The pure Italian food tour! Get to Emilia Romagna region and Discover the heart of Italian Food. Taste Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham and Modena Balsamic Vinegar directly from the producers!
Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel and drive you to Emilia Romagna region. In a two hour drive you will reach the city of Parma, where you will meet your personal guide. Parma is the city from which Parmigiano (Parmesan Cheese) and Prosciutto di Parma take the name form.
Together with your driver you will reach our first stop. Here you will have a guided tour of the estate immersed the hills of Parma. You will meet the artisans that make Prosciutto di Parma, one of most exported products in the world and learn about its production and history. After that, you can have a tasting experience of the the ham.
Second site to visit is one of the Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) producers – a guided visit of the workshop where you can learn about production phases and the different ageings techniques. It is produced within a restricted area that includes Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Mantua. The World-wide famous cheese is handmade by craftsmen using traditional methods handed down for more than eight centuries.
After this first visit, your driver will suggest you some great local restaurants in the area to have some genuine lunch – the perfect match for your food tour in Italy.
After lunch, the tour continues towards Modena known for its traditional food products and, above all, the Balsamic Vinegar: Aceto di Modena. A short drive will take you to the acetaia (vinegar factory) at one of the oldest producer of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. This type of balsamic vinegar is produced from cooked grape must, aged 12 years minimum, and is protected under the European Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) system. You will have the chance to learn more about the techniques used to get such a special product and taste different types of balsamic vinegar.
After all those flavors and aromas you will leave from the Modena area to head back to Milan together with your driver.
Your hotel in Milan area (different location may be agreed)
Suggested from 7 / 9 am
You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and site.
Your private driver will welcome you at your hotel in Milan
Parma is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its architecture, music, art, prosciutto (ham), cheese and surrounding countryside.
The Romanesque buildings, including the Cathedral of Parma with its frescoes and the pink marble baptistery, adorn the historic center. The Teatro Regio, dating back to the 19th century, hosts classical music concerts.
Parma is the homeland of Prosciutto and Parmigiano, two Italian food excellence.
Modena is an ancient town, and seat of an archbishop, it is known for its automotive industry since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are.
It is also known for the Balsamic vinegar of Modena, that is now a a protected geographical indication according to EU. The vinegar is a condiment for salad, cheese, strawberries and many other dishes. The practice of cooking the must of grapes can be traced back to the ancient Romans: the so-called sapum was used both as a medicinal product and in the kitchen as a sweetener and condiment.
In about 2h you will reach back your hotel in Milan
We took the tour to Parma and Modena on our second day in Italy, and found the food and scenery to be very intriguing.
Our guide, Camilla, was very knowledgeable, friendly, charming – another great representative of Lorenzo’s team! She was so well versed in the destinations and her translation skills extended beyond simply words, you can tell she loves what she does. We learned about the production of Prosciutto di Parma, Parmesan Reggiano and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
To get a sense of how much love and care go into these products, be able to meet the very passionate and charismatic producers and sample these regional delicacies was such a unique way to experience the country.