Parma, Parmesan cheese & Balsamic vinegar

Discover the heart of the Italian Food Valley and Parma, a vital town rich in history, art and culture

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Description

Not only Parmesan cheese!

Designated a Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco in 2015, Parma has a very remarkable gastronomy tradition offering, besides the worldwide famous cold cuts and cheese, excellent homemade pasta cooked in different ways.

Parma’s historic downtown is full of art masterpieces, wide green spaces, little and big treasures from different ages.

Duration:

10 hours

Availability:

Tuesday to Sunday except bank holidays

Starting time:

7:30am

Program

This once-in-a-life-time experience will take you to the Italian food valley, where the most famous and delicious Italian foods are made. You will also discover the city of Parma with its rich history and art.
Your day will start with the visit to a Parmesan cheese producer to discover behind the scenes how the king of the Italian cheeses is made. You will have the opportunity to follow all the production phases from the cooking of the milk, the lift of the wheels, the salting, till the aging room.
The visit will conclude with a delicious tasting of Parmesan cheese of different ages.
You will then visit Parma, a vital town rich in history, art and culture. You will visit the pink marble Baptistery by Antelami, see Correggio’s illusionistic frescoes decorating the Cathedral.
You will discover the National Gallery, located in the Pilotta palace and displaying paintings by Canova, Tiepolo and Leonardo da Vinci other than Parmigianino and Correggio, and the Farnese Theatre, one of the largest Baroque theatres in Europe.
You will relax at a local trattoria during a typical Italian lunch based on fresh homemade pasta and local food products, accompanied by local wines.
In the afternoon, you will discover all the secrets behind the production of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena during the visit of a private estate. Enjoy a tasting of various aged vinegars for an immersive and evocative experience in the wonderful world of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
The tour includes:
  • transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe car/minivan with professional driver
  • pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Bologna, Modena or Parma Pick-up from other cities available on request
  • Amazing Italy top-rated guide service
  • private visit to a Parmesan Cheese producer with tasting
  • private visit to Parma highlights
  • admittance tickets to Parma Cathedral, Baptistery, Palazzo della Pilotta (Farnese Gallery and Theater)
  • typical lunch at a local trattoria with wine included
  • visit to a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar estate with tasting
  • bottled water available on board
  • transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe minivan with professional driver
  • pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Bologna and Bologna train station. Pick-up from other cities or Bologna airport available on request
  • Amazing Italy top-rated guide service
  • Amazing Italy top-rated guide service
  • private visit to a Parmesan Cheese producer with tasting
  • private visit to a Traditional Balsamic vinegar producer with tasting
  • private visit to Parma highlights
  • admittance tickets to Parma Cathedral, Baptistery, Palazzo della Pilotta (Farnese Gallery and Theater)
  • typical lunch at a local trattoria with wine included
  • bottled water available on board
Prices per person:

2 pax: Eur 787,00
3 pax: Eur 607,00
4 pax: Eur 517,00
5 pax: Eur 463,00
6 pax: Eur 427,00

Group quotations on request.

Prices are subject to confirmation at booking time. There might be prices increase on occasion of big events and due to the rise in raw materials and VAT.

Additional info
  • Starting time will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
  • Please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions with your reservation.
  • The tour can be customized according to your requirements and interests.

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