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From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

4.9 / 5

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Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR
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Learn about, taste, and go behind the scenes of Emilian cuisine on a 7-hour tour. Tour a dairy factory, a vinegar-production site, and a wine cellar. Taste delicious Parmigiano Reggiano, Modena vinegar, and Lambrusco wine.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup in the hotel lobby or in front of the hotel, or B&B entrance
Private group


  • See how Parmigiano Regiano is produced
  • Visit one of the most famous vinegar-makers in the world
  • Tour a local vineyard
  • Taste all the products
  • Enjoy a typical lunch in a local winery
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Learn about the production of gastronomic excellence in Emilia on a unique day trip from Bologna. Tour local factories and family-run producers for a look behind the scenes at the creation of products appreciated all over the world, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar of Modena, and Lambrusco and Pignoletto wine. Begin with an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Bologna and head toward a dairy production site via a private transfer. Once there, tour the grounds with a guide and learn about the production of the world's favorite cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano. Snack on a sample of the delicious creation before heading to Acetaia, where you'll see how the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is made. Taste some of the "gold of Modena".  Transfer to a wine cellar, where you'll hear about the work that goes behind creating the delicious Lambrusco and Pignoletto wines. Taste some of this local treat and then cap the tour off with a light lunch in a traditional Italian restaurant. Return to your hotel in Bologna around 2:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer
  • Guided tour about Parmigiano Regiano
  • Guided tour about producing vinegar
  • Guided tour about making typical wine
  • Light lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    4.9 /5

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    The actual tours were excellent. We had three stops - a parmigiana reggiano factory, a winery and a small producer of traditionale balsamic vinegar. The selection of stops was excellent and all the guides were very knowledgeable. However, the transportation was less than stellar. Although we booked a private tour but were asked the day before if we would share with another couple. We didn't really feel like we could say no. Then the vehicle was too small for all the passengers to be comfortable on the long drive. Plus the driver spoke almost no English and made multiple wrong turns which was frustrating. Certainly the trip to Modena was worthwhile but the logistics could have been better.

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    September 26, 2022

    We wanted something that encompassed a lot of the specialities of the region and this on paper appeared to fit the bill. It did not disappoint! Francisco our driver was friendly informative and very patient driving us from our Hotel to every venue. The Parmigiano Reggiano tour was fantastic, very interesting and Alice the guide was very clear and knowledgable. The tasting was great. Next was the Balsamic tour which was also interesting and the tasting included great tips for using it in everyday cooking. The final tour was less interesting for us personally because we have done many vineyard tours in France and USA but this one was done in a very smart way tasting in the beautiful hotel that adjoins it. The sublime ending to a fabulous few hours was the set lunch on the Hotel terrace overlooking the beautiful rolling hills. The food and wine was gorgeous and really was the icing on the cake. Can highly recommend

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    August 26, 2022

    Each stop was very interesting, and the guides were wonderful. The lunch was delicious. A really fantastic day altogether, well worth doing.

    June 4, 2022

    Product ID: 249632