Full-Day Food and Ferrari Tour from Bologna

4.9 / 5

138 Reviews

Full-Day Food and Ferrari Tour from Bologna

4.9 / 5

138 Reviews

Discover the most delicious products of Emilia Romagna such as Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and wines. On this food and wine tour in Bologna and Modena you’ll also enjoy a delicious traditional 4-course Italian meal with local wine.

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Duration: 8 hours
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Live tour guide
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Pickup included
Pick-up is available from the following places: • 07:40 AM Aemilia Hotel, Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16, 40138 Bologna BO • 07:50 AM Apple Store, Via Rizzoli, 16, 40125 Bologna BO • ​07:55 AM Piazza Roosevelt Bologna, at the news stand at the end of Via IV Novembre​ • 08:00​ AM Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni, Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna BO • 08:05 AM I Portici Hotel, Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40121 Bologna BO • 08:​15 AM Bologna Centrale train station, Starhotels Excelsior Bologna, Viale Pietro Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna BO. Please wait for the guide in the lobby of Starhotels Excelsior Bologna hotel for this pick-up option. • 08:25 AM Suite Hotel Elite, Via Aurelio Saffi, 40, 40131 Bologna BO
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a licensed guide on this small group food and wine tour
  • Visit local producers of Parmesan cheese, prosciutto ham, and balsamic vinegar
  • Enjoy a traditional 4-course lunch with wine
  • Explore the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with your guide
Full description
This once-in-a-life-time experience takes you to into Italy’s food valley on a full-day guided food and wine tour of Bologna and Modena. Learn about Parmigiano‐Reggiano cheese production. The cheeses are made today as they were 8 centuries ago, using the same traditional, genuine ingredients, with the products aged for 2 years or more before they’re ready to be sold. A visit to the dairy is followed by a cheese tasting. Next you’ll visit a prosciutto producer. One of the earliest references to ham production in this region appeared around 100 B.C. in the writings of Cato. During classical times hams from the region were one of the delicacies featured on banquet tables. In fact, the pairing of melon or figs with prosciutto may have roots in the Roman custom of beginning meals with fruit. Here and elsewhere in Italy, a typical serving of prosciutto consists of 3-4 slices artfully draped on a plate, and served with bread and perhaps a glass of dry Pignoletto, the lightly sparkling white wine of the region. Your visit to the producer ends with a prosciutto tasting. The traditional balsamic vinegar, produced only in the areas of Modena and Reggio Emilia, is known as Italy’s black gold. Dating back centuries, balsamic vinegar originated as a medicinal for the exclusive use of kings and emperors. It eventually found its place in the kitchen, heightening flavors and enriching most every dish on the Emilian table, from the most simple salads and raw vegetables, to the most refined dishes such as filled pastas or meats. Taste this special traditional balsamic vinegar at the establishment of a private producer and learn family recipes and secrets. Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with your guide. Learn about Ferrari's past, present, and future. Explore the permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 and the World Championship, admire the cars, or step into the screening room where a number of different themed films are screened. The tour also includes a delicious lunch based on traditional dishes, accompanied by wines produced on the estate.
Includes
  • Transportation, including pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Bologna
  • Licensed tour guide service
  • Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer with tasting
  • Visit to a prosciutto producer with tasting
  • Visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar producer with tasting
  • Lunch at a typical countryside restaurant with wine
  • Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (with skip the line access)
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not specifically mentioned as included
COVID-19 Special information
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Bring your own headphones

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  • Tours are operated in small groups, with a maximum of 19 participants, for a unique epicurean experience. This is an ideal family tour.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket.
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4.9 / 5

based on 138 reviews

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If you like food and want to experience local produce then this is an excellent way to do it. The quality of the lunch surprised us all and I would thoroughly recommend this tour. We had a 11 and 13 year old and they also really enjoyed the food although the Ferrari factory was the highlight!

October 22, 2019

Great tour of parmesan cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar producers. Ferrari museum also a good stop worth noting that you do not go to factory/ there is no tour. Highlight by far was the lunch. Three courses of pasta, traditionally prepared (women could be seen making them) as well as a main course and a dessert. All served with local wine. Would do your again just for the lunch.

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September 1, 2019

Excellent tour with an entertaining and knowledageable guide

memorable tour with Fabio as our tour guide - he was engaging and knowledgeable throughout all the places we visited. We had an international group of people, and the size was just right for this trip (any bigger and it would not be that good). Fabio engaged everyone during the tour and for us was an excellent guide. The lunch we had was unexpected in it's quality and service.

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July 10, 2019

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