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Full-Day Bologna Food Experience from Florence: Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Visit, Balsamic Vinegar, Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch

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Tuscany, Italy
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11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Bologna’s distinctive food traditions with a full-day gourmet tour from Florence by train. Learn how Parmigiano Reggiano is transformed from farm fresh milk to aged wheels, and sample cheeses alongside Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna. Meet a family that’s produced oak-barrel aged balsamic vinegar for generations then enjoy a series of pairings with different vintages. Taste artisanally-made prosciutto, see how it’s made, and sit down to an Italian-style, multi-course lunch with local wines before returning to Florence.
  • Full-day local food experience of Bologna from Florence by train
  • Sample the region's most distinctive products
  • Meet artisanal producers and see their work
  • Enjoy a sumptuous, Italian-style lunch with local wine
  • Breakfast, lunch and transport included

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Charles E R
, Sep 2017

Well worth the early morning start to watch them make Parmigiano Reggiano cheese ... and then we were served breakfast tasting cheese and wine. Our friendly guide Alessandro was very knowledgeable and energetic. Then we proceeded to a small family run Balsamic operation. Our next stop was to see the manufacturing of Prosciutto. We ended the tour with a fantastic multi-course pasta tasting lunch ... the owner heard I liked gnocchi and also pappardelle, so she went back to the kitchen and brought out more dishes for us to try ... AMAZING food!!! The tour was very interesting, we came away having learned a lot about how local delicacies are made with great passion and care.

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lampert.samantha
, Jun 2017

Wow. This was the most amazing tour. A must do for everyone in the area. Our guide Alessandro was the amazing! The parm factory was very cool to see the process and then be able to try cheese that was up to 3 years old. The balsamic tour was prob my favorite. A small family owed factory and the product was better than anything I've ever tried. The prosciutto factory was unreal. I never could have imaged how huge this place could have been. It was almost overwhelming how much meat there was. The true highlight of the whole day was lunch though. I can't even begin to explain how much food there was and how incredible it all was. This tour is not to be missed!

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Dawn B
, Apr 2017

Had the most wonderful time, our guide was amazingly adorable and knowledgeable. My only draw back was dinner went so long that we almost missed our train home. .. but the food was fabulous, would definitely recommend to everyone!

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Constance M
, Dec 2016

Excellent day! Our guide, Eleanora, and driver, Marco, were great! More than we could have hoped for. Fully recommend. Educational tours, wonderful lunch, exceptional day.

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Ivan B
, Oct 2016

Just can't say enough about how great this tour is! Our guide Alessandro is quite the character! From the breakfast at the cheese factory to a never to be forgotten luncheon at the estate it an experience not to be missed!

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karenkedwards
, Sep 2016

We had a wonderful day on this well organized, highly informative tour. Allessandro, our guide, was well versed in the procedures for making parmesan, proscuitto, and balsamic. He is engaging and high energy. A driver met us at the train station arranged by the tour from Florence and joined the group at the first stop, the Parmesean factory. From there vans took us to the other stops and finally to a winery for lunch and wine tasting. The food, wine and surroundings were amazing! Each course came with at least two wind pairings. Alessandro and his wife were delightful. I would love to do another tour with them!

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Justin D
, Jul 2016

This tour was completely amazing! Fabio our guide was so knowledgeable and of course hilarious! Toured the Parmigiano, Prosciutto, Balsamic Vinegar Factory and of course we had a beautiful family style lunch in the countryside where Fabio kept on pouring us wine non stop! You have to book this tour!

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Marianne S
, Jun 2016

Great tour-wonderful guide. Everything we expected. Food for lunch was excellent.. 5star


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