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City: Florence


Duration:10 hrs


Start Time: 8:15am

Highlights

  • Visit a parmesan cheese storehouse to taste Italy's most famous export at the source
  • Tour a farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar and taste a vintage that has been aged for 30 years. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet lunch of local specialties with a glass of local wine
  • Take a city stroll through Bologna city center with tastings of mortadella and tortellini

Tour Description

Your gourmet day trip from Florence begins early when you climb aboard your private, air-conditioned minibus in Central Florence with a guide and small group of no more than 15 people. As you drive out through the beautiful countryside, your guide will give you an introduction to the foods of the region and whet your appetite for all the incredible things you're going to taste.

Your first stop is a Parmigiano Reggiano storehouse tour where you'll see the famous cheese stacked to the ceiling and taste a block that has been aged for 24 months. Then you'll head to a small farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar where you'll sample 12 and 30-year-old vinegars before sitting down for a light lunch of local seasonal food with a complimentary glass of wine.

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Your gourmet day trip from Florence begins early when you climb aboard your private, air-conditioned minibus in Central Florence with a guide and small group of no more than 15 people. As you drive out through the beautiful countryside, your guide will give you an introduction to the foods of the region and whet your appetite for all the incredible things you're going to taste.

Your first stop is a Parmigiano Reggiano storehouse tour where you'll see the famous cheese stacked to the ceiling and taste a block that has been aged for 24 months. Then you'll head to a small farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar where you'll sample 12 and 30-year-old vinegars before sitting down for a light lunch of local seasonal food with a complimentary glass of wine.

The next stop on your gourmet day trip from Florence is the foodie city of Bologna. You'll stroll through the amazing Piazza Maggiore, visit the delightful food market and the old Jewish Ghetto, and see the city's two famous towers, the Torre degli Asinelli and Torre della Garisenda. You'll also sample local wine, tortellini and mortadella, the gourmet inspiration for baloney.

After a full day of eating and exploration, you'll hop back into your minibus, you'll be back in Florence a little after 6pm, having experienced the best of the region's incredible food.

  • Sites Visited
  • Parmigiano Reggiano factory
  • small farm producing Artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Bologna
  • Piazza Maggiore Food Market
  • Old Jewish Ghetto
  • Torre degli Asinelli
  • Torre della Garisenda
  • Included
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Tasting
  • Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
  • Gourmet lunch with wine
  • Tortellini tasting
  • Mortadella Tasting with wine
  • Bologna City Stroll
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