Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour From Milan

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From succulent Parma harm to rich Parmesan, discover the Emilia Romagna regions finest gourmet products on a private half- or full-day tour from Milan. Choose to drive yourself and your guide, or to have a driver chauffer you, then set off to discover the regions culinary secrets. Learn about artisanal production methods with visits to a cheese dairy and a Parma ham producer, and savor a delicious lunch at a wine cellar. On the full-day tour, you'll also savor the unique flavor of aged balsamic vinegar.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included

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Half-Day Tour (5 Hours):
If youve elected to avail of a driver and car, start your tour with a pickup from your hotel or preferred meeting point in central Milan. If youre driving yourself, hop inside your own vehicle and meet your guide in Parma (meeting point provided in your booking confirmation).

Then, take a spin around the scenic Emilia Romagna region and seek out some of the regions most sought-after gastronomic exports. As you travel, chat with your private guide about the history of the province and its high-quality produce.

Stop into a traditional cheese factory and watch local artisans at work. Learn about the lengthy aging process that gives the cheese its unique flavor, and see the aging wheels of Parmesan stacked high before sampling the delicious cheese for yourself.

Next, visit a Parma ham producer, who will explain the painstaking curing processes that make the ham as tender and flavorful as possible. Then, hit the road once more, stopping briefly in the medieval village of Torrechiara. Use your camera to capture photos with the 15th-century castle as a picturesque backdrop.

Continue to a wine cellar in the Colli di Parma wine region. Enjoy a lunch comprised of local specialties such as fresh pasta, cured meat and cheese, washed down with mouthwatering local wines like lambrusco and malvasia.

After lunch, begin the journey back to Milan, where your tour concludes back at your accommodation or preferred drop-off point (if option selected).

Full-Day Tour (7 Hours):
Follow the itinerary for the half-day tour in the morning. Then, after lunch, head for a traditional balsamic vinegar producer in the Modena region.

After learning how it is made, taste the delicious vinegar for yourself, and see how it differs from the more commonplace versions. Later that afternoon, head back to Milan, where your tour concludes.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Inclusions for Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour From Milan

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if car and driver option selected)
  • Expert guide
  • Professional driver (if car and driver option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned driver (if car and driver option selected)
  • Cheese tasting
  • Lunch with wine
  • Balsamic vinegar tasting (if full-day option selected)

Exclusions for Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour From Milan

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

For the self-drive option, please meet your guide in Parma (address provided in your booking confirmation). The guide may come in your car, or will be driving her/his own car and you would follow in your car. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • If you get the driver option this tour is REALLY expensive. It was a smooth ride, and our driver was really good. But be prepared to only spend about 35 minutes at each factory. We spent just as long parked on the side of the road looking at the castle. your going to spend most of your time driving between each location, as they are not close together. You will not get a tasting at the Parma ham factory, which is disappointing. Also the Cheese factory we went to has a store, but doesn't ship. They honestly told us, it wasn't worth their bother. So you can't bring anything with you.

    I am glad that we did the tour, I am just not sure we got our money's worth. The tour guy, while limited English was very good.

    Also, if you don't like heights, this tour isn't for you. Both the parm ham factory we went to, and the lunch location were on the top of very high hills, that required driving up steep, one lane roads. It reminded me of tours we took in Almafi.

  • This tour was interesting.
    Our tour guide, Amalda, was amazing. She is a lovely girl, so knowledgable about the areas visited.
    We learned so much. Highly recommended.

  • Great tour of Parma - the Parmagianno Regianno processing plant was a great, authentic experience. The guide Claudia was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour of the Prosciutto di Parma plant was also a great experience. The food a the winery was really tasty. The tour of the winery was short, but there was not much to see anyway.
    We also took the optional Balsamic Vinegar tour. Not in Modena, but nearby. The hostess/owner was great and we learned a lot. Tasty vinegar too!
    The driver from Milan did not speak English, so it was a quiet ride. Overall, a great experience!

  • Absolutely perfect! It was amazing, our guide was truly wonderful. She knew everything about the food and wine business in this region and made the experience fun and very educational! Highly recommend!!!

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