Take a fascinating tour to discover a world famous gem of the Italian culinary tradition, the balsamic vinegar of Modena. Learn how it is made and aged, its history, and have the chance to taste it, combined with delicious local products.
What to Expect
The ancient vinegar factories in the town of Modena, dating back to the 17th century, are nowadays a pole of attraction for chefs, sommeliers, journalists, and connoisseurs coming from all around the world. During this guided tour, you will discover the ancient art of the "master makers of vinegar," following the consolidated steps that lead to the creation of one of the main excellences of the Italian culinary tradition, the balsamic vinegar of Modena.
You'll be given the chance to visit the ancient cellars and taste the special vinegar straight from the barrels in which it is aged. After exploring the production sites, you'll get to know the history of the product and take part in a guided tasting session to appreciate the differences between an industrial product and a traditional version of a 50-year-old balsamic vinegar.
The vinegar tasting will be accompanied by some of the best products of the local culinary tradition. This way you'll be able to see and learn how to pair this precious product of Modena with specific kinds of food. To make it short, don't miss the chance to discover one of the best hidden secrets of the Italian food excellences. This is a rare tour and you won't easily find anything similar around.
- Round trip from Venice
- Guided tour of the ancient production sites (acetaia)
- Tasting of different versions of the balsamic vinegar of Modena from the barrel
- Pairing of the vinegar tasted with typical local products
Know Before You Go
• The duration of the transfer is approximately 2.5-hours each way
• The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions