Bologna Food Tour

Parmigiano Balsamic Vinegar & Prosciutto experience!

Bologna Food Tour by Fun in Tuscany Tour
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Departure 7:00 a.m.
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Duration 10h
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Offered in english or italian
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Small group
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All year round
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Family and kids friendly

Overview

You will have the rare opportunity to view each step of the process, including the heating of the fresh milk and the separation of the curds, the crafting of the curds by the "Casaro" (dairy-master), the formation of a single cheese mass, and the birth of the so called "twins". You will explore the impressive "cheese library", housing more that 6 million euros worth of Parmigiano Reggiano. At the end of the visit, you will be treated to a full tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano aged 13 and 25 months, as well as other delectable breakfast treats. Tour continues on to one of the region's oldest historic "acetaia", a family-owned farmhouse where the famous D.O.P. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is made. Savor the distinct and delightful aroma of this certified "black gold" (aged for a minimum of 12 years) and learn about the methods and wood barrels used to produce this artisanal treasure. Another tasting opportunity allows you to compare different ages and varieties, including Balsamic Dressing aged 6 years, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar D.O.P. aged both 15 and 25 years. From the acetaia we will take you off the beaten path to one of the best "prosciutto" factories in the region. Here you will meet a family that for over three generations has been committed to making one of the world's most delicious pork products. At their factory in Modena, you will learn all about the strict regulations, the lengthy curing process, and the tremendous care that goes into ensuring that all D.O.P. prosciutto, including Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. and Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P., meets exactly the same high standards. After the tour you will be treated to some freshly cut slices of Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. together with some refreshing Lambrusco Grasparossa wine. What's next? AUTHENTIC ITALIAN LUNCH at a countryside original "Trattoria" or in a Certified Organic winery, a perfect ending to a day filled with the very best of Italian food culture, here you'll experience the famous Italian Days "LIGHT" Lunch ... an orgy Lunch ;) eating and drinking the best food and wine that our area has to offer! (THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS)

Informative english speaking tour guide/driver

Hassle-free, round-trip transport from central Bologna location

Guided visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory

Guided visit to a Balsamic Vinegar "acetaia"

Guided visit to a "Prosciutto di Modena" factory

Parmesan Balsamic and Prosciutto tastings

Opportunity to buy and ship genuine local products

Authentic multi-courses italian lunch with Lambrusco wine pairings

Pick up/drop off at your hotel/Airbnb/apartment in Bologna

DEPARTURE 7:00 a.m.

Piazza Medaglia d’Oro, in front of Burger King, Bologna (in case you get lost call or text +393384216659)

RETURN 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Returns to original departure point

DURATION

10 hours (Approx.)

Notes

7:00 a.m.

Pick up and departure from Bologna

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and tasting at Parmigiano Reggiano factory

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Visit to a factory in the area of Modena producing D.O.P. Balsamic Vinegar

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Visit to a factory producing Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Family style lunch and wine tasting at a local trattoria

05:00 p.m.

Drop off in Bologna

Notes

Note: All scheduled times are an approximation and can vary slightly based on situations out of our control (traffic, weather, etc.)

Online booking is required

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All transfers operated by comfortable air-conditioned minivan (NO BUS)

Infant seats available upon request

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Tour is not available on Sunday

Small Group tour

Adults +26 yo
€300/person
Students 12-25 yo
€300/person
Children 8-11 yo
€300/person
Infants 0-7 yo
€300/person
Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

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No age restrictions
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Hannah
Hannah
5.0
18 Luglio 2023

Great day out

Great experience, loved the horse riding, the town we visited was beautiful, unfortunately I was too hungover to do the wine tasting and lunch but the staff were so friendly and accomodating of my self inflicted illness which was much appreciated ! Would definitely come back to experience the whole day as per the actual plan..

Ehren Q
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4.0
5 Febbraio 2013

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The vespa tour was an absolute blast. Unfortunately the equipment supplied to Fun in Tuscany by a third party was not the most reliable, however, the scenery and ride was worth any trouble that may have been caused by said equipment.

Andrew Y
Andrew Y
5.0
29 Giugno 2023

Loved this trip

Lorenzo is the guide and driver. He is so nice and informative. Loved the trip. The horse riding sure is wonderful!

EdfromTampa
EdfromTampa
5.0
17 Maggio 2023

A totally enjoyable day.

A totally enjoyable experience. Our guide, Guido, the self-proclaimed King of Tuscany did a great job. Our visit to the two wineries, that included lunches were both great. Also, the visit to San Gimignano was a pleasant time. One of the best memories of our stay in Florence.

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