Follow your senses on a full-day culinary tour of Bologna’s famous food region. Visit local factories and family-run producers for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of products enjoyed around the world, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and wine. Enjoy samples of fresh, hand-crafted products along the way and indulge in breakfast and multi-course Italian lunch with wine pairings. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of Emilia-Romagna!
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.
Wine-tasting in Italy is almost a traveler’s rite of passage, but few tours explore the equally rich traditions of vinegar production. With this tour, visit one of Modena’s oldest traditional balsamic vinegar producers, touring the vineyards and seeing all the stages of production from the pressing of grapes to the barrel aging. The tour includes plenty of vinegar samples, regional food tastings, and a bottle of wine produced on-site.
Driving and wine tasting don’t mix. Let your private chauffeur be your designated driver on this indulgent tour, available in the morning or afternoon depending on your schedule. Traveling direct from your door through the vineyards of Emilia-Romagna, explore an authentic local winery. Then savor three signature wines, perhaps malvasia, Lambrusco, and trebbiano, alongside local nibbles on a terrace with sweeping country views.
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.
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.
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.
Bologna is famous for having one of the richest cuisines in Italy, and you can get to know its proud food culture from market to table with this experience that includes a market tour, city sightseeing walk, food and wine tastings, and a hand-on cooking class at CIBO, the Culinary Institute of Bologna. Cap off your day of food and fun with lunch to enjoying the dishes you’ve just prepared.
This tour is all you have to know about the production of Parma’s traditional products: Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Ham.
After the pick up at the meeting point, you will ride to "Casello" where the milk is cooked and the process of cheese making begins. Then your tour leader will take you to visit the brine room. These cheesemakers will explain the secrets of milk processing and you will see how the artisan cheese diaries work with their hands. You will have the opportunity to see the full process of how the experts make the famous cheese. Before leaving the factory, you will enjoy a glass of wine with Parmigiano Reggiano.
The tour continues to Parma Ham’s factory. The process starts with the arrival of the fresh pork legs then the experts will proceed with salting, resting, washing, drying, curing, greasing and branding. After exploring each step of Ham producing, you will taste the Parma Ham paired with a glass of wine.
Discover the delights of Tuscany on a private day trip from Florence. With a knowledgeable private driver, travel through the renowned Chianti wine region to visit the towns of Siena and San Gimignano. See famous landmarks like Siena’s Piazza del Campo, home to the annual Palio horserace, and the medieval hilltop towers of San Gimignano.
Careful selection of wines designed to describe the excellence of our region; pleasant, refined and elegant local; comprehensive explanations on the uniqueness of the wines and their characteristics; friendly and helpful staff.
Are you in the city and want to taste the best local wines and typical products without leaving the center?
This tour is for you! Spend an afternoon or evening in one of Bologna's oldest wine bars and wineries, famous all over the world for its wines and salami and cheeses.
- Local escort
- 3 tastings of typical local wines with description
- Platter of cold cuts and cheeses with homemade bread and breadsticks
- walk to one of the historic areas of the center
Live a day in the heart of Romagna in one of the most famous wineries in the world immersed in an oasis of greenery.
8.30 am pick up at the Hotel in Bologna
9.45 am Arrival at the winery
10:00 am private guided tour of the company
11:00 am Wine tasting and visit to the wine shop
12:15 pm Lunch in a typical restaurant
2.00 pm Drop off at the Hotel in Bologna
In 1995, Fausto decided to convert the cultivation of the vineyard to an “integrated pest management approach”. This represented the first step towards an organic agriculture.
At the end of 90s, the production was changed towards the “Martinotti” or “Charmat” method, always searching for a clean and continuous product.
Nowadays, with all of the wines in purity, the production of the “Fattoria Moretto” aims at expressing with personality the Lambrusco Grasparossa territory, showing a clear decision of Fausto and Fabio: they don’t focus on company policy based on quantity, but they prefer to have a management which leads to improve the quality of the product and service offered, with special attention to the peculiarity of the territory.
Italians have been producing wine for thousands of years. Get a unique insight into the wine-making experience on a visit to a family-owned winery. Explore the vineyards and cellars, then sample three of their finest wines paired with food on a terrace with views of wine country. Choose between morning and afternoon tours.
Fun day to discover the wines of the Bolognese hills. immersed in the panorama of the hills the Tour includes:
Pick up at the hotel
Private round-trip transfer
2 Visits to Producers of Typical Wines from the Bologna Hills
Lunch in a Trattoria based on typical products
Tour Italy’s beautiful Parma region and learn about the Lambrusco wines that come from the region. Enjoy a visit to a local winery and take a guided tour of the facilities to learn about Lambrusco, which comes from the Emilia-Romagna region, and the estate. Then, enjoy a tasting of red and white wines before heading back to Parma.
Bologna is renowned for its gastronomic heritage, and this walking tour will introduce you to both its culinary riches and its best-known historical landmarks. Meet your guide in central Bologna, and set off: you’ll see a pasta-making demonstration, will sample numerous local wines, will try traditional cured meats and cheeses, and much more. As you go on a culinary exploration, you’ll also pass by many of the city’s top sights, including the Piazza Maggiore, the Mercato di Mezzo, and beyond.
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
The hilly vineyards of CASA BENNA® have an area of about 10 hectares and are exposed to the south-east.
The soils consist of ferretted clays, characterized by a rather inhomogeneous soil composition. When a vineyard is planted, along the rows, lateral openings are left every 30 to 40 meters. This allows, in harvest, to separate the grapes according to the maturation parameters and their characteristics, and to press them into separate tanks.
It is enough to move a few meters to find different grapes and then get different wines: some more suitable for aging, others more suitable to be drunk young. At CASA BENNA® you will never give up this careful selection in harvest, which therefore happens and will always take place manually in small crates and with a selection almost surgical collection.
Sparrow and arrogance , this being a "gascon" , the need for creativity, the exaltation of raw material combined with frankness and innovation characterize the STYLE of "Tenuta la Piccola".
Our borderline profile has always distinguished us in our journey, giving us the strength to carry on our "indipendent" ideas with a new style of making wine. What will you find in our bottle? Only nature and man's work.