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Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan

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Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan
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Feast your senses on the rich flavors and enticing aromas of gourmet Italian products during a private half- or full-day tour of the Emilia Romagna region from Milan. Opt to drive yourself or be transported by a private chauffeur, and then delve into the region’s rich culinary traditions with an expert gastronome guide. Discover the secrets behind artisan production methods and visit a Parma ham producer and cheese dairy to savor delicious samples. Feast upon a traditional Italian lunch in an ambient wine cellar and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
  • Half- or full-day private food tour from Milan
  • Discover the lauded cuisine of Emilia Romagna, an area famed for its fresh produce
  • Watch cheesemakers at work creating Parmesan and enjoy samples of the aged cheese
  • Pair local wine with cold meat, cheese and fresh pasta during lunch at a wine cellar
  • Sample traditional balsamic vinegar produced in the renowned Modena district (if full-day tour option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Milan included (if car and driver option selected)
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide, who will explain Emilia Romagna’s revered culinary heritage
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if car and driver option selected)
Expert guide
Professional driver (if car and driver option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned driver (if car and driver option selected)
Cheese tasting
Lunch with wine
Balsamic vinegar tasting (if full-day option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Roadhouse Restaurant Parma , Viale delle Esposizioni, 3/A, 43122 Parma PR, Italy

Meet our guide in front of the Roadhouse Grill Restaurant at the exit of Parma out of Autostrada A1

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This activity will end right where it started.The driver will pick the clients up at their hotel ONLY if transportation service is selected, otherwise in selfdrive mode the guide will meet them at the starting point: Viale delle Esposizioni, 3.
Half-Day Tour (5 Hours):If you’ve elected to enjoy a private chauffeur, greet your guide at your Milan hotel and climb aboard a luxurious private vehicle. If you’ve opted to drive yourself, meet your expert guide in Parma and set out to explore the rich culinary region of Emilia Romagna.

Stop first at a local cheese factory to watch artisans create the delectable dairy product; see enormous wheels of Parmesan stacked in towers and savor the creamy flavor of the cheese during a tasting session.

Travel onward to a revered Parma ham producer to sample one of the country’s most popular exports; let the marbled goodness of the ham melt on your tongue and then return to the road for the journey to Torrechiara, a quaint medieval village with a 15th-century castle.

Continue to an atmospheric wine cellar in the Colli di Param region and appease your appetite with a bounteous feast of locally sourced specialties like cured meat, handmade pasta and refined wines.

Sated, relax during the journey back to Milan, where the tour concludes.

Full-Day Tour (7 Hours):ON the full-day tour, the same itinerary as the half-day applies. After lunch at the wine cellar, head to an authentic balsamic vinegar production house to discover how the delectable condiment is made. Taste the prestigious vinegar and educate your palate to recognize the difference between flavors.

Then, return to Milan in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Stop At:  
Consorzio Produttori Latte CPL Parma Soc. Coop. R.L. - Produzione e Negozio/Spaccio Via Puppiola
Meet our guide in Parma and head on to visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Castello di Torrechiara
Picture-stop at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara dominated by its breathtaking castle.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Salumificio Conti
Guided visit with final tasting at one of the local family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO: you will get to know why the best ham can only be made in the hills of Parma, where the marino wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the river valley.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tenuta Medici Ermete
ONLY FOR THE FULL-DAY OPTION Guided visit & tasting at a family-run production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • For the self-drive option, please meet your guide in Parma (address provided in your booking confirmation). The guide may come in your car, or will be driving her/his own car and you would follow in your car.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the locations mentioned in the program might change for availability reasons with similar ones.
  • Please pay attention to the program that the tour provider will send you before the departure date through the Viator message center
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
  • * **Stringent Cleaning** - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
  • * **Social Distancing** - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
  • * **Wellness Checks** - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
  • * **Our preparation!** - Emlpoyees and suppliers have followed exclusive Anti-Covid 19 classes in order to ensure that all our experiences will be perfectly safe and at the same time enjoable.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan?
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 Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Milan.

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Great trip , totally...
, Jun 2022
Great trip , totally recommend it.!!! Our driver Marco and guide Roberta made us feel at home. Roberta explained perfectly everything we asked and knew like the palm of her hand all of the region and processes.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi, thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure for Roberta to guide you in our Food Valley! Hope to see you again
If you get the driver option this...
Kendall P
, Jan 2018
If you get the driver option this tour is REALLY expensive. It was a smooth ride, and our driver was really good. But be prepared to only spend about 35 minutes at each factory. We spent just as long parked on the side of the road looking at the castle. your going to spend most of your time driving between each location, as they are not close together. You will not get a tasting at the Parma ham factory, which is disappointing. Also the Cheese factory we went to has a store, but doesn't ship. They honestly told us, it wasn't worth their bother. So you can't bring anything with you. I am glad that we did the tour, I am just not sure we got our money's worth. The tour guy, while limited English was very good. Also, if you don't like heights, this tour isn't for you. Both the parm ham factory we went to, and the lunch location were on the top of very high hills, that required driving up steep, one lane roads. It reminded me of tours we took in Almafi.
This tour was
Edward L
, May 2017
This tour was interesting. Our tour guide, Amalda, was amazing. She is a lovely girl, so knowledgable about the areas visited. We learned so much. Highly recommended.
Great tour of Parma - the...
, Nov 2015
Great tour of Parma - the Parmagianno Regianno processing plant was a great, authentic experience. The guide Claudia was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour of the Prosciutto di Parma plant was also a great experience. The food a the winery was really tasty. The tour of the winery was short, but there was not much to see anyway. We also took the optional Balsamic Vinegar tour. Not in Modena, but nearby. The hostess/owner was great and we learned a lot. Tasty vinegar too! The driver from Milan did not speak English, so it was a quiet ride. Overall, a great experience!
Absolutely perfect! It was amazing...
, Jun 2015
Absolutely perfect! It was amazing, our guide was truly wonderful. She knew everything about the food and wine business in this region and made the experience fun and very educational! Highly recommend!!!
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