Our version of "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy"

HIGHLIGHTS:

Private, licensed & expert local tour guide 

Discovery of hidden places &  local lifestyle

Multiple food tastings 

Duration: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Parma city center

AVAILABLE: Monday to Saturday

WHERE: Parma downtown

FROM: Milan, Piacenza, Bologna, Modena

DURATION: 3 hours + transfer times

TYPE OF TOUR: Private, walking, slow-pace, fusion of art, food and lifestyle with an insider view

TOUR TIME: Ideally 09:30 am or 03:30 pm

MEETING: Your Parma hotel / train station/in front of the Tourist Office; Your hotel elsewhere (if car&driver selected)


 

Ever heard of the obsession of the Parma people for food and lifestyle and for art&culture in general? Discover it with us on a slow-pace, live-like-a-local day!

 

Our qualified Parma guide will lead you into a real treasure hunt among the most iconic deli boutiques of the town, pieces of general information, descriptions of the locals’ lifestyle, anecdotes about Parma’s legendary personalities and precious suggestions for shopping in the arts and crafts district.

Between a stop at a bottega storica brimming with Parmigiani and Prosciutti, a well-wishing prayer at one of the many panini temples and a peaceful incursion into the guide’s preferred deli to grab some tortelli or anolini for the day, you will also hear about the historical and artistic heritage of the petite Versailles. Indeed, with its 1.000-year-old ensemble of Cathedral and Baptistery, its gracious Renaissance frescoes on the cupolas, the stunning wooden architecture of Teatro Farnese and the neoclassic Teatro Regio wrapped in the unmistakable yellow nuance called Giallo Parma, the town is a miniature summary of all the epoques and styles that have made Italy the fundamental stop of each European Grand Tour.

And what if we told you that at the end of the tour you will sit down in the secret cellars of a 16th-century palace with a typical tasting lunch served onto a very, very special table? No more spoilers…try it and see!

Inclusions:  

  • Licensed expert Parma guide for 3 hours (Ita/Eng, other languages upon availability) 
  • Tastings of Parmigiano, Prosciutto AND/OR other cured meats (with breadsticks and / or focaccia)
  • 1 type of fresh pasta (tortelli di Parma / anolini in broth) OR alternative street food
  • 2 glasses of top-quality sparkling wine (a rosé/white and a red)
  • Typical cake (ingredients: butter, eggs, sugar, nuts)

Exclusions: 

  • Entry tickets to monuments (on request, to be paid directly to the guide)
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

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.

 

Please note:

  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.
  • Tastings: in case the fresh pasta tasting is not available, we will replace it with a double portion of parmigiano and prosciutto dish or any other typical street food (eg: panino with artichockes&cheese, pizza, arancino ect.)

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