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Bologna Food Tour

Bologna, Modena and Parma Food tour organised by Emilia Delizia. We are a culinary travel planner company  focussing on gourmet food tours in Italy. Since 2009, we have been taking foodies around the Bologna, Modena and Parma area, and no one else knows better than we do when it comes to production visits of Parmesan cheese, Balsamic vinegar and Parma ham. We do not stop here we also travel to small organic wineries around Emilia Romagna, we visit Culatello ham cellars and salami manufacturers. In the area is also possible to do experiences like grape and olive harvesting, truffle hunting with dogs and many other activities related to food and agriculture. Our tours are very flexible and we can organise everything for your group: from small parties of 2 people to big coaches, private travel or larger incentive travel are not a problem for us. We only use government approved guides who speak excellent English (other languages are also available) and they have a very good knowledge of the area. Our chauffeurs are also fully licensed and have the latest models of the most comfortable cars.

Parmesan Cheese Tour From Bologna.

Check our Bologna Food Tour from Modena and Parma. Our culinary tours include a visit to Parmesan cheese Parmigiano Reggiano factories in the area. With our clients, we only visit Parmesan cheese dairies approved by the consortium. Our guided visit includes detailed explanations in your language of the process as it happens. Here you will see how raw milk is turned into this famous PDO cheese. For more information about our parmesan cheese tours click here.

Parma Ham Prosciutto Tour.

Only for the discerning culinary travellers, we offer exclusive Parma ham factory tours. Prosciutto di Parma can be visited as part of our itinerary and combined into your gourmet travel. Our visit will include the salting process, the cold cells where the pre-ageing happens, then we will visit the prosciutto cellars where the ageing is completed. For a more detailed information about the Parma ham visits please check this page.

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Tour of Modena.

Only in Modena, you can visit the famous black gold. Traditional balsamic vinegar is the precious nectar made traditionally in the area that it is now famous all over the world. During our food exploration, we will visit a vinegar producer which is well far away from being a factory. At the end of the detailed visit in the requested language, we will have a tasting of the best balsamic drops. For more information about our vinegar tour, you could continue reading this page.

FOODIE TOURS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA – The 3 gourmet food in one day.

If you decide to spend some times in Bologna, Modena or Parma you might well consider taking out the three gourmet foods in one day: typically we will visit Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese production which normally starts at around 8.30 am, then we will go to the Traditional Balsamic vinegar producer in Modena or Reggio Emilia, and finally, we will travel to a Parma ham producer where we will visit the process of making this famous ham and then we will taste local cured meats and we will have a fully seated lunch. With our food tour around Bologna, Parma ham Modena, you will have ta chance to see all 3 products in one day. The parmesan cheese, balsamic and Parma ham tour is the most comprehensive food experience that you can ever do while you are in Italy. GOURMET FOOD AND ORGANIC WINERIES. As our food tours are exclusive and flexible we would be very happy to customise your day to suit your needs. Therefore, it is possible to combine Parmesan production, balsamic vinegar and at the end of your day having a food and organic wine pairing experience at a winery near Bologna, Modena or Parma. Our farmer’s style brunch is particularly popular with our clients where they can taste local organic wines along with farm’s made organic bread always accompanies by traditional cured meats and cheeses.

Pasta Making Classes in Bologna With Food Market Tour Included.

We have a pasta making courses at our cookery school in Bologna and Modena. For those interested it is possible to take part to our culinary experience in Bologna. The small group will go with the chef to one of the Bologna’s best food market to buy the ingredients and learn about our traditional cuisine. In the kitchen, they will participate in a pasta making class that also include the preparation of a second course and a traditional dessert. The cookery classes are hands-on.

Truffle Hunts, Walking and Hiking in Emilia.

Bologna, Modena and Parma are also famous for truffles. With the presence of our experienced hiking guides, we organise truffle and mushroom exploration on the bolognese hills. These experiences  include a meeting with an experienced truffle hunter.

Ferrari Museums, Ducati, Lamborghini, Pagani Factory Tours With Driving Experience.

