HIGHLIGHTS: 

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy with tasting,  

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia with tasting,

Biological amazing local winery with Lambrusco wine & more,

Typical Lunch at the Castle of Bianello Restaurant  

City of departure: Half day
Departures from: Bologna , Como , Firenze , Lucca , Milano , Modena , Parma , Piacenza , Reggio Emilia , Verona
Experience performed in: Province of Reggio-Emilia
  • 09:00 amvisit 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: Visit of a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO Producer of Reggio-Emilia with tasting.

During the balsamic tour you will discover how the traditional balsamic vinegar from Reggio Emilia is born and that each cask is different from the other: ash, oak, chestnut, juniper, cherrynut, mulberry are the kinds of wood where the balsamic vinegar grows. Every wood gives the balsamic vinegar a special colour, taste and flavour and you will discover them all!

  • To follow: Visit of an amazing winery producer of Organic Lambrusco and orther wines with final tasting of 3 different types paired with typical products that will make your perfect aperitif.
  • To follow: Final typical lunch at the unique, panoramic restaurant of the Castle of Bianello, a real hidden jewel, one of the four Matilda fortresses, built on four successive hills of equal height and dominating the plain below.
  • 02:45 pm: End of activites. 

 


 

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

Availability: Monday to Saturday, Sunday upon request

Duration: 6 hrs

Departure time: ideally 8.30 am from Reggio Emilia

Meeting point: Directly at the "caseificio" (if selfdrive) OR Your downtown hotel / Train Station (if transportation selected)

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:

  • guided visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with final tasting of 24 and 36 months old cheeses;
  • guided visit to one of the best local wineries with tasting of 3 different wines paired with typical products;
  • guided visit to a producer of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio-Emilia with final tasting of different kinds of vinegar; 
  • typical lunch with 3 courses at the panoramic Restaurant of the Castle of Bianello.

Exclusions: 

  • ​Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

 

 

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