Amazing time with Adrianna as our host! She was absolutely fabulous! Will be sure to come back and visit very soon!!
Learn about Bologna’s renowned food traditions with a full day gourmet tour from Florence by train. A private driver picks you up at the train station in Bologna and brings you to meet artisanal producers of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, traditional balsamic vinegar aged in oak barrels, and prosciutto. Relax over a multi-course lunch complete with wine before returning to Florence.
First thing in the morning, depart Florence by train for Bologna. Meet your private driver at the Bologna train station and set out for the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory.
See all the steps in the production process of Parmigiano Reggiano, an artisan cheese made only in the Emilia Romagna countryside. Witness the morning delivery of milk from local farmers, crafting the curds, and the final aging process. The tour finishes with a Parmigiano Reggiano tasting, including cheese aged 16 to 36 months, alongside a glass of local Lambrusco.
The tour continues at a traditional Acetaia, where certified Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P, aged minimum 12 years) is made. An Acetaia is not a factory, but a place where a single family produces small amounts of fine balsamic vinegar using ancient techniques of aging grapes in a series of oak barrels. The tour includes a tasting of balsamic that is 12 years and 25 years old.
The next stop is a prosciutto factory in Savigno, a small village in the hills outside Bologna. Taste slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with a glass of local Lambrusco wine.
Finally, enjoy an authentic Italian lunch in the countryside at either a traditional trattoria or a certified organic winery. The day finishes with a multi-course lunch paired with local wines. Afterwards, your private driver brings you back to the train station in Bologna.
If you go to Bologna, you must go on this tour! It really made me appreciate the hard work of the family-owned producers of the fine Italian goods. My parents took this stellar, guided, Italian Days tour two years ago, so they recommended it to...More
We signed up for this all day experience with high expectations and those expectations were exceeded! Out guide, Arianna was fun, informative, warm, welcoming and overall awesome! She made what a great experience superb. Yes, we toured and saw how the cheese was made, how...More
It was a great great day. Although I hate early morning start, it worths the effort! We were picked up from our hotel at 07.05 a.m. There were already four fellow guests waiting in the minivan. The driver was very nice and helpful with our...More