Emilia Delizia is not just about gourmet food, in fact, we also organise sport car factory tours and driving experiences. If you are staying in Bologna or Modena we can take you to see the 2 Ferrari Museums. GALLERIA FERRARI in Maranello  where you can admire many F1 cars, tour the grounds of the Ferrari factory, or we can visit the CASA MUSEO ENZO FERRARI newly opened in Modena where you can see the history behind this famous car marque. The tour will continue with a visit to the factory at Lamborghini where the guests can enter the premises and see the Lamborghini Gallardo and Aventador being built. The day will continue with a visit to Pagani Automobili near Modena. Pagani is the company that built the famous ZONDA, guests will see how carbon fibre is employed to make the body of the car in this small workshop which producer 1.5 million euro cars. Last but not least visitors will have the chance to visit one of the most famous motorbike marque: DUCATI. The tour will include a visit to the company collection and a visit to the factory assembly lines.

Super Cars Driving Experiences in Italy.

For those coming to Modena (only 20 minutes by train from Bologna), it is possible to organise a Ferrari driving experience for a reasonable fee. Each supercar driving experience is done on the public road and a qualified instructor will come in the car with the guest driver. The experience starts from 10 minutes and it can be as long as 1 hour. Since  2012 it is also possible to drive the cars on the Modena race track, in this case, the experience lasts for 90 minutes and includes 30-minute road drive and 5/6 laps on the race track, always accompanied by one of our experienced instructors.


New: Chianti Wine Tours From Florence.

As we always adding new food and wine experiences to our catalog, we are now offering Chianti Winery tours departing from Florence. Offered as private wine tours, you will be exploring the stunning castle wineries in the Chianti region and learn how the wines are made here. Along with the visits you will be sipping the famous red wines along with some tasty bites from the local Tuscan Cuisine as well as our famous light lunches. For more information about our Tuscan winery tours please check this page.

New: Food Tour in Florence With Cooking Classes.

Do you want to discover the food of Florence with a walking tour? Let us organise that for you. We have partnered with Florence food guide and we are now organising private food tours in Florence along with Tuscan cooking classes. These experiences are all done in the center of Florence and transport is not required. For more information about the Florence food tours please check this page.

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by Radovan on Emilia Delizia
Very Nice Morning.

I visited the Food Tours with my wife, we were looking forward to this some time ago and I can state that this tour bring to us very interesting time and experience in spite of the fact that we departed from Milano by morning train at 5,50 am. Our guide was young man and we enjoyed all morning together talking not only about the parmazan, balsamic and parma ham. I really appreciate it. He was very communicate, his driving was safety, very polite. Parmazan farm - amazing, balsamic farm -

by Alyssa on Emilia Delizia
Wonderful Foodies Tour!

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the Foodies Tour, which included stops at producers of cheese, balsamic vinegar and cured meat. Paolo was an amazing tour guide – he's extremely knowledgeable, kind and a great communicator. We learned so much! It was really nice to be in a smaller group and most of the producers we visited were small so we were able to get a close up view of the processes. We'd highly recommend Emilia Delizia as this tour was truly authentic and a highlight of our trip!

thank you for the kind review

by Peter jacob on Emilia Delizia

The tour of the Parmesan Reggiano cheese dairy, Balsamic Vinegar farm, the Parma ham and lunch at the organic vineyard was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 4. Paolo was a gracious and knowledgeable host for the day and provided us with insights to the production of the cheese and balsamic vinegar which was enhanced due to his chemistry background. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to those interested in the specialities produced in the Modena region.

by Janice on Emilia Delizia

We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!

by Bing Liem on Emilia Delizia
Emilia Delizia

The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!

by Avihai on Emilia Delizia

Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.

Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.

by Johnathan on Emilia Delizia
Super food and super cars

The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.

Thank you!

by Susan on Emilia Delizia
Lovely food tour and cooking class

Hi Gabriele:

I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.

Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge

by Simone&Vasco on Emilia Delizia
Food tour in Modena

The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.

We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide

by Kimie on Emilia Delizia
Fantastic Tour!!

It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.

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