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Gourmet Day Trip From Florence With Bologna Food Tour

Product ID: 225558
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On this leisurely day trip, you’ll try two of Italy’s most famous foods at their source - parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar - enjoy a gourmet light lunch on the farm, then head to the foodie city of Bologna to try local specialties, like mortadella.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full tour of a parmesan cheese factory including tastings of 12 and 24-month aged cheese
  • Visit a farm producing small batch, artisanal Balsamic Vinegar and see how this unique product is made before tasting different types
  • Have a light lunch made on the farm of seasonal local specialties with a complimentary glass of local wine
  • Explore the city of Bologna to try local specialties like tortellini and mortadella
  • Stroll through Bologna
Full description
You’ll meet your expert foodie guide and small group of no more than 15 people in Florence at 8am, then hop into a private, air-conditioned minibus and drive 2 hours to a parmigiano reggiano factory, where one of the most coveted cheeses in the world is made. Take a full tour of the enormous storehouse stacked floor-to-ceiling with aging cheese, and finish at the tasting table to sample a 24-month aged parmesan that will change the way you think about cheese forever.

Next, you’ll jump back in the minibus and head to a small farm that produces artisanal balsamic vinegar. After seeing how the vinegar is pressed and stored in wooden barrels, you’ll taste 12 and 30-year old vinegars, before sitting down to a light lunch made on the farm of local ingredients that change seasonally.

Your final stop, the foodie paradise of Bologna, is another highlight. Take a one-hour city stroll with your expert tour leader to see the main highlights of the city, including the central piazza, the food market, the old Jewish Ghetto and the city’s two iconic towers, the Torre degli Asinelli and Torre della Garisenda. Sit down at a great streetside restaurant to enjoy succulent slices of mortadella, the coldcut that became the worldwide inspiration for baloney. Forget about the stuff you grew up with, this is on a completely different level. Wash it all down with a glass of complimentary wine, then enjoy a quick tortellini tasting before jumping back in your minibus for the one hour drive back to Florence.
Includes
  • All food and drink
  • Gourmet lunch at local farm
  • Expert tour leader
  • Bus driver
  • Private, air-conditioned minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

By the Carousel in Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Florence, Italy.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify the supplier prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. They will do their very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives
• Unfortunately, vehicles cannot accommodate wheelchairs and some of the sights, like the farm, are not wheelchair accessible
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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 225558