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Localita Quinzano Sotto, 3, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 853572
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

When I think of Parma, I think of ham...prosciutto to be exact! We went to the factory to check it out. We were not with a tour, but had called earlier to see if there was going to be an English speaking tour given that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Smhd2020
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is the La Perla family business creating super quality Parma hams in the foothills of the Quinzano region. On arrival, you'll be given some protective clothing to ensure that the hams are not contaminated, and then you'll get to tour the facility following the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This was an optional excursion while on a Globus tour and we were glad we went. We toured the facility and saw the various steps taken to produce Parma ham. We then had dinner in their dining room on site and were each treated to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lvsdx
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A family business, La Perla, is nestled in the foothills outside Parma - free tours are offered in Italian but often a fellow visitor can help translate. Afterward DO stay for the lunch - get the pasta course which is a bit extra. A lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 817bellabeans
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped here to learn their process of making some of the world's best products, we saw the line, the production and then we enjoyed a full meal complete with lambrusco. Fantastic. This is a wonderful family and they have a true passion. Very enjoyable!...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We took this extra excursion while on a tour with Globus Tours. The Lanfranchi family were gracious hosts. We learned how they process 60,000 Prosciutto hams a year! After the informative tour of their facility we enjoyed a wonderful meal which included large individual platters...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our stop here was part of a Parma Food Tour arranged by our travel agent. The tour was very interesting, and very informative. Our tour concluded with a tasting of the ham along with some Parmigiana cheese and was very tasty. After we were done...More

Date of experience: June 2016
7  Thank DaleDJR636
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I visited Salumificio La Perla as part of the Festival del Proscuitto di Parma. You drive down a single lane road out to La Perla. After donning thin white jackets and hair coverings, you are lead into the Salumificio. You are shown the hanging hind...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Travelersez
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Our driver Francesco took us to this plant and we where greeted warmly by the owner and his family, this business is family run and produce about 50,000 Italian hams a year not for export, which is really to bad. After the tour we had...More

Date of experience: October 2013
8  Thank m1006
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I am a professor of food studies and have taken my class to the Parma area four times to learn more about (and of course sample) the local specialties. "La Perla" is a family-run "salumificio" (prosciutto producer), and is a wonderful place for both a...More

Date of experience: April 2013
9  Thank Zachary N
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30 September 2017|
Response from 817bellabeans | Reviewed this property |
not sure really - There is one small road at end - good condition but you drive about 2 miles on it - no issue. web address is salumificiolaperla and there is a map at bottom of home page.