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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.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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
Breakfast
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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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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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!
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
star-1
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.
star-5
A MUST in Bologna!!!
Angela_V
, Mar 2022
This was an absolute blast. Pure customer service. More than generous portions at breakfast and lunch and three amazing factory tours. We loved it! Five stars… without hesitation!!
star-5
A wild ride
Rebecca_M
, Mar 2022
Host Alessandro and the whole team make this tour wild and wonderful. Otherwise inaccessible reach into these awesome productions. Lunch is more like a party. Big shout out to Marika's amazing cooking!
star-5
First class tour
Michelle_C
, Mar 2022
This was such an awesome experience!! It’s a full day but completely worth it. We started off with a Parmigiana-reggiano factory. Our tour guide Alessandro was great. He was full of knowledge and amazing energy. You could see his passion shine through. We then went to a 162 year old balsamic vinegar tour and had a wonderful breakfast with samples of the vinegar and cheese. After that amazing experience we then went to the prosciutto factory. After the tour of the facility we had a sit down with samples of the meat and wine to go with everything. We then had lunch at a wonderful restaurant in the nearby rolling hills. Our lunch had course after course of delicious food and wine. I was rolling out of there. Our guides were so awesome and you could see how much thought and passion that they put in to the tour. It was absolutely first class. Do not miss this tour if you are going to Bologna!
star-5
Lovely day of food, culture and excellent wines we would never had the chance to try!
Robert_H
, Jan 2022
Alessandro and his team were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and clearly articulated what we were experiencing. The food, the education was all amazing! Great way to learn the culture and see the region as well as experience what makes this part of Italy so unique.
star-5
so much food 😍
Cristina_A
, Dec 2021
This was the best part of our whole trip. The factories were amazing and very interesting but most importantly there was so much delicious food. The tour guide was very charismatic and funny. I would suggest this for anyone who loves food.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
You should book this tour!
Robert_A
, Dec 2021
What a great find this tour was! Best tour that we’ve taken this trip. We had such a wonderful time and would highly recommend. We were extremely well fed and had such wonderful hosts!
star-5
ESPECTACULAR
Maria_G
, Oct 2021
Food & Wine experience . Nine hours tour. Very welcoming. Knowledgeable person’s info and funny trough out the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful

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