1. Italy
  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Bologna

Yummy Italian Food and Wine Tour with Long Lunch

Product ID: 72115
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If you have a passion for food and wine and a craving to learn, you’ve come to the right place. Come and experience the finest Italian products all in 1 day! Visit boutique producers of Prosciutto, Parmesan Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar, and wine.
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Pick-up take place from the following locations: 07:40 AM Aemilia Hotel, Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16, 40138 Bologna; 07:50 AM Apple Store, Via Rizzoli, 16, 40125 Bologna; ​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; 08:05 AM I Portici Hotel, Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40121 Bologna; 08:​15 AM Bologna Centrale train station - Starhotels Excelsior Bologna, Viale Pietro Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna; Please wait in the lobby of the hotel for this pick-up choice. 08:25 AM Suite Hotel Elite, Via Aurelio Saffi, 40, 40131 Bologna;

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  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your licensed guide on this small group tour
  • Visit local producers of Parmesan cheese, prosciutto ham, and balsamic vinegar
  • Visit a winery estate
  • Enjoy a traditional 4-course lunch with wine
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One of the best ways to experience Italy is through the cuisine, and Bologna is a particularly rich region in this regard! You will be picked up at your hotel, train station or airport in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus with free WiFi and complimentary water on board. Your guide will be extremely knowledgeable, and fun! You will learn about the process of making the food and get a close look at how the things are made. You'll meet and engage with local food artisans and fellow food lovers. 

Your first stop will be the Parmesan cheese producer. Parmesan is made today as it was made eight centuries ago, using those same typical and genuine ingredients and the skill and knowledge of cheese masters. You will tour the production area to assist to the cooking of the milk and the birth of the King of the Cheeses! Then the dripping room, with the Parmesan molds, the salt room, the hot room and finally the Parmesan Heaven! You'll step in an amazing aging room where you'll admire around 30.000 Parmesan cheese wheels. At the end of the visit you will savor authentic Parmiggiano-Reggiano of different ages.

Your day will continue with the tour of a family-run Prosciutto producer. One of the earliest references to ham production in our region dates back to 100 BC when the locals used to bury pork legs in barrels filled with salt. The visit in facts will start with the salt cellars, then the rest cellar, the hot rooms and finally the aging rooms where one can admire over 20.000 Prosciutto legs. Delicious Prosciutto tasting accompanied by wine will be offered at the end of the tour. Then you will reach a boutique producer of balsamic vinegar which is known as the black gold of Modena. The families of the area have always been very proud of their production of Balsamic Vinegar, and have a set of barrels in the attic as a seal of ancient family traditions, if not a confirmation of noble family roots. Born centuries ago as a medicinal of exclusive use of kings and emperors, it has found its place in the kitchen as a product of excellence. Welcomed by the owner you will visit an amazing cellar counting over 1000 barrels. The most ancient date back to the 1870 and belonged to the owner great grandfather. You will taste this special traditional balsamic vinegar and learn family recipes and secrets!

Before lunch you will tour the most important winery of the are. You’ll walk through beautiful vineyards with the winery's sommelier and enjoy a wine tasting. Your Yummy Food and Wine Tour will conclude with a delicious 6-course gourmet lunch accompanied by a selection of local wines served in a family-run restaurants on the hills. Mamma mia! Your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the day with wonderful memories.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan with professional driver
  • Free WIFI and complimentary water on board
  • Pick-up and drop off from a number of central locations in Bologna
  • Service of a private licensed tour guide
  • Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer with tasting
  • Visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar producer with tasting
  • Visit to a Prosciutto producer with tasting
  • Visit to a winery estate with tasting
  • Traditional 6-course Italian lunch in a family-run restaurant with wine included
  • Gift
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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This tour is family-friendly, and there is a vegetarian option available.
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Product ID: 72115