• Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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.

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

What You Can Expect

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

Parmesan cheese factory 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 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

Customer Reviews

bbone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

PER O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A trip that gave a new dimension to the joy of Italy's splendid food

Kristopher K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fabulous guide Thanks Max , great agenda, scrumtious snacks and lunch. Would do it again if I had the chance. The best.

Anita W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour! Great guide. Originally booked the Ferrari, Lamborghini Ducati tour, but we were told it was sold out. We were offered this tour instead. My car loving son was a little disappointed but all of his disappointment vanished after his 40 minute drive in a Ferrari. It was country roads most of the way. I believe he drove up to 140mph at one point. Visiting the farms where Parmigiana, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar are made was a highlight for me. It really makes you appreciate where your food comes from. I bought some cheese and balsamic vinegar to bring home. Prosciutto is not allowed through US customs so I could not buy that, but it was all delicious. The homemade pasta at our lunch stop was fantastic as well. I loved every aspect of this tour. Great driver, Isabella was our guide, and perfect day.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Super!
Tout fut à la hauteur. Le guide était très sympathique et nous a donne des informations très intéressantes tout le long du parcours et durant les visites auxl sites visites Nous avons visité 4 endroits parmesan,proscuito, vinaigre balsamique et musée Ferrari et avons eu un repas dans un restaurant ou on nous a servi un excellent repas accompagne de bon vin. Ce fut une journée formidable.
Difficile à battre rapport qualité prix
Je recommande fortement ce tour.

bettymaurutto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What a fabulous tour filled with so much information and interesting experiences. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was a perfecto day!

Gavin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a day to remember and definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide was amazing and so informative with a great sense of humour. All the factory visits were interesting and very enjoyable. The Ferrari drive was incredible and something I will remember for long time!

Leonardo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very good tour. Impressed with the organization and the tour guide Andreas. Very informative and good fun tour. Be aware that driving a Ferrari in a small village is not the same as driving it on a circuit/racetrack.

Nicoletta F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great tour. Our tour guy was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We loved every aspect of the tour: my husband's favor part was the Parmesan cheese and mine was the balsamic vinegar. Of course, the Ferrari test drive was amazing. We love all the food tasting and the gourmet lunch was delicious. We brought back with us some Parmesan cheese, bottles of balsamic vinegar and a piece of prosciutto. Unfortunately, when back in the US they threw away our prosciutto at the airport it's not allowed in the US. So if you buy some, eat it before back in the US. The only thing that I would change about the tour was the amount of time spent at the Ferrari museum - more time was needed. If you do the Ferrari test drive, it doesn't leave you that much time for the museum. Overall, we highly recommend this tour.

Kelvin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

One of the best tours I've been on in years

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