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Modena: Lambrusco Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

1. Modena: Lambrusco Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

Admire the amazing landscape of this area of Italy along with your experience, which includes the visit to the Wine Museum as well as the cellar. To conclude, enjoy a high-end wine tasting experience of 3 local wines of Lambrusco. Hear the history of the estate as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of the wines production. Follow a unique tradition in high-quality Lambrusco wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. To finish your tour, you will taste a selection of three wines, such as Lambrusco Sorbara, Grasparossa, and Lambrusco Spumante Metodo Classico, combined with a plate of local products. A professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies.

Nonantola: Benedictine and Diocesan Museum Entry Ticket

2. Nonantola: Benedictine and Diocesan Museum Entry Ticket

The ABBEY, a relevant religious and cultural center of Medieval Europe, masterpiece of Emilian Romanesque architecture, is an extraordinary testimony of 1300 years of faith, history, and art. Formerly a Benedictine and later a Cistercian monastery, founded in 752 by Saint Anselm, brother-in-law of the Lombard king Aistulf, it is dedicated to Pope Saint Silvester I and preserves his relics. The splendid Basilica, with its magnificent portal carved by Wiligelmo and his school, and the forest of columns that supports the crypt, is today the co-cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola. Do not miss a visit to the Benedictine and Diocesan Museum, where the Sacred Treasure of the Abbey is exhibited, with its precious objects and reliquaries, extraordinary fabrics, parchments, and illuminated manuscripts of the ancient monastic scriptorium, with the outstanding Gospel of Matilda of Canossa, and rare imperial documents, including those with the monogram of Charlemagne and other Medieval kings and emperors.

From Bologna: Parmesan, Vinegar, Lambrusco with Transfer

3. From Bologna: Parmesan, Vinegar, Lambrusco with Transfer

A food and wine tour that will allow you to discover the production processes of local excellences of Emilia Romagna, such as Parmesan Cheese, the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Lambrusco red sparkling wine. Our driver will pick you up at your place in Bologna or Modena, so you could start your food and wine experience. You will have a guided visit to a cheese factory and learn how aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is produced. Dive into the most authentic making of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO: from the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final aging in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end. You will visit “Acetaia” and discover the production of the famous “black gold”, the precious traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena, which you will be able to taste at the end of your guided tour. Finally, visit a local winery and take a guided tour of the facilities to learn about Lambrusco, a sparkling wine from northern Italy.

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Interesting, also from the history and the museum! Learned a lot about and from Lambrusco, especially the new Lambrusco. great guide!

Very nice experience, lady was very enthusiastic and enthusiastic, brought some wine from the shop of the region for home