What To Expect
One of the oldest cities in Italy, Bologna is known for its delectable cuisine offering dishes with cheeses and meats as main ingredients. Try some of Bologna's specialties, such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic vinegar, proving that the city offers way beyond its iconic Ragù, making use of the famous Bolognese sauce. Aside from its gourmet offerings, Bologna is one of trade districts in Europe making it home to numerous prominent institutions. Make a quick side trip to Maranello and get a chance to explore the Ferrari Museum and test drive one of the Ferrari cars.
Start the tour with visit to a Parmesan cheese producer and watch the rigorous process of cheese making from the production of milk to its transformation into cheese. Learn the methods and techniques used to produce a high quality Parmesan cheese, including the aging process to comply with the maturation standard. Then, sample a selection of Parmesan cheese with local wine.
Another highlight of the tour is a visit to a prosciutto producer. Listen to the story of the earliest references of ham production in the region, learn the traditional methods of making ham and know the importance of ham during the classical times. Take delight to a sample of a fresh prosciutto with a glass of Lambrusco wine.
Head towards to Modena, continue the tour with a visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar producer and discover Italy's black gold. Using methods and techniques from the past generations, the balsamic vinegar in the region is known to be one of the best in the world with distinct and delightful aroma. Learn secret family recipes as you enjoy a selection of traditional balsamic vinegars.
Visit the glorious Ferrari Museum in Maranello focusing on the present and future of Ferrari with exhibitions dedicated to Formula 1 and the World Championship. Experience living the dream as you explore the museum and test drive one of the popular Ferrari cars.
End the tour with a 4 course traditional Italian lunch in a family-run restaurants offering the best local specialties.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Licensed tour guide
Visit to a cheese producer with tasting
Visit to a traditional balsamic vinegar producer with tasting
Visit to a prosciutto producer with tasting
Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Ferrari test drive
Tips and gratuities
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