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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Follow your senses on a full-day culinary tour of Bologna’s famous food region. Visit local factories and family-run producers for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of products enjoyed around the world, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and wine. Enjoy samples of fresh, hand-crafted products along the way and indulge in breakfast and multi-course Italian lunch with wine pairings. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of Emilia-Romagna!
  • Full-day culinary tour of Bologna province
  • Tour local factories and small family-run producers to see how regional products are made
  • Taste authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • Savor a delicious breakfast and traditional Italian lunch with wine pairings
  • Experience the beauty of Emilia-Romagna’s countryside

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Start early to see how Parmigiano made, then pair breakfast plus lunch with wine.
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Round Trip Trasportation from and to Bologna
Food tastings
Lunch with matching wines
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Coffee and/or Tea
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Please let us know at the moment of the booking where are you staying. We will come to pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel or appartment in Bologna City Center.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • All of our guides have precautions such as gloves and masks as required for the Covid-19.
  • A hand sanitiser, and masks will be available to all our guests.
  • The minivans we use are disinfected as required by law before and after each tour
  • We have limited the tour for 18 people to have the possibility to stay in the right safty distance like required.
  • If you have any symtoms like fever, cough or exhaustion, please advise us suddendly.
  • We keep in all places/Factories and Restaurants the safty distance like requiered.
  • As of August 6, 2021, all guests (except children under 12 years old and visitors who are exempt from it) must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or the CDC Vaccination Card to access the Tour. The EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or CDC Card is proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, or received the two doses or recovered from Covid-19, or received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours. Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italian Days
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting.
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What is the social distancing policy during Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting.

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  • "meals (breakfast, and a 3-hour lunch) were included with pretty much unlimited tastings of everything including bottomless wine (Lambrusco, Pignoletto (local white)) plus some Grappa!" See review
  • "They are not pushy about buying products, but trust me, The food is so good that you will want to bring it home with you!" See review

