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Small-Group Italian Food and Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Bologna

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    What to Expect
    Depending on the option you chose at checkout, get picked up from your hotel in Bologna at 8am, the train station at 8:15am, or the airport at 8:30am.
    Listen to your guide's commentary as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan to your first stop — a local Parmesan cheese factory. Tour the production area, go through the steps of making Parmesan cheese, and step into the aging room where you can see some 30,000 cheese wheels. You'll also get a chance to sample authentic cheeses of different ages.
    Continue on to your next stop, a prosciutto producer. Salt cellars, rest cellars, hot rooms, and aging rooms are all on the agenda here. After an inside look, taste prosciutto from the producer accompanied by wine.
    Hop back in the minivan until you reach the boutique balsamic vinegar producer that’s third on your itinerary. Journey down to the cellars, where more than 1,000 barrels of Italy’s true treasure is stored, along with an ancient batch from 1870 that belonged to the owner’s great grandfather. Try some of the balsamic vinegar while you learn family recipes and secrets.
    Make your way to a local winery, and walk through the beautiful vineyards with the sommelier. Taste some of the popular drink choices with input from this wine connoisseur. Then, end with a visit to a family-run restaurant in the area. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 6-course gourmet lunch, including house-made pasta and local wine.
    Get dropped off at your hotel or selected end destination after lunch.
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    Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

    We had such a great day on this tour. Definitely the highlight of our stay in Bologna. Our guide Ricardo was so enthusiastic and accommodating. The places we visited were all family business and the lunch we had was delicious. A wonderful day.More

    Thank 740karlees
    Olga A, Manager at Amazing Italy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Thank You for giving us a shot, and even more for leaving us this review. Being a small company, most of our customers are referred to us by existing customers. So your feedback is very important to us. Next time you or your friends...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

    From the very start our guide was so enthusiastic about our tour. All of the factories/family businesses we visited felt very exclusive & were so unique. You would not be able to visit these places by yourself so this was an incredible opportunity. The food...More

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    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful day on this one day tour with our guide Andrea. We were a group of 6, made up of family and friends. Highlights were the visit to an artisan balsamic producer near Modena, a tour of a parmigiana reggiano factory and...More

    Thank 316trishm
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    This tour was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend. The bus picked us up from Bologna for a tour of abut 24 individuals total. It was fascinating to get an in-depth look at how traditional parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar are made -...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Laura P
    Reviewed 3 June 2019

    What a great tour to cover so much in this beautiful area of Italy! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about every aspect of this tour. Even though our group was large, he made sure everyone was included and could see and hear...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Lisa R
    14 August 2019|
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    Response from jonandrew1903 | Reviewed this property |
    Great tour - cheese, wine, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and great meal afterwards. Not in the towns but well worth it.
    15 July 2019|
    Response from rovingcarole | Reviewed this property |
    You probably could, but you would have to leave awfully early. They do have pick up at the train station in Bologna, so that's a plus.
    10 July 2019|
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    Response from rovingcarole | Reviewed this property |
    Yes it is around 5, but they can drp you off at the train station.
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