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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. 


  • 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 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. 


Customer Reviews

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



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We would do this tour all over again! The guide, Massimo, is an art historian and a university professor.
This was one of the best experiences in our trip to Italy!

Sabrina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great day! Both my husband and I enjoyed every stop: the parmigiano regianno producer, the prosciutto maker and the balsamic vinegar maker were all interesting visits to boutique type producers who have a passion for their craft. The tastings were delicious and generous and each offered their product for purchase at very reasonable prices. The Ferrari museum was fantastic and the four course dinner was out of this world. : Olga, our leader, was knowledgeable, friendly and well organized. The only concern I had initially was that their website advertised this as a small group tour of not over 14. There were 21 of us but it worked out fine. We recommend this tour to get a sense and taste of the region.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What a fun day we had on this tour. We learned so much about the food in the region, and the tour of the Ferrari factory was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour. It was a delightful day.

Valdine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent at every stop. Real educational tours, real yummy tastings. excellent driver and guide. It was a great day. The meal was unbelievable. Small group coziness, enabled us to meet some interesting cool people.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic day out ,picked up from our hotel at 8.00 by a very jovial bus driver and and a very knowledgeable guide called Max.
First of all we went to the Parmesan factory,Parma ham and balsamic factories,all very very interesting.
We had samples of cheese,ham and balsamic delicious ,I had wine my husband didn't as he wanted to do the Ferrari test drive .The test drive was absolutely amazing,my husband did not expect to be on the open roads ,what a buzz.Robert the co pilot was fantastic so much fun.Then it was back on the coach to to a stunning country house for lunch and copious glasses of wine.The food was amazing ,the staff very friendly.We were dropped off at our hotel at 5.30 after a very exciting day.The tour was exceptional value for money.Do this trip you will not regret it .

Aina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you go on one tour in Italy, make it this one. What could be more Italian that going to parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar factories, then going to the Ferrari museum and taking a test drive? The food visits were amazing in their own right - you see how each of the products are made, from beginning to end, then get to taste various things and buy - with no pressure to do so. The Ferrari museum is fantastic, and I also took the opportunity to test drive one of the cars be warned - it's about 10 euro per minute to do so min. 10mins, but worth every cent!. We also had lunch included at a great restaurant and ate our way through five courses! Our guide was fantastic, and had lots of stories of both Bologna and the region. Highly recommended.

Maureen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A jam packed day filled with great insight into many of the things that make these region so famous. A taste of Italy that we will remember for a long time.

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