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Address: Parma, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 328 571 8262

My name's Elisabetta Ivaldi, tourist guide for Parma, Piacenza, Reggio...

My name's Elisabetta Ivaldi, tourist guide for Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Bologna. I've been working as a qualified Tourist Guide for more than 20 years and I LOVE to share all my passion to my customers!! I work in Italian, English, Russian, Spanish and French. I offer customized tours across my region: • art, musical, food tours • visits to museums and exhibitions, visit to Parmesan cheese factory, Parma ham and Culatello di Zibello D.O.P. curing plant, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar factory and local wine producers (on request: tastings and lunch with local produce)

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The best of Italy

My husband and I were looking forward to our food tours with Elisabetta. Just as we rode the rental car to meet up with her, my husband pulled his back and was in excruciating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My husband and I were looking forward to our food tours with Elisabetta. Just as we rode the rental car to meet up with her, my husband pulled his back and was in excruciating pain. When Elisabetta arrived, without any hesitation, made it a forgone conclusion she was going to take care of us. She called an ambulance and spent... More 

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Prescilla and Ramón, "All's well that ends well"!! I really hope to see you in Parma next year! I'll be waiting for you!! Elisabetta More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had one day to experience Parma. We were recommended Elisabetta Ivaldi for a guide to the C.P.L. Parma, Parmigiano cheese factory. We also wanted a tour of a prosciutto factory. She made it so simple and booked a driver for both places and made it possible for us to see both of them in day. She was very passionate... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife arranged for us to spend a morning with Elisabetta touring a parmigiano cheese factory followed by a tour of a prosciutto factory - I don't always go along on my wife's little "adventures", but I'm really glad I went with her on this day. Elisabetta's wealth of knowledge and personality made this an informative and fun day -... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I contacted Elisabetta by email and within just a couple of hours were able to book her for a last minute tour of a couple Parmesan and Prosciutto factories. She was an absolutely fantastic tour guide and very knowledgeable. She arranged for a private car to take us to the places and she provided tons of info... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We arranged a customized tour with Elisabetta to include a cheese making tour, castle tour and winery tour with lunch and tasting. Elisabetta is very well informed about her subjects and taught us a great deal. The lunch was a highlight. We were able to arrange for the vegetarian option for two in our group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

One does not know Italy without going on a Parma food tour. The region of Emilia Romagna is not the first tourist destination in Italy, which is unfortunate. Ironic, since this region is considered to serve the best food in Italy. Known for Parma ham, parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar of Modena and more. We took a food tour with Elisabetta... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My family and I enjoyed these tours. The online booking was easy. The tours delivered with all that was promised. We would recommend Elisabetta Ivaldi for a tour of both these facilities; she was extremely knowledgeable and informative, offering information and answering all of our questions.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very enjoyable and informative tour. Elisabetta is one the most intelligent and educated tour guides we ever had.

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Varenna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the amazingly delivered information and historic timeline provided my Melanie..she gave 43 guests a 1 1/2 hour insight to the amazing past, present, and future of Parma...calling it like it is, and showing the intentional little details one would have missed if on their own, Parma shined on her tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Elisabetta was fantastic! She was easy to book, knew a tremendous amount about the process for making both the cheese and ham, added interesting facts about the history of the region and classifications. She was genuine, engaging and interesting. We would highly recommend booking her as your tour guide!

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