Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma

Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma

Discover with Laura - Food Tours in Parma
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About
Laura Panella is an official tour guide with a license as tour guide, travel agent and tour leader. Laura's Food Tours in Parma is designed to meet the needs of those tourists that would like to know the food products and the life-style in Emilia-Romagna, the heart of the Italian food tradition and food industry. You will discover the details and the passion behind the fabulous quality of these products and thanks to a guided tasting you will be able to choose and appreciate them better. Most of all, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar with a wonderful lunch will be visited, driving in our beautiful countryside.
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Nancy Leon
Portland, OR2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Laura and Riccardo took us, just the two of us, on a tour of three small producers of local specialities: Parmegiano Reggiano, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar. It was inspiring to visit these businesses that are committed to the regional requirements to produce the finest foods. Each product demands patience and years of commitment. So many small businesses are bought up by larger, sometimes multinational corporations, and so much quality is lost. We tasted aged cheese, hams, and vinegars, made with such care and pride. For travelers who wish to experience these uniquely Italian foods, Laura’s tour is a treat.
Written 3 May 2024
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Hi! Thank you very much! It was nice meeting you! All the best, Laura
Written 4 May 2024
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Kurtis V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Pretty awesome experience. The Cheese and Basalmic tours were Amazing! Our only recomendation would be to change the Ham desination to one where we could actually purchase some product. Fillipo, the guide was incredible. Very knowledgeable in all aspects.
Written 25 March 2024
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Hi, actually it's possible to buy the ham and other deli meats! In the factory in chunks, in the restaurant in slices. Thank you! Laura
Written 4 May 2024
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Sam M
Chicago, IL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This food and castle tour is an unforgettable experience. The meat and cheeses we got to try was out of this world and the castle is unlike anything I've ever seen. Laura and her drive Phillipo were wonderful guides and company. We hope we can take another tour with them soon.
Written 13 February 2024
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Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Laura
Written 14 February 2024
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Catharine T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went on a tour with Filippo and had such a wonderful day! We were traveling with our 7-year-old twins and the whole family enjoyed the day. Filippo added so much charm, authenticity, and educational background to the experience. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 21 November 2023
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Thank you so much, Catharine!
Written 23 November 2023
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No_Fixed_Address
Birch Bay, WA329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We reviewed our previous tour of Parma with Laura in February 2020. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to make it part of our itinerary when we returned to Italy in a group of five family members in October 2023.

We emailed back and forth extensively with Laura to finalize the best possible itinerary to please all of our traveling party. Laura was prompt. diligent, and thorough in her replies. Once we had finalized our itinerary for the day, I appealed to her for help in obtaining a driver to tour Bari, as my own efforts had been unsuccessful. Laura and her own driver came through, finding a driver who proved to be competent and friendly, enabling us to visit the two famous towns, Matera, and Alborobello, and the Castellano Caves in one busy day. Again, we communicated back and forth numerous times to finalize this, and we never could have done it without Laura’s help.

As to our tour with her in Parma, it was outstanding. Laura and her driver (we needed a van for our party of 5) picked us up at the train station, and we made it to a Parmesan cheese facility while it was still in operation on a Friday morning. It was fascinating for everyone, and we two enjoyed seeing a different and much larger facility than the one we’d visited with Laura in 2020.

Visiting the Parma ham facility was also very interesting, and the lunch afterwards was most pleasurable.

Laura had lined up a cooking class for us at the nearby Gastronomia Orlandini. We had decided on this with some trepidation, as two of the family members in our party were retired restaurateurs who know their way around the kitchen. We shouldn’t have worried. The vivacious instructor thoroughly entertained us and taught us all something about preparing a variety of pastas. It was yet another highlight of our day.

Having dealt with Laura on two separate occasions, and taking particular note of all of the additional assistance she cheerfully provided us gratis in facilitating a tour in Barim we can offer the very highest recommendation for her services as a guide.

As in 2020, Laura, the 3-5 year old Parmigiano Reggiano that we bought to stuff into our suitcases, cheese of a vintage we haven’t been able to find in the US, arrived home safely with us, and we will be savoring it for some time to come with pleasant memories of our day in Parma with you. Grazie Mille!

Written 17 November 2023
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Thank you so much!!!
Written 23 November 2023
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Philip
London, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
My wife and I had good day with Laura and Filippo on a private tour of three small producers of parmigiano, meats and balsamic vinegar. All three producers were proud and enthusiastic about their high quality produce and our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We bought produce from all three producers after tastings. After our visits we finished off our tour at a friendly local restaurant (part of the tour) before being dropped off at our meeting place in central Parma. A must trip for all food lovers.
Written 13 November 2023
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Thank you very much!
Written 23 November 2023
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Siobhan H
Lucca, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had a great tour with Tommaso. He picked us up at 9am and drove us first to a Parmesan producer which was totally fascinating. Then we visited a small family run balsamic vinegar producer in Emilia-Reggio - another authentic and super interesting tour and tasting. Finally we visited a small Parma ham producer where everything is made by hand.
Tommaso was the perfect guide - young, knowledgeable and charming - he spoke perfect English and gave us just the right amount of information to make the tour fun and interesting. We finished the tour with lunch at a local restaurant enjoying more salumi, tortelli and Lambrusco. Thanks again Tommaso!!
Written 27 September 2023
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Thank you so much!
Written 7 November 2023
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Stressed2
Fairfield, CT461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Laura’s colleague Fillipo toured with us all day - we did a family owned winery (Fillipo translated the owners Italian), then went to an amazing balsamic vinegar producer (in an old convent I think) then to a ham producer. The ham was the only disappointing part - though didn’t detract from five stars. The pigs weren’t there and he didn’t have much hanging in preparation. But the tasting was great - I just wish we had more to see. Also included was a large lunch on a horse training facility - very cool!
Written 11 June 2023
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Thank you very much! I will tell Filippo! Best, Laura
Written 12 June 2023
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Travel4FunAZ
Phoenix, AZ90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Laura's colleague, Phillipe, was our private tour guide for the day. He was amazing. He is a local, so he knew everything! He spoke very good English. He met us at the train station, on time. We visited a Parmigiano cheese making facility, boutique Parma ham maker, balsamic maker in Reggio Emilia, balsamic maker in Modena, and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. We were impressed with Phillipe's superior knowledge of the tour facilities and the entire region. He was very professional and in-charge.

Phillipe also made excellent recommendations for lunch and left it up to us to decide where to eat. We were also impressed that he somehow remained on schedule, as one of our final stops had a specific reservation time which we met on time. We never felt rushed. It was a very relaxing, fun day. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

We would also like to thank Laura for her outstanding communication in working with us during the months leading up to the trip. She met with us on a video call two months before our tour and answered all of our questions, in English, and we also exchanged numerous emails and texts. She customized a tour for our wishes. And, her prices were extremely reasonable, far less than her competitors. We can't say enough good things about Laura's tour company.
Written 31 March 2023
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Thank you very much! I am glad you appreciated the tour and Filippo's company. All the best! Laura
Written 8 June 2023
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SJ
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Highly recommend this tour with Laura and Ricardo. She was extremely responsive and accommodated my last minute booking. She has been a tour guide since 2008 and is extremely knowledgeable on all parts of the visits. We went to a parmigiano reggiano factory, balsamic vinegar producer, and proscuitto maker. She was able to answer all my questions about parts of the production. The places are well selected as she has developed relationships over the years with small batch local producers. The tastings are amazing and highly recommend buying some balsamic made the traditional way!
Written 17 October 2022
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