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star-5
If you are looking for a good time, book this tour
Krystal_G
, Jun 2022
This was a 10 out of 10 for my husband and me. It has everything you’d hope for on a food and wine tour. Great food, great wine, hilarious and engaging tour guides- and lots of vino. If you are on the fence, do yourself a favor and make the reservation- it will be a highlight for sure.
star-5
I ❤️ prosciutto..and pignoletto..and house of pain.
Wendy_S
, Jun 2022
an eclectic day from the slow traditions of balsamic vinegar to a long and very lively lunch that ended with unexpected dancing and rolled into a drunken evening in bologna with new friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do NOT Miss Out on This Tour!!
Emily_B
, Jun 2022
My fiancee and I took a trip to Italy to scope out our wedding venue on Lake Como. While planning the rest of the trip, I knew we had to visit the Emilia-Romagna region (because Stanley Tucci said so) and we wanted to take a food tour. I expected it to be a fun experience, but calling Italian Days "fun" is an understatement. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE. My fiancee and I both agree that it was by far our favorite day of the trip (we also went to Milan and Venice) and we actually want to take the tour AGAIN with our guests when we go back for our wedding next year! Alessandro, the tour guide and company owner, is so fun and kind, and the rest of the staff that you meet throughout the tour are all very welcoming. The family who runs the vinegar distillery were especially sweet. We made international friends in our tour group and everyone was having the *BEST* day. Warning: You will be so full that you can barely walk! ;) I cannot recommend this tour enough. You are seriously missing out if you don't go!
star-5
Fantastic! Five gold stars! Go!
Raina_K
, Jun 2022
Exceptional!!! A culinary extravaganza amongst fun participants and outstanding tour guides. Our host, Alessandro, has a heart of gold. He was knowledgeable, beyond enthusiastic and wonderful with everyone. The best tour I've gone on in years!!!
star-5
A must-do food tour!
Michelle_M
, Jun 2022
This food tour was so fun! We would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the local Italian cuisine. Alessandro is as entertaining as he is educational. The entire team that puts this experience together is great. You will learn a lot and leave with a full stomach.
star-5
A truly fabulous day
jsdaxe
, Jun 2022
You've read the reviews. It really is that great! Book it! Alessandro gave us a truly original and amazing day. You have to start early to see the Parmigiano Reggiano being made and it's worth the early morning wake up call. After drooling over the cheese, you are fed a "light" (ha ha) breakfast of decadent Italian pastries, meats and cheeses, fresh ricotta (still warm from the factory) all to go with your balsamic tasting and tour. Final stop is the prosciutto factory where you get to learn about how the famous meat is made. Then, you end with the most fun and amazing group lunch with fabulous food and wine and tons of laughter and new friends. Alessandro is an incredible host, truly passionate about the area and the food. We even ran into him on the street the next night and he introduced us to his beautiful children and stopped to chat. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting the area. Actually, I'd recommend you visit the area specifically for this tour. You won't regret it.
star-5
Food tour for the memory books
Piotr_T
, May 2022
What a phenomenal tour. Our guide was a very passionate Italian man who really knew everything about balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, and prosciutto. He will walk you through the process and teach you how to go home and buy good quality products not just taste them. Although the food speaks for itself, the energy of our tour guide made this one of my best experiences of all time. Other people in the group who have been on several experiences also agreed this is one of the best they've gone on. Highly recommended if you want to see all that this region has to offer in one day with a smile on your face.
star-5
I would give 10 stars!
Araceli_S
, May 2022
If you’re thinking of doing a food tour while in the area, book this one! OMG so much fun while learning and eating A TON of food. Eat a light breakfast because you will be rolling home by the end of the day. Alessandro is hilarious and has a lot of passion for the history and for food. You won’t regret booking this! One of the highlights of our 2 week trip through Italy!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Tour I've Taken!
Miguel_E
, May 2022
This is by far the best tour I have been on! Alessandro was such an amazing host. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the processes that go into creating parmagiano reggiano, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar, he is also very passionate. Everything was very well organized and the multi-course lunch that Alessandro's team prepared was incredible. Highly recommend!
star-5
Exceptional tour
Victor_N
, May 2022
Excellent fun and educational tour. Learned and laughed a lot. One of the best tour experiences. Lunch and wine introduced us to wonderful local specialties.
star-5
The best day!
Hillary_W
, May 2022
Easily one of the best days of our Italy trip! We learned so much about parmagiano reggiano, prosciutto, and balsamic. Alessandro was an amazing guide -- probably the most engaging and high-energy tour guide I've ever seen. Not only does this day include the tours, but it includes lots and lots of delicious food and great wine. 10000/10 recommend
star-5
Fantastic trip!! It was...
Hannah_B
, May 2022
Fantastic trip!! It was the highlight of our time in Bologna. The tour guide was so fun but also so informative. Highly recommend this tour to anyone.
star-5
The best Italy tour possible!
Georgia_F
, May 2022
This was the best day we had during our 28 days in Italy. If you love the best food Italy offers, you owe it to yourself to take this tour. Allesandro, our guide, was passionate, funny and fully informed on everything we experienced. Generous amounts of food and wine were provided throughout the day. Everyone involved in the day was first-class and lots of fun. Worth the time and money. Wonderful! ❤️
star-5
Wonderful food and wine experience!
Ian_A
, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience! This was a tour that you could never put together in your own. We toured a parmigiana factory, prosciutto factory and a balsamic production experience. Each of these experiences were extremely personal and enlightening. There also were tastings in each venue with a phenomenal lunch. I was extremely impressed with the quality and character of the food. A home made taste of the region! Alessandro was a great guide and would highly recommend anyone in the region take this trip.
star-5
Best tour ever!
James_B
, Apr 2022
Alessandro! The perfect host and information provider. An astounding amount of food, wine and knowledge to digest…
star-5
Best tour ever!
Vaughn_R
, Apr 2022
Alessandro is the utmost host and is both an entertaining knowledgeable and dedicated person for traditional Italien foods and both he and his girlfriend are fantastic.
star-5
An amazing day - book it!
Susan_G
, Apr 2022
One of our favorite days in Italy – Alessandro and his team were amazing hosts and we got to see how our favorite foods are made up close. Outstanding experience from start to finish. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Website would not let me...
Mark_O
, Apr 2022
Website would not let me cancel since I took the trip before. It had both confused. I had to pay $600 and did not take the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Brilliant day
Michael_E
, Apr 2022
Alexandra is a great host. Very knowledable and fun. A great way to spend a day in bologna and you won't go hungry or thirsty. Highly Recommend.
star-5
10/10 Recommend
Jennifer_L
, Mar 2022
I loved every single thing about this tour. Our tour guide - Alessandro - was nothing short of amazing. The three factory tours were great - they were more hands on than I was expecting.

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