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Modena: Balsamic Vinegar “Aceto” Tasting Experience

1. Modena: Balsamic Vinegar “Aceto” Tasting Experience

Enjoy 1-hour full-immersion experience discovering the history and the tradition of the famous “Black Gold” of Modena. Meet your expert guide who will welcome you and show you the techniques and secrets of a vital cooking ingredient used in kitchens across the world.  At the end of the tour, taste some authentic balsamic vinegar of Modena, accompanied by some local food products and local wine.

From Bologna: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museums Private Day Tour

2. From Bologna: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museums Private Day Tour

Get an insider’s introduction to two of Italy’s most iconic automobile makers during this two-for-one, private combo tour to the Lamborghini and Ferrari museums. Tours include a tasty, all-inclusive lunch, door-to-door private transportation, admission tickets to both sights, and a visit to the Ferrari racetrack and factory for a peek behind the scenes. Experience the emotions of the most famous cars in the world and discover their history by visiting the museums

From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

3. From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

Learn about the production of gastronomic excellence in Emilia on a unique day trip from Bologna. Tour local factories and family-run producers for a look behind the scenes at the creation of products appreciated all over the world, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar of Modena, and Lambrusco and Pignoletto wine. Begin with an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Bologna and head toward a dairy production site via a private transfer. Once there, tour the grounds with a guide and learn about the production of the world's favorite cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano. Snack on a sample of the delicious creation before heading to Acetaia, where you'll see how the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is made. Taste some of the "gold of Modena".  Transfer to a wine cellar, where you'll hear about the work that goes behind creating the delicious Lambrusco and Pignoletto wines. Taste some of this local treat and then cap the tour off with a light lunch in a traditional Italian restaurant. Return to your hotel in Bologna around 2:30 PM.

Parma: Gastronomic Tour with Lunch

4. Parma: Gastronomic Tour with Lunch

Discover the production of two excellences of Italian cuisine, Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Hak, on a gastronomic tour from Bologna. After being picked up from your accommodation in Bologna or Modena, head to Italy's food capital declared as UNESCO Creative City for gastronomy since 2015. Learn more about Parma and its local cuisine that is so popular that it often ends up dominating conversations among locals. Visit the historic Parmigiano Reggiano factory where an expert guide will show you the stages of production, and you'll be able to taste some of the cheese made by the factory. Then, get up close to the production of the famous Parma Ham. Learn the secrets of this Italian delicacy followed by a tasting paired with a glass of local wine.  Following the Parma Ham factory, your driver will take you to a local restaurant famous for its regional dishes. Here you can enjoy a two-course lunch, including water and wine. Finally, head back to your accommodation in Bologna or Modena.

From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

5. From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

Experience the best of Modena on this day tour which showcases 3 of the region's best products. Start your tour with a visit to the home of the great maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Enjoy a tour of his house, which has now been converted into a museum. Visit the rooms where he lived and discover more about his life and times. Next, head to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Live the Prancing Horse dream firsthand as you wander around the various exhibitions dedicated to the iconic racing car. Get travel back in time as you explore the racecar's exhilarating history. Finally, discover the history and ancient tradition of the famous "black gold" of Modena with a guided tour of a balsamic vinegar factory. After your tour, enjoy some tastings paired with delicious local delicacies. On the way back to Bologna, stop for lunch at a countryside farmhouse.

From Florence: Val d’Orcia Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

6. From Florence: Val d’Orcia Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Meet your guide in Florence and drive in total comfort amongst beautiful countryside, to reach the heart of the southern province of Siena and its marvelous wine regions Orcia and Montepulciano. Start by visiting Montepulciano, then head towards the first winery of the day. You will explore the vineyards, enjoy a private tour of the cellars, receive a full explanation of the wines and get to taste different DOC Val d’Orcia wines. Savour the famous Nobile di Montepulciano wine, one of the most important wines in Tuscany. Enjoy lunch at the second winery, which is also an organic agricultural farm located in the countryside surrounding Pienza. Admire the panoramic views of the Val d'Orcia valley from their farm to table restaurant, while eating authentic Italian dishes. Sample some sheep and goat cheeses made from raw milk, paired with home-made wood-oven baked bread, jam and honey. Learn about the entire process of cheese production from hand milking to the final product. Continue your tour in the afternoon with a visit to the famous town of Pienza. At the end of the day, return to Florence through the Tuscan countryside.

