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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting provided by Italian Days Food Experience

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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Tour snapshot
See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. Travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
  • Generous tastings of the fresh delicacies at each producer
  • Enjoy breakfast with Lambrusco wine, plus a gourmet lunch with wine pairings
  • Minivan travel with Bologna hotel, station, or airport pick-up and drop-off
What to expect
  • After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging. Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price. Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties. Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine. Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
  • Generous tastings of the fresh delicacies at each producer
  • Enjoy breakfast with Lambrusco wine, plus a gourmet lunch with wine pairings
  • Minivan travel with Bologna hotel, station, or airport pick-up and drop-off
What to expect
  • After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging. Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price. Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties. Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine. Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7174P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round Trip Trasportation from and to Bologna
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch with matching wines
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know at the moment of the booking where are you staying. We will come to pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel or appartment in Bologna City Center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • All of our guides have precautions such as gloves and masks as required for the Covid-19.
  • A hand sanitiser, and masks will be available to all our guests.
  • The minivans we use are disinfected as required by law before and after each tour
  • We have limited the tour for 12 people to have the possibility to stay in the right safty distance like required.
  • If you have any symtoms like fever, cough or exhaustion, please advise us suddendly.
  • We keep in all places/Factories and Restaurants the safty distance like requiered.
  • As of August 6, 2021, all guests (except children under 12 years old and visitors who are exempt from it) must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or the CDC Vaccination Card to access the Tour. The EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or CDC Card is proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, or received the two doses or recovered from Covid-19, or received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours. Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Round Trip Trasportation from and to Bologna
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch with matching wines
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know at the moment of the booking where are you staying. We will come to pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel or appartment in Bologna City Center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • All of our guides have precautions such as gloves and masks as required for the Covid-19.
  • A hand sanitiser, and masks will be available to all our guests.
  • The minivans we use are disinfected as required by law before and after each tour
  • We have limited the tour for 12 people to have the possibility to stay in the right safty distance like required.
  • If you have any symtoms like fever, cough or exhaustion, please advise us suddendly.
  • We keep in all places/Factories and Restaurants the safty distance like requiered.
  • As of August 6, 2021, all guests (except children under 12 years old and visitors who are exempt from it) must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or the CDC Vaccination Card to access the Tour. The EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or CDC Card is proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, or received the two doses or recovered from Covid-19, or received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours. Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Province of Modena
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Monteveglio
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Savignano sul Panaro
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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bezdomovci
Prague, Czech Republic92 contributions
Jan 2022
The Bologna Food and Wine Tour #1 is aptly named: It's simply has to be #1 on your list if you love food, if you love wine, and if you love Italy. And, in delicious helpings and servings, you will get up close and personal, hands-on, and behind the scenes with all of these wonderful ingredients on this tour. The Italian Days team is incredibly hospitable, knowledgable, and, well, just darned fun, and we came away feeling not just as though we had learned, discovered and experienced so many things, but also that we made friends and connections with more than just an itinerary populated with stops along the way. The truth is, we're not really big fans of organized tours, so I spent a lot of time researching before signing up for this one. You may be doing the same thing right now. Let me save you some time: Do it! You won't regret a single moment. This is the Italian day you've been waiting for!
Written 21 January 2022
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aw82London
New York City, NY3 contributions
Feb 2021
Best food tour I have done, hands down! I learnt so much about the wonderful traditions and history of the Emilia-Romagna region, as well as tasted amazing, quality food! It feel so special to experience up close how parmigiano reggiano is made, the centuries old family traditions of balsamico di modena, the wonderful prosciutto di parma. Lunch was not only in a beautiful, picturesque setting - the quality of the food and wine was amazing, and one of the best meals I've ever had. Our guide was so passionate about all the traditions and history and I learnt the importance of checking food for the DOP standard! Can't recommend this tour enough and can't wait to bring family and friends back to do it again with me!
Written 18 January 2022
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Kim A
Loveland, CO5 contributions
Nov 2021
This was a fantastic day - one of the best tour experiences we have ever taken. My husband and I joined Italian Days Food Experience in November. Alessandro is a magnetic guide and his transportation team were always ready to move our group to the next stop and provide assistance as needed. You will be amazed by all three factory/estate stops and the final lunch is both ample and delicious. Believe the instruction to not eat a big breakfast. So much food!
Written 9 December 2021
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K Faillaci
Philadelphia, PA10 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This experience was so amazing I want to book it again before I leave. The wealth of information and Alessandro’s ‘teaching style’ truly left you feeling like you were a parm and balsamic expert by the end of the tour. The locations were intimate, getting to see the master cheese maker and balsamic estate owners in action, and the food was abundant. You will leave here full and happy. Thank you Alessandro for an unforgettable experience!
