The name of Parma is well known all around the world, for both its culinary and art treasures. An exclusive guided tour will allow you to discover them all, in just one day. From Langhirano, seat of the Museum of Parma ham, you will reach a ham factory where you will witness the production process, based on an ancient and unchanging knowledge. After a rich tasting of local delicacies, you will get back to the historical heart of Parma, where a majestic Cathedral and a gorgeous Baptistry dominate the skyline of the small, yet charming capital of taste and beauty.
Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini have made Parma great for opera lovers all around the world. This exclusive tour celebrates the places where this tradition has born and still lives, together with the outstanding pieces of art and architecture that compose the unique harmony of the Small Paris of Emilia.
Two architectural wonders lie in the middle of Parma countryside, a few kilometers distant from each other.The first is Rocca Sanvitale, a fortress standing in the middle of the village of Fontanellato, gradually become a pleasure residence for the ancient family who has owned it for more than six centuries. The latter is the largest labyrinth in the world, dreamed and constructed by Franco Maria Ricci, a publisher and philanthropist whose astonishing art collection is kept in a gallery, at ht heart of the labyrinth itself. A whole day, to find your own path through beauty.
Visit first a Parmigiano Reggiano factory where you’ll learn how the famous cheese is made and where you'll enjoy a tasting of three different aging of cheese. From here we’ll reach a Parma Ham factory where you'll learn the history and you'llvisit the “cold stage”, where the fresh meats are processed; end your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor.Then we’ll have a stop for a delicious traditional 4-course Italian meal in a typical restaurant near the beautiful Castle. Will be served local products, such as tortelli di erbetta e zucca, Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and local wines.After lunch, we’ll reach a famous winery that produces white and red wine from this area. It will be possible to walk around the vineyard and then move inside the cellars, where experts will explain the winemaking process upbottling. At the end of the visit there will be a tasting of three different types of white and red wines.
Cremona, city of violins, Stradivari, nougat and much more!Through this full day tour we will discover its history and its most important monuments. Train tickets are included in order to get to the city.Leave from Milan Central Station at 8.20 am . You will reach Cremona in one hour. At 9.28 am once in Cremona you will meet our Professional Guide and from the station you will walk through Corso Garibaldi with beautiful palaces then The City Hall and the Cathedral, also called the Sistine Chapel of northern Italy, the vertical museum called Torrazzo (the 112 meter high bell tower) and we will immerse ourselves in the musical culture of the city with an interactive visit to the Violin Museum. Free time for shopping and lunch.Do not miss the opportunity to visit the historical shops to buy the delicious Torrone, the traditional dessert. At 5.30 you will get the train back to Central Station and at 6.40 PM you will be in Milan.
Slowing down is the best way to really enjoy a landscape, a good meal, or any authentic experience. This unusual tour will allow you to reach by a pleasant bike ride the places where two of the gastronomic excellences of Emilia Romagna are mede: Parmigiano and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale. You will stroll down low-traffic roads and down the banks of Parma creek, enjoying a tasty and healthy lunch before getting back in town.
The very best of Emilia delicacies in just one day: Parmigiano, Parma ham and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale. Treasures that a tireless tradition has brought through the centuries, and that have made the name of this region and its cities a synonym of gastronomic excellence all over the world.Go through the productive processes, regulated by an ancient knowledge, and the tasting will be even more unforgettable.
This bike tour takes you through Parma’s lovely countryside to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory, where you’ll learn about the production of this beloved cheese. Ride to a beer factory to sample delicious draft beers and visit a winery for lunch and a wine tasting. Walk through the vineyard to Torrechiara Castle and tour the castle with a local expert before your excursion concludes.