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Maranello, Italy
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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 four-course lunch. This small-group tour is limited to just 19 participants, ensuring extra attention from the guide.
  • Full-day Emilia-Romagna food and Ferrari Museo tour from Bologna, with lunch
  • Discover the culinary heritage of one of Italy’s most celebrated food regions, Emilia-Romagna
  • Learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made and enjoy tastings
  • Visit a prosciutto factory and balsamic vinegar producer and taste samples of both
  • Tour the Museo Ferrari, a homage to Italy’s legendary Ferrari brand, in Maranello
  • Discover the Ferrari story, ogle the displays, and if you wish, take a test drive (own expense)
  • Enjoy a 4-course lunch with wine, and the small-group atmosphere of a tour limited to 14 people

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel in central Bologna or train station pickup and drop-off (please select from the list in departure point)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus with free WI-FI and complimentary botteld water
  • Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer followed by a savoury breakfast
  • Vsit to a Balsamic vinegar estate
  • Visit to a Prosciutto factory
  • 3 Food & wine tastings at the producers
  • Privileged admittance to Museo Ferrari in Maranello
  • 6-course gourmet lunch at a family-run restaurant including mineral water, a selection of local wines and coffee and liquor
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Ferrari

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Test drive (optional)
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Please select one pick-up from the following list:
• 7:40AM Aemilia Hotel, Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16, 40138 Bologna BO
• 7:50AM Apple Store, Via Rizzoli, 16, 40125 Bologna BO
• 7:55AM Piazza Roosevelt Bologna - at the news stand at the end of Via IV Novembre
• 8:00AM Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni, Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna BO
• 8:05AM I Portici Hotel, Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40121 Bologna BO
• 8:15AM Bologna Centrale train station - Starhotels Excelsior Bologna, Viale Pietro Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna BO
• 8:25AM Suite Hotel Elite, Via Aurelio Saffi, 40, 40131 Bologna BO

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

After getting picked up at your hotel in the center of town, Bologna Centrale train station, or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, commence this exciting small-group tour that combines culinary deliciousness and fast, luxurious cars. On the drive there, listen to your guide inform the group what is in store for the day, as well as, some of the history of food and Ferraris in the region. 
The first stop is a cheese maker. Learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made. See how the workers churn the creamy goodness and where they store and age it for up to two and a half years before it's ready to eat.  And, of course, sample some of the incredible cheese. 
Hop back in the van and head for Modena, the capital of balsamic vinegar. Learn all about this 'black gold' and why and how Modena has perfected making it. Then head to a prosciutto factory to sample some luscious cured ham. Learn about the long curing process and about the history of the meat in the area. 
Transition from culinary to cars for the next stop: the Ferrari Museum. Stroll around the museum learning about the history of the posh automobile maker, take a guided tour and then even opt to test drive a Ferrari (at own expense) with a teacher beside you. 
Finally, conclude the tour with a six-course lunch at a family-run restaurant (see Itinerary for a sample menu), complete with wine and water and followed by coffee or a digestif. 
After lunch, get dropped off at your hotel, the railways station.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu:
First course:
• Crescentine (local fried breads) served with Parma HamMain course (choice of two depending on availability):
• Homemade tortellini
• Homemade tagliatelle with meat sauce
• Homemade tortelloni with butter and sageThird Course:

• Roasted meat *Served with two seasonal side dishes such as salad, roast potatoes and grilled vegetables
*Served with two seasonal side dishes such as salad, roast potatoes and grilled vegetables

Dessert:
• Lemmon Sorbet
• Dessert of the day,
• Coffee and a liquor
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes and a jacket are recommended
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements
  • Infant are free and they share tastings with their parents
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Reviews

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W
, Nov 2018

We were having a great time in Bologna by joining this tour especially the lunch was awesone and absolutely fantasic. We enjoyed it very much. This tour guide was friendly, professional, informative and helpful. You will get what you have paid for. Highly recommend.

m
, Oct 2018

the great tour. delicious cheese and balsamic vinegar, prosciutto. The lunch was amazing. We would recommend this tour to everyone.

n
, Oct 2018

Despite the early hour it wasn’t a long drive out and we got a lot done. Our guide, Andrea was great! We started with Parmesan cheese tour then the Prosciutto tour then on to the Balsamic vinegar. They all served wine with the food tastings. We then went to the Ferrari museum and option to drive one or to just have photos. Lunch was last at 2:30pm and it was a 6 course meal. Bonus for us was it was a Friday and one can watch the ladies make fresh pasta on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. Excellent! What a great day it was.

G
, Sep 2018

This is probably one of the best tours I have ever been on. Max was a great guide. I learnt a lot about the variuos products that support this region. Got to fulfill a dream and drove a Ferrari amazing experience.

C
, Sep 2018

Fantastic Tour and fantastic guide. Andrea's enthusiasm was contagious. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Best Parmegiano I have ever tasted and so awesome to see it being made. My daughter is a car lover and especially a Ferrari lover and she was so thrilled with our trip to Maranello to see some of her favorites. Lots of food and drinks, it is definitely worth the money.

d
, Jul 2018

Probably the best tour we have ever been on. Max, our guide, was so knowledgeable and just delightful. It was much more than I expected and WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY! Thank you Viator and Amazing Italy! Job well done!!!

M
, Apr 2018

Wow...just Fabulous! Andrea was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and his enthusiasm is infectious. This trip is perfect for anyone that wants to experience the amazing food of the region as well as the iconic Maranello, home of Ferrari. My husband also e to drove a 458 which is he still talking about over a week later! This is one of the best experiences we've had, and it is amazing value for money. Thank you so much for an fantastico day!

v
, Apr 2018

Fascinating day out, learning about the regional food production with tastings for parmigiano, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. Then on to the Ferrari Museum and a chance to take one for a ride. The day ended with a delicious six course heads up: theres a flight of 3 different pastas! So leave room for the meat course and dessert-

Our guide Max was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the coach very comfortable.

P
, Mar 2018

Highly recommended!amazing day from the moment of pick up until the drop off in the late afternoon.Value for money, friendly and helpful tour guide and driver,delicious food tastings of Parmigiano Reggiano,prosciutto and Balsamico.
Ferrari Museum with optional test drive!Yummy homemade pasta for lunch.

b
, Feb 2018

A great tour led by Andrea who could not have done any more to make it successful! In fact, he went above and beyond providing many tips which resulted in an even better trip to Bologna for us. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the destinations and Italy beyond.
The highlight for me was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a Ferrari 458 Spider on public roads - still buzzing!
We will use Viator again.
Barry and Gwen


Product code: 6372FOODFERR

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