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

11 reviews

10 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?


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

Take a bite of Italy's most treasured foods


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I enjoyed the ride to Bologna as it was a beautiful day. The side tours were quite interesting, but I don't feel the tour was worth the money.
Kareen · Jul 29, 2019
Overall we enjoyed the Gourmet Day Trip sampling the products of Emilia-Romagna. Our guide Sandra was delightful & knowledgeable. The Parmesan cheese making tour was very comprehensive, however we would have preferred visiting a smaller, more authentic producer. The balsamic tour was difficult to follow as our guide had to translate information from the Italian speaking host. The lunch was adequate but did not match the standard we had experienced on the Chianti tour. It would have been better to have had lunch in Bologna, combining the cheese, balsamic, tortellini & mortadella etc. We do not like single-use & plastic utensils. Unfortunately the day was spoilt by the aggressive nature of the driver. He was impatient & in a hurry. He braked very close to the cars in front. There were young girls in the car. Another passenger remarked about his poor driving ability. We felt unsafe. We do not accept such driving in Australia & the US. Jane & Ted
Jane · Jul 28, 2019
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.
Alexis · Jul 25, 2019
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.
Antonio · Jul 14, 2019
I enjoyed the ride to Bologna as it was a beautiful day. The side tours were quite interesting, but I don't feel the tour was worth the money.
Kareen · Jun 30, 2019

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