Self-Drive Gastronome’s Tour


Embark on a fascinating epicurean journey with our unique Self-Drive Gastronome’s Expedition, taking you through the gastronomic heartlands of Modena and Bologna. This specialized tour is meticulously designed for food enthusiasts to delve into Italy's illustrious food scene, exploring the artisanal wonders of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and premium ham, all in the comfort of their vehicle.

🔔 Special Note for Guests: On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, the Self-Drive Gastronome’s Tour is automatically upgraded to include a comprehensive Parma ham visit complemented with a delightful brunch! This is an exclusive chance to witness the intricate processes behind Parma ham production and savor a range of curated flavors.

For the rest of the week, the tour features a visit to the renowned MUSA Salumi Museum, where guests are treated to generous tastings and insights into the world of Italian cured meats. This variation ensures a unique and flavorful experience, regardless of the day chosen to embark on this culinary adventure.

Please consider these variations while booking to select a day that aligns best with your culinary preferences and interests. Enjoy your flavorful journey through the heart of Italian gastronomy!

Self-Navigate Through Italy’s Culinary Wonders

Savor the full-bodied flavors of freshly made Parmesan cheese and discover the meticulous aging process directed by dedicated artisans. Uncover the intricate crafting traditions of the region's acclaimed balsamic vinegar and experience first-hand the devotion of local producers, embedded in generations of expertise. With our expert guides revealing the secrets and histories behind these culinary delights, you’ll traverse the charming terrains and quaint towns of Modena and Bologna, all while driving your vehicle.

This all-inclusive food extravaganza commences at Modena Central Station at 8:30 am and is available 7 days a week on most days throughout the year, concluding back in Modena at approximately 13:00 hours*, leaving you with a treasure trove of culinary memories.

The Expedition Highlights:

  • Insightful visits to Parmesan cheese production facilities with extensive tastings.
  • Exploration of balsamic vinegar producer with tastings and opportunity for purchase at special prices.
  • Visit renowned ham and salami producers in Modena with guided tours and tastings.
  • English-speaking guides to enrich your knowledge of Italian culinary arts.

Tour Schedule and Booking:

Please use the booking calendar below for scheduling and exploring all the options for the tour.

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Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade the tour with brunch & cooking class at the organic winery*.
  • Avail of pick-ups from Bologna and drop-offs in Modena*.

Important Notes:

  • This tour is exclusively conducted in English.
  • The tour begins at 8.30 am in Modena and concludes at about 13.00* hours in Modena.
  • Ending times are approximations; guests are advised not to make immediate travel plans post-tour.

In essence, the Self-Drive Gastronome’s Expedition from Modena is a meticulously crafted experience designed for culinary aficionados, focusing on the artisanal mastery behind Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and exquisite ham. Secure your spot on this delightful expedition today and immerse yourself in the unique flavors and traditions that make this region a global culinary beacon.

Please Note:

  • Clients must drive their own car to each location; the tour doesn’t include transportation.
  • Additional extras and upgrades are available during booking and are not included in the default price of the Self-Drive Gastronome’s Expedition.
  • Tours are conducted exclusively in English, and private tours are not available for this package.

We warmly invite you to discover the unparalleled richness of Italy's culinary arts with our distinctive Self-Drive Gastronome’s Expedition. Unveil the mysteries of Modena and Bologna’s culinary heritage and create enduring memories with every flavorful discovery.

Reserve Your Expedition Now!

Uncover the culinary jewels of Italy with the Self-Drive Gastronome’s Expedition, and let each moment resonate with unparalleled gastronomic brilliance!

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