1. Italy
  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Bologna
  4. Castle of Torrechiara

Bologna/Modena: Gastronomic Tour of the Parma Food Valley

Product ID: 384723
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Visit the food valley of Parma and discover the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and the famous Parma Ham. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and admire the beautiful Torrechiara Castle.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 - 7.5 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
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English, Italian

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the production of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Discover the history of the famous Parma Ham
  • Indulge in a tasting of Parma Ham paired with local wine
  • Take in scenic views over the valley from the Torrechiara Castle
Full description
Discover the production of two excellences of Italian cuisine, Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Hak, on a gastronomic tour from Bologna. After being picked up from your accommodation in Bologna or Modena, head to Italy's food capital declared as UNESCO Creative City for gastronomy since 2015. Learn more about Parma and its local cuisine that is so popular that it often ends up dominating conversations among locals.

Visit the historic Parmigiano Reggiano factory where an expert guide will show you the stages of production, and you'll be able to taste some of the cheese made by the factory. Then, get up close to the production of the famous Parma Ham. Learn the secrets of this Italian delicacy followed by a tasting paired with a glass of local wine. 

Following the Parma Ham factory, your driver will take you to a local restaurant famous for its regional dishes. Here you can enjoy a two-course lunch, including water and wine. After lunch, make your way to the famous Castle of Torrechiara, a fifteenth-century manor with medieval and Renaissance features located on top of a scenic rocky hill. Flanked by the small medieval village of Torrechiara, it is considered one of the best-preserved castles in Italy.

Finally, head back to your accommodation in Bologna or Modena.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from any hotel in Bologna and Modena
  • Visit to Parmigiano Reggiano factory
  • Visit to local producer of Parma Ham
  • Lunch
  • Ticket to Torrechiara Castle
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Vegans

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine