HIGHLIGHTS:
The "must do" Food & Wine Tour of Italy's Food Valley in Parma 
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, local wines
Private tour with expert authorized guides
Top quality food and slow pace 
Multiple tastings
Best-seller in more than 15 years of operations

City of departure: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Parma & surroundings
  • 08.30 am: meet our guide in Parma and go visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO. Discover how the King of all cheeses has been made in the same way since the benedectine monks invented it centuries ago: you'll first see the the hand making, then the salt pools and finally the "wheel cathedrals", real walls of cheese in a single room. Tasting at the end.
  • To follow: photo stop at the medieval village of Torrechiara dominated by its romantic castle: For sure the most spectacular amidst the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza and Northern Italy, dating back to 1448 DC, built by Sir Pier Maria Rossi for his lover Bianca Pellegrini.
  • 11.15 am: visit one of the 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 so-called Food Valley of Italy. Final tasting of Parma ham and typical cured meats.
  • 12.30 pm: end of activities.


Type of tour: private, by own car or with transportation according to request

Availability: Monday to Sunday

Duration: 4 hrs 

Departure time:  ideally 8.30 am from Parma

Meeting point: Your downtown hotel / Train station / motorway exit "Parma centro"

Cancellation policy

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Inclusions: 

  • Foreign language speaking authorized guide;
  • Guided visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with final tasting;
  • Picture stop at the Castle of Torrechiara;
  • Guided visit to a Prosciutto di Parma producer with final tasting

Exclusions: 

  • Lunch
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Additional info: 

  • Pick-ups: If you choose the option WITH TRANSPORTATION the price is calculated considering  a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations will have a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request. 
  • Guide: the guide joins you on board just in case you buy the tour grade WITH TRANSPORTATION. In case you choose the SELFDRIVE grade, the guide drives the own car and you just follow with yours (with our instructions as emergency measure). 
  • Lunch: NOT INCLUDED.

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