(English) Italian Culinary Journey: Parma, Modena and Bologna


  • Experience the ultimate Italian culinary journey
  • Delight in the rich and varied flavors of Emilia-Romagna, a region that is renowned for its gastronomic heritage
  • Immersive exploration of the Italian Food Valley
  • Discover the secrets of traditional Italian food production: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto di Parma
  • Enjoy guided tours of local factories
  • Say goodbye to any worries about transportation logistics and focus on enjoying your journey
  • Relax at boutique accommodations
Meta: (English) Parma, Modena, Bologna / Emilia-Romagna
Experience: Cibo & Vino
Durata: (English) 5 days / 4 nights
Periodo: (English) All year round

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Giorno 1

(English) Set off for your next destination in Italy with ease and comfort, leaving behind any stress or worries.

Giorno 2

(English) Lambrusco & Sorbara: a sparkling wine history

On this special day, your focus will be on Lambrusco and Sorbara, two of the finest wines produced in the region. You’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a tasting experience that includes five different varieties of these delicious wines, each one expertly paired with a selection of delectable appetizers.

You’ll learn about the different grape varieties, the ideal growing conditions, and the traditional winemaking methods that contribute to the exceptional quality of these wines. As you sample each wine, you’ll savor the flavors and aromas that make them truly exceptional. From crisp and refreshing to bold and full-bodied, each wine is a testament to the passion and dedication of the local winemakers.

To enhance your experience even further, each wine will be paired with a selection of artisanal appetizers, carefully chosen to complement the flavors and aromas of the wine. From savory cheeses to delicate cured meats, these delicious treats are the perfect accompaniment to your wine tasting journey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the unique flavors and traditions of Lambrusco and Sorbara wines, and to indulge in a truly unforgettable tasting experience.

Giorno 3

(English) Parma, a city renowned for the Parma Ham farm. Here you’ll discover the secrets of this world-famous prosciutto, starting with the cooling, salting and “resting” rooms, each emulating the traditional winter-to-spring curing seasons.

Later you will immerse yourself in the world of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena in a family Acetaia, who has been producing and preserving the most precious vinegar in the world.

During the tour, you will learn all the steps of production, from the hilly vineyards of the farm to the cooking room, two aging rooms and the Balsamic Vinegar’s museum. The final step is the tasting of 5 kinds of classic Balsamic Vinegar. Traditional, historical, aged, never banal. Later you will enjoy a traditional lunch tasting Balsamic Vinegar paired with local food specialties.

During the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the secrets and techniques behind the world-renowned Parmigiano Reggiano DOP cheese when you visit a producer. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through all aspects of the farm, starting with the stables, calf nursery, and forage storage area. Upon entering the premises, you’ll explore the dairy production area, the brine section, the impressive aging room, and the sales point.

Giorno 4

(English) Indulge in an unforgettable foodie experience with this tour that offers a glimpse into daily Italian life. Begin with a visit to the local market where locals select fresh fruits and vegetables. No Italian day is complete without savoring a delicious local treat – gelato!

This tour includes the best coffee, a visit to two local food markets (Erbe and Quadrilatero), and a chance to explore small family shops that specialize in Bolognese cuisine and its unique foods. Your local guide will lead you on a walking food tour to peruse the local markets and shop for regional delicacies, such as artisanal tortellini, mortadella, and various cheeses. Observe the handcrafting process at traditional food shops like a bakery and pasta maker. After gathering provisions from different stalls, savor your bounty at one of Bologna’s oldest osterias. Finish your day with a tasting of artisanal gelato.

Giorno 5

(English) Departure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning Italian scenery as we take care of the rest.

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Tour: (English) Italian Culinary Journey: Parma, Modena and Bologna
Meta: (English) Parma, Modena, Bologna / Emilia-Romagna
Durata: (English) 5 days / 4 nights

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