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Combine culinary and cards 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 14 participants, ensuring extra attention from the guide.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small Group Tour from Bologna Including Gourmet Lunch

Visit a Parmigiano-Reggiano factory on this full-day tour

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 four-course lunch at a local eatery (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 or the airport.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Blanca United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed a great day out of Bologna! The cheese factory visit was amazing, being able to see the whole process of the production. The visit to the balsamic vinegar producer was a very nice surprise, much better than we expected! The food we tried throughout the day was really nice and we really enjoyed it. Overall it was a great day and I would definitely recommend it!

Katie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a very organised tour and was excellent value for money. We managed to travel to so many places in the one day and it is a great way to experience the prosciutto, parmesan and balsamic vinegar and !!! visit the Ferrari museum. In the middle of this day we also had a six course gourmet lunch thrown in at a beautiful restaurant on the hilltop with unlimited wine, beer, water and espresso. Book the trip, it is fantastic! Andrea was a great guide and made sure we were looked after and managed to maintain the enthusiasm of this group with his humour and energy. Such a fantastic day!

SUSAN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Unbelievable. This was truly one of our European holiday highlights. Our guide Andrea was wonderful and kept us laughing, informed and entertained all day. The lunch was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the small group atmosphere. Our other visits were also wonderful. Thank you for offering such a great day.

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic day - our best in Italy.

Tour Leader Andrea was fantastic and ensured everyone had a great time. All destinations were interesting, with lovely people and delicious food.

A special thank you to Andrea and his Wife for ensuring we made it back to Bologna in time to catch the train to the airport!

Superb :-

Carina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a fantastic tour giving so much information to us over the day. 8am start finished around 6.30pm. Our guide was really good and so kind to us all. Lunch was delicious and of course the Ferrari experience amazing.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We met Chiara at the train station. There were only 3 couples so that was good for a walking tour. We walked to the walls and crossed into the town, visiting a small chocolate shop where we were served caffe of our choice and some pastries. I needed to eat gluten free and they brought out a savory GF pastry just for me - how nice. We also stopped at another small shop for a snack. We had a relaxing wonderful lunch in the anfiteatro with wine. Chiara combined a walking tour with these stops for a wonderful morning tour and light lunch, and pointed out good places to eat later. We really enjoyed it.

Neil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

professional, informative, amusing and enjoyable. Would recommend it to anyone.

Anita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a great time. Thank you Andrea e Massilmo.the food tour was excellent. Very informative and delicious.

I'm personally not interested in cars but my companion was and he enjoyed it very much.

The lunch at CA Bianca was unbelievable.

On the way back we sang along to old Italian tunes.

Again thank you.

Anita and John

Stephannie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellante

Filliman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour! Our guide was wonderful. Lots of fun info and very informative. The lunch was fabulous.

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