Florence: 3-Hour Private Made in Florence Shopping Tour

7. Florence: 3-Hour Private Made in Florence Shopping Tour

A tour for lovers of shopping, you will visit the most traditional shops in the city. Great for local product hunters of fashion and authenticity of, for those looking for a memory of Florence that is not simply a gift, and especially for those who need to find quality and originality. A personal shopper will accompany you on a directed path to your preferences, selecting the most typical shops of products from Tuscany and Florence. Your guide will advise you on the authenticity and quality of the products so that all you have to do is choose. Discover shopping in Tuscany, the name of authenticity is Florentine. This guided shopping experience can be applied to different categories, potentially in combination with each other according to your wishes and needs. - Art and goldsmith: for those who dream about bringing back a golden memory of Florence - Fashion: for those who want to buy leather products, clothes from the most prestigious labels, footwear and accessories from the most famous streets of Florentine fashion, as well as in markets traditionally associated with these products - Wine: for those who love wine, the pride of Italian production and particularly that of Tuscany and Chianti. In your chosen route, you can taste your favorite wine, buy or possibly send to your place of residence. The visit will take place in the most famous wine bars, but also in the cellars of the center or in vinaini Oltrarno. The tour also includes short shopping breaks aimed at food tastings in local delis, scattered on your itinerary - Antiques: why Florence, given its history, is peculiarly well-known - Craft workshops: not just a memory, but a souvenir true in the tradition of Florence. Manufacturing is still the pride of the city of Giglio

From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

8. From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

Discover Franciacorta, the land of production of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Visit some of the best wineries in the area, taste the wines and have a suggestive lunch among the vineyards. The private transfer will pick you up at your hotel and will take you to the Franciacorta area. In the morning, visit the first winery, where you'll be taken on a guided tour. Learn the history of the winery and the production processes of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy and at the end, you'll have a wine tasting. Afterward, move to another winery where, after the guided tour and the tasting, you will enjoy the suggestive experience of a picnic immersed in the vineyards.

From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

9. From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

Depart from Milan Central Station. Wake yourself up with an Italian coffee (espresso) offered by your professional guide and get ready for your enogastronomic route through Bologna, the Capital of Italian food. You will reach Bologna by train in one hour (approximately). Once in Bologna, your guide will show you the heart of the city with its Porticos, Medieval Towers, the Emilian capital commences in Piazza Maggiore, a rather large square that was originally a market.  After a quick stroll, stop for a food and wine tasting. Try the famous Gnocco Fritto (salty fried bread) served with Italian salumi and cheese. Your guide will give you a curious explanation of these traditional dishes. Taste the flavor of the authentic regional wine and spend unforgivable moments in a typical trattoria. Spend an afternoon dedicated to visit the beauties of the city with some free time for shopping. Before taking the train to Milan, get some energy through the taste of a small piece of chocolate in one of the most famous chocolate factories. Depart from Bologna in the late afternoon and arrive in Milan the next evening.

From Bologna and Modena: Chianti Experience with Lunch

10. From Bologna and Modena: Chianti Experience with Lunch

Start with pickup at your hotel in either Bologna or Modena. Travel to the hills to the south and west of Bologna, which have been used for wine production for many centuries. With varying soils and microclimates, the wines produced here are remarkably varied. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region and visit 2 different producers of local wines. After sampling the various wines grown in the region, enjoy a lunch in a typical trattoria, made with fresh local products. Following your discovery of the Bologna hills, be returned to your accommodation.

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4.4 / 5

based on 173 reviews

We wanted something that encompassed a lot of the specialities of the region and this on paper appeared to fit the bill. It did not disappoint! Francisco our driver was friendly informative and very patient driving us from our Hotel to every venue. The Parmigiano Reggiano tour was fantastic, very interesting and Alice the guide was very clear and knowledgable. The tasting was great. Next was the Balsamic tour which was also interesting and the tasting included great tips for using it in everyday cooking. The final tour was less interesting for us personally because we have done many vineyard tours in France and USA but this one was done in a very smart way tasting in the beautiful hotel that adjoins it. The sublime ending to a fabulous few hours was the set lunch on the Hotel terrace overlooking the beautiful rolling hills. The food and wine was gorgeous and really was the icing on the cake. Can highly recommend

Fantastic! Did cheese, wine and then balsamico. I was wondering why balsamico was last but totally made sense in the end. I could’ve spent hours more at each stop. Absolutely fascinating and delicious!

The tour was very informative and turns you into a little balsamic expert. After that you can buy with the knowledge very good in the attached shop.

The welcome is very warm. The very interesting explanations and the surprising tasting. Real balsamic does not resemble anything we know in France.

Vitoria was lovely and kind, the tour was amazing and very interesting! Strongly recommended