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Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna

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    What to Expect
    Half-Day Tour (5 Hours): Choose the half-day tour and get picked-up at your hotel or another designated meeting point in the center of Parma to commence this fun food-themed tour of the region. If you're driving your own car, pick up your guide in Parma and begin the tour of northern Italian deliciousness in Emilia Romagna.

    The first stop is at a diary to sample some of the famed Parmesan (or Parmigiano) cheese. Often referred to as the 'King of Cheese,' Parmesan is aged for 12, 18 or 24 months and has a slightly different taste for each age. Learn about the process of making this amazing cheese and, of course, try some yourself.

    Next up: stop by a producer of prosciutto. In Parma, this cured ham is famed the world over. Learn about the process of curing prosciutto and sample some of the melt-on-your palate pork. After, visit the medieval town of Torrechiara for a photo op in front of the imposing 15th-century castle.

    Move on to lunch in a wine cellar in Parma where you'll get the chance to munch on cured meats, locally made cheeses and homemade cakes. Wash it all down with a glass of Malvasia or Lambrusco, a lovely sparkling red wine from the region. When you're done, head back to Parma or Bologna where the tour ends by being dropped off at your hotel or your own designated drop off point.

    Full-Day Tour (7 Hours):

    Follow the tour above as part of your morning itinerary. Then, post lunch, go try some authentic balsamic vinegar in Modena and Reggio Emilia, handcrafted by masters whose techniques go back to the Middle Ages. Learn how balsamic is made and taste some of it, as the guide instructs on what makes excellent balsamic vinegar.

    In the afternoon, return to Parma or Bologna (depending on option selected), where your tour concludes.

    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Roadhouse Restaurant Parma, Viale delle Esposizioni, 3/A, 43122 Parma PR, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet the travellers at the Hotels or B&Bs in the city centre of Parma. If the travellers arrive from Bologna we'll see them at the specified meeting point.
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if car and driver option selected)
    • Expert guide
    • Professional driver (if car and driver option selected)
    • Transport by air-conditioned driver (if car and driver option selected)
    • Cheese tasting
    • Lunch with wine
    • Balsamic vinegar tasting (if full-day option selected)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Castello di Torrechiara
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Please note if you chose the self-drive option from Bologna, you will meet the guide once in Parma. The guide may come in your car, or will be driving her/his own car and you would follow in your car.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that the locations mentioned in the program might change for availability reasons with similar ones.
    • Please pay attention to the program that the tour provider will send you before the departure date through the Viator message center
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our party of 5 did the full day tour. We started off at a cheese farm, which for us was the highlight of the day. It was highly educational but also fun. The next stop was at a Parma ham factory. Which was again educational but fun. We then had a fabulous lunch at a Michelin
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    Response from AIO1974, Proprietario at Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    What to say? Thank you so much for your very nice words.. it's very important for us to receive such feedbacks in order to keep working in this way or even better.. hope to have you here again in the Food Valley!..
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    This was one of our favorite tours in Italy. This was a chance to see how Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and balsamic vinegar are made. The farmers in this part of Italy take a lot of pride in producing these traditional products and it's very interesting to see how they are made.
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    Response from foodvalley74, Owner at Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Responded 31 Aug 2019
    We will tell Giorgia about this wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words.. it has been a pleasure and a honour.. Hope to see you again!
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    We took the food tour from Parma. We got to visit the factories for Parmesan, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and had a great meal at a beautiful old mill restaurant. Monica our tour guide was excellent. She spoke perfect English and was able to answer every question about the
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    Response from foodvalley74, Owner at Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Responded 21 Jul 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind review! It has been a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you again in the Food Valley to show you other amazing products!..
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    Truly a great experience for those who are curious about Italian food and wine culture, especially given the simplicity of Italian food. We truly felt we had a much deeper understanding behind the art of great cheesemaking. Our guide (Monica) was informative, to-the-point,
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    Response from foodvalley74, Owner at Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Responded 5 Jun 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind review!.. We will inform for sure Monica.. she'll be very happy to read your words.. It's been a pleasure to have you here in the Food Valley.. let's hope to see you again!..
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    Alice Rossi is an amazing, informative and personal tour guide, who quickly becomes a friend sharing her special town and its treasures. She created a personal tour of a Parma ham factory, local Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory, balsamic vinegar production at an excellent
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    Response from foodvalley74, Owner at Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Responded 5 Jun 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind review! It's been a real pleasure to have you here in the Food Valley..
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