Small Group Gourmet Day Trip from Florence with Bologna Food Tour, Modena Balsamic & Parmesan-Making Experiences

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10 hrs

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Why take this tour?

Experience genuine foodie magic on your Day Trip From Florence to the region of Emilia Romagna. From start to finish, you’ll be chauffeured in a private, air-conditioned minibus as you go from the storehouse of a parmesan cheese-maker to an organic farm making artisanal vinegar, before enjoying tastings in the lovely city of Bologna. Along the way, you'll taste the region's finest foods and wines with gourmet lunch included.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit a parmesan cheese storehouse to taste Italy's most famous export at the source
  • Created with Sketch.Tour a farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar and taste a vintage that has been aged for 30 years
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy a gourmet lunch of local specialties with a glass of local wine
  • Created with Sketch.Take a city stroll through Bologna city center, with tastings of mortadella and tortellini
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy private, air-conditioned transport throughout

Take a bite of Italy's most treasured foods

Your gourmet Day Trip From Florence begins when you meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people in Central Florence and climb aboard your private air-conditioned transport. Your first stop is a parmigiano reggiano storehouse tour where you'll see the famous cheese stacked to the ceiling, and taste a block that has been aged for 24 months.

Next, your Gourmet Day Trip From Florence takes you to a small farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar where you'll sample 12 and 30-year-old vinegars before sitting down for a light lunch of local seasonal food with a complimentary glass of wine. Then it’s off to the foodie city of Bologna, the historic capital and largest city in th...

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Your gourmet Day Trip From Florence begins when you meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people in Central Florence and climb aboard your private air-conditioned transport. Your first stop is a parmigiano reggiano storehouse tour where you'll see the famous cheese stacked to the ceiling, and taste a block that has been aged for 24 months.

Next, your Gourmet Day Trip From Florence takes you to a small farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar where you'll sample 12 and 30-year-old vinegars before sitting down for a light lunch of local seasonal food with a complimentary glass of wine. Then it’s off to the foodie city of Bologna, the historic capital and largest city in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Things to do in Bologna include strolling through the amazing Piazza Maggiore, a visit to the delightful food market and the old Jewish Ghetto, and seeing the city's two famous towers, the Torre degli Asinelli and Torre della Garisenda. You'll also sample local wine, tortellini and mortadella, the gourmet inspiration for everyone's favorite luncheon meat, baloney.

Hopping into your minibus, you'll be back in Florence that evening, having experienced the best of the region's incredible food.

  • Sites Visited
  • Parmigiano Reggiano factory
  • Small farm producing artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Bologna
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Food market
  • Old Jewish Ghetto
  • Torre degli Asinelli
  • Torre della Garisenda
  • Tour Includes
  • Parmigiano Reggiano tasting
  • Balsamic Vinegar tasting
  • Gourmet lunch with wine
  • Tortellini tasting
  • Mortadella tasting with wine
  • Bologna City Stroll
Get an up-close look at the finest parmesan cheese in the world
Newborn parmesan cheese wheels ready for aging
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Laura was simply the best. My daughters and I practically had a private tour so we got to know Laura a bit and talk about Italy and food and wine. The cheese and balsamic vinegar tours were interesting! Fascinating to see and hear how it’s all done. Bologna was quick; Laura allowed time for one of my daughters and me to pop into the basilica. The tortellini and mortadella stops were really good too. Laura was knowledgable and pleasant. We enjoyed this new tour.

A wonderful day. I learned a lot (and ate a lot!) about the extraordinary production of Emilia Romagna. Sandra is lovely, she was very attentive to the needs of her customers with passion and professionaly, and always smiling, a person very positive, smart and funny, I liked a lot this tour, thank you, 5 stars for Sandra.