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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting provided by Italian Days Food Experience

Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. Travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Province of Modena
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Savignano sul Panaro
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
  • Generous tastings of the fresh delicacies at each producer
  • Enjoy breakfast with Lambrusco wine, plus a gourmet lunch with wine pairings
  • Minivan travel with Bologna hotel, station, or airport pick-up and drop-off
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging. Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price. Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties. Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine. Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
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Important Information
  • Round Trip Trasportation from and to Bologna
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch with matching wines
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • All of our guides have precautions such as gloves and masks as required for the Covid-19.
  • A hand sanitiser, and masks will be available to all our guests.
  • The minivans we use are disinfected as required by law before and after each tour
  • We have limited the tour for 12 people to have the possibility to stay in the right safty distance like required.
  • If you have any symtoms like fever, cough or exhaustion, please advise us suddendly.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We keep in all places/Factories and Restaurants the safty distance like requiered.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tina K wrote a review 1 Nov.
Aviano, Italy82 contributions35 helpful votes
We had the BEST day with Alessando x 2🥰 So passionate about what they do and the food of their region. Worth every penny, we learned so much and immensely enjoyed every bite! Thank you for an amazing day !!!
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Ellie B wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution
What a fantastic day out! Couldn’t recommend this tour highly enough. We learnt loads about the food production and Alessandro was not just very informative and passionate but also made it super fun (even at 7am). The food and wine were free flowing all day - everything was
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Date of experience: October 2020
Jordon wrote a review Oct. 2020
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
This is in the top of things I've done, not just in Italy, but all of Europe. I've always wanted to learn about parmigiano reggiano and prosciutto, and this tour ticked all the boxes, including the ones I didnt know about. I wasn't even excited about balsamic vinegar, but after
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Date of experience: October 2020
Roger B wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution
What a fab day! Alessandro was a knowledgable host who made the day relaxed, informative and extremely enjoyable. If you are coming to this region you must take this trip and enjoy the wonderful wine, food and hospitality here. My only tip ... come with an empty belly and
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Date of experience: August 2020
Chris J wrote a review Aug. 2020
Worsley, United Kingdom62 contributions41 helpful votes
One of the best tours of our holiday to Italy due to the really interesting production processes, great food and wine and the passion and energy of our guide Alessandro. Very good value for money with an abundance of prosciutto to taste and an excellent home cooked lunch to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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By: Italian Days Food Experience
Fabulous trip!
This was a fantastic day with the Alesssandros. From start (6.50 pick up) to end it was a really fun and informati
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We took the train to Bologna to do this tour since it was HIGHLY recommended to us by my niece. From the moment we
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A Fun Day Of Food
Such a fun day exploring the foods of Bologna! First we were picked up promptly, first thing in the morning (the s
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Best Food Tour Ever!!
If we could leave more than five stars we would. The tour was a highlight not only of this trip to Italy but of sev
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Joseph C
Esperienza di tour eccezionale
From the time the driver picked us up early in the morning to when he dropped us off late afternoon, we were blown
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Ray C
What a fun experience and fantastic food!
This tour was so much fun! Ricardo showed us the making of cheese, proscuito and balsamic vinegar and we totally e
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Alan F
Unforgettable and Delicious
I'm not sure what I can add to the other incredibly positive reviews other than to say we had the same phenomenal e
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Best Day EVER
This is the food and wine tour you want to take when you're in Italy. It is 10 hours of tasting amazing DOP product
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One of the most phenomenal experiences!
Look, this many rave reviews can't be wrong...just book will not regret it. This was a phenomenal experi
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Bologna food tour
By far the best group tour my husband have done in the last 3 months of being in Europe. From transportation, to fo
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Amazing experience!
I’m not one to write many reviews but I have to say this was fantastic. We had an early morning train from Florenc
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Great day of food experiences!
Ricardo was a great guide and made each stop in the tour ever more special. Food was great, we learned a lot, drank
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Gastronomic Heaven
Wow! What a terrific experience! This trip was worth every penny! We were met at the door of our Airbnb in a tiny s
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Amazing day with amazing guide
We booked the trip due to recommendations, and they surely lived up to the fullest. Amazing trip where we visited d
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A day we’ll never forget!
Our day with Alessandro and the Italian Days Food Experience tour far surpassed our expectations. It’s a day we’ll
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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