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The "must do" Food & Wine Tour of Italy's Food Valley in Parma

Parmigiano-Reggiano , Prosciutto di Parma, Lambrusco wine, Balsamic Vinegar

Private tour with expert authorized guides

Top quality food and slow pace 

Tastings as well as rich lunch included

Best-seller in more than 15 years of operations


City of departure: Parma (PR) - Full day
  • 08.30 am: meet our guide in Parma and go visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano. 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. 
  • 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.
  • 11.00 am: visit one of the family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma. 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. Tasting at lunch.
  • 12.30: full lunch based on the typical products of the territory in a farm-to-table restaurant: Parmigiano, Prosciutto as well as other kind of local cold cuts, a typical filled pasta dish (tortelli di Parma), homemade cakes. All paired up with local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia!


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

Availability: Monday to Sunday

Duration: 6 hrs 

Departure time:  ideally 8.30 am from Parma

Meeting point: Parma hotel if downtown / motorway exit "Parma centro" / Parma train station 

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 16 days before the tour starting day; 
  • From 15 days to 7 days before the tour starting day: 20% penalty;
  • From 6 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 40% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 60% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.


 

 

Inclusions: 
  • Foreign language speaking authorized guide (until lunch included)
  • 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
  • full typical lunch at a farm-to-table restaurant / agriturismo / wine maker 
  • guided visit to a producer of real Traditional Balsamic Vinegar with final tasting 

Exclusions: 

  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional info:

  • in comparison to different competitors, we are an authorized incoming tour operator with all the insurances and authorizations requested by the Italian law in order to organize this kind of tours and activities.
  • moreover we only use authorized and expert guides (with the relative ID Card given by the Province of Parma), people without this ID is not allowed to do this kind of tour!
  • during your comparisons with other tours you might find on the web, we suggest to ask for all these infos expecially for your own safety!
  • the value for your money is very important for us! For these particular services watch out for cheap prices.. Very often means that some of the rules have not been followed strictly as we do. It's a matter of quality of the service, locations selected and, most important of all, to be secure and protected during your tour by regular insurances.
  • this is a private tour, this means that you will have your personal guide and a personal driver (if requested). This is not a group tour.
  • in case you choose the selfdrive option the guide will drive her own car and you'll just need to follow her.
  • if we'll have multiple bookings for the same day, we'll ask you if you would like to join other people in order to pay less.
  • *the tasting/lunch can be organized also at a Prosciutto di Parma producer, Agriturismo or Typical Restaurant, depending on the availabilities.
  • if you choose the option "WITH TRANSPORTATION" the quotation is calculated with a departure from Parma or the immediate surroundings (max 15 Km) - departures from other locations will have a surcharge that will be comunicated by email. 


 


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