Duration: 10 hours
Start Time: 8:15am
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.