Parma & Langhirano Food Experience (Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar) Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia
After having met your driver at the cruiser terminal in Livorno (welcome sign with your name), sit back and enjoy your drive through the Tuscan countryside towards Florence .
In La Spezia port at disembark from your cruise ship meet our selected professional English speaking driver for your private shore excursion tour in Liguria and Emilia Romagna Regions.
At your arrival inParma, theEmilia RomagnaFood town considered the birthplace ofthe famous Parma Ham (Prosciutto di Parma)
10.00 11.30 drive toBalsamicarea and visit
TheBalsamic tourtakes us into the unchanging world of the wine and balsamico maker.
Firstly you will see the splendid 40 acre vineyards and be guest of this supplier of top outlets across the world including Harrods of Knightsbridge London. You will visit the Must maturing room and the batteria lofts and taste 15 year old, 22 and 28 year old Balsamico from the antique barrels. Final tastings of 15 year old, 22 and 28 year old Balsamico
11.30 12.30 drive to Langhirano area and visit ofProsciutto di Parma
We will see where the fresh haunches are selected an salted. Then visit the cooling, salting and resting rooms, each emulating the traditional winter to spring curing seasons. Best of all we will take you to the cellar branding areas where the Naso or master nose deciphers the perfume of only the perfect product for the ultimate branding of the twin crowns of Parma Ham. After the visit of the Prosciutto producer, you willl be taken to a food boutique nearby, at the foothill of beautiful Torrechiara castle, for a little tasting of Prosciutto and typical Parmas specialities. Lunch in a great restaurant (Yummy food)
5.30-6:00 pm We will back toyour ship in La Spezia
After your tour of Ham & Balsamic Vinegar, relax on the 90 minutes transfer back to your ship in La Spezia.