Written 8 December 2021
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Elanabeth
Austin, TX1 contribution
This was hands down the best food tour and experience my husband and I ever had! We are both in the food industry and were blown away by how in depth and passionate this tour was. From the guides(shoutout to Alessandro and Pierre Giorgio) to the makers as well as our drivers, everyone was glowing from how prideful they were about these products and this country. We will definitely be recommending this tour to all of our friends and family. The next time we are in Italy we will definitely be booking with Italian Days again!
Written 5 December 2021
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RM_Travel09
London, UK34 contributions
Wonderful full day touring parmigiana reggiano cheese factory, Modena balsamic family home and production, Prosciutto factory and delicious Italian meal! The hosts were incredible - Alessandro made the day from the second we arrived until the end. He and the other guide we’re super knowledgeable, had hilarious Italian charm and organised everything to perfection. Super generous servings for breakfast (of champions), tastings and lunch. Loved every minute
Written 5 December 2021
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sprudnikaw
Jacksonville, FL4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is the best experience which you can find from Bologna region. Everything, starting from picking up from the hotel, were so professional and amazing that you really losing the time and completely dive into extraordinary Italian production traditions and food. The host - Alessandro is so expressive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food quality and testing are the best of the best and completely blowing your mind. I definitely recommend this tour. Do not hesitate even a minute, go on and you will never forget it.
Written 19 November 2021
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Joe G
1 contribution
Nov 2021
This was an excellent tour of Bologna cuisine! The value was excellent as it truly felts like you were a part of multiple Italian meals among friends with the tour group. The tour guide was friendly and funny and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!
Written 17 November 2021
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Mercedes G D
2 contributions
This is such a great tour, I wish I could give it 10 stars. There was more than enough food and wine to go around. It was worth every cent! A must-do if you are in Bologna.
Written 16 November 2021
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Koscina
2 contributions
The guide Alexandro is fantastic! Plenty of delicious wine, cheese , cold cut and food. Balsamic vinegars experience was superb. Devine food was served for lunch, tortellone was to die for. What a tour!
Written 14 November 2021
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By: Italian Days Food Experience
cgjesso
cgjesso
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Wow! A most memorable engagement with the food and history of the Emilia-Romagna region
This tour is everything! We sought to immerse ourselves in the food —the history, the tastes of the Emilia-Romagna
gobucks84
gobucks84
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Pack an appetite
Pack an appetite for this experience. This was a great time, and I would highly recommend this experience for anyo
752nj
752nj
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Amazing experience
What an awesome day we had. We got so much information, so much to try (eat & drinks), it was really a lovely exper
JessicaP572
JessicaP572
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Fantastic Tour
I cannot say enough amazing things about this tour! It was recommended by a friend and it certainly lived up to the
chrisv4457
chrisv4457
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Great Food, Great Company, What More Could You Want?
This tour was undoubtedly a highlight of our two-week trip in Italy. Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna area are well k
AlanaK_11
AlanaK_11
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A fantastic day!
A true delight. Amazing tours, excellent food and wine - perfect! Alessandro is a fantastic tour guide, host, and a
davidrZ1559FT
davidrZ1559FT
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Fascinating, fun, & most definitely filling
Fascinating, fun, & most definitely filling. Highly recommended. Our trip was in Oct 2018, & one of the highlights
katie26
katie26
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Fabulous trip!
This was a fantastic day with the Alesssandros. From start (6.50 pick up) to end it was a really fun and informati
vinotemp
vinotemp
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BEST FOOD TOUR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
We took the train to Bologna to do this tour since it was HIGHLY recommended to us by my niece. From the moment we
dianeluvshiking
dianeluvshiking
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A Fun Day Of Food
Such a fun day exploring the foods of Bologna! First we were picked up promptly, first thing in the morning (the s
FoodieAB
FoodieAB
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Best Food Tour Ever!!
If we could leave more than five stars we would. The tour was a highlight not only of this trip to Italy but of sev
Joseph C
Joseph C
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Esperienza di tour eccezionale
From the time the driver picked us up early in the morning to when he dropped us off late afternoon, we were blown
Ray C
Ray C
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What a fun experience and fantastic food!
This tour was so much fun! Ricardo showed us the making of cheese, proscuito and balsamic vinegar and we totally e
Alan F
Alan F
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Unforgettable and Delicious
I'm not sure what I can add to the other incredibly positive reviews other than to say we had the same phenomenal e
TX_Sci_Teacher
TX_Sci_Teacher
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Best Day EVER
This is the food and wine tour you want to take when you're in Italy. It is 10 hours of tasting amazing DOP product
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