then be taken to the seasoning/storage rooms to see the final stages of production.
At the end of the tour there will be a degustation of different aged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheeses.
For Parma ham Prosciutto factory visit we will proceed to the idyllic hills of Langhirano home of Prosciutto di Parma Ham. You will move into the “environmental temperature stage”, by visiting the seasoning rooms, here characterized by the typical scents of the ham. During this stage it will be explained the method of “spillatura”, the process in which only the finest ham pasts the test, those selected by the Inspector of the Consortium will then be branded with the infamous ‘Crown of Parma’.
At the end of the food tour there will be a degustation of Parma ham and a glass of Malvasia, a sparkling, white local wine.
Discover Bologna from a culinary perspective on this food walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, visit one of the city’s oldest food markets, and check out traditional food shops like a bakery and pasta maker. Learn about Bologna’s culture, architecture, and history as you enjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more. It’s a delicious way to get to know this Italian foodie mecca.
Combine culinary and car 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 6-course lunch.
Taste the traditional flavors of Emilia-Romagna on this all-day food tour. Go to the source of Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and learn about how these exceptional products are made. Sample traditional balsamic vinegar and get a feeling for the local life with lunch at a small trattoria. Round-trip transportation from Parma on a mini shuttle bus is included.
Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining!
Ready to taste the best food in Bologna?Satisfy your cravings for local food and culture with highlights along the way, together with a foodie host. Enjoy 10 delicious tastings that range from torta di riso, Crescenta, and Lambrusco on a tasty food tour in Bologna.
Fall in love with the flavorful Italian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Bologna! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like the piadina, a thin Italian flatbread filled with a variety of cheeses, cold cuts, and vegetables, to unique dishes like Tortellini fritti, bites of crispy filled pasta, that legend says, was inspired by Venus’ belly button; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite.
Bologna is known as a culinary hotspot, and this walking tour offers an excellent overview of the city’s food scene. Visit a historic center with local food boutiques in addition to several cafes. Sample the city’s culinary offerings including wines, cheese, pasta, espresso, and either gelato or cake depending on the season.
Embark on a journey into Modena’s history, culture and delicious food scene.
Meet the proud families and fascinating stories behind food with our local guides.
Taste and learn everything about Italian iconic food like Parmigiano Reggiano and Balsamic vinegar of Modena on a small-group tour limited to 8 people.
Birthplace of parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar, it’s no surprise that Parma is considered the capital of Emilia Romagna’s “Food Valley”. With this private food tour, enjoy exclusive access to small producers and learn how authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Aceto Balsamico are made and aged. Relax over tastings at each stop and end with lunch featuring local ham, cheese, and ravioli served with wine.
Parmigiano Reggiano is one of Parma’s most famous gourmet specialties, but most enthusiasts don’t know how this prestigious cheese is produced. With this tour, enjoy an inside look at parmigiano from fresh milk to aged wheel. Learn about the history and stages of production from your guide, and cap off your visit by tasting three different aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses paired with local red wine and other area delicacies.
On this private, half-day tour, discover why the Emilia-Romagna region is world-famous amongst food lovers. Follow your guide to a dairy where Parmigiano Reggiano is produced, learn how the “king of cheese” is made, and enjoy samples. You also do plenty of tasting when you visit a Prosciutto di Parma producer. In between, pause for a photo opportunity foothills of the medieval village of Torrechiara, famed for its enormous castle.
Taste local specialties and delve into Parma’s renowned culinary scene during this small-group, half-day food crawl. Make five gourmet stops for sweet and savory samples, including cured meats, local pastas, and freshly made desserts, paired with wines and espresso. You’ll also taste Prosciutto di Parma, resulting in a full lunch.
Explore the delicious and acidic world of balsamic vinegar with a local expert during this short, private tasting and food pairing experience in Vignola. In a loft, see how this vinegar, known the world over, is made and learn about the aging process and tasting notes. In the tasting room, sample balsamic vinegar and Saba made with grape juice paired with classic Italian cheeses, breads, ham, and fruit.
Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
Give yourself an exciting day with engines and flavors famous all over the world! A tour to discover the legendary supercars and the world famous foods: you will can visit the Ferrari Museum, the "Casa Enzo Ferrari" Museum, the Lamborghini Museum and a wonderful private collection of Maserati cars; we will take you where the organic Parmigiano Reggiano is produced and you will have the chance to taste the king of cheeses. Also you will delight with a lunch of typical Italian flavor and you will have the chance to taste the famous Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. With an additional cost, it will be possible to visit the Lamborghini Factory, to drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini on the road or on the track, or try the F1 Simulator to feel like a real driver on the most important circuits in the world.
Treat yourself to the historical attractions and tasty sensations of Ravenna on a 3-hour walking tour. Culinary highlights include piadina with prosciutto, cappelletti and tagliatelle pasta, Teodora's cake, and so much more. Wash everything down with regional wines, such as white Trebbiano and red Sangiovese. The tour also takes you to the city's most important historical landmarks, including the Mausoleum of Theodoric and Basilica of Sant'Apollinare.
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I'll show you my favorite places, I'll help you to discover the few true local spots in town, where a true bolognese goes shopping and eat.
The places who made our city famous, making what is now called the food capital of Italy!
We meet in "piazza maggiore", the heart of Bologna and we will walk around downtown making 6-7 stops
Oldest meat and fish market
Best sliced pizza
Visit to the pasta shop where tortellino was invented!
Typical and local sandwich place
Bakery with 150 years old recipe of cake!
Oldest Hosteria of Italy since 1465 for some wine and champagne
Best Gelato place of town :)
While we walk I'll be happy to share story and culture of the city, with some secrets just few local knows;)
I will send you PDF with all informations and places!
ALL LITTLE TASTES DURING THE TOUR ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. DONT WORRY, EVERYTHING WILL BE VERY CHEAP, AROUND 10 EURO EACH PERSON
Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
Put on a lab coat and get ready to visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory! Discover the production secrets, see where the cows are bred and milk, witness the whole cheesemaking process, then complete the visit with a delicious tasting!
• Visit to the cowshed, the Parmigiano Reggiano's cheese factory and seasoning room
• Welcome breakfast and Tasting of 3 seasonings of Parmigiano Reggiano, traditional cold cuts, a glass of Lambrusco wine and other local products included
• Claudio will uncover and explain every step of the Parmigiano Reggiano making process
• Disposable gown and hygienic cap to visit the cheese factory will be provided
• Tour and tasting available for 1 to 4 people
About your host, claudio: "My grandfather was a Parmigiano Reggiano producer and as a child I had the chance to learn all the secrets of this wonderful cheese from him! Together we’ll visit the places of my childhood, where my uncle still produces this kind of cheese with the same care and passion!"
Discover Parma’s culinary scene on a half-day food tour that includes lunch and wine. Visit a local Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese maker and a Parma ham producer, where you’ll learn about the city’s two most famous exports. End at a restaurant for a 3-course meal that features typical dishes like pasta, salami, and dessert, plus coffee and regional wine like Lambrusco and Malvasia. This tour operates in two ways: either your own car with a guide or with a tour driver and vehicle.
Reggio Emilia is considered the heart of the Food Valley.
Known as one of the most livable cities in Italy, in the last few years Reggio (that’s how locals call it) has started attracting a growing number of international tourists looking for a real Italian environment.
This activity will give you the chance to meet the local people and discover the amazing food shops of old town, where you will taste the most famous local products, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, erbazzone etc.
After a brief city walk tour, will take you to the food district where you will find plenty of food shops, coffee bars, bakeries, deli and pastry shops.
Here you will experience the best local enogastronomic tastings.
All tastings will make your full lunch.